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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 6th June 2013

The Guardian: Islamophobic hate crime: is it getting worse? ‘From online abuse to fire bombs thrown at mosques, there has been a spike in anti-Muslim attacks. While many incidents are not reported to the police, groups such as the Tell Mama project paint a worrying picture of rising Islamophobia and violence.’ Huffington Post: Muswell Hill […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 29th May 2013

Channel 4 News: Far-right extremism: who are the EDL? ‘Online support for the EDL has soared since the murder of Lee Rigby. But who are its supporters, and what does the far-right group stand for? Channel 4 News investigates.’ Huffington Post: Overreacting to extremism ‘could bring back Al Qaeda’ ex CIA officer warns. ‘One of […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 17th May 2013

International Business Times: Muslim Rage? ‘Racist’ St George’s Flag Ban ‘is Gift to EDL’. ‘Muslims have rubbished claims by a local Labour politician that they are offended by England’s St George’s flag. A council in Somerset banned local residents from flying the national flag on Armistice Day, after a councillor sparked controversy by claiming it offended […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 15th April 2013

Demos: ‘Re-examining the EDL’ by Jamie Bartlett. ‘It is almost four years since the English Defence League burst onto Britain’s streets and made their mark on Britain’s political discourse. Recent turn of events has seen the movement start to implode, but were the seeds of destruction present from its formation? Demos’ Jamie Bartlett interviewed the EDL’s […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 1st April 2013

Sky: Millfield mosque demonstration: no clash as opposing groups miss each other. ‘Far-right groups protesting against a new mosque site in Sunderland arrived on the scene just as anti-fascist counter-demonstrators were being moved on by police. More than 100 members of the North East English Defence League and splinter group North East Infidels gathered on St Mark’s Road in […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 29th March 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Muslims want public holidays in Austria. ‘The discussion on statutory holidays for Muslims in Austria takes up speed again. The chairman of the Muslim Central Council in Germany, Aiman ​​Mazyek had, over the WAZ Media Group demanded that the German states should introduce statutory holidays.That would be “an important political signal […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 22nd March 2013

The Guardian: Police investigate publications found in Abu Qatada’s home. ‘Anti-terrorist police are carrying out a new investigation into the radical cleric Abu Qatada after uncovering evidence that may show he could be spreading extremism across the world. Detectives from the counter terrorism command of the Metropolitan police have seized a vast amount of material – including internet […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 20th March 2013

Research: Political Studies: Geoffrey Evans and Kat Chzhen: Explaining Voters’ Defection from Labour over the 2005–10 Electoral Cycle: Leadership, Economics and the Rising Importance of Immigration. ‘We examine the significance of leadership, economic problems and immigration for defection from voting Labour over the period 2005–10. Vote switching at different points throughout the electoral cycle is estimated using discrete-time […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 11th March 2013

ARMENIA Ria Novosti: Armenian Opposition Leader Goes on Hunger Strike. ‘Opposition politician who ran for presidency in Armenia last month said Sunday that he has gone on hunger strike to protest against the official election results. Raffi Hovhannisyan, US-born leader of the opposition Heritage party, came in the second at the February 18 presidential election with 36.74 […]

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South Asia Tracker 26.10.12

Pakistan: UPI: Unidentified militants detonated an explosive device outside the Awami National Party headquarters in Peshawar. No one was hurt. “The attack took occurred amidst of the end of the Durga Puja festival and hundreds of people were present as a result of the festivities, police said. Following the attacks additional police and paramilitary forces […]

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