Furious Germans Stage Massive Anti-Islam Protest: "The Concentration Camps Are Unfortunately Out Of Action"

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Over the past several months, we’ve warned repeatedly that Europe’s escalating migrant crisis threatens to set off a dangerous bout of scapegoating xenophobia. 

Germany’s open door policy to asylum seekers has effectively been forced on other countries by decree, a move which could very well engender intense and possibly dangerous feelings of nationalism among citizens who disagree with Berlin’s approach to the crisis. We’ve already seen Hungary resort to razor wire fences, water cannons, and tear gas to keep migrants out and Budapest’s move to close its border with Croatia and Serbia has set off a Balkan border battle wherein no one can quite figure out the most efficient way to get the refugees to Germany without allowing their countries to be used as migrant superhighways. 

Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is beginning to feel the heat at home. Recall the following from AFP

Germany's Angela Merkel is used to owning the room when she speaks to her party faithful, but the mood turned hostile when she defended her open-door refugee policy this week.


In a heated atmosphere, some of the 1,000-odd members at the meeting warned of a "national disaster" and demanded shuttering the borders as Germany expects up to one million migrants this year.


"Stop the refugee chaos -- save German culture + values -- dethrone Merkel," read a banner at the congress late Wednesday in the eastern state of Saxony, the home base for the anti-foreigner PEGIDA movement.

As Reuters notes, PEGIDA (which stands for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West,) almost “fizzled out” earlier this year when the group’s leader Lutz Bachmann posted the following picture of himself on Facebook with the caption “He’s Back”:

Now, thanks to the refugee crisis, PEGIDA is apparently “back” as well, as attendance at the group’s Monday night “gatherings” swells amid the influx of Syrian asylum seekers. Here’s Reuters:

The German anti-Islam movement PEGIDA staged its biggest rally in months on Monday, sparked into fresh life on its first anniversary by anger at the government's decision to take in hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East.


But it has swelled again as Germany implements Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to accept a tide of refugees that could exceed a million this year, as she argues that Germany can not only cope but, with its aging population, will benefit in the long term.


Police declined to estimate the number of protesters but media put it at 15-20,000, somewhat below a peak of around 25,000 in January. Around 14,000 counter-demonstrators urged people to welcome refugees rather than whip up opposition.


PEGIDA supporters waved the national flag and carried posters bearing slogans such as "Hell comes with fake refugees" and "Every people should have its country, not every people a piece of Germany".


Gathering outside Dresden's historic opera house, the Semperoper, PEGIDA supporters chanted "Deport! Deport!" and "Merkel must go!".


"We're just normal people who are scared of what's coming," said 37-year-old Patrick, a car mechanic. "As a German citizen who pays taxes, you feel like you're being taken for a ride."

And Bachmann was there on Monday, not dressed as Hitler. Here’s what he had to say to the crowd which reportedly handed him bouquets of flowers:

"Politicians attack and defame us and the lowest tricks are used to keep our mouths shut. We are threatened with death, there are attacks on our vehicles and houses and we are dragged through the mud, but we are still here ... And we will triumph!"


While it's not entirely clear what "triumph" means in this context, you can get a clue or two by simply taking a look at the following homemade sign which showed up at last Monday's rally in Dresden:

More from Deutsche Welle:

The anti-"Islamization" movement PEGIDA marked its first birthday with a significant resurgence - and what many observers saw as a new radicalization. The new influx of refugees over the summer and a significant backlash against Merkel's decision to open the borders to Syrians has apparently given the racist elements in the PEGIDA movement new confidence.


Police put the attendance at Monday's PEGIDA rally at between 15,000 and 20,000 people, with an equal number of counterdemonstrators, making this the largest turnout since the movement's previous high point in February. But there was also a new aggression in the crowds: a Saxony police statement said the two sides threw "objects and fireworks" at one another, and said there were several attacks on officers themselves, who deployed pepper spray.


The media's attention was particularly drawn to a 25-minute speech by the German-Turkish writer Akif Pirincci, otherwise known for a cat-based crime fiction series and a libertarian blog called "The Axis of Good," which has often been accused of racism.


