Extremism

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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US ambassador to Libya killed in pro-Islamist riot

By Sandy Rashty, September 12, 2012

A video attacking the Prophet Mohammed has sparked an attack on US embassy in Libya in which the American ambassador was killed.

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Extremist threat is not just about the economy, stupid

By Matthew Goodwin and Anthony Painter, September 7, 2012

To what extent is the rise of right-wing extremism in Europe, including Golden Dawn in Greece, the Austrian Freedom Party (FPO) and the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands (PVV), due to the financial crisis? Many believe it to be so.

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Germany may ban far-right party

By Toby Axelrod, August 30, 2012

Police raids on neo-Nazi groups in Germany last week could boost efforts to ban the country’s biggest far-right party.

The raids turned up incriminating material including 1,000 election posters for the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD), which has an estimated 7,000 registered members.

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Austrian far-right politician criticised for antisemitic cartoon

By Sandy Rashty, August 21, 2012

A far-right leader is being investigated by Austria’s legal authorities after he posted, on a social networking site, a cartoon image of a Jewish banker profiting from Europe’s financial crises.

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Tragedy of a serious split between anti-fascists

By Martin Bright, August 9, 2012

For more than two decades, the magazine Searchlight has been synonymous with the fight against the extreme right in the UK. Its founder, Gerry Gable, deserves his place in the pantheon of British anti-fascist heroes.

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Support for Sikhs after temple 'hate crime'

By Jennifer Lipman, August 7, 2012

Jewish groups have offered messages of condolence and called for interfaith understanding in the wake of the fatal attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Six people were left dead after a man, identified by investigators as a known white supremacist, went on a shooting spree on Sunday afternoon.

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Madonna sued by National Front's Marine Le Pen

By Jennifer Lipman, July 16, 2012

The Queen of Pop is facing legal action from France's far right leader over a controversial stunt in her current world tour.

Madonna has staged a scene in her current MDNA show in which a photograph of Marine Le Pen, the National Front leader, is shown with a swastika superimposed over it/

Others who come in for the same treatment include the pope, Sarah Palin and Hitler.

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Hungarian far right leader challenged to Jewish debate

By Benjamin Lazarus, July 5, 2012

Several days after his colleague admitted having Jewish heritage, the leader of Hungarian's far right nationalist party, Jobbik, has challenged a Jewish community leader to a public debate.

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