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GERMANY | Football club nabs neo-nazi with help of new camera

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 08:25 | Source; Spiegel |

Several German football teams have a problem with hooliganism among their fans. Now, league champion Borussia Dortmund has installed a new, high-tech surveillance system to combat the problem -- and nabbed a neo-Nazi on the season's opening day. It is no secret that violence and hooliganism is a part ...
USA | 20 years after Ruby Ridge siege, extremists fewer in northern Idaho but still remain

Tuesday, 28 August 2012, 13:05 | Source: AP |

About 15 neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan demonstrators showed up outside Atilano's Mexican restaurant in this resort town of 44,000 in May carrying signs that said: "Keep Coeur d'Alene White." "My staff was in tears," recalls 22-year-old restaurant manager Patricia Gonzales. She became frightened when she noticed a ...
GERMANY | Borussia Dortmund investigate far-right banner

Tuesday, 28 August 2012, 12:58 | Source: Soccernet.espn |

Borussia Dortmund and police are investigating a group of people who displayed a banner proclaiming solidarity with an outlawed right-wing group on the Westfalenstadion's huge Sudtribune terrace. The banner displayed the words "Solidariät mit dem NWDO" ("Solidarity with National Resistance Dortmund"), Der Westen reported. The NWDO, which had strong ties ...
USA | Republican Congressional Candidate Says 'Holocaust Never Happened'

Monday, 27 August 2012, 21:08 | Source: oaklawn.patch.com |

A congressional candidate running as a Republican in the upcoming Illinois primary says the “Holocaust never happened.” Arthur Jones, 64, a Lyons, IL, insurance salesman who organizes family-friendly, neo-Nazi events around Adolf Hitler’s birthday, hopes to be the Republican candidate chosen to run against Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski ...
GERMANY | German policeman allegedly betrayed information to neo-Nazi group

Monday, 27 August 2012, 15:04 | Source: todayszaman.com |

A German policeman from Thüringen, who is suspected of having sympathized in the late 1990s with Nazis from Thüringen, apparently revealed official secrets to right-wing extremists from the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground (NSU), a German terrorist-group, which was uncovered in November 2011 for having murdered nine immigrants -- eight ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn threatens to deploy party 'stormtroopers'

Monday, 27 August 2012, 14:59 | Source: Athens News |

Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos on Sunday attacked the institution of parliament and lashed out at Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias, after the latter's statement that "stormtroopers will not be tolerated". The leader of the ultra-nationalist party addressed supporters from around the country in front of the monument to ...
GERMANY | German neo-nazis making millions on racist music and promotional materials

Monday, 27 August 2012, 14:54 | Source: dpa |

Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports that the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) is making millions through the sale of clothing, promotional materials and recorded music featuring hateful, racist content. Last year their receipts from the sale of such promotional materials even exceeded the amount of financing they receive from the ...
HUNGARY | Counter-demonstrators detained at Hungarian Guard rally on Heroes’ Square

Monday, 27 August 2012, 13:58 | Source: politics.hu |

Participants of a commemoration for the anniversary of the banned paramilitary Hungarian Guard (Magyar Garda) and anti-fascist demonstrators clashed near Budapest’s Heroes Square on Saturday afternoon, MTI’s correspondent reported from the site. Four counter-demonstrators have been detained, the press office of Budapest police headquarters said. The demonstrators against the Guard, ...
GREECE | Rassoulis’ Daughter To Golden Dawn: Don’t Use His Songs

Sunday, 26 August 2012, 15:10 | source: Greekreporter.com |

Rassoulis’ Daughter To Golden Dawn: Don’t Use His Songs The use of the late singer-songwriter Manolis Rassoulis’ songs by the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, which clashed with police while trying to prevent immigrants from being housed at a Corinth military base, has upset his daughter, Natalia, so much ...
HUNGARY | Hungary's far-right calls for zero tolerance against Roma

