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Le Pen and Wilders fail to form anti-EU bloc
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Le Pen and Wilders fail to form anti-EU bloc France’s far-right National Front (FN) has failed to form an alliance with the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) of Geert Wilders, reducing both parties’ influence in the European Parliament. Pan-European party blocs […]




See, We Told You: Geert Wilders Xenophobia is Not Limited to Muslims
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(Via LoonWatch.com)

Far-right populist Geert Wilders has made a name for himself through his anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric, and for this reason he is, to quote Robert Spencer, one of the “heroes” of the anti-Muslim movement.




Updated Europol Data: Less Than 1% of Terrorist Attacks by Muslims
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The most popular article ever published on LoonWatch was released in January of 2010: that article showed that, according to the official FBI website, only 6% of terrorist attacks in the United States from 1980-2005 (the only years where data was available) were committed by Muslims.




Islamophobia’s chill sweeps Turkey
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But Turkey is increasingly unwelcome in Europe as the rise of Islamophobia crushes much of the optimism that this economically and militarily powerful Muslim country will fulfil its long-standing dream of joining the 27-nation European Union.




FPÖ to expand into Germany
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Austria’s far-right Freedom Party has announced plans to expand into neighbouring Germany, where it hopes to join forces with another militant anti-Islamic group and campaign against Turkey’s accession to the European Union as part of a widening bid for political power.




In Europe, far right banks on Islamophobia
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Wilders’ Freedom Party this summer scored its best parliamentary election result, on the wings of a populist election campaign centered on stopping the “Islamization” of the Netherlands. It’s clear that the “new wind” Wilders foresees will blow first and foremost in the face of the country’s Muslims.




Harvest of Anger
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Burning books is a lousy idea. Heinrich Heine, the German poet, foresaw the worst early in the 19th century: “Where they burn books, in the end they will also burn people.” Less than a decade separated the Nazi book burning of 1933 from the crematoria of the Final Solution.




Eighteen percent of Germans would vote for a political party led by Sarrazin
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He has created a furore in Germany with assertions about Muslim immigrants to Germany failing to integrate, and what he insists is a genetic element to intelligence – and the astounding proposal that people of a common religion are genetically related.