Islamic State threat slams brakes on anti-Muslim rally

January 18, 2015 2:52 PM

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A German anti-Islamization group called off a rally planned for Monday in Dresden, citing a threat from Islamic State militants.

PEGIDA, or Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, holds weekly rallies across Germany. The largest crowds have gathered in Dresden, where more than 25,000 people filled the streets Monday.

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