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Jakarta Post

Is far-right politics becoming the new face of Europe?

  • Harun Yahya

Istanbul   /   Fri, October 20 2017   /  01:00 am

With each passing day, Europe, once referred to as the cradle of freedom and democracy, is rapidly turning into a continent where far-right wing, racist and sometimes openly fascist views are in vogue and are gaining in popularity. Meanwhile, Islamophobia, xenophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments are following a parallel course. More precisely, these have emerged as the elements that fuel the far-right.

In Holland, Geert Wilders went as far as to demand the Quran be banned. The Hungarian party Jobbik set up a militia force to patrol Roma neighborhoods, while Denmark’s Nationalist Party made a proposal to confiscate the possessions of refugees. As we can see in France in particular, at least 30 million European voters have voted for far-right political parties in the last five years.

In the last elections, nationalist parties received 18 percent of the votes in Finland, ...