Far-right AfD says Islam not welcome in Germany

Religion not compatible with constitution, says anti-immigration party which also proposes banning minarets and burqas. Members of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) have backed an election manifesto that says Islam is not compatible with the constitution. Delegates at the party’s conference on Sunday also supported a call to ban minarets on mosques and … More Far-right AfD says Islam not welcome in Germany

Right-wing populism in India: Same as the West

When Penguin abruptly accepted defeat in an Indian court and withdrew a controversial book, the backlash was so ferocious it took almost everyone by surprise. A small, hardline Hindu group said it had found the book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, by the academic Wendy Doniger offensive towards their religion, forcing the mighty conglomerate to … More Right-wing populism in India: Same as the West

No, Canada didn’t dodge the bullet, they were hit first

Quite often when we talk about right-wing populist parties we think of Europe – of Ukip, the French National Front, the Dutch Freedom Party, the Swedish Democrats, Golden Dawn, or Donald Trump in the United States. Yet arguably the most successful right-wing populist leader in the 21st century was in Canada: the former prime minister … More No, Canada didn’t dodge the bullet, they were hit first

The right-wing internet is going nuts over Beyoncé’s ‘racist’ and ‘outrageous’ Super Bowl performance

At the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night, national treasure Beyoncé performed a portion of her new song “Formation.” Most people enjoyed this performance. A group of right-wingers on the internet, however, are reacting with horror and outrage to Beyoncé’s halftime performance. Among the offenses they list: Beyoncé gave a Black Power salute onstage; … More The right-wing internet is going nuts over Beyoncé’s ‘racist’ and ‘outrageous’ Super Bowl performance

How deep into Hell did Harper put Canada? Environment Canada officers failed to uphold the law, ignored infractions to keep in line with Ottawa’s (Harper’s? Encana’s?) “priorities”

[Image if Albertans could get a review of AER/Alberta Environment’s failures to uphold laws in the province, and a review of their fraudulent engagement to cover-up industry’s pollution and harms] The federal department that enforces Canada’s environmental laws is in such disarray that some officers say they have been ignoring infractions in order to keep … More How deep into Hell did Harper put Canada? Environment Canada officers failed to uphold the law, ignored infractions to keep in line with Ottawa’s (Harper’s? Encana’s?) “priorities”

Here are five Muslim conspiracy theories believed by the populist right that are too ridiculous to be true – or are they?

If you think Muslims are behind the latest bacon cancer warning, you’ll be terrified at what else they’re up to The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently revealed that processed meats, such as bacon and sausages, cause cancer. As many may know, eating pork is forbidden in Islam. And according to some Twitter users, this coincidence … More Here are five Muslim conspiracy theories believed by the populist right that are too ridiculous to be true – or are they?