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    The online retailer announced it will donate every cent it earns from the sale of a German far-right song to a refugee-aiding NGO.

    The track, regarded as the theme song of the European right-wing group Pegida, an acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident, has been the no. 1 download in the soundtracks category on the German version of Amazon since December 30th.

    After Amazon was heavily criticized for selling the bigoted group’s wordless track “Gemeinsam sind wir stark!” (Together we are strong), the online retailer issued a statement that may have irritated some group members, especially the  neo-nazis among them.

    “Amazon’s profits from selling this song will go to a charitable organization for supporting refugees,” the statement reads.

    ​Pegida organized anti-immigrant rallies in its home city of Dresden beginning in October 2014, attracting hundreds and later some thousands of supporters.

    The far-right German group gained some sympathy from like-minded people in Spain and the United Kingdom, among other countries, amid rising anti-migrant fear, as Europe is experiencing the largest movement of refugees since World War II.

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