Anti-Islamist group PEGIDA knock Adele off the top of the German charts with a hymn called Together We’re Strong that features no lyrics
Chart-topping: The song, Gemeinsam sind wir stark! or Together We Are Strong!, has overtaken Adele’s Hello
- Anti-Islam group PEGIDA’s song has topped Amazon’s download chart
- Together We Are Strong! is being sold to raise funds for the movement
- Made available to download from December 21 and has overtaken Adele
A wordless song released by the anti-Islam group PEGIDA has knocked Adele off the top off the top of Amazon’s German downloads chart.
The song, Gemeinsam sind wir stark! or Together We Are Strong!, is being sold to raise funds for the protest movement, short for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident.
The tune was made available to download from December 21 and has now overtaken Adele’s Hello.
The Pegida movement first emerged as an anti-Islam movement in October 2014, organising weekly demonstrations against what it termed the ‘Islamisation’ of the western world.
The refugee crisis in Europe has boosted the popularity of PEGIDA’s rallies in the eastern city of Dresden and raised fears about right-wing radicalism.
About a million refugees and migrants, many fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, entered the EU this year, according to the United Nations.