Rene Stadtkewitz

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Stadtkewitz speaking at an AFDI/SIOA rally, 9 September 2011

Rene Stadtkewitz is a German anti-Islam activist reportedly described as ‘the German Geert Wilders’.[1]

He founded the German Die Freiheit (Freedom) party in 2010, has been described as 'deputy chairman' of Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa' and was also a member of the Berlin state parliament.[1]


Early political career

From 2001 to 2011 Stadtkewitz was a member of the house of representatives of Berlin (Pankower distrct) with the CDU.[2]


Stadtkewitz addressed a Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE) coference rally in Berlin on 3 October 2009.


Stadtkewitz organised a visit to Berlin by Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom on 2 October 2010.

Also in October 2010 he left the CDU to form Die Freiheit ('Freedom') which was reportedly modeled on Geert WildersPartij voor de Vrijheid ('Party For Freedom'). The party has not enjoyed significant electoral success - unlike Alternative for Germany, possibly because its single issue campaigning.[2]

Two months later he spoke at the International Congress on the Islamisation of Europe, a conference organised by French group Bloc Identitaire (BI), in Paris on 18 December 2010.

Israel visit with far right European party leaders

On 2 December 2010 Stadtkewitz attended a European Alliance for Freedom (EAF) conference in Jerusalem.[3] with a counterjihad delegation that included "Filip de Winter of the Vlaams Belang; Heinz Christian Strache of FPO and Paul Weston, leader of the British Liberty GB party.[4] Haaretz columnist Adar Primor, described the visit as part of "the very unholy alliance between figures on Israel's right and extreme nationalists and even anti-Semites in Europe that is gaining momentum in the Holy Land."[5]


He also spoke at a Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) annual 9/11 Freedom Rally in New York on 11 September 2011.[1]


Support for PEGIDA

In 23 February 2015, Stadtkewitz spoke at a rally organised by PEGIDA in Dresden, Germany. He reportedly claimed that 'the right of asylum is being abused' and said:

'I call on all Muslims: Stand up and tear the violence and the hatred out of the Koran. Write a new Koran 2.0. Only then can there be peaceful co-existence. Only you can do that! Anyone who nonetheless still says that the atrocities do not come from the Koran, shares the responsibility for them. Islam cannot belong in Germany. Certainly, immigration can enrich a land, but only if it adheres to firm rules. And yet, even teachers and police officers are capitulating. If that continues, our land will lose its cultural identity.'[2][6]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hope Not Hate, Rene Stadtkewitz, Counterjihad Movement: Germany, accessed 19 January 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 PEGIDA: Bachmann, Stadtkewitz, Mund, Gates of Vienna, 26 February 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Counterjihad Movement: the global trend feeding anti-Muslim hate, Hope Not Hate, 2011, p62.
  4. Paul Weston, The Metaphorical Front Line of Islam, Gates of Vienna, 5 December 2010.
  5. Adar Primor, The unholy alliance between Israel's Right and Europe's anti-Semites, Haaretz, 12 December 2010.
  6. Intelligence Square, Transcript of 'America should be the world’s policeman'