Denmark: Groups rally against 'Islamification' of Europe

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
March 31, 2012 18:29

 
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A long-planned gathering of far right-wing movements from across Europe met in Denmark on Saturday to try to form a pan-European anti-Islamist alliance, a project that will test the cohesion of a fringe trying to build support from fears about immigration and militant Islamists.

Members of far-right groups from throughout Europe, including the he English Defense League (EDL) and the German Defense League, arrived in the Danish city of Aaruhus for the rally, which was expected to draw and anti-Islamic crowd from Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Poland, Romania and Sweden, according to the Guardian.

Organizers in the EDL who put together the event said they did not expect more than 700 people to attend, but insisted the rally would mark the beginning of a European movement against the "Islamification" of the continent, according to the London newspaper.

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