Confronting Growing Intolerance in Europe: A Debate
Anti-Semitism / Islamophobia / Racism

Confronting Growing Intolerance in Europe: A Debate

An interesting debate is taking place over at openDemocracy. It started with a post by Benjamin Ward, the director of the Europe and Central Asia division at Human Rights Watch. Ward documents what is discomforting for many to admit: “hatred and intolerance are moving into the mainstream in Europe.” There’s no doubt that Ward has a … Continue reading

Anti-Immigrant / Islamophobia / Sweden / Sweden Democrats

Swedish Politician Calls to Limit Birth Rate of Muslims

Annika Rydh, the municipal party secretary for the Sweden Democrats in southern Sweden, provided a link on her blog to a video that claimed Muslims are trying to conquer the world one child at a time, according to a Swedish news site. “It’s a global problem,” Rydh wrote on her blog, according to anti-fascism magazine … Continue reading

Anti-Immigrant / Anti-Semitism / Bloc identitaire / France / Islamophobia

French nationalist party exalts “the whites of Europe”

Bloc identitaire, a far right French movement, celebrated on November 3 its ten year anniversary and set the direction for the 2014 municipal elections in welcoming Italian Euro-deputy Mario Borghezio, who exalted “the whites of Europe” and “our race.” “Long live the whites of Europe, long live our identity, our ethnicity, our race, ” Borghezio, … Continue reading

Anti-Immigrant / France / Islamophobia

French Muslim group calls for ban of nationalist group

A French Muslim group called last week for the French government to ban a nationalist group that had attacked a mosque in the western city of Poitiers. According to Reuters, some 73 protesters from a movement called Identity Group seized the mosque last Saturday and “unfurled a banner referring to Charles Martel’s historic defeat of … Continue reading

Islamophobia / The Vatican

Vatican Official Warns of “Islamization” of Europe

A Vatican official has been criticized by other bishops at a Rome meeting for showing a film on Monday called “Muslim Demographics,” which warns of the “islamization” of Europe. An excerpt from Le Monde‘s religion blog: Il y prédit notamment l’instauration d’une “république islamique en France d’ici 40 ans” et soutient qu’il y a dans “le sud de la … Continue reading