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GERMANY | German far-right AfD calls for mosque ban

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 11:53 | Source: politico.eu | Click here for original article

Mosques should be banned and the Koran includes “lies and deception,” according to a draft policy document from the Lower Bavarian branch of German far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD), leaked to the RND newspaper group. In the document, titled “The courage to take responsibility,” the party also writes Islam does ...
ROMANIA | Romania: antisemitic journalist appointed as member of Administration Board of Public TV Station

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 17:10 | Source: antisemitism.ro | Click here for original article

In 2015 Romania adopted Law 217 combating extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial and any promotion of the “Miscarea Legionara” (the WWII Legionnaires Movement or Iron Guard or Green Shirts) and its extremist anti-Semitic ideology. Law 217 also prohibits the public promotion of war criminals. Since the adoption of this law we ...
BELGIUM | Right-wing groups banned from holding protest in ‘jihadi central’ Molenbeek

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 16:56 | Source: express.co.uk | Click here for original article

RIGHT-wing groups have been banned from holding a demonstration calling for Muslims to leave Europe in the wake of the Belgium terror attacks. AFP/GETTY Mayor Francoise Schepmans has banned Generation Identitaire from holding a rally in Molenbeek Student group Generation Identitaire had planned to hold a protest called ‘Islamists out of ...
BELGIUM | Police clash with neo-Nazis during riot at shrine to Brussels terror victims

Sunday, 27 March 2016, 22:49 | Source: CP24.com | Click here for original article

Belgian riot police clashed Sunday with hundreds of right-wing hooligans at a temporary shrine honouring victims of the Brussels suicide bombings, as investigators launched fresh anti-terror raids, taking four more people into custody. Police used water cannon when scuffles broke out in front of the Bourse, which has become a symbolic ...
GERMANY | Germany: neo-nazis and the market in asylum reception

Friday, 25 March 2016, 22:29 | Institute of Race Relations | Click here for original article

The German government’s use of the largely unregulated private security sector in the reception and care of asylum seekers has led to neo-Nazis having unrestricted access to the very people they want to harm. NPD rally at the central registration office in Berlin. (© apabiz) Rene S. was an active member ...
LATVIA | "Don’t Stand By!", Mr Lidington

Sunday, 20 March 2016, 10:49 | Source: HOPE not hate/Defendinghistory.com |

By Monica Lowenberg At this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, the central message was “Don’t Stand By!” the British Conservatives having invested huge sums in the event and also in drawing up Holocaust Commissions to help us never to forget. Admirable and noble intentions, indeed. Nevertheless, when one considers that, in 2009, the ...
GREECE | Antisemitic stereotyping and Holocaust trivialisation by key Greek ministers and opposition spokesman

Saturday, 19 March 2016, 13:00 | Source: HOPE not hate |

From Panayote Dimitras for Greek Helsinki Monitor in Athens Panos Kammenos, minister of defence and leader of the extreme right Independent Greeks( ANEL), the government partner to the leftist SYRIZA in Greece, boasted on 17 March 2016 that he is going to the USA inter alia to speak “to the largest ...
GREECE | Killer who sparked Greek neo-Nazi probe freed with trial ongoing

Friday, 18 March 2016, 12:44 | Source: Times of Israel | Click here for original article

The alleged killer of a Greek anti-fascist rapper whose death sparked a major probe of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn was released Friday with his murder trial ongoing, a judicial source said. Yiorgos Roupakias, a retired truck driver, was taken to his home in Piraeus under heavy police escort and will remain ...
GERMANY | Berlin presents new action plan against far-right crime

Friday, 18 March 2016, 12:37 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

Arson attacks on refugee homes, violence, hate on the Internet. Some racially-motivated crimes have increased by more than 200 percent recently. Now Germany's justice ministers have come up with a new plan. Timo Reinfrank is alarmed. "Since Germany's inception as a federal republic, there has never been such a mass of ...
FRANCE | Interview: Beate Klarsfeld

