Here’s a little bit of news:
Dresden’s police called off Monday’s PEGIDA demonstration because of a “concrete threat against a member” of the organizing body. The police chief on Sunday issued a blanket ban on all demonstrations in the city on Monday, citing the threat of an attack.
The ban means that a demonstration by opponents of PEGIDA planned for Monday will also not take place.
“On analyzing the current situation, we now no longer believe this is an abstract danger, but rather a concrete one,” said Dresden police chief Dieter Kroll, adding that one particular member of PEGIDA and that person’s entourage was most at risk.
The comments seemed to suggest that Lutz Bachmann, the 41-year-old widely credited as the founder and organizer of PEGIDA, might be the subject of the threat. Mass-circulation daily Bild reported online that this was the case.
Dresden police said they had no clues at hand that would identify the potential attackers, but officials noted the threat echoed a recent tweet in Arabic describing PEGIDA as an “enemy of Islam.”
I think this means Mr Lutz Bachmann can expect to find his face popping up on the next edition of this poster:
There’s a vacancy now
That article I quoted continues in the next paragraph and ends in a really weird place, look:
PEGIDA, whose name means “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West,” has held weekly Monday marches in Dresden since late last year. Last week’s demonstration, five days after the terror attacks in Paris, drew an estimated crowd of 25,000. International attention on the group’s activities has been high, presumably in part because of Germany’s 20th-century past.
Attention on the group has been high because of Germany’s 20th century past? What do they mean by that? I suppose it can only be a reference to the Monday Marches against the East German Democratic Republic which PEGIDA models it’s protests on. But it’s strange because the international community haven’t been particulaly interested in previous marches that continued the Monday March tradition. Since 2000 there have been Monday Marches against the Iraq War, against social security changes, against a railway and urban development project called Stuttgart-21, and there have been Monday ‘Vigils of Peace’ which, apparantly, have been mainly about the US federal reserve system. No one cared about any of these, but everyone cares about the PEGIDA Monday Marches because, remember, ONLY LEFT WING PROTESTS ARE ALLOWED, did you not get the memo?