Why are Europe’s Islamophobic politicians and parties so “pro-Israel?”

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Are you sometimes surprised to read about how many far-right anti-immigration groups are so pro-Israel? Some, like anti-Islam Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP Juho Eerola of Finland, may go as far as to draft a written question to parliament demanding that Muslims renounce publicly their hatred of gays and Jews.

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A posting by Migrant Tales reposted on Greece’s UNHCR’s website.

Should we believe Eerola taking into account his loathing of cultural diversity never mind Muslims? Isn’t this the same person who wrote in 2010 that he is attracted to fascism and Benito Mussolini’s economic policies?

Let’s take a step further. Eerola’s aide, Ulla Pyysalo, applied for membership in a neo-Nazi association and has labelled migrants raccoon dogs.

Why do these types of people, who openly support fascism or hate Muslims, may be so pro-Israel? Why do far-right personalities like Geert Wilders of Holland and Pia Kjærsgaard of Denmark “support Israel?” Even if the Sweden Democrats have tried to build a new image from their neo-Nazi past and that the party leader Jimmie Åkesson’s “support Israel,” I wonder how many Jews trust him and the Islamophobic party.

Folks, let’s get real. These so-called “support Israel” politicians insult Jews and the Holocaust with their fake and opportunistic slogans. If these people lived in Europe during the twelve-year Nazi German reign of terror in 1933-45, how many would support Israel and Jews?

Since far-right and anti-immigration politicians and parties need scapegoats, the question we should ask is who is the next victim and group.

It’s a clear warning we’ve heard before in today’s Europe: After the immigrants, you’re next.