What does PEGIDA stand for?
What does PEGIDA mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: PEGIDA.
What does PEGIDA mean?
- Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident (German: Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes), abbreviated Pegida (German: [peˈɡiːda]), is a German nationalist, anti-Islam, far-right political movement. Founded in Dresden in October 2014, Pegida believes that Germany is being increasingly Islamicized and defines itself in opposition to Islamic extremism. Pegida wants to curb immigration, and accuses authorities of not enforcing existing immigration laws. Pegida has held many demonstrations; often there have been many public demonstrations against them as well. In 2015, the founder of Pegida resigned after being reported as having posed as Adolf Hitler and having made racist statements on Facebook. He was later reinstated.Offshoots of Pegida have been formed in various countries.