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why the anti-islam parties will not succeed in BE,NL,DE

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Jul 17, 2016 at 09:21

I believe the new anti-islam parties in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany will not succeed. Here's why.

In Belgium Bart de Wever's NV-A promotes Flemish independence as well as anti-islamic policies. The NV-A will either fail for lack of support of Flemish independence or it will soften the anti-islam agenda if and when indepence was achivied. In the case of Flemish independence I expect the Vlanders' North-African muslims to relocate to French speaking Belgium anyway and ultimately stay.

Geert Wilders' PVV had MP's leave his party on personal grounds, allegations of fraude or incompetence. In essence, the PVV does win votes but it cannot find suitable MPs to fill the seats in parliament.

Germany has seen the rise of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). A couple of weeks ago one of their front-men suggested the people liked the black Jerome Boateng as a football-player but would not want him as a neighbor. To the population Jerome Boateng is nothing short of a national hero, and a very Germany one at that . 1000000000 people who watched the worldcup final 2014 would by and large agree. The AfD fell considerably in opinion polls after the Boateng remarks. The AfD exposed themselves as amateur-Nazis to the German electorate.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

No argument that the populist, anti-Islam parties make many mistakes. I am assuming as they grow in popular support, however, they will evolve and become more sophisticated.

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