Sunday, 26 August 2012, 14:56 | Source: Reuters |

Hungary's opposition far-right Jobbik party called on Saturday for zero tolerance against what it called Roma crime and parasitism, and said any member of the large minority who did not conform should leave the country. Tensions between the 500,000 to 700,000 impoverished Roma and other Hungarians in the country of ...
SWEDEN | 'Ban Islam in Sweden' says Sweden Democrat

Sunday, 26 August 2012, 14:55 | Source: thelocal.se |

"Ban Islam in Sweden and deport those who persist in believing in the religion", said Pär Norling, group leader of the Sweden Democrats (SD) in Bollnäs, in an interview with national broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). The neo-nazi Swedish Resistance Movement (Svenska Motståndsrörelsen) marched in the central Swedish town ...
HUNGARY | Hungarian far-right celebrates anniversary of militia group

Saturday, 25 August 2012, 23:38 | Source: AFP |

Hundreds of extreme-right activists celebrated Saturday the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Hungarian Guard, a now-banned paramilitary branch of the ultra-national Jobbik party. Organisers had expected at least 2,000 people to attend the event, but only a few hundred turned out as temperatures neared 40 degrees Celsius (104 ...
GERMANY | Clamping down on right-wing associations

Saturday, 25 August 2012, 19:19 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

In western Germany, authorities delivered a strong blow to the neo-Nazi scene by banning three groups in one day. But still around 150 right-wing "comradeships" remain active throughout the country. They are "xenophobic, anti-Semitic, and a danger for peaceful coexistence." That's how Ralf Jaeger, interior minister of the state of ...
GERMANY | Demonstrations mark 20th anniversary of racist riot

Saturday, 25 August 2012, 16:47 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

Demonstrators in the northeastern German city of Rostock are marking the 20th anniversary of a mob attack against asylum seekers. The outbreak of anti-foreigner violence in 1992 was the worst in German post-war history. At least 1,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Rostock in the northern state of ...
GREECE | Immigrants march in Greece against racist attacks

Saturday, 25 August 2012, 00:28 | Source: Chicago Tribune |

Thousands of immigrants marched in Athens on Friday to protest police sweeps and a rash of racist attacks in Greece as the country struggles to pull itself out of a huge debt crisis.Greece is a major gateway for mostly Asian and African migrants trying to enter the European Union. They ...
GERMANY | Racism and Xenophobia Still Prevalent in Germany

Friday, 24 August 2012, 19:36 | Source: Spiegel |

Twenty years ago, a neo-Nazi mob attacked a hostel for foreigners in Rostock, one of several similar crimes in the early 1990s. Today, however, Germany is still plagued by a significant level of racism and right-wing extremism in both the east and the west. For far too long, officials seemed ...
NORWAY | Waiting for the verdict

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 22:13 | Source: Hope not hate/vepsen |

From Tor Bach at Vepsen in Oslo The verdict in the case against Anders Behring Breivik, the mass murderer who killed 77 people on 22 July last year will be issued tomorrow by the Oslo District Court. After a long trial, where every stone has been turned, there are no ...
GERMANY | German state raids neo-Nazi homes, clubhouses in crackdown on far-right

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 15:23 | Source: Washington Post |

More than 900 police officers raided homes and clubhouses of suspected neo-Nazis in a crackdown in a western German state on Thursday, seizing far-right propaganda material, computer hard drives and a wide variety of weapons, the region’s top security official said. The raids to collect evidence came after North Rhine-Westphalia ...
GERMANY | Rostock residents dread 20th anniversary of neo-nazi racist riot

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 01:40 | Source: Spiegel |

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of one of the darkest episodes in the history of postwar Germany, when hundreds of rioting neo-Nazis set ablaze an asylum-seekers' hostel in Rostock. Locals are tired of the onslaught of media attention, but many still live in fear of right-wing violence. The journey ...
HUNGARY | Roma-Gárda conflict in Cegléd as far-right groups demonstrate against “Gypsy crime”

