New World Order: Rise of Right-wing Activism and Politics in Europe
• For a decade now, we are witnessing ideological shifts around the world, particularly in the West.
• The chiefly liberal West has been advocating multiculturalism and inter-civilization harmony since the World War II, however, situation has changed significantly over the past few years due to events like 9/11 attack in USA.
• The USA and EU is growing significantly critical to the people of other ethnicity, civilization and religions owing to which, the people of West see the non-European races with contempt and repugnance.
• In the past recent years anti-immigration attitudes, Islamophobia and notion of White superiority is leading the world to religious and ethnic fragmentation, which can prove to be cataclysmic for world's peace and security.
UK WITHDRAWAL FROM EU
• The withdrawal of UK from EU is a flagrant disapproval of multiculturalism and ethnic-cum-religious plurality.
• The victory of Conservatives in the snap election vindicates growing illiberal democracy, national ascendancy and right-mindedness in the people of the West towards people of other religions and visions.
NEW RESOLUTIONS FOR 'FREXIT'
• In France, there is a significant increase in the popular support for the right-wing National Party led by Marine Le Pen, owing to its anti-immigration and anti-EU stance.
• The Party aspires to conduct a referendum on France's exit from EU. Hence, the surge in right-wing party's endorsement is evident.
• All across the Europe, there has been a recent boom in voters support for right-wing parties.
RISE OF FAR-RIGHT GROUPS IN GERMANY
• In 2017 elections, the right-wing extremist party, AFD, became the largest opposition party in Germany and formed a government in Germany's Eastern Saxony state in 2021.
• The far-right group has amassed thousands of supporters in its anti-Islamization rallies in Eastern Germany.
• The newly formed party, back in 2013, gained 10 per cent of the total vote in the German 2021 elections.
RISE OF FAR-RIGHT GROUPS IN AUSTRIA
• The Austria Freedom Party (FPO) election performance corroborates that their ideas and postulation of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and racial ascendancy furnished them with whacking and substantial electoral success in the recent elections.
• The FPO received 26 per cent of the national vote in the 2017 elections.
RISE OF FAR-RIGHT GROUPS IN NETHERLANDS
• In the Netherlands, the far-right PVV has brazenly demanded the closure of all mosques.
• It has called "Islamization" the biggest problem in the country.
• The PVV stood second in the 2017 Dutch elections which are ominous for liberalism.
RIGHT-WING POPULISM IN SCANDINAVIA
• The momentous increase in the national vote of neo-fascist extremists in Sweden from 6 per cent to 17 per cent in 2018 is appalling for EU political order and stability.
• The center-right bloc gained 70 seats in Norway's Parliamentary elections last year.
• The Finn Party in Finland received massive public support in the 2019 Parliamentary elections, owing to its anti-immigration agenda.
• The rhetoric and revilement against Muslims by stimulating Islamophobia is the cardinal factor in the increase of popularity of right-wing groups throughout Europe.
• Although the stance of European natives towards multiculturalism, religious plurality, immigration and Islamophobia has altered substantially, political parties have often fermented and stirred up racial antagonism and exploited the Islamophobia factor to attract voters in elections, contributing to the successful endeavours of far-right groups.