Extremism

Strictly Orthodox Neturei Karta's new alliance with extreme right

By Jessica Elgot, June 7, 2012

A strictly Orthodox man from Manchester has addressed a meeting of the extreme nationalist New Right group, warning them about the “dangers” of Zionism.

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Camden slaps ban on Islamist group

By Marcus Dysch, May 24, 2012

A group which promotes extreme Islamist organisations has been banned from using a taxpayer-funded neighbourhood centre.

The Ministry of Dawah has held lectures at the Camden Council-backed venue in north London for more than two years. Its glorification of Osama bin Laden, and extreme Islamist clerics such as Anwar al-Awlaki, was revealed in the JC last week.

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Camden Council giving al-Qaeda group freedom to preach

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2012

A leading local authority has refused to sever its links to a group which promotes the ideology of Osama bin Laden at a taxpayer-funded centre and encourages young Muslims to prepare for jihad.

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Ban urged for Greece's Golden Dawn and other extremists in Europe

By Jennifer Lipman, May 17, 2012

Europe should consider banning far-right parties from the political arena, a European Jewish leader said on Wednesday.

Speaking days after the leader of Golden Dawn – the Greek neo-Nazi party that won seats in parliament for the first time this month – denied key facts of the Holocaust, Moshe Kantor said there were times when restrictions on free speech were necessary.

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Legal case launched after Hungarian actor attacked as filthy Jew

By Jennifer Lipman, May 14, 2012

A prominent Hungarian actor has started legal proceedings after he was described as a "filthy Jew" by a politician from the right-wing Fidesz party.

Film star Jozsef Szekhelyi was also disparaged for sympathising with left-wing politics by a politician who sits on the council of the northern town of Eger.

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Row in Hungary over far-right politician's Jewish jibe

By Sandy Rashty, May 11, 2012

Israel's envoy in Hungary has cancelled a scheduled visit to the northern town of Eger to protest against allegedly antisemitic comments made by a local politician and directed at a Jewish actor.

The Eger council member, who is part of the right-wing Fidesz party, is reported to have called national film star Jozsef Szekhelyi a "filthy Jew" who sympathises with left-wing politics.

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Greek Jews: Golden Dawn vote 'serious blow' to democracy

By Jennifer Lipman, May 9, 2012

Members of the Greek Jewish community have expressed alarm following the election of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party to the country's parliament on the weekend.

In a statement, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece described the inclusion of 21 members of the party as a "serious blow" to Greek democracy.

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Neo-Nazi youth group on EU funded council

By Marcus Dysch, May 2, 2012

Lithuanian neo-Nazi youth group has been adopted onto a council which receives European Union funding.

The Union of Lithuanian Nationalist Youth (ULNY) was unanimously elected to the Lithuanian Council of Youth Organisations at a national conference last weekend.

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Le Pen's National Front a winner in French election

By Jennifer Lipman, April 23, 2012

One in five voters in the French presidential elections backed the candidate of the country's far right National Front Party.

Marine Le Pen was in third place after Sunday's first-round election. A run-off will be held between the two leading candidates, Socialist challenger Francois Hollande – currently the frontrunner – and incumbent Nicholas Sarkozy.

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Blood libel cleric Salah told: you're welcome to stay

By Marcus Dysch, April 11, 2012

Senior judges have ruled that a leading Islamic political activist is free to stay in Britain despite having given a sermon in which he invoked the antisemitic blood libel.

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