Lutz Bachmann (below), founder of the anti-Islamization PEGIDA movement in Germany, has confirmed that he has moved to Tenerife on the Canary Islands to escape persecution from the German government.
Breitbart (h/t Maria J) After almost two years of campaigning against the Islamisation of Germany and warning of the repercussions of unlimited mass migration, founder and former leader of the PEGIDA movement, Lutz Bachmann, has been forced to leave Germany.
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. He also noted that his wife had undergone psychological stress due to the ongoing persecution of Mr. Bachmann.
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.