Small Turnout for Pro Deutschland’s anti-Islamisation Protest

Another pathetic and failed fascist protest from a Robert Spencer allied fascist group:

Small turnout for Pro Deutschland’s anti-Islamisation protest

Members of a small far-right group have displayed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad during demonstrations outside mosques in Berlin, but officials say their protests have gone peacefully.

Saturday’s demonstrations by the Pro Deutschland group – held under the slogan “Islam does not belong in Germany – stop Islamization” – followed a failed attempt by three mosques to get display of the caricatures prohibited. A court ruled they were protected by laws allowing artistic free expression.

Police said a group of up to 70 supporters of Pro Deutschland took part, while a few hundred counterdemonstrators protested against them. There was a heavy police presence.

Associated Press, 18 August 2012

Related story:  Chelmsford: English Defence League heavily outnumbered by anti-racists

Spencer-Geller Allied Group, “Pro-Deutschland” Targets Muslims and Leftists

A few years ago Loonwatch writer Zingel contributed an article that exposed Robert Spencer‘s links to and support of an openly fascist political group in Germany, Robert Spencer: Teaming Up with Euro-Supremacists Again. Spencer is proud of his association with  Bürgerbewegung, in typical Orwellian speak, he endorsed them as the “most important German Human rights group.”

Who are the  Bürgerbewegung? Well these are just some of the policies they advocate:

– Organizations of islam critics as well as of people who left islam shall be funded by the state and have an adaquate say in the media.


– Islamic head cloths are to be banned in kindergardens, schools, campusses, workplaces, public buildings and events.


– Quran-schools are to be forbidden.

I can go on and on, for more on their fascist nature see Zingel’s article

Now, Bürgerbewegung seems to be ratcheting up its focus on Mosques and Leftists, kinda similar to the rhetoric of terrorist Anders Breivik.:

A court told the Pro-Deutschland group on Thursday it could show copies of the Danish cartoons which sparked violent protests around the globe when they were first published in 2005. [I agree they do have the right to protest even if it is in an offensive and racist manner, what they can’t do is incite violence.–Ed.]

This Saturday, the group plans to demonstrate in front of three mosques in the capital city under the slogan, “Islam does not belong to Germany – stop Islamisation.”

Around 70 participants are expected to drive between the mosques and hold rallies in front of them – as Muslims prepare to celebrate the end of Ramadan on Sunday.

On Sunday itself, the group is taking a tour around some of Berlin’s left-wing hot spots, in a further move which can only be interpreted as deliberate provocation.

At least half a dozen counter-demonstrations have been registered with the police for both days, spokesman Michael Gassen told The Local. [I believe this is the best way to counter these fascists, considering that anti-Fascists/Racists always outnumber the hate brigades 10-1.–Ed.]

“The Campaign Against Racism is one of a handful which has registered to demonstrate along both routes on both days, in the same places as Pro-Deutschland,” he said.

“We are making it very clear that we want to talk with all groups concerned to reduce the risk of violence. We have had conversations with members of Muslim communities and they have assured us that they are calling upon their people to not allow themselves to be provoked. We are happy that these discussions have taken place.”

Details of how many police officers will be on the streets at the weekend were not available on Friday, but Gassen said reinforcements would be brought in from other states including North Rhine-Westphalia and Bayern, as is usual when larger operations are planned.

Pro-Deutschland was given permission to use the Mohammed cartoons after the Berlin Administrative court said it “rejected the urgent complaint filed by three Islamic mosque congregations to prevent the “citizens’” movement Pro Deutschland from showing so-called Mohammed caricatures in front of their premises during demonstrations on Saturday.”

It said the cartoons were protected as “artistic freedom” and could not legally be considered as abuse of a religious group.

“Simply showing the Mohammed cartoons does not qualify as a call to hatred or violence against a specific segment of the population,” the court said.

Two police officers were stabbed and around 100 people arrested in May when similar demonstrations in North Rhine-Westphalia ended in violence as an anti-Islamic protest squared up to a group of fundamental Muslims.

Around 30 members of Pro-NRW, the North Rhine-Westphalia sister group to Pro-Deutschland, held up images of the cartoons, facing off against up to 600 Salafist fundamental Muslims who had formed a counter-demonstration.