Golden Dawn: Political Islam is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America

Golden Dawn: Political Islam is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America

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The Popular Association – Golden Dawn[13][14] (Greek: Λαϊκός Σύνδεσμος – Χρυσή Αυγή, Laïkós Sýndesmos – Chrysí Avgí), usually known simply as Golden Dawn (Greek: Χρυσή Αυγή, Chrysí Avgí pronounced [xriˈsi avˈʝi]), is a nationalist far-right[15] political party in Greece. It is led by Nikolaos Michaloliakos.

Scholars and media have described it as neo-Nazi[16][17][18] and fascist,[19][20][21] though the group rejects these labels.[22] Members have expressed admiration of the former Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas of the 4th of August Regime (1936–1941).[23] They have also made use of alleged Nazi symbolism, and have praised figures of Nazi Germany in the past.[24][25][26] According to academic sources, the group is racist and xenophobic,[27][28] while the party’s leader has openly identified it as nationalist and racist.[29]

Michaloliakos began the foundations of what would become Golden Dawn in 1980, when he published the first issue of the right-wing, pro-military junta journal with that name. In this context Golden Dawn had its origins in the movement that worked towards a return to right-wing military dictatorship in Greece.

Following an investigation into the murder of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas in September 2013 by an alleged supporter of the party, Michaloliakos, and several other Golden Dawn MPs and members, were arrested and held in pre-trial detention on suspicion of forming a criminal organization.[30] The trial began on 20 April 2015

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