In 2014, Der Spiegel reported:
According to Der Spiegel, Stürzenberger preaches hate against Islam, compares the Koran to Hitler's Mein Kampf, believes the Koran is 'the most dangerous book in the world', and that Sharia law 'instructs men to hit women'.
He has reportedly spent two years collecting signatures in opposition to the planned construction of an Islamic center in Munich and has 'held over one hundred anti-Islam rallies'.
In January 2015, he was interviewed by BBC World about the 'anti-Islamisation' movement PEGIDA in Germany. He voiced support for its politics, citing 'uncontrolled immigration', 'growing sharia', 'growing criminality' and 'privileges given to Muslims'.
- Right-Wing Extremism: Germany's New Islamophobia Boom, Der Spiegel Online, 5 March 2014
- The Counterjihad Movement: the global trend feeding anti-Muslim hate, Hope Not Hate, 2011, p62.
- Youtube user theanti2007, LIVE !!! - BBC World - Official Interview with Michael Stürzenberger about PEGIDA 05.01.2015, YouTube, 6 January 2015, accessed 19 January 2015