A German group protesting what it calls “the Islamization of the West” vowed Monday that it won’t be silenced after its weekly rally was canceled following an alleged terrorist threat against one of its organizers. The planned demonstration in Dresden by PEGIDA, or Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, was scrapped and local police
banned all rallies Monday after being informed of a call for attackers to kill Lutz Bachmann, PEGIDA’s best-known figure. Monday’s cancellation “doesn’t mean that we’ll let ourselves be gagged … (or) deprived of the right to freedom of assembly and opinion,” co-organizer Kathrin Oertel said at a news conference. Bachmann said a demonstration is planned for next week.