MEP Marcel De Graaff engages in hate speech against Muslims in European Parliament plenary session
In the European Parliament plenary sitting today 14th March 2018, Marcel De Graaff MEP on behalf of the ENF Group, claimed that the inclusion of Muslim people is a dangerous threat to the future of the European society and accused the EU of sustaining the destruction of the continent by replacing European culture with Islam. Mr. de Graaff accused Muslim people of systemically launching Europe straight back into the Middle Ages by stating that Islam is the definition of gender inequality, polygamy, child marriage, slavery and honor killings.
He said: “It opened its borders and spent billions to invite millions of uneducated people from a backward culture that will launch Europe straight back into the Middle Ages” and at the end of his speech he gave his solidarity to other Eurosceptic and well-known racist European parties.
Cécile Kyenge, Co-President of ARDI, said: “His speech was unacceptable for a Member of the European Parliament, such contempt and hatred against Muslim people have insulted the values of the European institutions. By defining them as non-evolved people he has shown himself as a racist using rhetoric based on the European superiority. In Europe, after all the atrocities that these kinds of statements have caused, we cannot permit policies such as Mr. De Graaff to ruin our institutions. I will call on President Tajani to take action as we can’t let these statements go unpunished.”