Rise of far right an ominous echo
*note: in their quest for independent journalism Asia Times sometimes uses questionable sources, this article is verifiable at other sources however.
During what was known as the “Mexican Repatriation” of the 1930s, approximately a half million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were effectively forced from the US, with most of these reportedly being US citizens. “It was a racial removal program,” said Mae Ngai, an immigration-history expert at the University of Chicago, in a 2006 news article in USA Today.
In Sweden, the SD demands an end to “multiculturalism”, an end to “public support for immigrant organizations”, and an end to “all other activities aimed at promoting foreign cultures and identities in Sweden”. They also want to outlaw “religious buildings with a non-Swedish building style or strange architecture”, forbid public workers from wearing “conspicuous religious or political symbols, such as a headscarf or turban”, and they call for the government to support immigrants who wish to “voluntarily” return to their homelands.
In Hungary, the far-right Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary) is the country’s third-largest party, and is accused of being “fascist” and “anti-Semitic”. In an April 2010 news article, “Anti-Semitism stirs as Hungary goes to polls”, London’s Sunday Times detailed broad attacks on the Jewish community, how a mob at a political rally chanted “Jewish pigs” and “to the concentration camps”, and how bumper stickers proclaiming “Jew-free car” have become popular. The article also mentions unrelated violence against, and even the murder of, Roma.