Its nice to know that not everyone is giving into hatred, and the irrational fear of the imitate “Islamisation” of Europe. I don’t think the “counter Jihad” is at all happy with Norbert Feldhoff. They’re probably even more upset with archbishop Rainer Maria Woelki. Jack Jenkins reports,
One of Germany’s most prominent Catholic churches is taking a stand against xenophobia and anti-Islam hatred, shutting off its lights this evening to protest a nearby anti-Islam rally and to express solidarity with Muslim refugees.
On Monday, thousands of demonstrators affiliated with the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) are expected to march through the streets of Cologne, Germany’s fourth-largest city. The group, which bemoans what they say is the creeping influence of Islam in Europe, has grown rapidly over the past four months, holding ever-larger rallies and demonstrations throughout Germany. Organizers of the grassroots movement, who also claim to seek the protection of Germany’s “Judeo-Christian culture,” have capitalized on simmering frustration over the recent influx of Middle Eastern refugees into Germany, many of whom are fleeing war-ravaged Syria.