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Sweden’s Ostracism of ‘Neo-Fascists’ Tests Democracy’s Edge

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Sweden’s lawmakers responded to a surge in voter support for the nation’s anti-immigration party by freezing it out of political influence.

Now, the democratic ramifications of that decision are being questioned as Europe grapples with fissures in its immigration policy after last week’s attacks on French magazine Charlie Hebdo fanned support for groups with xenophobic agendas.