The United Nations human rights chief said on Monday that fear tactics used by Nigel Farage and Donald Trump compared to those of ISIS.
In comments about a security and justice conference, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein criticised Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders and other “populists, demagogues and political fantasists”.
“Make no mistake, I certainly do not equate the actions of nationalist demagogues with those of Daesh,” he said. “But in its mode of communication, its use of half-truths and oversimplification, the propaganda of Daesh uses tactics similar to those of the populists.”
He said that Da’esh – also known as ISIS – has some aims in common with populist leaders such as Trump, Marine Le Pen, and Farage.
“All seek in varying degrees to recover a past, halcyon and so pure in form, where sunlit fields are settled by peoples united by ethnicity or religion – living peacefully in isolation, pilots of their fate, free of crime, foreign influence and war. A past that most certainly, in reality, did not exist anywhere, ever. Europe’s past, as we all know, was for centuries anything but that”, he said.
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