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 16:04 | Source: Jewish Chronicle | Click here for original article

Veteran German Nazi-hunter Beate Klarsfeld has attacked the radical-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD), accusing it of inciting hatred of refugees. On Sunday, the nationalistic, anti-Muslim AfD made unprecedented gains at local elections in three federal states. According to its manifesto, the AfD wants to ban circumcisions, which cause "serious violations ...
GERMANY | German migration expert lambasts Europe for 'war against refugees'

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 16:01 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

Europe is at "war" against refugees and Chancellor Angela Merkel is using "double-faced" rhetoric of welcome and repulsion, said German migration expert Klaus Bade. He called the EU's overtures to Turkey "scandalous." Europe's "refugee crisis" is a rhetorical misnomer that has cast refugees who risk the Mediterranean and Aegean crossings as ...
GERMANY | Germany Bans Neo-Nazi Group as Far-Right Gains From Migration Crisis

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 17:42 | Source: NYT | Click here for original article

German authorities banned a neo-Nazi group known as the White Wolves Terrorcrew after the police conducted early morning raids on Wednesday in 10 of the country’s 16 states, confiscating weapons but making no arrests, the Interior Ministry said. Far-right parties have gained strength as Germany struggles to integrate more than one ...
LATVIA | German group arrested trying to enter Latvia for peaceful protest against 16 March Waffen SS fest

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 17:58 | Source: Defendinghistory.com | Click here for original article

While Veterans of the Latvian legion of the Waffen-SS are allowed to march on tomorrow’s March 16th “Day of Legionnaires,” a group of anti-fascists from Germany was arrested while trying to enter Latvia to protest peacefully against the public glorification of the Waffen SS. As each year since March 1991, there ...
EASTERN EUROPE | Far Right Parties Are on the Rise in Central and Eastern Europe

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 12:11 | Source: Newsweek | Click here for original article

By Adam Lebor A leader of People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS), Marian Kotleba, attends a commemoration of the 87th anniversary of the death of Slovak general Milan Rastislav Stefanik near the village of Brezova pod Bradlom. Kotleba is no longer a fringe politician since his party won 14 seats in ...
GERMANY | The German election: a sensible and sober comment

Monday, 14 March 2016, 10:50 | Source: Wolfgang Blau on Facebook | Source: https://www.facebook.com/wolfgang.blau/posts/10153975458770960?pnref=story

By Wolfgang Blau on Facebook While the UK press rushes towards headlines along the theme of 'Controversial refugee policy: Merkel suffers dramatically in regional elections' or 'Crushing verdict on open-door migration', just this: The only one of the three states in which Merkel's CDU party did indeed suffer a dramatic loss of ...
GERMANY | Xenophobic AfD biggest winner in German elections

Sunday, 13 March 2016, 22:17 | Source: HOPE not hate |

By Michael Klein in Berlin. Founded only three years ago, the right-wing xenophobic populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has gained huge ground in regional ballots held in three German federal states today. In the southern-state of Baden-Württemberg, the AfD got more than 15 percent, in Rheinland-Pfalz it won 12.5 percent ...
LITHUANIA | Nazis given central Vilnius again on March 11th Independence Day

Saturday, 12 March 2016, 22:27 | Source: Defendinghistory.com | Click here for original article

by Vilma Fiokla Kiurė [ * All images copyright: HOPE not hate, Defendinghistory.com, Vilma Fiokla Kiurė, Evaldas Balciunas and Milan Chersonski] Once again, on our national holiday of March 11th, at 4 PM in the afternoon, neo-Nazis chanting “Lietuva Lietuviams” (Lithuania for Lithuanians) marched from the Cathedral up our capital city’s ...
GERMANY | Right-wing AfD stirs strong feelings in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt

Saturday, 12 March 2016, 22:10 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

"Anything but the AfD," voters in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt tell DW over and over. In shops, on the street, in taxis and living rooms, with regional elections set for Sunday, a looming fear of the upstart right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) appeared directly proportional to the amount ...
GERMANY | Merkel under pressure as regional campaigns enter home straight

