Extremism

Hamas supporter Azzam Tamimi to speak on London campus

By Jennifer Lipman, February 24, 2012

An inflammatory Palestinian academic who has said he "takes pride in being a terrorist" is due to address students at a London university on Tuesday.

Dr Azzam Tamimi, who has expressed his wish to be a "martyr" and stated that "Israel must come to an end" has been invited by the Queen Mary University Palestine Solidarity Society.

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'Unrepentant bigot' Buchanan sacked from news network MSNBC

By Jennifer Lipman, February 17, 2012

One of the most controversial political commentators in the US has been sacked from his role on a major US news network.

Pat Buchanan had already been suspended by MSNBC, but this week the network said it was parting ways with the social conservative pundit.

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Finkelstein disowns 'silly' Israel boycott

By Marcus Dysch, February 16, 2012

Controversial American anti-Zionist academic Norman Finkelstein has launched a blistering attack on the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, labelling it a "cult" led by "dishonest gurus".

He made his comments during an interview with anti-Israel activist Frank Barat at Imperial College, London, earlier this week.

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Clearer guidelines on campus hatred

By Jennifer Lipman, February 9, 2012

The government has been urged to create a "designated contact point" for universities to work with when extremist external speakers are invited to speak on campus.

The call for clearer government guidance about challenging hate speech on campus came from the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, which carried out a nine-month review of the Prevent strategy.

The report found that the interne

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'Price tag' attack on interfaith Jerusalem school

By Jennifer Lipman, February 8, 2012

Extremist Jewish vandals are believed to be behind an attack on a mixed Jewish and Arab school in Jerusalem.

Police found Hebrew graffiti calling for "Death to Arabs" on the wall of the "Hand in Hand" school. At the same time, vandals targeted a Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem.

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LSE cancels extremist speaker event

By Jennifer Lipman, February 7, 2012

An extremist speaker will no longer address students at the London School of Economics after complaints from Jewish students.

Haitham Al Haddad, who is alleged to have described Jews as "the enemies of God, and the descendants of apes and pigs" and stated that it is necessary to hate Jews and Christians, was due to speak at the university this evening.

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MPs urge action on online radicalisation

By Jennifer Lipman, February 6, 2012

A parliamentary committee has warned that the internet is a "fertile breeding ground for terrorism", posing more danger than extremism on campus.

MPs have found that online activity is influential in almost all instances of violent radicalisation, yet it is not sufficiently monitored for counter-terrorism purposes.

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Arrests over latest attack on Bet Shemesh woman

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2012

Israeli police have arrested five suspects over an attack on a woman who was putting up posters in Bet Shemesh.

The incident, which police said involved strictly Orthodox men, saw Natalie Mashiach pelted with stones. The 27-year-old's car's tyres were slashed and she was surrounded by a group of men.

She was putting up an advert for Israel's national lottery at the time.

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Santorum's campaign managed by former Buchanan aide

By Jennifer Lipman, January 16, 2012

The man hoping to lead Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum to victory previously worked for a politician known for his "antisemitic, racist and anti-immigrant views".

Mr Santorum's campaign manager is Michael Biundo, who was one of the key figures in Pat Buchanan's ultimately unsuccessful presidential bid in 1996.

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Ron Paul takes tips from extremist Neturei Karta rabbi

By Jennifer Lipman, January 10, 2012

Ron Paul, one of the candidates vying for the Republican Party's presidential nomination, has met a representative from the extremist anti-Zionist group Neturei Karta.

Mr Paul, who has drawn criticism for a catalogue of controversial remarks about Israel and the Holocaust as well as race and homosexuality, shook hands with Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss at an event in New Hampshire.

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