“The Dalai Lama – oft-considered the embodiment of peace and tolerance – has suggested Europe should only be for Europeans, telling refugees to go home and rebuild their own countries,” Newsweek reported yesterday.
The Tibetan spiritual leader – who is a past winner of the Nobel Peace Prize – was speaking in Malmo, Sweden. Last weekend, the country held its general election where anti-immigration party the Sweden Democrats took a great stride to finish in third place.
Centre and left parties decline, right wing rising
According to a preliminary count, the Social Democrats topped Sunday’s Swedish polls. The centrist party took a severe beating however, losing 12 seats (from 113 to 101) and recording its worst ever election showing in a century.
In second place on the opposite side of the political aisle is the leftist Moderates party. It too took a beating, losing 14 seats with a steep drop from 84 to 70.
Third-placed nationalist party Sweden Democrats gained 13 seats, up from 49 to 62.
Sweden now has a hung parliament as the two blocs – led respectively by incumbent Social Democrats and the opposing Moderates – each do not have enough popular vote to form a new government alone.
Swedish right wingers that make up the country’s ‘third force’ consider Social Democrats leader Stefan Lofven (caretaker prime minister) to be too soft on Muslim immigration. Lofven had even signed off on election campaign material in Arabic to cater for the country’s ethnic minorities, some of whom still do not speak Swedish.
Widespread support for the anti-immigration patriotic movement across Europe has created a stalemate among the continent’s traditional parties in their bid to establish the government.
For the record, Chancellor Angela Merkel took almost six months to form the German government due to her lack of a strong mandate while British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading a minority government and facing a revolt from her own Tory MPs.
Anti-Muslim immigration party AfD is the main opposition in Germany’s Bundestag (parliament).
BELOW: AfD poster of white students in mini skirts and shorts vowing “Islam-free schools!” (Islamfreie Schulen) and promoting Deutsche (German) as the “Leitkultur” (dominant culture)
‘Africa for Africans’; whites cannot be Africans
Anti-immigration sentiment in Europe relates to objecting the en masse arrival of dark skinned foreigners. Nativist Germans, Swedes, Poles, Hungarians and other white Europeans reject migrant newcomers who are Muslim and Middle Eastern / African.
The Dalai Lama agrees that Europe belongs to Europeans. Meanwhile in South Africa, militant nationalists have declared that every inch of soil in Africa can belong only to blacks. There is no place for the non-indigenous whites.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) – the third biggest party in the South African parliament – is spearheading a government move to expropriate farm land without paying any compensation to its white owners.
The Boers – a term today referring to farmers of Dutch, German and Huguenot (French) descent – arrived in 1652 to found South Africa’s earliest white colony. This white farming community, also known as Afrikaners, are nonetheless viewed as interlopers by the country’s majority blacks.
MP Julius Malema, who heads the socialist EFF, is insistent that “whites are not Africans” (video above) despite their having lived in South Africa for so many generations.
The concept of national homeland means Germany for Germans, Sweden for Swedes, Poland for Poles, Japan for Japanese, China for Chinese, etc.
If Malaysia is for Malaysians, does the DAP – through its Bangsa Malaysia ballyhoo – get to determine what makes a Malaysian?