The road from Utøya – How can Europe fight extremism?

Daniel Poohl and Aage BorchgrevinkExtremist movements are on the rise all over Europe. From the north to the south neo-Nazis and right-wing populist parties argue that we live in a sham democracy where the national identity is threatened by the Islamization of society. The islamophobic ideology, based on the fear that Europe will develop into Eurabia, inspired Anders Behring Breivik to move from thought to action. What have we learned from the terrible terrorist attacks on 22 July 2011, and what challenges lie ahead in the fight against extremism?

Aage Borchgrevink is a writer, literary critics and senior advisor to the Norwegian Helsinki Committee. In the debated bestseller A Norwegian tragedy – Anders Behring Breivik og veiene til Utøya, he raises the question how Anders Behring Breivik could become one of the worst terrorists in Europe after World War II.

Daniel Poohl is editor in chief of Expo Magazine. He argues there are two forms of right-wing extremists: The traditional right-wing extremists, acting against what they fear is a Jewish world conspiracy, and the so-called counter-jihad movement, for which Islam and the “cultural Marxists” are viewed as enemies.

The debate will be held in Swedish / Norwegian and moderated by Robert Hårdh, Executive Director at Civil Rights Defenders.

Time: Wednesday, 31 October at. 9:00 to 10:30 (coffee / tea and sandwiches from 8.30)
Location: Civil Rights Defenders, Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm

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Categories: Uncategorized.
Tags: One hour of human rights and Right wing extremism.
Regions: Sweden.