Social scientists slam PEGIDA for creating ‘rift’ / Germany set for new PEGIDA marches

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Deutsche Welle and other news sources reported in early January 2015 that Germany was preparing itself for the first wave of PEGIDA demonstrations of 2015 on the 5 January 2015. The anti-Islamisation movement had been steadily growing in popularity as the demonstrations reach their fourth month.

France24 reported that a record 18,000 people turned out in Dresden on the 5 January 2015, ignoring a call by Chancellor Merkel to snub such street protests.

Media sources also reported on several demonstrations across the country against PEGIDA and its anti-islamic stances.

EurActiv Germany reported in an article on the 9 January 2015 that a meeting had taken place between representatives from the Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the anti-Islamist Pegida movement. The two group were said to have found common ground for co-operation. However, Open Europe reported on tensions within AfD as to how close to Pegida they should become.

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ESO: Background information: 15,000 march in anti-Islamization PEGIDA demonstrations in Dresden http://www.europeansources.info/record/15000-march-in-anti-islamization-pegida-demonstrations-in-dresden/
Deutsche Welle, 05.01.15: Social scientists slam PEGIDA for creating 'rift' http://dw.de/p/1EFAj
BBC News, 05.01.15: Germany anti-Islam protests: Rivals rally across country http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30685842
France24, 03.01.15: Fears over growing ‘hatred’ of Islam in Germany http://www.france24.com/en/20150103-german-establishment-fears-hatred-anti-islam-movement/
Spiegel Online International, 21.12.14: The End of Tolerance? Anti-Muslim Movement Rattles Germany http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/anti-muslim-pegida-movement-rattles-germany-a-1009245.html
The Local.de, 05.01.15: Anti-Islam demos spread to Berlin http://www.thelocal.de/20150105/anti-islam-demos-spread-to-berlin
France24, 06.01.15: Record turnout at anti-Islam rally despite Merkel plea http://www.france24.com/en/20150106-record-turnout-anti-islam-merkel-plea-pegida-germany/
EUObserver, 06.01.15: Counter-protests dwarf German anti-Islam rallies http://euobserver.com/social/127095
EurActiv, 06.01.15: Anti-Islam protests 'tearing apart' German society http://www.euractiv.com/sections/justice-home-affairs/anti-islam-protests-tearing-apart-german-society-311043
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 06.01.15: German labour market needs immigration (via Euro|Topics) http://www.eurotopics.net/en/home/presseschau/archiv/aehnliche/archiv_article/ARTICLE156064-German-labour-market-needs-immigration
Politiken, 06.01.15: Democracy can bear Pegida (via Euro|Topics) http://www.eurotopics.net/en/home/presseschau/archiv/aehnliche/archiv_article/ARTICLE156089-Democracy-can-bear-Pegida
NRC Handelsblad, 06.01.15: Pegida making German parties nervous (via Euro|Topics) http://www.eurotopics.net/en/home/presseschau/archiv/aehnliche/archiv_article/ARTICLE156093-Pegida-making-German-parties-nervous
Sputnik International, 06.01.15: Mass 'Islamization' Protests Across Germany Highlight East-West Divide http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150106/1016552954.html
BBC News, 06.01.15: Germany Pegida protests: 'Islamisation' rallies denounced http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30694406
BBC News, 06.01.15: Germany Pegida protests: Press mocks 'flop' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30694673
Deutsche Welle, 05.01.15: Germans take to the streets to protest anti-Islamization movement http://dw.de/p/1EFNd
Euronews, 05.01.15: PEGIDA darkens immigration climate in Germany http://www.euronews.com/2015/01/05/pegida-darkens-immigration-climate-in-germany/
The Guardian, 06.01.15: German leaders condemn xenophobia after Pegida protests http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/06/germany-pegida-protests-dresden-immigration
Euro|Topics: Main Focus, 07.01.15: Protests against Pegida growing louder http://www.eurotopics.net/en/home/presseschau/archiv/archiv_dossier/DOSSIER156188-Protests-against-Pegida-growing-louder
EurActiv, 09.01.15: Amid rising racism, Muslims embrace German values http://www.euractiv.com/sections/justice-home-affairs/amid-rising-anti-islamism-muslims-embrace-german-values-311132
EurActiv, 09.01.15: Germany's right-wing populists join hands with anti-Islamist Pegida http://www.euractiv.com/sections/justice-home-affairs/germanys-right-wing-populists-join-hands-anti-islamist-pegida-311134
Blog: Open Europe, 08.01.15: Germany: The next battleground over immigration? http://openeurope.org.uk/blog/germany-next-battle-ground-immigration/
ESO: Information Guide: European Migration Challenges http://www.europeansources.info/record/information-guide-european-migration-challenges/

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