How to Fight Islamophobia and the Far Right in Europe and the United States
MRZine / Deepa Kumar

An alarming trend is sweeping Europe.  Far-right parties, using anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric, have made electoral gains in several European countries.  In the June European parliament elections, these parties were able to garner votes in a way they haven't before.  The British National Party (BNP), which has its roots in fascist parties of the past, got almost a million votes and its first two seats in the European parliament.  Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom (PVV) made significant gains as well.

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