Fear and Loathing in La France: Marine Le Pen Injects Islamophobia Into the Release of Four French Hostages

Since its founding in 1972, France’s National Front, and the Le Pen dynasty that runs it, has always been vehemently xenophobic. Now, party head Marine Le Pen seems to think that French citizens who return to the country not looking adequately Anglo-Saxon have some “explaining to do” – even if they are returning from thirty-seven … Continue reading

Far right on rise in Europe, says report Study by Demos thinktank reveals thousands of self-declared followers of hardline nationalist parties and groups. Europe’s ‘nationalist populists’ and far right – interactive

Extremist Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik (left), who went on a killing spree in Norway in July. A new Facebook-based study has revealed a rise in far right political views throughout Europe. Photograph: Scanpix Norway/Reuters The far right is on the rise across Europe as a new generation of young, web-based supporters embrace hardline nationalist and … Continue reading