Tommy Robinson returned to Dresden tonight and gave a speech that also served as an announcement of a Europe-wide movement to resist Islamization. The new transnational alliance is planning simultaneous demonstrations in a number of countries on February 6, 2016.
The video below shows Tommy speaking, with pauses to allow Lutz Bachmann to read the same text in German. According to the notes accompanying the video, the two men were speaking to an estimated 25,000 people who had gathered in Theater Square on a rainy Monday evening for the weekly PEGIDA rally in Dresden:
The full video of the rally is available here.
Below are excerpts from the prepared text for Tommy’s speech:
Hello Dresden! Hello PEGIDA! We meet again!
It is great to return to this beautiful city which is so full of promise for the future of Europe. The weekly gatherings of PEGIDA are an inspiration and encouragement to the faint of heart throughout Europe. When people look around and wonder what can be done they see PEGIDA and your weekly gatherings in this city and say to themselves: I can do that too.
Since my last visit I have been in discussions with other PEGIDA and patriot groups throughout Europe. We agreed, and I have been authorised to make an important announcement today. We are calling for and will plan the first European wide series of demonstrations for 2016 on Saturday, 6 February.
Dresden and Germany was and still is an inspiration for this movement. It is appropriate to announce here this new unity of purpose for the saving of Europe.
PEGIDA and other patriot groups in solidarity with PEGIDA have agreed to demonstrate with one voice on 6 February. The countries involved so far include: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, England, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and also Australia.
We will unite in common cause and under one banner.
Save our culture, save our country, save our future. Unite to build a better future for our children!
People throughout Europe and the world are inspired by you the people of Dresden. I have no hesitation in saying that I too am inspired. You have reignited the ‘fire in my belly,’ and you have encouraged me to step back into this fight.
From within our own resources we call forth a European Union of ‘We the People.’ We do not rely on the politicians and bureaucrats who brought us to this impasse in the first place. They have brought Europe close to destruction. They are responsible for it and many of them continue to act in a way that brings us closer to the edge.
The carnage we saw in Paris on 13 November is just one extreme outcome of this politically directed transformation. And who doubts that more carnage will occur? As sure as I am standing here, who doubts that there are thousands of jihadists in Europe right now, who are sharpening their metaphorical swords, and making ready their real guns and bombs, and planning the next attack? Islam is never asleep to the possibilities of terror.
We unite to oppose the Sharia pushers, the murdering jihadists and the Islamification of our countries. We want a Europe free from fear.
We want a Europe:
- free from terrorists who shout Allahu Akbar,
- free from roaming Muslim rape gangs who target our young girls,
- free from the dark shadows and visual scars of minarets,
- free from the sounds of the ‘call to prayer’ in our towns and city centres,
- free from the genital mutilation of girls,
- free from the Quranic sanction of wife beating,
- free from Halal foods which are often imposed an us without our knowledge,
- free from people who cover their faces, walk around our streets and refuse to integrate,
- free from the constant push for special privileges in our communities,
- free from the death threats we all face for daring to speak out against the Quran and against Islam.
We must ask a simple question: Why are we sowing the seeds of our own destruction? Why are we importing millions of Muslims into Europe?
We must emphasise a few principles of our movement, for as long as I am involved in this movement: We are a movement that is free from Jew-hatred, a movement that is free from racism. At the charge of racism, we ask: ‘What race are Muslims? What race is Islam?’
Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.
For links to previous articles about PEGIDA (Patriotische Europäer Gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) and related movements, see the PEGIDA Archives.