Maginnis watches rise of 'nationalist' parties in Europe

Monday, December 21, 2015
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

European migrantsA national defense analyst says the flood of Muslim migrants into Europe is making nationalist parties even more popular on the continent.

Bob Maginnis of the Family Research Council recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Germany, where there is concern about the flow of refugees from the Middle East and Africa.

OneNewsNow has reported approximately 10,000 migrants are entering Germany daily, with 1.5 million expected by year's end.

Maginnis

In that country, says Maginnis, Germans are watching as nationalist parties are growing in strength, especially in the former East Germany.

One possible example is the National Democratic Party, which survived a 2003 attempt to ban it for its far-right views. 

A German court will weigh a new push to ban the party early next year.

"These are growing in size and power," Maginnis says of the far-right parties. "And this could radically change the politics on the issue."

Maginnis says he was in Austria in 1999, when the Freedom Party made significant gains in parliament.

The immigration crisis helped the Freedom Party double its number of seats last fall, Breitbart News reported at the time.

More recently, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was criticized for tweeting factual but graphic photos of ISIS murdering its victims.

Critics responded that she had disrespected the victims when, in fact, she had used the images to demonstrate the barbarity of the Muslim jihadists. 

Le Pen's political party is called the National Front and she is expected to do well in the 2017 presidential elections. 

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