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Europe’s Climate of Intolerance

Expand France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen and Netherlands' Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders take a Selfie during a European far-right leaders meeting about the European Union, in Koblenz, Germany, January 21, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Responding to a simple request from a Human Rights Watch colleague for examples of intolerant rhetoric by European leaders, led us to an unavoidable conclusion: racist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim speech is now a part of everyday politics in Europe. In a short video released today, we include statements since 2015 from leaders…

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