Pirincci's extraordinary and occasionally vulgar ramble, all read from notes, included references to refugees as "invaders," politicians as "gauleiters against their own people," Muslims "who pump infidels with their Muslim juice" and a threat that Germany would become a "Muslim garbage dump."


After the crowd responded with shouts of "resistance, resistance," Pirincci said, "Of course there are other alternatives - but the concentration camps are unfortunately out of action at the moment." 

You read that correctly, the man who stood up in front of 10-15,000 people and delivered a 25-minute rant complete with the suggestion that Germany should fire back up the concentration camps writes cat detective novels in his spare time...

In any event, this is precisely what we meant when we said that feelings of intense nationalism could well lead directly to dangerous bouts of scapegoating xenophobia, and don't expect anyone at a PEGIDA rally to be persuaded by the argument that the influx of Syrian refugees may help Germany overcome the economic hurdles it will soon face from challenging demographic shifts.

We'll leave you with a quote from Hungary's Viktor Orban and some visuals from Monday's rally.

“Spiritually, Islam was never part of Europe. It's the rulebook of another world.” 



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AlaricBalth's picture

Marx once said that "Religion is the opiate of the masses".
Looks like religion has become the crystal meth of the masses.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Always so easy to brainwash a German.

AlaricBalth's picture

Hedgeless. I resemble that remark. ;-)


Joe Trader's picture

According to governments - if you are against islam's intolerance, then you're a racist! Germans know a thing or two about Expulsions - 14 million of them were expelled back to Germany after WWII.

Logistically - it's entirely feasible, same goes for the mexicans.

quintago's picture

I didn't realize how many people didn't like penguins. Jeezus.


hedgeless_horseman's picture



All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human assions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.

-Adolf Hitler

AlaricBalth's picture

And the Germans killed the Jews

And the Jews killed the Arabs

And the Arabs killed the hostages

And that is the news

And is it any wonder

That the monkey's confused

-Roger Waters, Perfect Sense


hedgeless_horseman's picture



It is sad that the Germans aren't protesting against the people that caused the war that created the refugees.  You know, the same people with all the military bases in Germany, and all the German gold.

The tertiary derivative always catches the beating.

Save_America1st's picture

aren't musloids notorious holocaust deniars?  Why not send them on a train ride Auschwitz for a history lesson?  The Germans were real efficient at that before.  ;-)

Never One Roach's picture

At least the UN PeezeKeepers are quieting things down in the Middle East working hard(ly) to stop the conflict.

Teh Finn's picture
Teh Finn (not verified) Never One Roach Oct 20, 2015 2:08 PM

They do take breaks from raping the natives occasionally.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Oh gawd... White people standing up for themselves... how "evil"...

macholatte's picture


A strong case can be made that the influx of migrants is an invasion and far removed from anything remotely resembling a lawful immigration procedure complete with paperwork.  I do not blame the Germans for being upset about it and I find it a great curiosity that every time there is anything mentioned about German foreign policy or this immigration invasion the Hitler shit comes out. Can’t the German people voice their desire to control immigration without being equated to Nazi gas chambers?

And just what the hell is wrong with saying NO to Muslims?


xen·o·pho·bi·a ?zen??f?b??,?z?n??f?b??/ noun noun: xenophobia
  1. intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.


Maybe it's not so irrational to shudder your borders.


Bunga Bunga's picture

And people get stunned by the brainwash media again. This quotation about the concentration camps was taken out of context. Pirinçci did not refer to the refugees, but to the Pegida protesters. Some politicians would like to throw Pegida protesters into prison without trial, extradite them from Germany or renounce their German citizenship, which, of course, is not possible by law.

GernB's picture

So freedom of speech is the enemy.

ZerOhead's picture

It will be once they finish rewriting the laws...

