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GERMANY | German police should shoot refugees, says leader of AfD party

Sunday, 31 January 2016, 16:24 | Source: Independent | Click here for original article

German border police should shoot at refugees entering the country illegally, the head of far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has said. Frauke Petry’s remarks have been condemned by politicians and a police union chief, who said firing at refugees would be a suspension of the rule of law. German border police ...
SWEDEN | Suspected neo-Nazi gangs attack migrants in Sweden

Saturday, 30 January 2016, 15:52 | Source: Times of Israel | Click here for original article

Dozens of masked men believed to belong to neo-Nazi gangs carried out a number of assaults on migrants in Stockholm overnight amid rising tension over immigration, Swedish police said Saturday. Police had beefed up their presence in the city center, deploying anti-riot and helicopter units after learning that extremists were ...
SWEDEN | Masked 'Neo-Nazis' Assault Migrants In Sweden

Saturday, 30 January 2016, 15:47 | Source:Sky News | Click here for original article

Footage shows dozens of men dressed in black rampaging in and around Stockholm's main train station followed by police. Video footage showed a number of men dressed in black rampaging in and around the city's main train station, followed by officers. Anti-riot police and helicopters were deployed around the centre after hearing ...
HUNGARY | Orbán and Visegrad: Hungary repurposes an old alliance

Saturday, 30 January 2016, 00:09 | Source: Hungarian Free Press | Click here for original article

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán certainly found his groove in the last few months, since the refugee crisis and the election in Poland of the populist Law and Justice Party, headed by Jaroslaw Kaczynski and his ally, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło. The ruling Fidesz party went from an increasingly tired clique ...
GERMANY | Suspected neo-Nazi website operators arrested in Germany

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 18:59 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

Scores of federal police officers launched raids across several states as part of an investigation into right-wing Internet activity. The suspected ringleaders of an international Internet portal - 47-year-old Jutta V. and 27-year-old Ralph Thomas K. - were arrested on suspicion of forming a criminal organization. Police took them into custody ...
USA | Oregon protest leader Ammon Bundy seized in deadly clash

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 08:50 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

US police say they have arrested the leader of an armed militia which has occupied a wildlife refuge in Oregon, with one person killed in a shoot-out. Police arrested Ammon Bundy and five members of his group on Highway 395 The militia occupied the refuge this month to support two ranchers jailed ...
DENMARK | Denmark backs seizing migrants' assets

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 17:13 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

The Danish parliament has backed a controversial proposal to confiscate asylum seekers' valuables to pay for their upkeep. Denmark says the policy brings migrants in line with jobless Danes, who must sell assets above a certain level to claim benefits. MPs also approved plans to delay family reunions for asylum seekers.The bill ...
EUROPE | Use Facebook 'likes' to fight terror, Sheryl Sandberg says

Monday, 25 January 2016, 16:26 | Source: The Telegraph | Click here for original article

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has said people should use "like attacks" to combat terror on the social network. In response to a question about what Facebook could do to fight Islamic State recruiting and hate speech online, Ms Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer, said that it was almost impossible to ...
USA | Donald Trump retweets neo-Nazi sympathizer who says he lives in 'Jewmerica'

Monday, 25 January 2016, 16:22 | Source: nydailynews.com | Click here for original article

ROSS D. FRANKLIN/AP Donald Trump has gotten increasing support from white supremacists. Donald Trump had a message for his followers Friday — from a neo-Nazi sympathizer. The Republican presidential candidate re-tweeted a tweet to his nearly 6 million followers from a user with the handle @WhiteGenocideTM. The tweet featured a photoshopped picture of a ...
NETHERLANDS | Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders tells women to carry self-defence spray

Monday, 25 January 2016, 16:18 | Source: NEWS.com.au | Click here for original article

THE Dutch debate on refugees and asylum seekers has come to this: Firebrand politician Geert Wilders handing out self-defence sprays to women fearful of what he describes as “Islamic testosterone bombs” in the wake of the New Year’s Eve sexual assaults in Cologne. Wilders, surrounded by bodyguards and police, visited ...
USA/EUROPE | Behind the Rise of Populism, Economic Angst

Monday, 25 January 2016, 16:02 | Source: Wall Street Journal | Click here for original article

Tapping into a backlash against establishment politicians, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been leading polling despite some expectations his star would fade. Here, Mr. Trump promotes his book "Crippled America" in New York last year. PHOTO: BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS Pick an adjective to describe the current political mood—angry, anxious, ...
FINLAND | Prankster Clowns Protest Finland’s Anti-Immigrant Street Patrols

