The leader of Germany's anti-Islamic Pegida movement has caused indignation by linking a planned terrorist attack on two of Munich's railway stations with the tens of thousands of refugees who were applauded when they arrived there earlier this year.

In a tweet sent soon after police shut the station, Lutz Bachmann said Germans who welcomed the refugees as they disembarked from trains at the main station should go back there and risk being blown up.

"All welcome-clappers should arrive immediately at Munich's main train station," Bachmann posted. He added the hashtag #RefugISISnotWelcome, a swipe at leftwing groups who have held counter-demonstrations at Pegida rallies using the slogan: "Refugees are welcome here."

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