Haus-Targaryen's picture

HEdgeless -- you're just flat wrong here man.  Sorry. 

fudge's picture

do you have your bunker finished yet H-T ? maybe you could ask Ghordius for a copy of his plans. :D :D :D


Billy the Poet's picture

I don't always see eye to eye with hedgeless_horseman but today he's a champion amongst rabble.


Put the blame where it belongs and not on the victims. If you blame the victim then you might as well cut your own throat because the elites have targeted you too.

Pure Evil's picture

Seriously doubt it.

Sometimes you have to pick up a gun and shoot the home invader.

Well, that's how we roll in Florida anyway.

Billy the Poet's picture

Yeah, but you sure held on tight to that Elian kid, didn't you?

Whoa Dammit's picture

Middle Eastern Prison riot? No, it's just those lovable gosh darned Afghan migrants welcoming their cohorts that are fresh off the raft to Greece. Who wouldn't want to step right up and volunteer to have some of these volks as their neighbors? /s.


Billy the Poet's picture

Almost makes you wonder why the US so generously bombs Afghans for their freedom, doesn't it?

Almost, but then a new CSI episode came on and your attention wandered.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

So your assertion is the people at these rallies want to bomb Syrians but not let in the refugees from the aftermath? I highly doubt that's the majority opinion. More likely the majority is really pissed off at merkel for following uncle scam around and getting into this mess. Letting them in is just the last straw.

Billy the Poet's picture

Have they made any effort to stop German support for these wars? This crisis is the perfect opportunity to MAKE the government do what the people want. DEMAND that the wars stop because the result is not only bad for the Middle East it's bad for Europe too.  If this doesn't motivate people nothing will.  If the government doesn't comply then withdraw all support for them.


beemasters's picture

I remember when I was a kid, my father made sure I had to live with the consequences of anything in which I had active/passive involvement. I could certainly protest, but nothing I could do would change his mind.

So let them protest all they want. They are really part of the problem when they let their government bomb countries on false pretexts. Cry all they want now. Maybe next time they will be more proactive when they see injustice done to others. We can only hope.

Right now, Compassion has been replaced by Fear. But truly, those parties who are responsible for the middle-east wars including those who profit from them should be forced to shoulder the burden much more. Accept these refugees, help them restore their homelands and repatriate them back when situation return to what it used to be. There really is no other choice. Refusing them is like adding salt to their profound wounds.

ZD1's picture

"Germany’s open door policy to asylum seekers"

It more like Germany's open door to welfare seekers and Islamic hijrah.

Lore's picture

Re: "Accept these refugees, help them restore their homelands and repatriate them back when situation return to what it used to be." <-- OH, BROTHER.



newdoobie's picture

Government doesn't need your support! Just your money, and they will take it by force!

SuperRay's picture

It's only xenophobia when you're on the other side.  

People are Fuckin' stupid.  

Send John Brennan.  He'll fix it.

azusgm's picture

Contact him by email.

Billy the Poet's picture

E-mail was invented by a foreign immigrant! Xenophobes need not apply.


The Man Who Invented Email


GeezerGeek's picture

To say he invented it is a bit of a stretch, since the article points out that someone else proposed the project, albeit quite loosely. The then-young man obviously was the developer and most likely the designer, so kudos to him for that. And lest anyone think I'm a xenophobe, I've been married to a once-foreign immigrant for over 30 years. Like my wife, the article refers to immigrants who undoubtedly came here legally and worked with no mention of trying to turn American culture upside down. The Moslems flooding into Europe hardly fit the same mold.

Billy the Poet's picture

The Moslems flooding into Europe hardly fit the same mold.


That's true. The US and its allies didn't bomb India or fund terroist armies to overthrow the Indian government resulting in a mas exodus of refugees.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

So if assholes for whom I did not vote proceed to do stupid shit overseas, I get to pay for their stupid-ass moves by importing their mistakes into my homeland?  No.

Bananamerican's picture

"scapegoating xenophobia"


xenophobia=common sense

Billy the Poet's picture

So in your opinion common sense is bombing the hell out of people and when they run in all directions including yours then you complain? You're common but not particularly sensible.