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 18:26 | Source:politics.hu |

Some 400 people organised by far-right groups gathered in Cegléd, central Hungary on Sunday night after a conflict developed between local Roma and the Új Magyar Gárda (the paramilitary Hungarian Guard). Some 70-80 police officers cordoned off houses inhabited by Roma. A “spontaneous demonstration” against “Gypsy crime” was held in ...
GERMANY | Small German town fights back against neo-nazis

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 14:00 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

Bad Nenndorf, site of annual neo-Nazi marches since 2006, stands to become a central gathering place for extremists. But townspeople are doing their best to fight back, organizing colorful counter-protests every August. Neo-Nazis can be thrown off kilter by the simplest of things, like laughing people and joyous music. ...
SWEDEN | Swedes Stage Solidarity 'Kippah Walk' in Malmo

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 12:25 | Source: JTA |

Several hundred kippah-wearing Jews and non-Jews have marched in Sweden as a sign of solidarity with Malmo’s Jews. About 400 marchers gathered Saturday outside the synagogue in Malmö and walked to Möllevångs Square, a part of Malmö with many Muslim immigrants from the Middle East. Speakers included Brigitta ...
GREECE | Street murder highlights Greek hate culture

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 12:20 | Source: EUobserver |

The mayors of Athens warned against the increase in racist attacks against minorities and immigrants on Thursday (16 August) as Greek authorities continue to round up and arrest undocumented migrants throughout the country. “When fellow human beings are being stabbed on an almost daily basis, society has to be alert ...
GERMANY | 18 Holes Against Hate: Golf tournament raises money for anti-nazi projects

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 12:13 | Source: Spiegel |

Germany's eastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has a longstanding reputation as a hotbed of xenophobic activity. Recently, a number of projects have sought to burnish the region's tarnished reputation. The latest is a golf tournament that raised thousands of euros to be given to groups that combat extremism in youth. ...
RUSSIA | Moscow resident charged with inciting hatred of nationalist skinheads

Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 20:08 | Source: themoscowtimes.com |

Investigators have opened a criminal case against a 27-year-old Moscow resident accused of inciting hatred against nationalist skinheads more than a year ago. The suspect, identified by the BBC's Russian Service as Andrei Ivanov, encouraged hostility toward the nationalist group by showing a video urging violence against them in ...
GERMANY | In Eastern Germany, the neo-nazis are winning

Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 20:05 | Source: Spiegel Online |

Twenty years ago, an asylum-seekers hostel in Rostock was set ablaze by rioting neo-Nazis as thousands of ordinary people watched and cheered. Today, much of eastern Germany remains a no-go area for foreigners, say commentators. Authorities have failed to tackle the problem and society remains indifferent. Germany is marking ...
GERMANY | Germany marks worst racist violence since war

Monday, 20 August 2012, 18:45 | Source: Gulfnews.com |

Germany begins commemorations to mark 20 years since its worst post-war racist violence Wednesday, as it grapples with an active neo-Nazi movement that has a political foothold in the former East. President Joachim Gauck is due to attend events in the northern city of Rostock where a mob of racist ...
UKRAINE | For daring to defend himself, Nigerian student faces life imprisonment in Ukraine

Monday, 20 August 2012, 15:34 | Source: Information Nigeria |

5 November 2011 will forever remain evergreen in the heart of Olaolu Sunkanmi Femi a Nigerian student studying in Ukraine. On that unfortunate day, Olaolu and his yet to be identified Nigerian friend (also a student) were physically molested and attacked in front of their apartment by a gang of ...
GERMANY | 26 men go on trial in Germany for allegedly forming nazi group

Monday, 20 August 2012, 13:56 | Source:dpa |

A group of 26 German alleged neo-Nazis thought to have mounted a campaign of violence against leftists went on trial under tight security Monday.Prosecutors charged 20 of the men with establishing a criminal group, while the other six were accused of helping its activities.Police broke up the group with raids ...
GERMANY | German President Gauck challenges far-right

