Far-right Eurosceptic politicians Marie Le Pen (French National Front (FNF) and Geert Wilders (Party for Freedom (PVV) – Holland) met yesterday in The Hague to launch what they have described as a “historic alliance” in Europe.
Le Pen and Wilders’s alliance encourages ethno-nationalism, anti-immigration policies, anti-Islam fervor, and rejection of European integration.
The FNF and FP are also likely to join up with other far-right European parties such as Austria’s Freedom Party (FPOe), True Finns Party, Italy’s Northern League, Vlaams Beland in Belgium, the Sweden Democrats and the Danish People’s Party.
Le Pena and Wilders are notorious racists. Le Pen has turned her party’s anger toward what she calls the “Islamization” of France. Wilders has called for a halt to building mosques in the Netherlands and for a ban on the Quran.