GeezerGeek's picture

Non-sequitur. The post to which you responded said nothing about bombing the hell out of people. And just how many illegal immigrants or refugees have you invited to stay with you or at least funded? You're being rather disingenuous.

Billy the Poet's picture

The post to which I responded equated xenophobia with common sense. It's xenophobia which makes Americans believe that the evil Muslims should be bombed for their freedom which, of course, is the cause of the current crisis.

Show me where I said that anyone should take in refugees? My point has always been that Western governments have created this problem by overthrowing secular regimes, bombing innocents and funding terrorist armies. Anyone who hasn't spoken out about the real nature of the problem is part of the problem.


For what it's worth I've spent several thousand dollars supporting poor Palestinians and sent a few hundred to Vietnam Friendship Village which cares for victims of Agent Orange. When "my" government hurts people I try to make amends.

gruden's picture

Billy, I invite you to scroll up and read Hedgless Horseman's post, which pretty much gets to the heart of the matter.  I think most here understand WHY it happened and who is to blame. 

I don't think Germans would be getting upset if it was a smaller number of refugees.  Germans can be a very magnanimous people.  They've certainly taken in their share of immigrants over the years.  However, a sudden 1-million person influx creates huge problems socially, economically, culturally, etc. that anyone with a lick of common sense can see.  In my mind I think they are right to be upset about that.  And, even more to the point, the politicians are trying to shove this down their throats without even asking.  Hopefully the Germans will take the time to ask how this problem got to this point and what they can do to help fix it so it works out better for everyone. 

Billy the Poet's picture

I read each of HH's posts above. In addition to the one you mentioned there's another where he's received over 120 downvotes.

I am not asking the Germans or anyone else to take in refugees. I object to the anti-Muslim tone of many commenters on this website because it was fear and hatred of Muslims which made it easy for Americans and their allies to create the conditions which have led to this refugee crisis.

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.


xavi1951's picture

Resent the tone all you want.  ISLAM is the problem!

Billy the Poet's picture

Thanks. You're exactly the evidence I needed to confirm my stated viewpoint. The Muslim haters have not only shown no remorse for the bombing of innocent people, the overthrow of secular governments and the creation of terrorist armies but they still refuse to understand that those actions created the current refugee crisis.

ZD1's picture



If Billy the Poet really had remorse for the bombing of innocent people, he'd invite some Muslims into HIS house and offer to support them with HIS money!!


newdoobie's picture

You are correct in statement that Western actions (aggression for profit) creates problems - terrorist armies/refugees

however, Arabs have been terrorizing their own since before Mohamed. Western actions have just given them a different target. Christians in the middle ages weren't bothering the Muslims when they went all jihady and took over the middle east. The Answer to the Muslim aggression for profit was the Crusades - Western aggression for profit

Muslims now believe it is time to convert the world (by force if necessary) for profit

Dangertime's picture

If you think these are "innocent people" invading Europe, then you haven't seen the pictures of them being 90% young men.

Finding a woman or child in that mess is like playing a perverse game of where's waldo.  Good luck.  Take your brainwashed die-versity and shove it up your a$$.  Smart people are talking here so STFU and learn something.

Twaddlefree's picture

What you NEED to spend money and time on are history books. Arabs have been enemies of everyone else....EVERYONE....for centuries. They have a religious ideology that commands them to take over other countries and force indigenous peoples to submit to Islam. Their goal is to take over the world and form a Caliphate. Their goal is to force conversion or destroy all who are Infidels. It is THESE GOALS that caused people to fight against them, nothing else.

unicorn's picture


u say: This quotation about the concentration camps was taken out of context.

this is not true. go:



they transcript (I confirm, heard several records of it):

"Es gäbe natürlich noch andere Alternativen. Aber die KZ sind ja derzeit leider ausser Betrieb".

use translator.

here news:


go to  00:34 min

pegida protesters are stupid, cause the refugees are a symptom, not the root problem. helas, real zerohedgers know this.

stupid nazitrolls here. they like to have a rightwing movement, cause nazifollowers are super slaves.