Farid Hafez

Political Scientist, Visiting Professor of International Studies at Williams College, Senior Fellow at Bridge Initiative/Georgetown University

Mainstreaming Islamophobic Movements in International Institutions

Ten years ago, many people would have doubted that the leader of the right-wing Lega Nord would one day become minister of interior and vice-premier minister. Similar, hardly anyone would have believed that the spin doctor of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party would become minister of interior. And it was hard to predict ten years ago that the Tea Party would succeed in dominating the America’s Grand Old Party and that the U.S. would have a president who is celebrated by white supremacist groups. This new environment reflects the increasing extent to which extremist groups have established themselves within international institutions. Read full analysis here