Amazon donates profit from anti-Islam song to refugees

Amazon donates profit from anti-Islam song to refugees
Online retailing giant Amazon announced that it will donate its share from online purchases of a track released by German far-right Pegida to refugees.
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31 December, 2015
Online retailing giant Amazon has pledged to donate its share of revenues from the sale of a song by the German anti-Islam group PEGIDA to refugees, undermining the cause of the far-right movement.

PEGIDA'S song Together We Are Strong can be downloaded for 1.29 euros ($1.4 dollars) on Amazon and has been on its top-100 list for several days. 

On Wednesday, it managed to knock off Adele's hit song Hello off the number one position in the charts. 

Next to the buy-button online, Amazon has posted a sentence saying "Amazon helps. The proceeds of selling this song will go to a charitable organisation supporting refugees."

It wasn't immediately clear how big Amazon's share of the sales price is and how much will go to PEGIDA.

Supporters of PEGIDA, which stands for Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West, have been organising weekly protest rallies in Dresden and elsewhere for over a year.

Germany has witnessed a large influx of refugees in the last year, mostly from war-torn Syria.