Research – Review of European Studies: European Project in Danger? Understanding Precisely the Phenomena “Euroscepticsm, Populism and Extremism” in Times of Crisis. ’In general, it is unlikely that any right-wing populist or extremist international groups will be formed any time soon competing as unified force at the European level. Extremist parties do not have enough potential support to pose a threat to the existing liberal democratic order with some exceptions such as Hungary an Greece due to the time of a severe crisis not only in economic terms.’
Ahram Online: Belgian police arrest seven suspected ‘Jihadists’. ‘Seven suspected Jihadists including a Belgian arrested for attempting to ‘indoctrinate young Brussles Muslims’, following a police raid carried out police. Belgian police said Wednesday they had arrested seven suspected members of a terror cell aiming to “indoctrinate young Brussels Muslims” and “send them to combat zones” in North Africa.’
Video – Daily Motion: Marine Le Pen and the “terrorist threat”.
Der Spiegel: Beppe Grillo struggles through the Strait of Messina. ‘The 64-year-old politician Beppe Grillo (5 Star Movement) has swum in the pouring rain from Calabria to Sicily. On his arrival he was celebrating, but was also criticized. [Beppe] took an hour and 17 minutes to cross the Straits of Messina. [He started] on Wednesday in the pouring rain in the Calabrian Cannitello on the Italian mainland.’
ScienceNordic: How Nazis turn youths into extremists. ‘Far right Nazi-like parties are using a new strategy for spreading their message to young people. It’s been a while since we’ve heard about Nazis and skinheads, hasn’t it? These people – along with other right-wing extremists – used to march in the streets shouting out their slogans. But today this form of campaigning appears profoundly outdated – at least in Germany, where a new strategy has emerged. Instead of shouting out their message to anyone and everyone, today’s extreme right now tries go into dialogue with citizens, usually based on an anti-Muslim view.’
Al Jazeera: Germany approves circumcision on boys. ‘New legislation ends legal row over the religious tradition of circumcision after a local court banned the practice. Germany’s cabinet has approved adraft law protecting the right to circumcise infant boys, which it says will end months of legal uncertainty after a local court banned the practice, causing outrage among Muslims and Jews. The cabinet announced support for proposals om Wednesday that would explicitly allow the practice. The June ruling by a Cologne district court that circumcision constitutes “bodily harm” prompted an emotional national debate about religious freedom and the procedure itself.’
Opinion - Haaretz: The quiet Muslim revolution in Europe. ‘Muslims in Europe are beginning to negotiate a self-defined identity as European citizens and as Muslims, amid the noise and violence of Islamist radicals. But the process has started and Jews in Europe and around the world should, amongst others, show support.’