Extremism

Survey shows high levels of Euro Muslim extremism

By Toby Axelrod, December 19, 2013

A majority of Muslims in Europe hold fundamentalist beliefs, a study conducted by migration expert Ruud Koopmans of the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre has shown.

The findings are derived from a federally sponsored survey of immigrants and citizens of six European countries — Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Austria and Sweden — conducted in the first half of 2008.

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Islamist extremists could be hit with new banning orders, warns Cameron

By Marcus Dysch, December 5, 2013

David Cameron’s plans to silence hate preachers and tackle the radicalisation of British Muslims have been welcomed by Jewish communal groups.

The Community Security Trust said a report published by the Prime Minister’s task force on extremism had outlined “important” areas where radical activity could be combated.

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Searchlight's pride in prejudice

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 25, 2013

Searchlight will be known to some of you as a well-researched and professionally produced magazine specialising in exposés of racism, fascism and antisemitism.

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Dutch official report supporting Hamas ‘promotes extremism’

By Sandy Rashty, October 10, 2013

A Jewish human-rights group has asked the Dutch Prime Minister to reject an advisory report that “demonises Israel”.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, accused the Dutch parliament’s advisory council on international affairs of producing a one-sided report on the Middle East conflict.

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Arrest of Golden Dawn members welcomed by European Jewish Congress

By Sandy Rashty, September 30, 2013

The European Jewish Congress has welcomed the arrest of far-right politicians in Greece.

Over the weekend, more than 10 senior members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party were arrested after anti-fascist hip-hop singer Pavlos Fyssas was allegedly stabbed to death in Athens by a party supporter.

The party has denied any involvement in the killing.

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Police raid suspected neo-Nazis across Europe

By Alexandra Krendel, July 18, 2013

Police have raided premises in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland as part of a search for evidence that far-right organisation the Werewolf Squad is planning terrorist attacks.

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An unhelpful approach

By David Aaronovitch, July 7, 2013

Two weeks ago in the JC the writer Douglas Murray described the idea of Islamophobia as "a crock". Douglas and I have shared a few platforms over the years and I have a respect for his combination of intellectual and street-fighting skills.

So it is with disappointment and trepidation that I take issue with him here. He is, I think, completely wrong. And here's why.

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Catholics ‘celebrated Hitler birthday’ in pub

By Toby Axelrod, June 20, 2013

Allegations of extreme right-wing leanings among trainee priests have shaken the Catholic establishment in the Bavarian city of Würzburg.

It is claimed that members of Würzburg Seminary celebrated Hitler’s birthday at a party in a beer hall on April 20, the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birth. They are also accused of making racist remarks and jokes on a variety of occasions.

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Hate cleric Al-Qaradawi's tirade 'favours' Israel

By John R Bradley, June 7, 2013

In Qatar last week, the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual guide, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, thanked Washington for arming the Syrian opposition, urged every able-bodied Sunni Muslim to join the "jihad" there, gave reassurances to Israel and called for the extermination of every Shia and Allawite - tens of millions of people. His rationale? That they are "even more infidel" than the Jews.

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Wall fight is to return Judaism to Israel

By Laura Janner-Klausner, May 31, 2013

The debate about Women of the Wall, the cross-denominational group that has campaigned for a quarter-of-a-century for the right of women to pray together and read from the Torah at the Kotel, has been heating up of late. But the real significance of the campaign is neither about women nor about the wall.

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