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2017

08

Nov

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Germany: Anti-Semitism in classroom prompts student to report classmates

The 15-year-old girl tried to stop her classmates from making anti-Semitic jokes and displaying Nazi symbols. The Dresden student was awarded for her courage in reporting her classmates to the police. The trend began with what many would brush off as reckless teenage behavior. Some students at a Dresden school, considered it cool when one’s […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

07

Nov

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Over 200 attacks reported on refugee shelters in Germany

As hate crimes against migrants in Germany continue, more than 200 attacks on refugee shelters were reported across Germany. According to Federal Criminal Police (BKA) statistics published by the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, 226 attacks were registered so far in the country. Despite the downward trend, there is an attack on an asylum center almost every […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Sabah

03

Nov

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30,000 rejected asylum seekers ‘disappeared’ in Germany

About 30,000 failed asylum seekers due for deportation are unaccounted for within Germany’s refugee processing system and are believed to have disappeared. The authorities think that some may have left for other European countries but many are believed to live under the radar, protected by family or friends in an environment that police and other […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Times

30

Oct

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Headscarf row: German university lecturer ‘humiliates’ Muslim

Professor Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet has been accused of “discrimination” after asking everyone at the University of Würzburg lecture to take off their headwear. The professor argued this should include the Muslim woman, because the lecture hall was a secular space. But she says she did not insist that the headscarf be removed. Instead, a university spokesman […]

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Country: Germany
Source: BBC

30

Oct

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Comedian prevented from waving scrambled egg flag

German comedian of Turkish origin was prevented by German authorities from hanging a black flag that carried the recipe of menemen, a Turkish version of scrambled egg with capsicum and tomatoes, written in Arabic script. Aiming to protest German authorities for allowing demonstrations by the PKK, which the EU as a whole considers a terrorist […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Sabah

17

Oct

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Namibia: German Attitude Prompts Third Genocide Hearing Postponement in New York

The court hearing last week Thursday in the case lodged against Germany for colonial-era genocide in Namibia was postponed to January 2018. This was the third hearing for which Germany did not appoint counsel. Plaintiffs Vekuii Rukoro, chief of the Ovaherero, and Veraa Katuuo, founding member of the Association of the Ovaherero Genocide in the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: All Africa

29

Sep

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Bundeswehr’s Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD)’s report: 391 racist incidents took place in the German Army in 2017

Germany’s military counterintelligence service is probing 391 cases of right-wing extremism, media quoted the Ministry of Defense as saying. Just under 300 cases have been recorded this year alone. The full extent of the German military’s problems with Nazi sympathizers among its ranks may slowly be coming to light. In a year plagued by scandal, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Dokmz

28

Sep

Frauke Petry, co-chairwoman of the AfD, right, stands with top candidates Alexander Gauland, left, and Alice Weidel, center, prior to a press conference of the Alternative for Germany, AfD, in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, the day after the nationalist party was elected first time into the German parliament. Petry declared later that she won't be part of the party's faction and left the press conference after the statement. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

European Jews Worried By Far-Right Victories In German Election

Jewish groups in Europe and the United States expressed alarm on Sunday at the far-right Alternative for Germany’s success in Germany’s parliamentary election and urged other parties not to form an alliance with the AfD. Early projections gave the AfD 13.5 percent of the vote, allowing it to enter the Bundestag for the first time, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Forward

25

Sep

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Germany bans face coverings for drivers amid claims of anti-Muslim discrimination

The German parliament’s upper house, the Bundesrat, passed new rules to prevent drivers from covering their faces to avoid speeding tickets in a move that some claim unfairly targets female Muslim drivers. “The rule of law requires that only drivers can be held accountable. That presumes that they can be identified,” the German Transport Ministry said, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: RT

20

Sep

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German AfD party leader targets Islam in election campaign

The Alternative for Germany (AfD), a German far right political party which latest polls put in third place for the general elections that will be held on Sept. 24, continues with its hostile anti-Islam policy. The party’s co-leader and top candidate Alexander Gauland in an interview on Monday severely insulted Muslims, revealing his ignorance of […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Yeni Şafak