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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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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...

HUNGARY | Hungary’s new ambassador to Italy thinks Jews are ‘agents of Satan’ who ‘enslave mankind’

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 18:38 | Source: Vox |

Members of the Hungarian Jewish community protest Jobbik, a far-right anti-Semitic party. The sign reads "the face of the executioner." Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images Normally, not many people would pay attention to the Hungarian Ambassador to Italy — even within Hungary or Italy. But when the new ambassador is the kind of more...

FRANCE | France's Jews flee As rioters burn Paris shops, attack synagogue

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 00:20 | Source: Huffington Post |

France's politicians and community leaders have criticised the "intolerable" violence against Paris' Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally led to the vandalizing and looting of Jewish businesses and the burning of cars. It is the third time in a week where pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with the city's Jewish residents. On more...