Listen To The Anti-Muslim Hymn That Has Become The Best-Selling Single In Germany
The hymn, titled “Gemeinsam sind wir stark!” (“Together we are strong!”), was released in October by Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes, or Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident (PEGIDA), in recognition of the anti-Muslim group’s one year anniversary.
Amazon started selling the track Dec. 21, and it has been steadily climbing the top 100 list since Christmas.
PEGIDA made headlines throughout the fall for organizing marches against Germany’s generous policy toward Syrian refugees. The largest rally in Dresden, where PEGIDA was founded, attracted more than 20,000 supporters.
Amazon responded to criticism for supporting PEGIDA’s instrumental hymn by adding a note above the “Buy” button Wednesday that states proceeds from its sales will be donated to charity organizations helping refugees.