Bloomberg News: Holocaust Memorial for Roma, Sinti Opens After Delays. ‘German Chancellor Angela Merkel today inaugurated a Berlin memorial dedicated to the Roma and Sinti people murdered by the Nazis, three years later than scheduled and 67 years after the end of World War II. Hundreds of thousands were persecuted as “gypsies” between 1933 and 1945 in Nazi-occupied Europe. Though no precise figures are available, as many as 500,000 people are estimated to have been killed. Roma and Sinti were subject to forced sterilization from 1934, deported to concentration camps and murdered both in mass shootings and gas chambers.’
Press TV: French Muslims feel hated; book reveals. ‘Discrimination, abuse and Islamophobia. France’s Muslim population reveal their experiences of bearing the brunt of anti-Muslim hate crimes in a new book published by the Islamic Human Rights Commission. The study looks into how France’s institutions, political culture and attitudes towards Islam have created a hostile and dangerous environment against Muslims. In London, an event was held to address the growing concerns of Muslim demonization in Europe. Communities were encouraged to foster better understanding in order to counter the inflammatory propaganda against Islam.’
MTV3: Soini Predicts the government is breaking down. True Finns leader, Timo Soini predicts that the government support will break down following this Sundays election results. Soini suggested that should enough municipalities fall to those in support of his party, there will be much wider political ramifications for Finland.
CTzen: A place feared by other politicians, Beppe Grillo takes centre stage in Catania Square. Beppe Grillo will deliver his election pledge to members of Catania in their historic town square. Countless rallies can point their genesis toward the University Square where other politicians are fearful crowds will not emerge in sufficient numbers. However, many suggest that Beppe is riding a wave of support and the square itself will be packed.
Dutch News: Failed asylum seekers must go back home, says minister. ‘The forty failed asylum seekers living in tents in Amsterdam’s Osdorp district can return to their countries of origin, immigration minister Gert Leers said in a briefing to parliament on Thursday.’
Nettavisen: Illegal immigrants released onto streets of Norway. Siv Jensen, the leader of the Norwegian Progress Party told the public she empathised with police for letting illegal immigrants out of prison. Poor prison capacity has lead to many illegal immigrants simply walking free. Jensen explained how the party has finished plans to expand two prisons as well as a concept to hold immigrants in an ‘enclosed reception’ pending deportation from Norway.