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RUSSIA | Football racism still rife in 2018 World Cup host Russia

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 14:26 | Source: BBC | | Click here for original article

At one point a laughing fan performed an ape dance to match his grunting. This was a football match in Russia, the next host of the World Cup. Officials here play down suggestions that racism is a serious problem in the Russian game and say they are working to kick it out ...
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT | European Parliament keeps employee who made racist postings

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 17:03 | Source: neurope.eu | | Click here for original article

In mid February, Martin Schulz was called to investigate a large number of racist and anti-Semitic postings made on the internet by Carl Joel Ankar, who has been working with Kristina Winberg MEP. Ankar has been cleared of wrongdoing by the European Parliament authorities. Cecilia Wikstrom MEP, (ALDE, SE) responded to the ...
GREECE | Amnesty International warns over racism Incidents and police brutality in Greece

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 12:06 | Source: GreekReporter.com | | Click here for original article

ts annual global report on the state of human rights for 2014 published Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Amnesty International that focuses on human rights and currently has more than seven million members and supporters across the globe. The report highlighted that increased allegations of police brutality were monitored in Greece that ...
NORWAY | “Allah hu akbar,” cried the rebbe...

Monday, 23 February 2015, 20:52 | Source: HOPE not hate/vepsen |

By Tor Bach for vepsen in Oslo “YOU MUST SAY to the young Muslims in Norway that they have given me hope. They have given me a reason to continue living. Maybe it was a meaning to my son’s death. Maybe it gives reason to life for the future. This message ...
NORWAY | Norway's Muslims and Jews link up to denounce extremist violence

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 23:22 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

Jews and Muslims hold hands as they join in a ring of solidarity around the synagogue in Oslo, in a peace vigil that drew a crowd of 1,300 people. Photograph: Hakon Mosvold Larsen /EPA Norwegian Muslims organised a peace vigil in Oslo on Saturday in a show of solidarity ...
NORWAY | Breaking news: Muslims to protect Oslo synagogue

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 16:34 | Source: HOPE not hate/vepsen |

A group of Norwegian Muslims will be forming a circle around Oslo synagogue after the celebration of Shabat this Saturday in a solidarity gesture called the Ring of Peace. "If the Jihadists want to use violence in the name of Islam, they must go through us Muslims first," said one of ...
BULGARIA | Neo-Nazis defy ban to march for WWII-era in Bulgaria

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 13:25 | Source:RT.com | | Click here for original article

Just over 200 people defied a Sofia municipality ban to march in honor of former Bulgarian General and Minister of War, Hristo Lukov, in the capital on Saturday. Marching in the direction of one of Lukov's former homes, supporters of the Bulgarian National Union carried the group's flags, as well ...
FRANCE | French Jewish cemetery desecrated: Five Sarre-Union teenagers arrested deny anti-Semitic motive

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 13:19 | Source: IBT | | Click here for original article

French police say they have arrested five teenagers over the desecration of hundreds of graves at a Jewish cemetery in Sarre-Union, a small town near the German border. Local prosecutor Philippe Vannier said the suspects, aged between 15 and 17, are all males from the area who do not have a ...
GERMANY | German anti-Islam protests fizzle, but sentiment festers

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 13:05 | Source: AP | | Click here for original article

What happened to Germany's anti-Islam movement PEGIDA? After bursting into the limelight last year with weekly rallies that drew first hundreds, then tens of thousands, the group appears to have lost momentum. A month ago, 25,000 marched through the eastern city of Dresden, brandishing signs that read "stop multiculturalism" and "Islam ...
LITHUANIA | 500 neo-nazis march in Lithuania massacre city

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 12:59 | Source: Daily Forward | | Click here for original article

GETTY IMAGES Ominous: German troops arrive in Kaunas, LIthuania in 1941 as the Nazis take over Baltic state. Approximately 500 ultra nationalists, some bearing Nazi swastikas, marched through a Lithuanian city that during the Holocaust saw the region’s most effective massacre of Jews. Monday’s march through Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city 60 ...
LITHUANIA | Wiesenthal Center Urges Kaunas, Mayor to Cancel or Restrict Upcoming Neo-Nazi March

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 00:25 | Source: www.wiesenthal.com | | Click here for original article

The Simon Wiesenthal Center today urged Andrius Kupčinskas, the mayor of Kaunas, Lithuania, to cancel the upcoming neo-Nazi march scheduled to take place this coming Monday, February 16, Lithuanian Independence Day, in the center of the city. In a letter sent today by its chief Nazi-hunter Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the Center ...
GREECE | Greek daily's Nazi cartoon of Schaeuble 'vile'

