A German group warning fellow citizens about potential dangers due to the overwhelming amount of foreign refugees who’ve flooded the county have stirred up more controversy.
The group known as Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident released an online instrumental anthem titled “Gemeinsam sind wir stark” which translates in English to “Together we are strong” over Christmas. The anthem took off on Amazon’s music charts, booting Adele’s “Hello” to number two, Yahoo News reported.
PEGIDA said proceeds from the anthem would go to help homeless Germans. But, Amazon had other ideas for their share of profits.
“Amazon’s profits from the sale of this song will go to a non-profit-making organization supporting refugees,” the company said.
It seems Amazon might be covering its tracks after sparking “a storm of criticism” for releasing the anthem in the first place, Yahoo reported.
PEGIDA continues to be a controversial group after images surfaced of founder Lutz Bachmann sporting a Hitler-style mustache. Bachmann maintains the photo was doctored and the group has been gaining in popularity since the massive influx of approximately one million refugees entered the country.
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