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New Icelandic Far-Right Political Party

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New Icelandic Far-Right Political Party

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Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

A new far-right political party is in the making, called the Icelandic National Front (Íslenska þjóðfylkingin). The Right-Green Movement (Hægri grænir), founded in 2010, has decided to join the new party, Vísir reports. In last parliamentary elections the Right Green Movement received 1.7 percent of the vote and no representative in parliament.

The Icelandic National Front distributed its platform to media yesterday. The party would like to reexamine Iceland’s membership in the European Economic Area and cancel our participation in the Schengen Agreement. The party rejects any ideas about multiculturalism in the country and vows to fight against the construction of a mosque. Furthermore, it demands a ban against burkas and Islamic schools in Iceland.

The party wants to protect the sovereignty and independence of Iceland, Icelandic culture, language, customs, and Christian beliefs. Its main goal is individual liberty, limited state intervention and transparent and sustainable public management.

Finally, the party supports the adoption of a new currency.

The party’s Facebook page appears to have been taken down, but another page, claiming to be that of a political organization, can be found with a name which resembles that of the new party. This one, also with the Icelandic flag as a logo, is called Íslenska þjóðflokkunin, meaning ‘Icelanders who want to sort their garbage.’ The party’s manifesto, set up in a similar way to that of the Icelandic National Front, vows to bring the band Green Day to the country to play during green days. A post on the page reads: “We’re not against any religion, but will perhaps be a bit upset if religion prohibits sorting. Go freedom of religion.”

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