Extremism

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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Far-right drops its mask

By Matthew Goodwin, May 3, 2013

The British National Party could once put up more than 400 candidates, and attract national media attention. As yesterday's local elections showed, today the BNP is very much a shadow of its former self, and can barely contest 100 seats.

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When segregation is acceptable

By Geoffrey Alderman, April 30, 2013

Recent media reports have focused on instances of gender segregation at events arranged by Islamic societies at British universities.

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BNP set for trouncing in local elections

By Marcus Dysch, April 26, 2013

The threat of the British National Party stands seriously diminished on the eve of local elections across England, experts have claimed.

Unlike four years ago, the Board of Deputies has not felt the need to run a campaign against the BNP, and anti-fascist campaign group Hope Not Hate has predicted widespread defeat for BNP candidates.

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Man who called Jews ‘scum’ back in jail

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2013

A Welsh man who was jailed for encouraging racial hatred is back in prison after being given a 12 month sentence for harassment.

Trevor Hannington, who was associated with the far-right Aryan Strike Force, was jailed for two years under the Terrorism Act in 2010.

The neo-Nazi had described Jews as “scum” that should be “destroyed”.

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Call for Sunderland chair to resign over Di Canio

By Marcus Dysch, April 4, 2013

A leading Reform rabbi and the dean of Durham have attacked Sunderland AFC’s appointment of Paolo Di Canio as head coach.

Rabbi Jonathan Romain, of Maidenhead Synagogue, called on Sunderland chairman Ellis Short to resign for overlooking Mr Di Canio’s apparent fascist beliefs when hiring him this week.

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