Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Extreme far right gaining momentum in elections around Europe

The most far right party since Nazi-era Germany, Golden Dawn in Greece has gained 21 seats in the parliament. Extreme far right parties have made gains in the recent elections in Greece, France, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary and Denmark.

The far right parties are fueling xenophobia in Europe. UK’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned that a collapse in the eurozone would create the “ideal recipe for an increase in extremism and xenophobia”.

Governments in USA and Europe were actively fueling Islamophobia and xenophobia since September 11, 2001. Former US President, George Bush and British Prime Minister, Tony Blair spearheaded the movement spreading Islamophobia and xenophobia. The West is reaping the results of the hatred it was spreading against minorities specially the Muslims.