Extremism

Alleged Yad Vashem vandals to appear in court

By Jennifer Lipman, June 26, 2012

Three suspects are to appear in court in Israel today in connection with the vandalism of the country's national Holocaust memorial museum.

The alleged perpetrators, all from Israel's strictly Orthodox community, are understood to have admitted to being behind the damage.

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Lord Ahmed cancels far-right meeting

By Jessica Elgot, June 14, 2012

The controversial peer Lord Ahmed has cancelled plans to host members of an extreme right-wing group at the House of Lords this week.

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Britain’s fascists in a right state

By Gerry Gable, June 14, 2012

Andrew Brons, the BNP MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, has heavily criticised his party leader, calling him dictatorial. At a meeting of party "dissidents" last month, he said voters would be entitled to ask whether, if Nick Griffin were elected, he would run the country like he runs his party.

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Israeli journalist beaten by blackshirts in Athens

By Gil Shefler, June 14, 2012

When I made plans to go to Greece to investigate the rise of Golden Dawn, a neo-Nazi party that won almost seven per cent of the vote in the recent elections, I knew I was putting myself in some danger. After all, I intended to visit its headquarters and interview its members, who have been linked to a spate of attacks on foreigners.

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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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