Islam Protests Fizzle, but Sentiment Festers

February 17, 2015 10:32 AM

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What happened to Germany's anti-Islam movement PEGIDA? After bursting into the limelight last year with weekly rallies that drew first hundreds, then tens of thousands, the group appears to have lost momentum.

A month ago, 25,000 marched through the eastern city of Dresden, brandishing signs that read "stop multiculturalism" and "Islam doesn't belong to Germany." Monday's protest against the perceived "Islamization of the West" attracted little over 4,000 people, according to police.

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