An opinion poll has found that one in eight Germans would join a march against “Islamization” if one were held in their hometown. A series of rallies in the city of Dresden have drawn growing numbers, with more planned.
The poll of 1,006 people by German newsmagazine Stern found that 13 percent would attend an “anti-Islamization” march if it were held near their home.
The survey, while small, does show a level of support for the weekly rallies being held in the eastern city of Dresden, one of which attracted more than 17,000 people in the days before Christmas.
It also found that 29 percent of people thought the marches by the group PEGIDA, which translates to “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West,” were justified because of the degree of influence that Islam was having on life in Germany. [Deutsche Welle] Read more