It seems like there is no part of PEGIDA that doesn't have some racial element. There are its leaders:
Who have espoused views such as these ones:
Pegida leader resigns after photograph of him posing as Adolf Hitler emerges - Telegraph
Then there are the people who support both PEGIDA and Golden Dawn:But in a series of Facebook comments reproduced by the Dresdner Morgenpost, Mr Bachmann appeared to describe immigrants and asylum-seekers as “filth”, “trash” and “brutes”.“There are no real war refugees,” he appeared to say in another post, which went on argue that any asylum-seeker who could afford to travel to Europe was not in real danger.
“I apologise sincerely to all citizens who feel offended by my posts,” Mr Bachmann said in a statement released by Pegida.
“There were inconsiderate remarks that I would not make it today. I am sorry that I have so harmed the interests of our movement.”
It's also important to mention that the reaction to PEGIDA has been pretty strong:
Around 35,000 Germans rally in Dresden against racism and xenophobia | Reuters
"We won't permit that hate will divide us", Dresden's mayor Helma Orosz said in front of the 18th-century Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady).Around 35,000 people attended the rally that was jointly organized by the state government of Saxony and the city of Dresden, officials said.
The movement Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) is holding weekly rallies in Dresden with a record number of 18,000 people attending last Monday.
So with that said, do you believe PEGIDA is a racist movement pretending not to be? I made the choices Yes or No. This poll supposes that you actually know about these organizations.