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Birmingham Muslims Unite Against Terrorism

by HOPE not hate | Friday, 24 March 2017

Over 250 Birmingham Imams, mosques and organisations pledge to combat terrorism by delivering a Friday #notinourname sermon to their congregations Leading Muslim organisations call on Muslims to unite and march against terrorism in Birmingham on Saturday 1pm Victoria Square Muslims highlight teachings of the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad, which condemn violence more...


The Business of Selling Hate

by Safya Khan-Ruf | Tuesday, 21 March 2017

“Is liberal democracy under threat”? That was the question posed at a London School of Economics (LSE) event on Friday, at which HOPE not hate senior researcher Joe Mulhall and Chetan Bhatt, professor of Sociology at the LSE, discussed evolving hate groups, the far right’s seductive message and how to reach more...


Calls for law change as asylum seekers report harrowing treatment across Europe

by Safya Khan-Ruf | Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Refugees report inhumane treatment in certain European countries, including being held in cages and tortured Migrant-rights group calls for scrapping of policy allowing return of refugees between member states Group urges creation of a standardised European application process Refugees should not be sent back to European countries with proven records of human rights more...


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Anzac Day terror plot: Blackburn boy sentenced to life

BBC by . | Saturday, 3 October 2015

A 15-year-old British boy who plotted to behead police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Australia has been sentenced to life imprisonment. The Blackburn teenager will serve at least five years for inciting terrorism and will only be released once he is no longer considered to be dangerous. He sent thousands more...


Spain jails 11 jihadists for sending suicide bombers to Syria

Euro Weekly by . | Saturday, 3 October 2015

ON Friday October 2 Spanish judges convicted 11 jihadists who were gang related to Islamic State extremists who recruited fighters for suicide bombings in Syria. The men received sentences of between 10 and 12 years after the judges found them guilty of sending "numerous jihadists to Syria", many of whom died more...


Islamist militant group's kill-list targets nine UK-based writers

The Independent by Caroline Mortimer | Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Nine UK based bloggers have been named on a 'kill list' issued by a Bangladeshi Islamist militant group. A list of 20 secular bloggers, writers and activists around the world was published by the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) group with a warning that they will be killed if they continue to more...


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Round-up of news from around the world.

GERMANY | 'Mini-Merkel' increases majority in bellwether German state polls

Sunday, 26 March 2017, 23:34 | Source: Guardian |

Angela Merkel appears to have emerged unscathed from her first challenge from a resurgent German left as her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party romped to a surprisingly emphatic victory in state elections in the south-west. Though Germany’s least populous state, state elections in the Saarland region are being treated as an more...


POLAND | Football discrimination overlooked

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:41 | Source: NEVER AGAIN Association |

The big story in Polish and perhaps international football this week is again the discriminatory behaviour of Polish Football Federation (PZPN) chairman, Zbigniew Boniek. When Polish top division (Ekstraklasa) female spokesperson Karolina Hytrek-Prosiecka suggested a meeting with Boniek, he replied publicly on Twitter: “When discussing football we don't need baba [a more...


SLOVAKIA | Once in the shadows, Europe's neo-fascists re-emerging

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:26 | Source: Orange County | | Click here for original article

CAKAJOVCE, Slovakia – Head bowed in reverence, Robert Svec gently placed a of blood-red flowers at the foot of the only known statue of Jozef Tiso, Slovakia’s wartime fascist leader, in a weedy monument park known as the Pantheon of Slovak Historical Figures. For years, Svec’s neo-fascist cultural organization, the Slovak Revival more...