Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Austria: Far-right party ejects MP over anti-Semitic comments

Via Reuters:
Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) said on Monday it had expelled a member of its parliamentary group over anti-Semitic comments on Facebook and called on her to give up her seat.

The Freedom Party, which several polls suggest is the most popular in Austria, has gained support with an anti-immigration message during a massive influx of migrants into Europe, and has called for a border fence to be built around the country.

But the remark on Facebook last week, in which MP Susanne Winter expressed support for an anti-Semitic comment, had crossed a "red line", her party said in a statement.  more

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