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Reader comment on item: In Defense of Europe's So-called Far Right

Submitted by Ian Files (United Kingdom), Jan 19, 2015 at 14:57

I'm not a member of this party but feel that on a matter of fact you should know that UKIP is not racist. True the party has some racist members and supporters but the party is definitely inclusive of all people irrespective of race, colour, nationality, creed etc. UKIP campaigns against uncontrolled immigration to the UK and for the UK to leave the European Union. Islamism is not popular either but that's hardly unique to UKIP.

I think I'm right in my impression that the other European parties you cite are openly racist. Lumping UKIP in with them is an error and objectionable.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Not an error: of course, there are many differences between the many parties I listed, not just in terms of racism but also Islam, pensions, taxation, and so forth. But I thought it useful to make some general points about the so-called far-right that looks at its general features.

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