Monday, 20 August 2012, 12:39 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

President Joachim Gauck has urged Germany to resist far-right extremist without fear. His remarks foreshadow the 20th anniversary of anti-foreigner rioting in Rostock that shocked Germany shortly after its reunification. German head of state Gauck told the Ostsee Zeitung newspaper on Monday that at next weekend's remembrance in his home ...
GREECE | Tunisian Immigrant Stabbed to Death in Thessaloniki

Sunday, 19 August 2012, 02:10 | Source: Greekreporter.com |

Another immigrant has been stabbed to death in Greece, the second in a week. The victim, a 25-year-old Tunisian, was found outside the entrance to a building in Thessaloniki a little after midnight on Aug. 14, stabbed in the neck. A 19-year-old Iraqi was stabbed to death in Athens, one ...
HUNGARY | Poster boy of Hungary's fascist right quits after Jewish roots revealed

Friday, 17 August 2012, 00:58 | Source: Independent |

His vociferous anti-Semitism made Csanad Szegedi a popular politician in Hungary's notorious far-right Jobbik party – until he discovered that he has Jewish roots and his grandmother was a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust. Now, a repentant Mr Szegedi has announced that he is to pay a visit to the ...
PERU | Peru's Nazi party leader believes even the conquistadors were Jews

Friday, 17 August 2012, 00:54 | Source: Guardian |

Peruvian Nazi party leader Martín Quispe Mayta salutes from his headquarters. Photograph: Dan Collyns Martín Quispe Mayta frowns imperiously from behind a desk adorned with portraits of Adolf Hitler, a copy of Mein Kampf, and a collection of toy cars. Draped on the wall behind him is a large ...
NORWAY | Norway police chief quits over Breivik report

Friday, 17 August 2012, 00:42 | Source: BBC |

Norway's police chief Oeystein Maeland has resigned after an inquiry found that mass killer Anders Behring Breivik could have been stopped last year. Mr Maeland took up his post days before Breivik murdered 77 people in a bombing in Oslo and a gun attack on a summer camp on Utoeya ...
POLAND | Book backed by Foreign Ministry perpetuating Polish anti-semitic stereotypes?

Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 18:14 | Source: Poland the News |

Poland's foreign ministry has stuck to its guns after being accused of perpetuating negative stereotypes about Poles during the Second World War. The accusations came after the Foreign Ministry distributed an electronic version of the English-language book Inferno of Choices: Poles and the Holocaust, to Polish cultural institutes, embassies and ...
FRANCE | Dédiabolisation; Women are flocking to Marine Le Pen

Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 18:10 | Source: Economist |

Marine Le Pen has been in a litigious mood lately. In early July the far-right National Front leader’s defamation suit against Caroline Fourest and Fiammetta Venner, authors of a critical book on the Le Pen family, came to trial in Paris. It was predictably embarrassing for Ms Le Pen as ...
ITALY | Italy memorial to Fascist hero Graziani sparks row

Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 15:59 | Source: BBC |

A political row has erupted in Italy after a memorial was opened to fascist commander Field Marshal Rodolfo Graziani, a convicted war criminal. Graziani was honoured with a mausoleum and memorial park, built at taxpayers' expense, in a village south of Rome. He was notorious as Benito Mussolini's military commander ...
FRANCE | French city of Amiens rocked by riots

Wednesday, 15 August 2012, 04:58 | Source: Guardian |

A burnt out car in Amiens: overnight violence has reopened the fraught political debate about France’s troubled housing estates. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images Violent clashes between youths and riot police in the northern French city of Amiens saw 17 officers injured and several public buildings set on fire in ...
GERMANY | Masked neo-nazi ‘Immortals’ storm Germany - and the web

Tuesday, 14 August 2012, 17:34 | Source: New York Daily News |

The Immortals, a new German neo-Nazi group, storm the streets by the hundreds at night, brandishing torches and carrying banners decrying multiculturalism. They hide their identities with creepy white masks, but the Immortals aren’t shy about putting videos of their demonstrations – complete with dramatic music – on the Internet. ...
NETHERLANDS | Neo-nazi faces community service for anti-foreigner demo

