Europe between past and future

Jan 29, 2015

Increase in violence against foreigners in Germany since the racist PEGIDA / LEGIDA movement is there/ Security Message for U.S. Citizens: GERMANY, Demonstration Notice

Increase in violence against foreigners in Germany since the racist PEGIDA / LEGIDA movement is there:

Dresden - Racially motivated violence is booming since PEGIDA in Saxony. A study by the Berlin Amadeu Antonio Foundation. This warns together with Pro asylum from a climate of fear and vigilantism.

Consequently, there were 153 nationwide attacks on refugee shelters and 77 physical attacks on asylum seekers. Especially in Saxony go to the fear.

Inquiries various Members of the federal government to politically motivated crime have shown that attributable to the right-wing alone in November 2014 nationwide 63 acts of violence.

For comparison: From July to September, the PMK has (politically motivated crime) to the right of the BKA only listed 29 attacks

 "Whatever is Pegida official may distance themselves from racism and violence: A movement that is heavily influenced by racial resentment and self-staged as 'will of the people', creates a climate that encourages racial violence perpetrators, the supposed 'popular will' to enforce "warns Timo Rein Frank, Managing Director of the Amadeu Antonio Foundation.

According to research by the German political magazine "Report Mainz", the number of attacks on immigrants has doubled since Pegida.

The study results from collections of media reports, police notices and chronicles the regional Centers for Education, Integration and Democracy.

More numbers is available at:

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: GERMANY, Demonstration Notice

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and the Consulates General in Frankfurt and Munich inform U.S. citizens in Germany of upcoming demonstrations in several German cities.  We take this opportunity to urge all U.S. citizens to be aware of the increased threat level in the region and to take appropriate personal security precautions. 

On Monday, January 26, 2015, U.S citizens residing in or traveling to Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich may encounter PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) and counter-PEGIDA demonstrations in downtown areas according to media sources.  The demonstrations are scheduled to start at approximately 18:30 and may cause traffic disruptions.

On Monday, January 26, 2015 (and possibly on subsequent  Mondays as well), a PEGIDA offshoot organization may demonstrate at the Düsseldorf Train Station.  According to media sources, the organization is also planning a demonstration for Monday, February 16 in Düsseldorf, which coincides with Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) celebrations.  Counter-demonstrations may be expected.

Similar demonstrations may take place in other  cities throughout Germany in the coming weeks, particularly in Dresden, Leipzig and Cologne in addition to the locations previously mentioned.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if you find yourself in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. U.S. citizens should monitor local media and maintain a high level of vigilance and situational awareness. In the event of an emergency, contact the Police at 110 or Fire at 112, as appropriate.

Given recent events in Western Europe, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and Consulates General in Frankfurt and Munich urge all U.S. citizens to be aware of their own personal security and take the precautions suggested in our standing worldwide guidance, including the Worldwide Caution issued on January 9. You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.   U.S.  Citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take the appropriate steps to bolster their personal security. 

We strongly encourage that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Germany enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Germany.  For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

Depending on where you are please contact either the Consulate General in Frankfurt, the Consulate General in Munich or the American Citizens Service Unit at the U.S Embassy in Berlin for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

For emergencies involving U.S. citizens in Germany, please note:
The U.S. Citizens Services Unit for the U.S. Embassy Berlin is located at Clayallee 170, 14191 Berlin. Routine calls are taken from 2-3 p.m.  Monday-Thursday at +49-30-8305-1200; email:  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after -hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy Berlin is +49-30-8305-0.

The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is located at 30 Giessener Strasse. The telephone number is +49-69-7535-0 (routine calls, 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday); e-mail:  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after-hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is +49-69-7535-0.

The U.S. Consulate General in Munich is located at  Koeniginstrasse 5 and is open Monday through Friday from  8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The telephone number is +49-89-2888-580 during office hours; e-mail:   If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after-hours, the emergency number for the  U.S. Consulate General in Munich is  +49-89-2888-0.

1 comment:

  1. Here is who is behind Pegida: "Bavaria for Ron Paul":

    Please read the articles here: "Ron Paul and the neo-fascists":

    [I am a German-American living in Colorado. I have family in Munich and am very worried.]

    Dialog International: "German Anti-Americanism: The Charlie Hebdo Truthers"

    CharlieThe Islamist gunmen who killed the cartoonists and police officers in Paris were still at large when the conspiracy theorists on the German left and right began pointing the finger at the United States. For a deed this well-executed could only have been engineered by the CIA.

    First up was Albrecht Müeller of the left-learning influential blog NachDenkSeiten, who sees the terrorist attack as a continuation of the evil deeds of the "Geheimdienst" - the NSA and CIA - who,of course, also engineered the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. His proof? The treatment of Edward Snowden:

    Da blieben bei mir echte Zweifel. Seinen Vorstellungen über die Rolle der Geheimdienste in unserer Welt kann ich immer mehr folgen, je mehr wir davon hören, was NSA überall auf der Welt tut, wie die USA mit einem Mann wie Snowden umgehen und mit anderen Whistleblowern.

    To buttress his Truther arguments, the Social Democrat Müeller links to a letter by the right-wing Pegida organizer and conspiracy theorist Ken Jebsen...


    Here is Pegida: The Ron Paul Libertarian fan club:

    Here is one of Ron Paul's conspiracy theory videos form many years ago, his German followers simply repeat it, not knowing where it comes from:

    Here is where #Pegida began: "Fatima Society fascist meeting (you have the American far right to thank, as well as Germany's far right):

    Ron Paul is a white supremacist (racist) with ties to neo-Nazis. Here is Ron Paul giving a speech in front of an American racist flag of the old slave-holding South:

    P.S. The NSA is not reading your blog, nor your emails:) Had the U.S. government been allowed to do its job without interference, the Charlie Hebdo attack may have been prevented and the Pegida movement would not have been supplied with an excuse. If you research Glenn Greenwald, Julian Assange, and Edward Snowden, you'll note that all three praise racist Ron Paul. This should tell us something about the people undermining Western democracies.