Monday, 25 January 2016, 15:59 | Source: Good.is | Source: https://magazine.good.is/articles/clowns-versus-nationalists-anti-immigrant-street-patrols

Jonathan Swift once wrote, “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” But in 2016, after the Western world’s reactionary rhetoric against Middle Eastern refugees, we might say: “When a true dunce appears ...
EUROPE | Facebook launches Europe-wide campaign against hate speech & extremist posts

Monday, 25 January 2016, 15:55 | Source: Computer Business Review | Click here for original article

Facebook has launched a campaign across Europe to stop racist and extremist posts on the social network. Under its Initiative for Civil Courage Online, the social networking giant said it would invest more than €1m to support non-governmental organisations that work to combat online extremism. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said: "Hate speech ...
HUNGARY | Killers of Hungarian Roma Lose Final Appeal

Monday, 25 January 2016, 15:21 | Source: tol.org | Click here for original article

The Hungarian Supreme Court has upheld the life sentences for three men convicted of murdering six Roma in a terror spree that shocked the country. Zsolt Peto (pictured) and brothers Arpad and Istvan Kiss carried out nine separate gun and arson attacks in eastern Hungary’s rundown Romani settlements in 2008 ...
POLAND/HUNGARY | Poland and Hungary's defiant friendship

Monday, 25 January 2016, 14:56 | Source: POLITICO.eu | Click here for original article

A six-hour private meeting on Wednesday between Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in southern Poland brought together the two men who have most roiled European politics of late. The meeting was held over a meal of sour soup and trout ...
GERMANY | Arrest of four Neo-Nazis terrorists in Germany

Friday, 15 January 2016, 10:11 | Source: New Europe | Click here for original article

Four Neo-Nazi terrorists, who formed a terrorist group called the Old School society, have been charged with forming a terrorist group meant to harm refugees. On 13 January, federal prosecutors in Germany charged Andreas H, 57, Markus W, 40, Denise Vanessa G, 23, and Olaf O, 47 with planning to harm ...
CZECHIA | Facebook has taken down a page operated by a major Czech anti-muslim and anti-refugee group

Monday, 11 January 2016, 23:59 | Source: Britské listy | Click here for original article

Facebook has taken down the main page of the Czech anti-muslim and anti-refugee group "We do not want islam in the Czech Republic" (IVČRN), which has had 163 000 likes. Martin Konvička, the leader of the xenophobic group said that he was "disillusioned". The blocking of the page has been widely ...
HUNGARY/ROMANIA | Were Hungarian extremists planning a terrorist attack in Romania?

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 13:51 | Source: Hungarian Free Press | Click here for original article

At the end of 2015, Romanian authorities arrested two Hungarian far-right activists associated with the nationalist and irredentist Sixty-Four Counties Youth Movement (HVIM), accusing them of planning bombings for Romania’s national holiday on December 1st, 2015. Also known as Great Union Day (Ziua Marii Uniri), Romanians recall the day in ...
CROATIA | Extreme Right Wingers Clash with Anti-fascist Protesters in the Centre of Zagreb

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 13:39 | Source: Total Croatia News | Click here for original article

Protests were staged against a sermon commemorating the death Croatia's WWII fascist leader Ante Pavelić While Croatian media was analyzing the first assembly of the Croatian parliament, a far more disturbing event took place in the very centre of Croatia's capital Zagreb on December 28th, 2015. Approximately 80 anti-fascist protesters gathered ...
USA | The 5 European leaders most likely to be Donald Trump’s soulmate

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 13:36 | Source: Global Post | Click here for original article

Viktor Orban Matteo Salvini Jaroslaw Kaczynski ...
FRANCE/EUROPE | Why globalisers still retain the upper hand

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 13:27 | Source: FT |

In her recent unsuccessful campaign during France’s regional elections, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front, argued repeatedly that international politics is increasingly pitting nationalists against globalists. In this respect, if few others, Mrs Le Pen is correct. All over the world, globalisation is under challenge from ...
GERMANY | New edition of 'Mein Kampf' will shed light on Hitler, Nazis

Sunday, 3 January 2016, 13:11 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

DW: Coming in at about 2,000 pages, this annotated edition is quite lengthy - longer than Hitler's original manuscript. Who is the intended audience? Andreas Wirsching: Our edition is particularly aimed at historical researchers. It can't be denied that Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is certainly an important historical document. The book ...