Tuesday, 14 August 2012, 17:30 | Source: DutchNews.nl |

The chairman of Dutch neo-nazi party Nederlandse Volks-Unie should get 40 hours community service and a two-week suspended jail sentence for his role in an anti-foreigner demonstration in 2011, the public prosecution department told a court on Tuesday. Constant Kusters and three others face charges of insulting foreigners and discrimination ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn suspected of stabbing 19-Year-Old Iraqi man to death

Monday, 13 August 2012, 15:30 | Source: IBT |

A young Iraqi man has been stabbed to death in Athens by five men on motorbikes, the latest in a series of attacks against foreigners in Greece. The 19-year-old died in hospital of injuries sustained from a sharp object. A police spokesman said the assailants had earlier tried to attack ...
NORWAY | Norway police 'could have stopped Breivik sooner'

Monday, 13 August 2012, 14:41 | Source: BBC |

Norway's police could have prevented the bombing of central Oslo and caught mass killer Anders Behring Breivik faster, an official report says. The independent inquiry says his subsequent shooting spree on Utoeya Island could have been halted earlier. Breivik has admitted killing 77 people and wounding more than 240 ...
GERMANY | Germany admits neo-nazi threat was overlooked

Monday, 13 August 2012, 09:11 | Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram |

Until the discovery last year that a string of unsolved killings had been perpetrated by a ring of neo-Nazis, few in Germany considered far-right extremism a major threat. After the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, security agencies around the world poured energy and funds into fighting Islamist terrorism, ...
USA | Shooting puts neo-nazi music in the spotlight

Saturday, 11 August 2012, 12:43 | Source: VoA |

The murder of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in the American midwest has put the spotlight on a violent type of music embraced by racist groups around the United States. Experts say the music, which glorifies the white race and heaps hate on other ethnic groups, is used to ...
GREECE | Golden Dawn neo-nazi thugs assault police van carrying Pakistani murder suspect

Thursday, 9 August 2012, 12:30 | Source: IBT |

Members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party have assaulted a police vehicle as it left a ferry in Piraeus harbour, carrying a Pakistan man who has been accused of attempted murder. Local media report that the far-right activists waited until the ferry had docked, and intercepted the vehicle as it ...
DENMARK | Leader of Danish anti-immigrant party steps down

Thursday, 9 August 2012, 12:26 | Source: Euronews |

The leader of the opposition Danish People’s Party, Pia Kjaersgaard, is stepping down as head of the anti-immigrant and euro-sceptic populist movement she built, a party spokesman has confirmed. Kjaersgaard informed her parliamentary group she would step down as leader at the party’s conference in September, but would keep her ...
ROMANIA | Romania appoints Holocaust denier to post

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 23:13 | Source: JTA |

The appointment of a Romanian lawmaker who denied his countrymen’s complicity in the Holocaust “seriously concerns” Romanian Jews, a community leader said. Dan Sova was appointed minister for parliamentary affairs on Monday. In March, Sova was filmed saying that Romanians never participated in the persecution of Jews. The ...
GREECE | Greece arrests thousands in mass migrant sweep

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 23:11 | Source: AP |

Athens police staged a mass sweep of undocumented migrants over the weekend, questioning some 6,000 people and pledging to deport nearly 1,600. A conservative government minister described the country’s influx of foreign nationals as “an invasion”. Authorities in Greece are rounding up thousands of suspected illegal immigrants in a ...
USA | Revealed: Neo-nazi ex-girlfriend of Sikh temple gunman arrested after police find gun at her home

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 16:53 | Source: Daily Mail |

Misty Cook - a convicted felon - charged with being in possession of a firearm Wade Michael Page shot dead six people and injured there more on Sunday Couple broke up in June Not known if she had anything to do with Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting Page would try ...
USA | Tattoos on Gurdwara gunman's body hid racist codes

