Extremism

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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Clegg: FOSIS has 'failed to challenge extremist ideologies'

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 4, 2011

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg made an unexpectedly strong attack on the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (Fosis) during his speech to the Community Security Trust in Manchester last night.

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Israeli neo-Nazi sentenced in 'horrifying' case

By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2011

The leader of an Israeli neo-Nazi group has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail.

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Banned activist Salah seeking to appeal deportation ruling

By Marcus Dysch, November 2, 2011

Palestinian activist Raed Salah has requested permission to appeal against a tribunal ruling which agreed he should be removed from Britain, the JC can confirm.

Last week 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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Neo-Nazis still pose real threat

By Jessica Elgot, October 27, 2011

A far-right extremism expert has warned that the real threat of neo-Nazi terrorism is being ignored because of the focus on Islamist violence.

During a debate on the British far right at the Jewish Museum last week, author Nick Ryan warned that antisemitism was still "the glue" which united many extreme far-right groups in Europe and the US.

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Livingstone's Islamist guru was an undercover cop

By Martin Bright, October 27, 2011

Ken Livingstone's guru on radical Islamic politics has been exposed as an undercover police officer who infiltrated the animal rights movement in the 1980s.

Until August, Dr Robert Lambert was the co-director of the European Muslim Research Centre (EMRC) at Exeter University.

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