Saturday, 12 March 2016, 22:04 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Click here for original article

On Thursday morning, Julia Klöckner gathered up all her frustration and fear and expressed it in one now notorious tweet. "Whoever votes for the AfD in protest will end up strengthening the left camp," wrote the struggling candidate for Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ...
LATVIA | Latvian lawmakers to march in celebration of country's Nazi past

Saturday, 12 March 2016, 17:58 | Source: Sputnik International |

Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff says 96% of Latvian Jews were killed during the Holocaust. Nonetheless, events to mark the unofficial holiday are set to proceed on Wednesday. The march is part of commemorations for Latvian Legion Day, an unofficial holiday honoring those who fought in the anti-Soviet Latvian SS Legion. The ...
GREECE | Greek nazi MEPs disrupt EP conference and get expelled from plenary

Saturday, 12 March 2016, 17:22 | Source:G reek Helsinki Monitor |

From Panayote Dimitras for Greek Helsinki Monitor in Athens Nazi Golden Dawn MEP Eleftherios Synadinos made history on 9 March when he became the first Member of the European Parliament ever to be expelled from a plenary session of the parliament. Synadinos had said “As it has been expressed in scientific literature, ...
SLOVAKIA | Slovakia: Dancing With the Devil

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 15:58 | Source: Transitions Online | Click here for original article

The only funny moment following the Slovak elections last Saturday came during a television debate when a group of experts had to decide whether to describe newly-elected members of the extreme-right People’s Party-Our Slovakia (LSNS) as extremists or neo-Nazis. But any amusement over such a dilemma had a bitter undertone. Marian ...
SLOVAKIA | Marian Kotleba and the rise of Slovakia's extreme right

Sunday, 6 March 2016, 17:01 | Source: BBC | Click here for original article

Marian Kotleba until recently wore an outfit inspired by the Nazi-sponsored Slovak State The term "neo-Nazi" is often bandied about, at times foolishly, to describe anyone with views slightly to the right of Marine Le Pen. But Marian Kotleba is different - he was, once, literally a neo-Nazi. Until recently, he dressed in ...
SLOVAKIA | Ruling party wins Slovakia's election, neo-nazis gain seats

Sunday, 6 March 2016, 12:39 | Source: NYT | Click here for original article

The leftist ruling party has won the parliamentary election in Slovakia, after campaigning on an anti-migrant ticket, but will need coalition partners to form a majority government, according to results announced on Sunday. In a surprising development, a neo-Nazi party gained parliamentary seats for the first time. With the votes ...
SLOVAKIA | Slovakia goes to the polls

Saturday, 5 March 2016, 17:55 | Source: New Europe | Click here for original article

Slovaks are going to the polls on Saturday, March 5th, amidst a campaign dominated by a problem Slovakia does not have. Bratislava received fewer than 350 asylum-seekers in 2015; still 80% of the population is convinced that asylum seekers should not be welcome while the incumbent Roberto Fico prepares the ...
SLOVAKIA | Slovakia: Anti-refugee SMER falls short of parliamentary majority

Saturday, 5 March 2016, 00:11 | Source: WSJ | Click here for original article

An exit poll indicates that Slovakia’s governing anti-immigration party had won the most seats in Saturday’s parliamentary elections but was likely to fall short of a majority in parliament. Prime Minister Robert Fico’s left-leaning Smer-Social Democracy party campaigned on an anti-immigration platform, criticizing Germany for opening its doors to refugees from ...
RUSSIA | Russian nationalist Potkin pleads not guilty to organizing extremist group

Friday, 4 March 2016, 18:41 | Source: RAPSI | Click here for original article

Russian nationalist Alexander Potkin, also known as Alexander Belov, who stands accused of organizing an extremist movement using money embezzled from Kazakh BTA Bank, denied his guilt in court on Friday, RAPSI reports from the Meshchansky District Court of Moscow. On Friday, the court opened hearings in the criminal case against ...