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 16:31 | Source: Jagran Post |

The neo-nazi gunman who killed six innocent people at a Wisconsin Gurdwara had adorned his body with tattoos that hid secret racist codes and symbols showing allegiance to white supremacist beliefs.Wade Michael Page, 41, the Army veteran who was killed on Sunday after gunning down the six people at the ...
GERMANY | An Eastern German mayor stands up to the neo-nazis

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 16:28 | Source: Spiegel online |

Rainer Dambach has grown a lot more cautious these days. Before pressing through the gate, he looks both ways -- to the neighboring house on the left and to the idyllic alley on the right. Then the mayor makes his way onto the property. Once inside, he sees a ...
USA | Sikh temple shooter said to be white supremacist

Monday, 6 August 2012, 17:47 | Source: Boston Globe |

The gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin before he was shot to death by police was identified Monday as a 40-year-old Army veteran and former leader of a white supremacist metal band. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Haanstad in Milwaukee identified the shooter as Wade ...
USA | Mass Shooting at U.S. Sikh Temple

Monday, 6 August 2012, 10:06 | Source: Hnh/Eric O'Neill |

From Eric O’Neill in Washington D.C. As anti-Muslim leaders Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer from the United States plotted a “worldwide counter jihad alliance” with their European counterparts in Sweden, gun shots rang out at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. While it will be several days before exact ...
GERMANY | Bus drivers, locals spoil neo-nazi day out

Sunday, 5 August 2012, 13:48 | Source: thelocal.de |

Neo-Nazis planning to march through the town of Bad Nenndorf had to set off on foot earlier than expected, after demonstrators blocked their train – and at least one driver of the replacement bus service refused to take them. Around 700 people from the area gathered to show their opposition ...
GREECE/TURKEY | Greek neo-nazi party calls for boycott to Turkish soap operas

Sunday, 5 August 2012, 13:46 | Source: Hurriyet.com.tr |

The leader of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party has called on the nation’s citizens to boycott Turkish soap operas while barring his MPs from watching them, daily Hürriyet reported today. "I call on deputies of Golden Dawn and its supporters not to watch Turkish series," party leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos was ...
ISRAEL | Israeli paper blasts anti-Ethiopian racism

Sunday, 5 August 2012, 11:47 | Source: Jerusalem Post |

Editorial: Israel’s social activists should embrace anti-racism, not only regarding immigrants but also Ethiopian citizens, as a cause. On July 24, a Jewish woman of Ethiopian origin reported that she was subject to racist abuse while trying to help an elderly Ethiopian immigrant couple board a bus in Beersheba. The ...
GERMANY | ‘KKK cops’ scandal uncovered amid German neo-nazi terror probe

Friday, 3 August 2012, 13:21 | Source: RT |

Two German police officers were former members of a Ku Klux Klan spinoff, officials revealed. The scandal broke amid a probe into killings allegedly committed by a neo-Nazi terror cell. One of the officers serves in Germany’s Bundespolizei. The other is a squad commander for riot police in the southern ...
GERMANY | Germany ditches Olympic rower over 'neo-nazi lover'

Friday, 3 August 2012, 13:19 | Source: thelocal.de |

A female rower on Germany's Olympic team has left London after rumours surfaced that she was in a relationship with a neo-Nazi. Nadja Drygalla, 23, left after a long conversation with German Olympic officials about the allegations that her boyfriend was a leading member of the “Rostock National Socialists” and ...
GREECE | “Neo-Nazi Party Gives Free Food to Greek Citizens Only”

Thursday, 2 August 2012, 23:11 | Source: Greek Reporter |

The Greek extremist party Golden Dawn is giving free food to Greek citizens only in downtown Athens. How can they be sure that people gathered around them are Greek, you ask? They are asking for the recipients’ ID cards to prove their nationality. According to the far-right party’s officials, the ...