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European and Islamic right share 'strong commonalities'
DW: You do not use the term "radical Islam," but you speak of the "Muslim far right." Why?
Marieme Helie Lucas: I seek to emphasize not the religion itself, but the political stance of reactionary groups - which by the way have a lot in common with fascism and national socialism. They share the belief of superiority based not on race, but on religion. As with the Nazis, this supposed superiority is based on the fiction of a glorious past. By pointing to that past, they feel justified and even obliged to physically destroy what they call "subhumans." And, as the Nazis propagated "children, church and kitchen" as the rightful place of women, the Muslim far right sees home and mosque as the proper place for women in society.
Are there correlations between the European far right and the Muslim far right?
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