January 17, 2007

HOW WAS HE SUPPOSED TO KNOW HIS PALS WERE NAZIS?:

Far-right group in disarray as MEPs seek to end its funding (Stephen Castle, 17 January 2007, Independent)

A new far-right group in the European Parliament is in disarray after one of its MEPs disowned a colleague for attacking the "Jewish establishment" and for accusing Roma parents of selling their daughters into prostitution.

The rift emerged at yesterday's press conference to launch an ultra-nationalist group called Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty. It is led by Bruno Gollnisch, of France's National Front, who is awaiting a court verdict on charges of Holocaust denial. [...]

The only British parliamentarian in the far-right grouping, Ashley Mote, a former Ukip MEP, turned on his 23-year-old Bulgarian colleague, Dimitar Stoyanov, over comments made in yesterday's Independent. Mr Stoyanov, of Bulgaria's Ataka Party and the parliament's youngest MEP, had denied being anti-Semitic but said he opposes the "Jewish establishment", which uses normal Jewish people "like pawns". Justifying criticism of Roma communities, he argued: "If you put the children in a bad parental environment you cannot expect them to integrate. If you turn a daughter into a prostitute when they are 12 years old you cannot expect them to develop a moral awareness.

"They are sending their daughter out begging or selling them to older men. Sometimes you forget about human rights because of ethnic rights."


Poor Mr. Mote, he thought there was a good kind of nationalism.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2007 8:30 AM
Comments

Merely sounds like Mearsheimer and Walt to me.

Though they're much too classy an act to attack the Roma.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at January 17, 2007 9:00 AM

There aren't enough gypsies in the Ivies for academics to hate them as much as they do Jews.

Posted by: oj at January 17, 2007 11:47 AM
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