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Austria’s right party wants to ‘ban’ Islam

The head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party called on Saturday for a total ban on “fascistic Islam.”  Via: washingtonpost.com Heinz Christian Strache told an audience in Salzburg that he wanted to see a ban of Muslim symbols, something like the Austrian law that bans Nazi symbols. And he warned that Islam posed an existential threat to Europe. “Let us put an end to ...

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Europe’s anti-immigrant leaders are taking Trump’s show on the road

Europe’s far-right leaders on Wednesday heralded Donald Trump’s victory as a sign that they were on the verge of a historic sweep through Western nations to upend the post-Cold War globalized world order. From Viennese cafes to hard-luck coastal French towns to the ex-Communist flatlands of eastern Germany, anti-immigrant Europeans with views similar to Trump’s said they could no longer ...

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Europe’s Rising Right: A Guide to the Most Prominent Parties

Amid a migrant crisis, sluggish economic growth and growing disillusionment with the European Union, far-right parties — some longstanding, others newly formed — have been achieving electoral success in a number of European nations. Here is a quick guide to eight prominent far-right parties that have been making news; it is not a comprehensive list of all the Continent’s active ...

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Austrian anti-migrant group LEAD first election poll as anger at open borders increases

Eurosceptic Norbert Hofer has been given another chance to become the first far-right head of state in the EU after losing out in May by just 31,000 votes. According to early opinion polls Mr Hofer has a four per cent lead over main rival Alexander Van der Bellen. Mr Hofer received the support of 52 per cent of respondents to ...

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Austria warns it will LEAVE EU if Turkey wins controversial Brussels bid

Far-right party leader Norbert Hofer said Turkey joining the bloc could be the game changer that forces Austrians to call for an EU referendum in a bid to break away. He said: “I believe that people are able to learn, that political structures are able to develop, and that Austria will contribute to making Europe better. “There is one exception, ...

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