by Daniel Pipes
April 17, 2011
Elections in Finland today saw the True Finns Party (PS) win 39 out of 200 seats in parliament, a huge increase over its 1 parliamentary seat in 1999, 3 in 2003, and 5 in 2007. In percentage terms, they went from 1, 2, and 4 percent of the vote to 19 percent.
This surge typifies the enormous strides by right-wing insurgent parties which typically place emphasize such issues as immigration, cultural continuity, multiculturalism and Islamification.
For a graphic of where such parties now stand across Europe, see the helpful graphic, “Europe’s Right Turn,” published by Der Spiegel just before the Finnish election (and available here on my website).
To generalize: Anti-Islamic sentiments are now outpacing Islam in Europe. (April 17, 2011)
Source material can be found at this site.