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Pegida

Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamicisation of the Occident[1][6][7] (German: Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes), abbreviated Pegida (German: [peˈɡiːda], stylised in its logo as PEGIDA), is a pan-European, anti-Islam, far-right political movement.[8][9] German Pegida believes that Germany is being increasingly Islamicised[10] and defines itself in opposition to Islamic extremism.Continue Reading

The East German Ampelmännchen turns 60

Ampelmännchen (German: [ˈampl̩ˌmɛnçən] (listen); literally little traffic light man, diminutive of Ampelmann [ampl̩ˈman]) is the symbol shown on pedestrian signals in Germany. Prior to German reunification in 1990, the two German states had different forms for the Ampelmännchen, with a generic human figure in West Germany, and a generally “male”Continue Reading