The previous weeks we tried to meet several organisations and individual people to discuss the possibility to have their group made public on the net. Though our talks showed that many of them prefer to stay in the shadow of the unknown carriers of faith.
Our talks brought to light how many are afraid to being pushed in a corner and to receive a label. Lots of people have not forgotten how their family members got bullied and even had to face the most horrible cruelty and death. Most of my family who became victim of the Nazi repression are death now, but from their stories they told me I can also understand we are know facing a very similar situation as in the 1930ies.
Stephen B Jacobs, who has lived in the United States since being liberated from one of the biggest of the Nazi concentration camps established on German soil, the Buchenwald concentration camp in 1945, told Newsweek that the growing prominence of far-right voices since President Donald Trump’s ascension to America’s highest office is worrying — and that things seem to just be getting worse.
Not only he has this impression
“Things that couldn’t be said five years ago, four years ago, three years ago — couldn’t be said in public — are now normal discourse. It’s totally unacceptable.”
Everywhere in Europe we see the tendency to attack Jewish living. The ban on shechita and brit are ways of the Federal Belgian government to work against the religious Jews, Jeshuaists and Messianics who want to follow Torat Moshe. By bringing such bans they do hope such believers shall, with faithful Muslims, leave the country and shall not bother or frighten the Catholics and atheists.
This time we are not only facing a problem in continental Europe. Mr Jacobs, a 79-year-old architect in New York who designed a memorial at his former concentration camp, said.
“There’s a real problem growing.”
and notices his refuge State has fallen victim of the far-rigth too.
At the moment we still see a lot of people closing their eyes and not willing to see what is happening. Also in the 1930ies and 1940ies lots of people wouldn’t like to see what was really going on. Too many did not want to react when they saw how certain people went in against the right of having a free expression and the right to belong whatsoever religion.
It may be so that several people do not understand what fascism is or entails, but those who know the dangers of it should let their warning voice sound. It may be true that certain politicians may just be out for themselves, like Trump is, but that populism should alert us.
At several places in the world we also see lots of people not afraid to make certain salutes or triumphantly raising their hand in the air reminiscent of Hitler’s Nazi salute or Sieg Heil or Heil and sieg (heill ok sæll = Heil og sæl).
Last month Mark Rowley, the former head of national counter-terror policing, warned that the
“right-wing terrorist threat is more significant and more challenging than the public debate gives it credit for”.
In the UK the number of suspected far-right extremists referred to the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme has increased by more than a quarter, new figures show, as the number of Islamists falls.
Of the total 6,093 people referred in the year to March 2017, 61 per cent (3,704) had raised concern about Islamist extremism, and 16 per cent (943) over far-right extremism.
More than 1,600 children under the age of 15 were flagged as a risk, as well as 1,800 between the ages of 15 and 20 – the largest age group represented.
The overall figure is a decrease on the 7,631 people referred to Prevent in the 2015/16 financial year, when 65 per cent (4,997) were suspected of Islamist extremism and 10 per cent (759) of right-wing extremism.
Assistant commissioner Neil Basu told The Independent that the tempo of terror plots remains high, while appealing for public vigilance.
“It is possible for attacks to get through, and we’ve seen that in the speed people are radicalised, the speed of which they plan and the speed they commit the crime,”
“It’s becoming harder to stop these things.”
The fundamental difference between Vlaams Blok / Vlaams Belang and other parties may be that Vlaams Belang wants to emit people from our society. They openly say that they want to ‘purify’ society, reduce the existing diversity to its ‘own people’. That is the program that Vlaams Belang tries to achieve by all means, but it is also in the back of the mind of some other parties which do not express it openly but create laws which excludes certain other religious people. With democratic means if possible, but usually supplemented with intimidation and violence Vlaams Belang and sympatising political parties (a.o. N-VA). It can not be ruled out that ultimately open terror and state violence could be used.
According Vlaams Belang there is a ghost flying through Europe – the specter of so-called populism. they are also aware that everywhere voters rebel against the establishment. For them and N-VA the population suffers from mass immigration, globalization and political correctness. They do not get a hearing from the political, socio-economic and cultural elites. The common man and woman feel betrayed by these elites. Hence the rise of Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, Marine Le Pen in France and Frauke Petry in Germany.
In Flanders we can hear about the excitement to get the immigrants out and to get those religious actions away and done with. The movement Vlaams Belang does everything to put Muslims and religious books other than their Catholic Bible in a bad light by telling lots of lies what would supposedly be written in those books and how such religious rites would take place.
In the Netherlands, Belgium and France we see a growing tendency to have an antipathetic feeling for other religious people than Roman Catholics and other Trinitarian Christians. Many lies are being told about non-trinitarian Christians, Jews and Muslims, so that more and more people look at them with a bad eye.
Please continue to read:
- Parallels between what is happening in our world today and the atmosphere in pre-Nazi Germany
- Expectations for kashrut to meet individual and contemporary norms
- Economic crisis danger for the rise of political extremism
- 2014 European elections
- Being Charlie 7
- Nigel Farage called Donald Trump’s victory ‘bigger than Brexit’
- Another referendum to quit the EU? Dutch petition for “Netherlands Exit or Nexit” referendum
- The Silence Of The Liberals
- First Responder: Multicultural Europe?
- Turkey warns against growing Islamophobia in Europe
- As Front National changes its Name, Trump Former Adviser Steve Bannon tells French Far-right, “History is on our side”.
- In Speech To French Neo-Fascists, Bannon Urges ‘Pride’
- In France, Steve Bannon Tells Far-right National Front(Nazis): ‘History Is on Our Side, Will Bring Us Victory’ – haaretz.com
- Greek Police arrest members of Nazi group “C18 Hellas”
- The free speech – hate speech dilemma
- Should governments censor extreme activists just like private corporations?
- Speakers Corner Veteran Assaulted by Far Right “Free Speech” Supporters
- Croatia’s far-right fringe isn’t exactly dangerous… yet
- The dying of democracy and why it matters.
- Pay Attention to Austria’s Right-wing Coalition
- ‘To Think is to Compare’: Walther Rathenau, Trump and Hitler
- Five Star Movement- Facism’s Ghost?
- From Fascists to the Freedom Party
- 2018 is shaping up to be the far-right’s worst year since 1945
- Britain, Germany, and the Threat of the Far Right
- the afd: more exposure, less threat?
- Czech Republic Moves Toward Right-Wing Politics
- Nazi bell in Germany could promote right-wing ideology
- PKK, racists find common target in Europe: Mosques
- What’s with these so-called ‘patriots’ calling for the breakup of America?
- Far-right, hard-left leaders forced out of French march to honor Jewish murder victim
- The Far-Right Arms Dealer Playing on Germany’s Migrant Fears
- Kiev looks much like 1930’s Berlin, but with 21st century PR reach
- The internet’s biggest Nazi websites are in trouble
- Leaked chatroom transcripts reveal far-right group’s violent ideology
- How Hungary’s Far-Right Extremists Became Warm and Fuzz
- Hungary’s far-right extremist party isn’t reforming. Its simply being pragmatic
- The March and the Mob
- Election in Sweden – A Chat with Sargon
- What the hell happened to the BNP
- Germany van attacker had ties to far-right: Reports