Washington / Morocco News Board--- "Heimat -Liebe statt- Marokkaner Diebe " is not one of Joseph Goebbels Nazi slogans from the Third Reich era; it is rather the language on an election poster belonging to the Freedom Party of Austria (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs or (FPÖ )). The controversial slogan that reads in English “The love of country rather than Moroccan thieves” was the FPÖ’s candidate motto during the recent election for city council in
The FPÖ never had a chance of winning a majority in
The Moroccan embassy in
As news stories propagated and the fury over the racist nature of FPÖ’s campaign began to gain momentum,
During my weeklong visit to
For the FPÖ, an Austrian political party that counts among its highs ranking members personalities with past Nazi connections and known anti-Semitic tendencies, a racist campaign of singling-out an ethnic group for persecution brings back memories of Austria’s sinister role in the persecution of its Jewish community during the Nazi era.
The FPÖ national leadership attempted to portray the Innsbruck “incident” as a local matter but its office in Vienna could not explain how the picture of the FPÖ national leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, ended up on the racist poster, reported the Viennese press . Mr. Strache went beyond the pale by claiming that his party sympathizers, who were allegedly persecuted, and are now the "new Jews" of
On a different front,that underscores the FPÖ true xenophobic ideology that goes beyond its usual Islamophobia , Austria’ Freedom Party has denounced the city of Vienna’s decision “to remove the name of a late mayor known for his anti-Semitic from a section of Vienna’s posh Ring avenue, a change hailed by Jewish Representatives” the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Local human rights activists view the FPÖ's
The FPÖ’s anti-Moroccan campaign is a preview of what future European far-right political parties campaigns will look like. To be “fair” to the FPÖ, other European far-right and fascist organization experienced with such racist tactics in the past. The Northern League in
As Economic woes continue to bedevil European economies,
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