EU: Radical right focuses on fighting Islam

EU: Radical right focuses on fighting Islam

Via AP:


Yet many experts say the anti-Muslim groups have a greater potential to grow than traditional far-right extremists, who are struggling to boost their numbers.

That realization has led some political fringe groups, like the British National Party and Belgium's Vlaams Belang, to shift from blanket opposition to immigration to a focus on Islam.

The manifesto of the BNP, whose leader has a conviction for racial hatred and has denied the Holocaust in the past, includes a "counterjihadist" chapter, saying Europe is being invaded by Muslims.

Even hardcore white supremacists are debating whether to stress the anti-Muslim message as a marketing tool.