The victory of the far right in Italy and the continuation of global anti

Tehran (IQNA) – A few days after the Swedish elections which made the right-wing Swedish democrats the second party in the country, it was Italy’s turn to choose Giorgia Meloni as president of the next council of ministers.

For months Italian pundits, politicians and academics have dismissed the notion of a ‘fascist threat’ by pointing out that Italy’s neo-fascist parties (Fratelli d’Italia) have long been embedded in parliamentary and electoral politics. democratic. Commentators say the Italian Brotherhood party is not extremist, but moderate, realistic and pragmatic on issues such as EU relations, economy and foreign policy, while his party is directly affiliated with the Movement Social Italian (MSI), created by Mussolini’s ministers. Far from denying this affiliation, Meloni has always proudly promoted the group. His speeches on “God, the family, the homeland” and his speeches on minority communities are completely and in direct continuity with historical fascism. The European extreme right from Russia to France, which in the not so distant past was on the fringes, has become a real mass movement in just two decades, increasingly capable of gaining power. The recent elections in Sweden and Italy are in full continuity with the rise of the extreme right not only in Europe and the West, but all over the world.

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Since the early 2000s, books and articles have been published on the “rise of the far right across Europe” and ultra-nationalist populisms, and political scientists have shown that this is not of a break with the past, but of a series of increasingly important continuous waves. In countries like Poland, Hungary, Sweden and now Italy, far-right parties now control governments. We now see these right-wing movements merging, imitating, inspiring each other, and establishing cross-border connections and institutionalized political coalitions. The far right wins even when it loses at the polls by imposing its discourse on national debates, and forcing other conservative, moderate and sometimes even leftist parties to change their themes and policy proposals. This is especially true in the hostile fixation on Islam and Muslims whose lifestyles and belief systems are considered to be “in conflict with the national identity” of European countries. Islamophobia has now become one of the most important ideologies that all these parties have in common. This process is already well underway, but due to the explosion of the far right, anti-Muslim sentiment has intensified to create a historically new global Islamophobia.”

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The victory of the far right in Italy and the continuation of global anti-Muslim propaganda