Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sweden, riots and the Swedish Democrats

The recent violence has been a boon to the Swedish Democrats, the anti-immigration party. Opinion polls suggest the party is gaining in popularity, partly because of the indignation many Swedes feel about being called racists after accepting so many refugees.  … Continue reading

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Norway paper’s cartoon ‘so anti-Semitic it would have made Hitler weep with joy’

Caricature and the truth in Norway. Dagbladet daily attacks circumcision with gory caricature that incites hatred and denigrates Jewish rite, says Wiesenthal Center     Jewish groups on Wednesday sharply condemned Norway’s third-largest paper, Dagbladet, for publishing a cartoon that one … Continue reading

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Norwegian Newspaper Publishes Anti-Semitic Cartoon of Jewish Circumcision

  Caricature Portrays Circumcision as Violent Mutilation GETTY IMAGES     By JTA Published May 29, 2013. PRINT EMAIL  SHARE       Related A Father’s Pain at Overseeing Son’s Circumcision Circumcision Controversy Endangers Fight To Keep Rite Legal in Germany … Continue reading

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Record unemployment, low inflation underline Europe’s pain

Economists and policy makers have expressed concern that the greatest threat to the unity of the euro zone is now social breakdown from the crisis, rather than market-driven factors. In France, Europe’s second largest economy, the number of jobless rose … Continue reading

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Runnymeade Trust and Islamophobia: eight components that they say define Islamophobia

Runnymede Trust: The Runnymede Trust has identified eight components that they say define Islamophobia. This definition, from the 1997 document ‘Islamophobia: A Challenge For Us All’ is widely accepted, including by the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia. The … Continue reading

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Danish Opponent of Islam Is Attacked, and Muslims Defend His Right to Speak

“Islamification is the introduction of Sharia law,” said Lars Hedegaard, the “Danish opponent” mentioned above, when I interviewed him two years ago during protests by Pamela Geller et al. against the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque.” Sharia law, he continued, is … Continue reading

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Surge in Facebook likes for the English Defence Leage and surge in attacks on Muslims

“They’ve had their Arab Spring. This is time for the English Spring,” said Robinson, whose group also saw its number of Facebook followers surge from 20,000 to more than 100,000.   Features   UK Muslims face far-right revenge attacks   … Continue reading

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