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Racism

2018

30

Aug

Arrest warrant leak fuels suspicions of far-right links with German police

The leak of an arrest warrant to far-right groups has heightened widespread suspicions of links between German police and xenophobic demonstrators. Authorities have confirmed reports of the leak after the arrest warrant – containing the full name of the main suspect in the murder of a 35-year-old man, which triggered violent anti-foreigner protests in the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Guardian

29

Aug

Austria asylum seekers to be denied apprenticeships

Austria will no longer allow asylum seekers to take up apprenticeship opportunities while their claims are being assessed, a policy reversal by the country’s anti-immigration government criticised by the opposition. The decision reverses a 2012 policy aimed at integrating refugees. A coalition of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’ conservative People’s Party (VPOe) and the far-right Freedom Party […]

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Country: Austria
Source: World Bulletin

03

Aug

Far-right German youth leader says man who tried to kill Hitler a traitor

Lars Steinke, a leader of the Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party’s youth wing, branded Claus von Stauffenberg an “enemy of the people”, according to German news site Welt. Speaking to Daily Star Online, he said: “I would like to make it clear once again that I solely evaluate the actions of Stauffenberg and not the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Star

27

Jul

Study reveals racism against Turkish students in Germany

With anti-Muslim and anti-Turkish sentiment on the rise in Germany, a study by the German University of Mannheim illustrated how Turkish students are being discriminated against by their prospective teachers. For the study released on Monday, 204 people studying teaching were asked to grade two identical exam papers, penned by an eighth-grader. The difference was […]

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Country: Germany
Source: A News , Anadolu Ajansı

25

Jul

Evil tweet by Serbia’s official on Srebrenica woman death

Serbia’s Parliament Deputy Speaker and an official of the ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party (SRS) shocked the country with a tweet about the death of Hatidza Mehmedovic, the leader of the “Mother of Srebrenica” association and drew broad condemnation forcing her to delete the tweet. Vjerica Radeta’s tweet said: “I read that Hatidza Mehmedovic from the […]

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Country: Serbia
Source: N1

19

Jul

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

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

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

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

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