This is very good news. It is excellent that Danish state TV, Danmarks Radio, truthfully notes that the opposition to Islam comes from the middle of society. The journalist’s claim that Germany is heading for a “Right turn” is not true. Being against Islam has nothing to do with being Right-wing. Actually, criticising religions and defending women’s rights and the right to speak one’s mind, no matter how much it may offend or be against the public consensus, used to be Left-wing. When talking about Left and Right in politics, it is about how big the state should be (including how high the taxes should be). Left means support for a big state and the state controlling a lot of the citizens’ income through taxes; Right means small state and small taxes. What is also good to know is that both Nazism – National Socialism – and Fascism are Left-wing, since both want powerful states. Anarchists are actually Right-wing.
If I were siding with the sharia or were a politician who had helped sharia advance, I would feel a bit nervous…
Translations by Nicolai Sennels, via 10News.dk (click for newsletter and more exclusive translations):
In Dresden, 15,000 people demonstrated for the movement “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West” (Pegida). The demonstrations against an alleged alienation of the land grows weekly. According to the police, over 5,600 people joined a counter demonstration, “Dresden for all.” Chancellor Merkel condemned the “Pegida” actions – “Germany has no place for propaganda and slander.”
Thanks to Uriasposten for transcription:
Kim Bildsøe Lassen, anchorman: Michael Reiter, you are with me from Dresden. You have been to a demonstration the whole evening. Try to describe to me what kind of people are demonstrating. Is it as the politician here said, mostly neo-Nazis in suits?
Michael Reiter, TV news: Well, I looked very closely, and I saw no suits, I saw a handful of neo-Nazis and German right wing populists. In turn, I saw thousands of ordinary Germans. It was the German middle class who demonstrated today. It was not a bunch of thugs with swastikas tattooed on their necks, and it is thought-provoking that this protest is out of the middle of German society. It has not been seen here in Germany until now. … It can sow the seeds for a German Right turn.