Antisemitic conspiracy theories
2014. The Sweden Democrats have decided to team up with British UKIP and Italian Five Star Movement led by Bebbe Grillo, in the EFDD group in the European Parliament. The collaboration was noticed by the Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities because Beppe Grillo has spread antisemitic conspiracy theories. Lena Posner-Körösi, head of the Council, says Beppe Grillo has aired notions that Jews rule the world. It is now time for party leader Jimmie Åkesson to ”come clean”, she says.
The Swedish Committee Against Antisemitism also criticized the Sweden Democrats for their choice of partners in the European parliament, for example on the debate page of Aftonbladet:
”With SD joining the party group EFDD it has once again underlined that the party’s alleged ‘anti-antisemitism’ is only a masquerade”.
In October 2014 the EU group saw yet another addition in Robert Iwaszkiewicz from the Polish party Congress of the New Right. Iwaszkiewicz has stated that there is no evidence that Adolf Hitler knew about the Holocaust and he describes Polish Jews as the ”greatest enemy”. He has also defended married men beating their wives.
Photo: Beppe Grillo during a meeting with the Five Star Movement.