German anti-Islam rally Monday to raise new tensions

  12 January 2015    Read: 777
German anti-Islam rally Monday to raise new tensions
A massive march by anti-Islam nationalists planned for Monday threatens to raise new religious tensions
Germany`s justice minister on Sunday urged the group called Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) to cancel its demonstration, but the group vowed to go ahead with a rally that will commemorate the 17 people killed in the Paris attacks.

The group has held weekly rallies to protest Germany`s growing immigrant population, mainly Muslims fleeing the war in Syria in recent years.

"It`s outrageous they want to commemorate victims that until last week they insulted as liars," Justice Minister Heiko Maas told the popular tabloid Bild, calling for the group to cancel Monday`s rally.

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