Tag: far right

White extinction and the mythical menace of multiculturalism

By Khaled Diab Despite the paranoid conspiracy theories and fear-mongering of the extreme right, cultural diversity is a beautiful and wondrous thing. Vlaams Belang’s Tom Van Grieken holds up a sign reading ‘Hospitable but not mad’. Image: Vlaams Belang, Flickr…

Island of despair

While the outrage of Europeans has been turned to Donald Trump’s wall and the handling of migrants at the border with Mexico, they ignore a humanitarian disaster closer to home. The EU has left Greece to handle the influx of refugees on its own and those stuck on Lesbos are living in abysmal conditions.

Angela Merkel: The ‘Arab’ chancellor

If Arabs could have voted, Angela Merkel would have won by a landslide, rather than the embattled situation she currently finds herself in following the shock gains scored by the far-right.

Western Muslims: The neglected link

Despite their under-utilisation and the suspicion they elicit, European and American Muslims can help bridge the chasm between “West” and “East”.

Hungary’s forgotten generation

With the surge in polarised power politics, young Hungarians, excluded and frustrated, are falling prey to extremism and its twin menace, apathy.

Striving for imperfection

The subtext of the bestselling novel, The Imperfectionists, are elusive… Is it a perfect take on the imperfections of the media and modern society?