Was Verdinaso a fascist party?
Above information is too simplistic and once again falls victim to use of wrong typecasting id est = ,,fascists''. Also, what's that quoted link worth, you think?
Wies Moens was one of the founders of Verdinaso (het Verbond van Dietsch Nationaal Solidaristen, something like the Union of Dutch National Solidarists), which functioned as the embodiment of Flemish fascism (cf. De Wever, 179).
You're posting the same twice, both links essentially say the same - albeit the second one probably has political aims of itself, and is thus not quite trustworthy.
(Ah, but you can't trust those wacky Belgian socialists, can you?)
Those aren't the socialists, what you're quoting from is extreme-leftist student's organisation! As you can see they firstly try to blacken one party from the past, then link it to a current one to make a guilt through association sort of effect. You're letting yourself be taken by the nose here, these people love to play political games. This is unworthy of any serious research and has nothing to do with original topic.
labels the Verdinaso as extreme right instead of fascist.
If extreme right means ''very conservative", then it is correct. But I'd be careful with those terms, there are always used by political agitators wanting to achieve some goal. "Fascism" is the beloved term of any leftist wanting to attack something he doesn't like, so be careful on how you use the term as it betrays political motivation.
If certain forum members don't like Verdinaso being labeled fascist, take it up with the owners of those websites.
Well I have the idea you still don't understand the complex situation at the time, wich is the key to understanding this thread. Mr. David won't like this, but once again: the term "fascist" only refers to Mediteranean state-nationalism. There is a large and uncompromisable difference between state nationalists (as represented by Musslolini's fascist regime) and ,Volksnationalismus' (in German as I don't know the correct English translation). The two normally hate each other and that's why the French shot the 21 people, whom this thread is about. The French back then didn't like the Germans for many reasons, and they certainly didn't like those Flemish nationalists either, who modeled their organisations after the NSDAP and it's party-organisations. That they were drunk worked as a catalysator, with the known results.
Anyway, quoting from websites you've found through google is too easy. But it seems we don't have to quarrel about the murder of nationalists/civilians here. The only thing you got wrong here was a semantic difference, the term ,,facists'' wasd fondly used by communists in order to hide that the national-socialists were socialists as well. That's why all nationalists were called by one term, fascists, which did certainly not reflect any real situation. For example you possible can't call any German nationalist (be it a state nationalist or a Volksnationalist) a fascist. It's a serious historical error but hardly ever pointed at. Facism refers to the Mediteranean state-nationalists who want to re-erect the Roman Empire. Hence the referal to the fasces as used bu the lictors in acient Rome. Nothing to do with Flemish nationalism and or collaboration!
So, this short detour was needed to illustrate nevertheless an important point, it also is closely related to the reason why these people were executed. Anybody who knows Belgium a bit will know the everlasting quarrel between the state nationalists and the nation-nationalists. It's everywhere, look at the Basque region, the Irish and yes, even America where state nationalists had their own war (civil war). A complex matter, this is not the area to go into detail about it.
Basically what we have here is a semantic discussion with bits of historical desinformation (not your fault, many if not all common works faim to dismantle this). So continuation perhaps is best left for personal messaging, as this is not really food for the thread. Merely sketching the reason behind the unusual murders at Abbeville, as requested by member Sergey Romanov. I hope it was clear enough, I tried to cut it short to meet the demands of the moderator.