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Racism

2018

19

Jul

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French ambassador Gerard Araud slams Trevor Noah for saying ‘Africa won the World Cup’

The French ambassador to the U.S. slammed comedian Trevor Noah on Wednesday for saying Africa deserved credit for France’s 2018 World Cup victory due to the large number of black players on the team. Gerard Araud wrote a strongly worded letter addressed to Noah on Wednesday, accusing the late-night comedian of “legitimizing” racist ideologies and denying the players’ […]

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Country: France
Source: ABC News

19

Jul

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Dutch FM: ‘Ethnic divisions genetically determined’

Politicians and refugee organisations have criticised Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok for claiming there are no peaceful multicultural societies. Blok, a member of the liberal VVD, the largest party in the Netherlands, also said that Suriname has become a failed state because of its ethnic divide. The minister made the comments during a private event last week, where he met […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Al Jazeera , Anadolu Ajansı

17

Jul

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Ukip leader Gerard Batten calls prophet Muhammad a paedophile at Tommy Robinson rally

Ukip’s leader has called the prophet Muhammad a paedophile at a rally for jailed far-right leader Tommy Robinson. Gerard Batten, an MEP for London, told protesters campaigning for the release of Robinson in London that “rape gang members are predominately followers of the cult of Muhammad”. In remarks prepared for the rally in London on Saturday, Mr Batten […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Independent

11

Jul

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German neo-Nazi Beate Zschäpe sentenced to life for NSU murders

A German court sentenced neo-Nazi Beate Zschaepe to life in prison Wednesday for the terrorist group NSU’s murders and bomb attacks targeting Turkish immigrants. At Munich’s Higher Regional Court, Presiding Judge Manfred Goetzl said Zschaepe was guilty of membership in a terrorist group and complicity in 10 murders and two bomb attacks committed by the neo-Nazi group. Goetzl ruled […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anadolu Agency

29

Jun

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Go back to Turkey, Austrian far-right politician tells Turks who voted for Erdogan

Expatriate Turks who helped to reelect President Recep Tayyip Erdogan do not belong in Austria, a leading far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) official said, revealing the rising anti-Erdogan sentiments in yet another xenophobic statement. After a partial vote count showed that 72 percent of Turks in Austria backed Erdogan, deputy FPÖ chief Johann Gudenus said […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Daily Sabah

13

Jun

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Wilders’ Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest gets green light from Dutch counter-terror agency

The Freedom Party of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will hold a competition of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, it said on Tuesday. The party said the plan to hold the competition in the party’s secure offices in Dutch Parliament had been approved by the Dutch Counter-terrorism Agency NCTV. Wilders’ Freedom Party is the leading […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Reuters

13

Jun

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Racist verbal attack on Bosnia-born lawmaker in Austrian parliament

The loud interruptions during a speech of Bosnia-born lawmaker Alma Zadic in Austria’s Parliament caused outrage as they were branded sexist and racist, the Der Standard Austrian paper reported on Tuesday. Zadic, a lawmaker from the Green Party renegade List of Peter Pilz, had taken the floor on Tuesday to speak about protection of intelligence […]

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Country: Austria
Source: N1

22

May

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Royal wedding: German broadcaster ZDF accused of racism in its coverage

German public broadcaster ZDF was heavily criticized on Saturday for its sometimes questionable coverage of the royal wedding. Social media users and news commentators found its coverage revealed deep-set racism among German media. The broadcaster responded that it takes viewer concerns seriously. Some of the comments that caused controversy Repeatedly describing Meghan Markle and black guests […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

16

Apr

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Two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks for doing nothing

Two black men were arrested and escorted out of a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday after staff called the police to report they refused to leave; the men hadn’t ordered anything and were reportedly waiting for a business associate to arrive. The staff reportedly called 911 because Starbucks does “not allow nonpaying people from the public […]

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Country: United States
Source: Vox , BBC Türkçe

12

Apr

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Senior Polish politician in anti-Semitic rant: ‘The Jews are not humans, they are animals!’

The growing trend of anti-Semitic outbursts among leading Polish politicians and public figures reached new heights this week, when a close ally of the country’s deputy prime minister took to social media to denounce Jews as “animals.” “Żydzi to nie ludzie to zwierzęta!” – “The Jews are not humans, they are animals!” – an enraged Kazimierz […]

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Country: Poland
Source: Algemeiner , ABC Gazetesi