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Richard Spencer Is Not Welcome In Poland Because Of His ‘Anti-Semitic Ideas’

Polish authorities have placed white nationalist and “alt-right” figurehead Richard Spencer on a list of “undesirable” people who are not welcome in the country.

Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed it had “made the appropriate request… to place Spencer on the list,” according to a report in BuzzFeed News.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained in a statement to BuzzFeed News that its request “emphasized that Richard Spencer is the leader of the radical supremacist movement, which ideology is based on racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic ideas.”

Spencer was slated to appear at an event organized by the right-wing political party Kongres Narodowo-Społeczny on Poland’s Independence Day, on November 11.

Spencer describes himself as a “white Zionist” who wants to create a white-only ethno-state. He also believes that Jews in Europe and America have contributed to what he and other white nationalists see as the downfall of their people.

Email Sam Kestenbaum at kestenbaum@forward.com and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum

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