The DPP rocked the Danish political establishment by emerging as the biggest party in the European elections, with four seats. Both the Danes and the True Finns see the move to the ECR as bringing the credibility and respectability that could help them become coalition partners in future governments.
Morten Messerschmidt, a senior DPP figure and a rising star in Danish politics, was convicted in 2002 for publishing material that appeared to link a multiethnic society to rape, violence and forced marriages.
Jussi Halla-aho, a newly elected True Finn MEP, was convicted in 2012 of stirring ethnic tensions after writing a blog on freedom of speech that claimed Islam `reveres paedophilia´.
“This will raise the eyebrows of many in Europe who thought the Danish People’s party in particular wouldn’t pass the Tory party’s blush test.”, said Mats Persson from the Open Europe think-tank.
There is a clear distinction that the left-wing media often fails to make between a party that wants to control immigration and one that seeks to demonise immigrants,said Syed Kamall, the Tory leader in the European parliament, who is a practising Muslim.
true but we know that human perception is the same in both. And that is the clue.
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