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Youngsters’ Ramadan harvest for church’s food bank

Yorkshire Evening Post | Wednesday, 16 July 2014

YOUNG members of a mosque in Shadwell are asking their community for food donations during Ramadan to help feed the poor in Leeds. Food collected during the ‘Ramadan Harvest’ at the Baab-Ul-Ilm Centre will be donated to the Moortown Methodist Church food bank at the end of July. The project has been more...

Chuka Umunna: 'UKIP voters racially abused me but you don’t let it get to you'

The Mirror by Jason Beattie | Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Chuka Umunna says he has been subject to “vociferous, racist” abuse from UKIP supporters and accuses Nigel Farage’s party of stoking racial tensions. The Shadow Business Secretary was attacked as a “spear chucker” and a “caveman” when he pointed out some voters, including UKIP supporters, could not use the internet. But his more...

Interfaith Iftars Bring Muslims And Jews Together During Ramadan

Huffington Post by By Lauren Markoe | Tuesday, 15 July 2014

(RNS) Muslim tradition calls for breaking the Ramadan fast in the evening with a date and a sip of water, and increasingly these days, the company of Jews. Muslim-Jewish iftars are popping up across the nation, bringing together dozens and sometimes hundreds of people for a celebratory Ramadan meal and to more...

New Malden Councillor Terry Paton says BNP membership was undercover investigation

This I sL by Nazia Dewji | Tuesday, 15 July 2014

A New Malden councillor says his name appeared on a leaked list of British National Party (BNP) members because he was undercover in the far-right wing group five years ago. The Surrey Comet was alerted this week to ex-policeman and Conservative Terry Paton’s surname, postcode and mobile phone number on the more...

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BULGARIA | Volen Siderov faces prosecution over hooliganism

Monday, 21 July 2014, 13:45 | Source: novinite.com |

Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgaria's far-right nationalist party Ataka, photo by BGNES. The leader of Bulgaria's nationalist party Ataka, Volen Siderov is to face prosecution in a hooliganism and infliction of minor injuries case, Monday. The first court hearing will be held seven months after incident on January 6  more...

HUNGARY | Controversial statue goes up overnight

Monday, 21 July 2014, 13:42 | Source: bbj.hu |

The statue depicts the Angel Gabriel, who is traditionally considered Hungary’s own guardian angel, being tormented from above by an eagle, which represents Nazi Germany. An inscription that runs atop a colonnade behind the statue can be translated as “Memorial for the Victims of German Occupation”. Opponents of the statue say more...

POLAND | Polish MEP's racist remark sparks anger

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 17:36 | Source: AFP |

A far-right Polish MEP outraged lawmakers gathered in the European Parliament on Wednesday by comparing the continent's unemployed youth to "n*****s" in the US South. Janusz Korwin-Mikke, the outspoken leader of the royalist and libertarian Congress of the New Right party, delivered the remark during a speech to deputies decrying the more...

SPAIN | Neo-nazi 'not sorry' over 'blood bath' speech

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 16:37 | Source:thelocal.es |

"Catalonia won't become independent without a lot of blood being spilled," he is reported to have said in a speech during the demonstration which saw the group's members carrying banners calling for Catalonia's regional president Artur Mas to be sent to the gas chambers. Catalan leaders are pushing for a November more...