Extremism

Home Office responds on EDL threat

By Jennifer Lipman, December 15, 2011

The Home Office has written to an umbrella group representing a range of Jewish communal and religious groups in response to statements distancing themselves from the methods and aims of the English Defence League.

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Jihad and Jews don't go together

By Martin Bright, December 15, 2011

This summer, we warned readers to be careful about overtures from the "community organisers", London Citizens. These darlings of the political class campaigned on behalf of low-paid workers and asylum seekers, and, on the face of it, appeared to be an entirely admirable organisation.

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Netanyahu: Extremist attackers not representative

By Jennifer Lipman, December 15, 2011

The Israeli prime minister has pledged to devote more resources to investigations into extremist activity in the West Bank as part of a crackdown into the groups behind the rash of so-called "price tag" attacks.

Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that administrative detention orders, usually reserved for Palestinians under suspicion, could now be issued for Jewish extremists.

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What LSE needs to do next

By James Maltz, December 6, 2011

The revelations of the Woolf Report made for painful reading for the London School of Economics. The outcome was that there must be a coherent ethical investment policy.

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Libyan Jew's MP grandson attacks LSE over Gaddafi links

By Jessica Elgot, December 1, 2011

The MP who called for the London School of Economics' links with the Libyan regime to be investigated said the university had "lost its moral compass".

A new report into LSE's conduct over donations from Libya says the contacts carried "a significant degree of risk", which would never have been exposed had former dictator Colonel Gaddafi not been toppled.

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Time to take the moral high ground

By Stephen Hoffman, November 22, 2011

I have an unswerving commitment to freedom of speech, including the freedom to offend. I also believe it is better to tackle problems head on, which is why I do not believe we should back no-platform policies on campus.

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Salah wins right to appeal

By Marcus Dysch, November 11, 2011

Palestinian activist Raed Salah has been granted permission to appeal against a tribunal ruling which agreed he should be removed from Britain.

Last month an immigration tribunal found in favour of Home Secretary Theresa May's order that Sheikh Salah should be banned from Britain as his presence "would not be conducive to the public good".

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Just a few hotheads, Mr Willetts?

By Marcus Dysch, November 11, 2011

A wave of hate speakers spread across British campuses this week, just days after Universities Minister David Willetts advised people to pay little attention to a "small number of hot-heads", claiming the number of campus extremists was declining.

In London, the leader of the British branch of extreme Islamist organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir spoke at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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'Islam now main far-right target'

By Jessica Elgot, November 10, 2011

A report into far-right extremism across Europe has found that instances of antisemitism are extremely low and hardline Islamophobia dominates most nationalist groups.

The report by British think-tank Demos is the largest-ever study of online support for populist movements in Europe, and takes in groups such as the English Defence League and the British National Party.

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Israeli police probe alleged 'price tag' incident

By Jennifer Lipman, November 9, 2011

The Israeli authorities are looking into allegations of another "price tag" attack in the West Bank.

According to Mickey Rosenfeld, spokesman for the Israeli police, the phrase was daubed on the side of a house in the village of Beit Ummar. It is thought that three cars there were damaged during the night.

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