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Anti-Islam Parties Big Winners in European Union

Posted by Glezele Vayne on June 9, 2009


Another good news alert (gotta get it in while it lasts) is the fact that the anti-Syrian parties have won more seats in Lebanon’s parlaiment than Hezbollah. More here and, here.

Reasons for a cautious view of this good new here and here. — Ellie Katz

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

(IsraelNN.com) Anti-Islam parties scored big victories in European Union parliamentary voting that concluded Sunday. A record low voter turnout of only 43 percent helped the right wing parties enter the EU Parliament (EUP), while the conservative European People’s party retained its plurality, by a comfortable margin.

In the Netherlands,  Geert Wilders’ Freedom party won 17 percent of the country’s votes, giving it four out of the country’s 25 seats in the 736-seat EUP. Its support placed it less than three percent behind the ruling Christian Democratic Alliance’s showing.

Wilder has set off violent protests in the Muslim world because of his 15-minute film called Fitna, which links violence with the Koran. He also is working with Israeli Knesset Member Aryeh Eldad (National Union) to expose violence in Islam.

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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