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About the Swedish Democrats statement - "An expression of a purely racist logic", Professor Mattias Gardell in interview - SVT

2017-11-27

Clear dehumanization
Mattias Gardell is Professor and Scientific Leader at the Center for Multidisciplinary Research on Racism at Uppsala University. He also thinks the statement is startling and has previously been critical of SD.

 

Martin Strid told to his party comrades that all Muslims are somewhere on a scale where one end is "full human" and in the other end "muhammedan". An expression of a purely racist logic according to Gardell.

"The statement is remarkable because it clearly expresses the dehumanization that is built into anti-Muslim racism, or Islamophobia, which is quite high on the agenda of the Swedish Martin Strid told his party mates that all Muslims are somewhere on a scale where one end is "full man" and in other "muhammedan". An expression of a purely racist logic according to Gardell.

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