Face Of The Day

Andrew Sullivan —  Jan 21 2015 @ 12:59pm

Lutz Bachmann styled as Adolf Hitler

The leader of Germany’s Pegida anti-Islamization movement in a mugshot from his Facebook page:

Lutz Bachmann, 41, a butcher’s son from Dresden and a co-founder of Pegida, posed as Hitler after a session at his hairdresser’s, complete with a Hitler hairstyle dyed black and parted on the right, and a toothbrush moustache. The image, which appeared on Bachmann’s Facebook page, was accompanied by the line “he’s back”, after a bestselling 2012 novel about Hitler, Er ist wieder da, by author Timur Vermes.

Bachmann deleted his profile shortly after being contacted by the Dresden Morgenpost newspaper.

He also just resigned the leadership of the movement on the eve of a major rally. You couldn’t really make this up, could you?