Thursday, September 8, 2016

Europe's Refugee Crisis Coupled With Terrorism Will Influence Europe's Upcoming Polls

Riot police watch as far-right supporters take part in anti-refugee rally in Dortmund, Germany, June 4, 2016. The placard in front reads "Stop the flood of asylum seekers." Reuters

Jamie Dettmer, VOA: Jihadist Terror, Refugee Issue Likely to Shape Upcoming Europe Polls

ROME — Just as Islamic State is pushed on its back-foot in Syria and Iraq, the jihadist terror threat is set to become a key factor in a series of national and regional elections across Europe.

Some fear that in a feverish pre-election atmosphere in Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands politicians chasing populist votes risk assisting, if inadvertently, jihadist propagandists and recruiters by depicting Islam as a menace to national identity.

Across Europe there is a resurgence of identity politics as fears mount over Islam and terrorism and debates sharpen about what balance should be struck between security and liberty.

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Update: The Euro-American Immigration Crisis (George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures)

WNU Editor: Aside from the economy .... no question about it .... Europe's migration crisis will be the main issue in upcoming election polls in Europe.

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