NEO-NAZI LANDS EU JUS­TICE SEAT

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

GER­MAN HATE-MONGER Udo Voigt may be smil­ing, but main­stream Euro­pean politi­cians are not. Voigt, for­mer head of Ger­many’s neo-Nazi Na­tional Demo­cratic Party, is to take a seat on the EU Par­lia­ment’s civil rights com­mit­tee.

Known for his xeno­pho­bia and an­tisemitic views, Voigt’s win came two weeks af­ter he re­ceived a one-year sus­pended sen­tence for in­cite­ment to hate.

At the open­ing of the UN Hu­man Rights Coun­cil last week in Geneva, com­mis­sioner Navi Pil­lay warned about an in­crease in xeno­pho­bia and cited Voigt as say­ing Europe has to “re­main a con­tent of white people”.

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