Extremism

Austerity and food prices will help keep extremists on top

By John R Bradley, December 27, 2012

Tunisian President Munsif Marzouqi was forced to abandon a public speech this month in Sidi Bouzid. He had been intending to celebrate the Arab Spring at the place where it began two years ago.

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Prosecution sought over Le Pen ‘anti-Muslim’ speech

By Sarah Pilchick, December 13, 2012

French officials have requested that the European Parliament revoke Marine Le Pen’s legal immunity over anti-Muslim remarks she made in 2010.

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Germany seeks ban on extreme right party

By Sarah Pilchick, December 12, 2012

The German government is taking steps to ban one of its most prominent far-right political parties despite doubts that the measure will succeed.

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Former EDL Jewish leader claims Islamic centre 'could lead to attacks'

By Marcus Dysch, October 25, 2012

The leader of an extreme right-wing Jewish group has been condemned for claiming that a proposed Muslim community centre would lead to attacks on Jews.

Roberta Moore, head of the UK branch of the Jewish Defence League, wrote to Camden Council complaining about the proposed conversion of a shop in Cricklewood, north London.

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Violence that dishonours Judaism and threatens Israel

By Adam Ognall, October 12, 2012

Why the BBC chose Rosh Hashanah to screen its Panorama documentary looking at the spate of "price tag" incidents in Israel is anyone's guess. Regardless, it brought to British attention a phenomenon that Israel has been grappling with for some time.

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Greek far-right appointed to European council

By Sandy Rashty, October 10, 2012

A member of the far-right Golden Dawn party will represent Greece on the Council of Europe’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination.

The appointment of Eleni Zaroulia, the wife of Golden Dawn’s party chairman, has been condemned by members of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

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Elton John leads tribute song

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2012

Hats off to Sir Elton John, who in a recent UK concert dedicated a song to Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal journalist who was brutally murdered 10 years ago in Pakistan by his Islamist abductors just because he was an American Jew.

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'Inflammatory' support Israel' adverts up on New York subway

By Jennifer Lipman, September 20, 2012

Adverts encouraging people to "Support Israel" and "Defeat Jihad" that have been described by an American hate monitor as "inflammatory" are being posted on the New York subway system.

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Half of UK voters want 'British values' prioritised

By Jennifer Lipman, September 20, 2012

More than half of British voters would be willing to back a party that promised to "prioritise traditional British values over other cultures", a survey of the levels of support for UK extremist groups has revealed.

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Violent protests spread across Middle East and Arab world

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2012

Politicians have condemned the violence as Islamist riots that began in Libya earlier this week have spread to other parts of the Arab world.

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