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 00:14 | Source: yahoonews.com | | Click here for original article

A spokesman for Germany's finance minister Friday condemned as "vile" a Greek newspaper caricature that showed Wolfgang Schaeuble in a Nazi-era army uniform, alluding to the Holocaust. The cartoon depicts Germany's finance minister in a Wehrmacht uniform saying "we insist on the soap from your fat... We are prepared to discuss ...
AUSTRIA | Former far-right man lends Pegida support

Friday, 13 February 2015, 23:58 | Source: thelocal.at | | Click here for original article

Ewald Stadler. Photo: APA/PFARRHOFER Former far-right Austrian politician Ewald Stadler has voiced his support for Germany’s “anti-Islamization” movement Pegida, and has said he would be prepared to offer legal advice to Pegida members in Germany and Austria, who are afraid of being criminalized. Stadler, who studied law and resigned from the Freedom ...
GREECE | Dozens of Greece's Golden Dawn neo-Nazis to face trial

Friday, 13 February 2015, 00:06 | Source: yahoonews.com | | Click here for original article

Seventy-two people with links to Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, including its leaders, will face trial for crimes including murder and participation in a criminal organisation, a judicial source said Wednesday. The move comes after the aggressively anti-immigration party finished third in last month's general election, winning 17 seats in ...
GREECE | Greek nazi leaders to stand trial

Friday, 6 February 2015, 12:47 |

A judicial panel in Greece ruled Wednesday that the leader and lawmakers from the extreme right Golden Dawn party will stand trial on charges of participating in a criminal group — an offence that carries a 20-year prison sentence. The panel voted that all 18 Golden Dawn lawmakers who held seats ...
FRANCE | Don't Say the Paris Supermarket Attack Had Nothing To Do With Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 16:25 | Source: jewishvoiceny.com | | Click here for original article

Writer Karen Armstrong recently made the following statement in a Dutch interview: "The supermarket attack in Paris was about Palestine, about ISIS. It had nothing to do with antisemitism; many of them are Semites themselves. But they attempt to conquer Palestine and we're not talking about that. We're too implicated ...
GERMANY | Neo-Nazis send journalists death notices

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 15:55 | Source: thelocal.de | | Click here for original article

"It was sent to me via Twitter on Monday night," Weiermann told The Local on Wednesday. He said it was sent directly to him from a neo-Nazi account that was shut down soon after. The death notice was mocked up to look like one of the kind found in German ...
GERMANY | Thick or what ?

Monday, 2 February 2015, 23:30 | Source: hurriyetdailynews.com | | Click here for original article

From hurriyetdailynews.com German far-rightists have canceled a demonstration in the southwestern German province of Freiburg after boarding the wrong train, going 200 kilometers away from their intended destination. Members of the German National Democratic Party (NDP), which is known for its neo-Nazi discourse, departed from Karlsruhe on Feb. 1 to attend a ...
EUROPEAN UNION | EU should take action on Pegida racism

Monday, 2 February 2015, 13:28 | Source: EUobserver | | Click here for original article

Germany’s “anti-Islamisation” Pegida movement is a worrying phenomenon, which is quickly taking on a European dimension. It has brought thousands onto the streets every Monday in German cities since October 2014 and has grown in popularity since the terrorist attacks in Paris on 7 and 9 January. Despite attempts to distance itself ...
AUSTRIA | Vandals daub swastikas at Mauthausen memorial

Monday, 2 February 2015, 11:56 | Source: thelocal..at | | Click here for original article

A visitor complained to one of the employees that a felt pen and a sharp object had been used to draw and scratch four of the Nazi symbols on the walls of the former laundry of the camp, as well as in the bunker area. The word Hitler was ...
SERBIA | Serbian president: Nazis targeted Jews because of their over-representation in professions

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 23:30 | Source: Haaretz.com | | Click here for original article

Serbian human rights groups have called on Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic to apologize for saying at a Holocaust commemoration that Nazis targeted Jews because of their over-representation in professions. Nikolic “is spreading stereotypes about the Jewish people, saying that this minority was ‘over-represented in prestigious professions’,” said the January 28 statement ...
GREECE | Greece – a guest blog by Dan Trilling

Sunday, 1 February 2015, 14:02 | Source: HOPE not hate |

Shortly before the elections, a Syriza activist I interviewed warned me that Syriza was "not a messiah" and that its project would not succeed without active participation of the people it seeks to represent. This, to me, is particularly important: when politicians become divorced from the movements that put them ...