Islam backlash takes a nazi turn in Germany

Just as the anti-Islamic organisatiion Pegida was organising another rally, this time in Leipzg, their leader has resigned after being exposed posing as Hitler.

BBC report: Germany Pegida: Protest leader quits in ‘Hitler’ row

The head of German “anti-Islamisation” movement Pegida, Lutz Bachmann, has resigned after a photo of him apparently posing as Hitler emerged.

Mr Bachmann stepped down just as tens of thousands of people were expected to rally in the eastern city of Leipzig for the latest Pegida rally.

Prosecutors opened an investigation after the photo was published on the front page of top-selling paper Bild.

A Pegida spokeswoman sought to play down the Facebook photo as a “joke”.

Claimed to be ex-Pagida leader Lutz Bachmann

Not a very appropriate joke in Germany.

Bild coverage: Pegida-Chef Bachmann: „Ja, ich trete zurück“

And there’s more covering it:

Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (German: Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes), commonly known by its German acronym Pegida, is a German organization based in Dresden. Since 20 October 2014 it has been organizing public demonstrations, aimed at the German government, against what it considers to be the Islamization of the Western world.

Pegida was founded in October 2014 by Lutz Bachmann, who runs a public relations agency in Dresden.[1] Bachmann’s impetus for starting Pegida was witnessing a rally by supporters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on 10 October in Dresden,which he posted the same day on YouTube. The next day he founded a Facebook group called Patriotische Europäer Gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes (“Patriotic Europeans against Islamization of the Occident”) which initially was mainly directed against arms shipments to the PKK.

– Wikipedia Pegida