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The day I realised I wasn’t white

imwithdom by imwithdom | Friday, 25 July 2014

I have wanted to talk through the thoughts I’m about to write for years but never felt I had the confidence to articulate what I really mean. It’s taken me days to consider how I’m going to write what I’m about to, I guess that’s testament to how much it more...

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...

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HUNGARY | Hungary's Rome envoy-to-be withdraws after anti-Semitic comments

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:11 | Source:AFP |

Hungary's choice to become ambassador to Italy has backed down amid mounting international protest against his appointment because of anti-Semitic statements. "Peter Szentmihalyi Szabo informed the Foreign Affairs Ministry he doesn't wish to be ambassador," the ministry said in a statement Friday. The 69-year-old writer and commentator with links to the far-right more...

HUNGARY | Orbán's rejection of liberal democracy draws fire

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 09:41 | Source: Budapest Business Journal |

The speech, given at a gathering in Romania, drew worldwide attention after the Prime Minister questioned the value of liberal democracy. It seemed to justify and explain some of the current policies of the government run by Orbán's Fidesz Party. "The new state that we are building in Hungary today is more...

AUSTRIA | War memorial dismantled by Graz council

Friday, 25 July 2014, 23:18 | Source: thelocal.at |

One of the commemorative boards in Graz. Photo: APA Ten commemorative boards which serve to remind people of specific WWII Nazi atrocities in the city of Graz are being removed. The Freedom Party (FPÖ) run city council decided by a majority vote on Friday that the “temporary” installation should be removed - more...

GERMANY | Neo-nazi group banned in Germany's Bavaria state

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 18:39 | Source: nzherald.co.nz |

Authorities in the German state of Bavaria say they have banned a neo-Nazi group that operated in the region. The state interior ministry said it banned the Free Network South group on Wednesday and accused it of pursuing the "anti-constitutional endeavors" of an organization that was banned a decade ago, the more...