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Trump Lost But Trumpism Thrives

Despite everything over the past five years since Trump announced his candidacy--his mocking of people with disabilities; his virulent anti-Black and anti-Latino racism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, and antisemitism; his praise of authoritarians and rejection of democratic allies; his obstruction of justice and his solicitation of foreign government intervention in his reelection effort; his bungled response to the coronavirus pandemic which has now infected more than 10 million people in the United States and killed more than 250,000; his congenital lying, pomposity, braggadocio, bullying, buffoonery, sloth, incompetence, and ignorance--despite all of this and so many other blatant disqualifications to be president, the most perturbing aspect of this election is that more than 71 million people witnessed all of this and decided they wanted more.

Will the Far-Right Lead Europe?

There is no doubt that nowadays European sovereign extremism is nourished by certain nationalist-style discontent towards traditional politics and by the hostility towards immigrants, but the insufficient knowledge and self-perception on Islamophobia and xenophobia by EU states is a further obstacle in the fight against these prejudices.

Changes in Indonesian Foreign Policy After the Elections

While national politics is dominated by actions designed to gain the upper hand in power struggles by political elites and distinct interest groups, foreign policy is yet to be developed on a primary level to deal with regional issues in the Asia-Pacific and global problems related to Muslim minorities, such as the Rohingya issue, Islamophobia, and the case of Palestine.

The End of the Liberal World?

The most acute expression of this trend is the wave of Islamophobia, in fact anti-Islamic hatred, which is fast entering the political mainstream in key countries of the continent, but also in the United States and other countries.

Jacinda Ardern and the World’s Muslims

” We also need to remember the contributions of renowned philosopher Alain Finkelkraut in spreading these ideas! While cultural racism and Islamophobia that are spearheaded by France and followed by the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium invades all corners of Europe, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s tone in the face of the odious massacre touched the hearts of Muslims.