Racism

Spurs consult fans over Y-word

By Charlotte Oliver, October 24, 2013

Tottenham Hotspur has responded to the continuing controversy over the word “Yid” by asking for the views of 70,000 of its supporters.

The club has emailed a survey to all its season-ticket holders and members. It asks fans where they stand on the chants using the Y-word and includes recent media coverage on the issue.

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ADL enters row over 'offensive' sports team names

By Marcus Dysch, October 16, 2013

Sports teams with offensive nicknames or logos should consider changing their identity, the head of the Anti-Defamation League has said.

Abraham Foxman's comments were made as part of the long-running debate on whether the Washington Redskins American Football team should be renamed.

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Tommy Robinson quits as leader of English Defence League

By Rosa Doherty, October 8, 2013

English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson and party co-founder Kevin Carroll have quit the far-right group.

In a shock announcement, counter-extremism think tank Quilliam said the pair had left EDL "because they feel they can no longer keep extremist elements at bay".

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Le Pen acts on racist

September 12, 2013

France’s national Front party has suspended one of its local election candidates, Francois Chatelain, for posting antisemitic statements and a picture of a burning Israeli flag on Facebook. Party leader Marine Le Pen said that Chatelain’s posts were “in total contradiction with the political line of the FN”.

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Chief Rabbi kicks off in unsporting fashion

By Nathan Jeffay, July 31, 2013

Outrage was directed at Israel’s newly elected Chief Rabbi this week, after comments made by him, and widely perceived as racist, came to light.

David Lau, the new Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, told yeshiva students that they should not watch basketball or take an interest in the achievements of the players, many of whom are black, or — in the derogatory Hebrew term — kushim.

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Candidate for chief rabbi is 'severe bigot'

By Shira Rubin, July 11, 2013

borderline racist, sexist and homophobic statements made by the leading candidate in the Sephardi chief rabbinate election have caused outrage in Israel, with Knesset members and Israeli citizens calling for his disqualification.

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A new face of British Islam is rising. It needs your help

By Shiraz Maher, June 30, 2013

It hardly needs pointing out that those who casually embrace one form of bigotry are also more easily disposed towards other forms of hatred. Take the English Defence League, which officially claims to concern itself only with opposition to Islamist extremism, but has repeatedly demonstrated that it actually opposes all Muslims.

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Post Woolwich, we must stand together

By Mohammed Amin, June 14, 2013

The horror of May 22 is seared into my brain. How can I forget watching a murderer spouting on about “an eye for an eye” while his hands dripped with the blood of a young serviceman hacked to death on the peaceful streets of Woolwich?

Sadly, far-right elements have used the murder to justify attacks on Muslim individuals and institutions.

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Like us, others are different too

By Ivor Baddiel and Jonny Zucker, June 2, 2013

There is no reason why Jews should be different to anyone else. We should eat, sleep and breathe the same oxygen as our fellow humans. And yet, when it comes to racism, prejudice and discrimination there is a reason we should be different.

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Smart way to report football racism

By Marcus Dysch and Danny Caro, May 30, 2013

Football fans will be able to report antisemitic incidents and discrimination using a new smartphone app launched by anti-racism group Kick It Out.

Devised with the help of Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust, the app will allow fans to anonymously report attacks and offensive chants directly to Kick It Out, the Football Association, and to clubs.

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