German Pegida leader emigrates to escape anonymous attacks, govt. repression

German Pegida leader emigrates to escape anonymous attacks, govt. repression
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[Ed. – A government that can enforce “hate speech” laws, and that doesn’t protect speech by policing for your safety as vigilantly as it would for anyone else’s, can make your life hell, boys and girls.  Bachmann may be unpopular with some people, and he may even personally be a jerk; I don’t know.  But all he’s done is speak his mind and take part in politics.  Anyone who thinks he should be left to suffer unequally for that IS the problem.]

Lutz Bachmann, founder of the anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement, has confirmed that he has moved to the Canary Islands to escape persecution from the German government. …

Citing the coordinated government persecution of himself and targeted attacks on his family, Mr. Bachmann has moved to Tenerife on the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. …

Mr. Bachmann made a statement on Youtube explaining the reasons he was no longer residing in Dresden, citing increased threats toward him and several attempts to break into his house by unknown assailants. …

During his statement, Mr. Bachmann also alleged that his car had been sabotaged. The incident may draw comparisons to an incident with former UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s car last October. …

The move follows what has been alleged to be systematic persecution of Mr. Bachmann by the German state which arrested him over comments he made on Facebook related to migrants. The German court in Dresden found him guilty of “hate speech” earlier this year, subjecting him to a large fine.

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