Extremism

Baroness: let schools deal with hate speech

By Robyn Rosen, March 11, 2011

Communities minister Baroness Hanham has said the government expects schools and universities to tackle hate speech themselves — and that she believed that an adequate framework was already in place.

She answered questions on antisemitism on campus, online and at school during a session in the House of Lords yesterday.

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Jews lead the way in fight against hate

By Martin Bright, March 3, 2011

The Jewish community is prepared to put itself at the forefront of the campaign against religious and racial extremism, according to a detailed new analysis of identity in England.

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David Cameron's speech to the CST

March 3, 2011

I’m grateful to Lloyd Dorfman for that very kind introduction and to Gerald Ronson and Dame Gail for inviting me to join you again this evening. It’s great to be back.

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EDL dismisses Jewish arm as too extreme

By Jessica Elgot, February 25, 2011

The leadership of the English Defence League has distanced itself from the group's Jewish Division, because of its partnership with the far-right American group Jewish Task Force.

The head of the EDL's Jewish division, Roberta Moore, previously announced that the group was working with the JTF, whose leader Victor Vancier has been imprisoned for terrorism offences.

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University report excuses hate speech

By Raheem Kassam, February 24, 2011

In naming their report Freedom of speech on campus, I am sure Universities UK thought they would curry favour with the liberal-minded among us.

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Students attack 'weak' college hate report

By Marcus Dysch, February 24, 2011

A report on tackling extremism and hate speakers at British university campuses has been widely criticised as weak and ineffectual.

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Malcolm Grant on campus extremism

By Jennifer Lipman, February 18, 2011
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Malcolm Grant discusses the long-awaited Universities UK report on radical speakers at UK campuses.

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Campus extremism report gives green light to radical speakers

By Marcus Dysch, February 18, 2011

Guidelines on tackling extremism and hate speakers on British university campuses have been published following a year-long investigation.

Universities UK, the umbrella group representing university heads, said it could find “no simple answers or absolute rules” but sets out guidance on dealing with controversial speakers, protests, student societies and serious incidents on campus.

The report gives the green light to universities to continue inviting radical speakers to appear on campus by encouraging institutions to “engage” with them.

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EDL partners with far-right US Jewish group

By Jessica Elgot, February 16, 2011

The head of the EDL’s Jewish division Roberta Moore has announced a partnership with far-right American group the Jewish Task Force on the EDL Facebook page.

The JTF leader Victor Vancier has also posted a podcast where he said: “We were contacted by the English Defence League last few weeks and we have agreed we want to work together on joint projects. They are a major organisation, with mass media coverage.

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Anti-Jewish demonstration at Tunisian synagogue

By Jennifer Lipman, February 16, 2011
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Islamist chant anti-Jewish slogans at a rally outside of the main synagogue in Tunis.

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