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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 14th May 2013

BELGIUM Translated from Dutch – De Standaard: Sharia4UK threatens Belgium. ‘Abu Abdullah Al-Britani and Anjem Choudary, leaders of the extremist movement Sharia4UK, speaking in menacing language in new video messages addressing Belgium. Following the arrest of Fouad Belkacem. The Belgian justice takes the matter seriously, writing Antwerp Gazette and The Age Tuesday. “If Muslims are persecuted, then there will […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 10th May 2013

EUROPE ICSR: Counterterrorism: Why France Is Tougher Than Britain. ‘Counterterrorism practitioners and analysts have often been struck by the different policy approaches in France and Britain. France seems to be “tough on terrorists”, arresting and deporting them by the hundreds, while Britain has sometimes struggled to keep extremists locked up or send them back to their […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 27th March 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Asylum activists: Until 27 negative asylum decisions. ‘53 of the asylum seekers in the Servite are in primary care. 27 have not received a negative asylum decision. After weeks of protest in the Votive Church in Vienna in early March, of those 60 persons who moved into their new […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 26th March 2013

EUROPE PressEurop: A training ground for European jihadists. ‘When armed rebellion began in Syria two years ago, there were fears that European Muslims interested in jihad would go there to train to fight a holy war. If the headline in Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, “Youthful gang members are going to war in the name of Islam,” is […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 25th March 2013

EUROPE Event – ICSR: What Is the New Far Right? ICSR Conference and Report Launch. ‘At this major conference, experts, analysts and policymakers from across Europe discussed the evolving threat from a new breed of far right extremists, the so-called “Counter-Jihad” movement. The event also launched ICSR’s latest policy report, “A Neo-Nationalist Network: The English […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 21st March 2013

EUROPE CNN: New al Qaeda document sheds light on Europe, U.S. attack plans. ‘A previously secret document found at Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan sets out a detailed al Qaeda strategy for attacking targets in Europe and the United States. The document — a letter written to bin Laden in March 2010 by a […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 19th March 2013

EUROPE Open Democracy: The European elite’s politics of fear by Cas Mudde. ‘Fear mongering by political elites is nothing new. In fact, influential political thinkers from Machiavelli to Schmitt have argued that creating antagonisms and fear constitute the essence of politics. Thousands of articles have been devoted to the ‘politics of fear’ towards ‘others’ in recent […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 14th March 2013

EUROPE Der Spiegel: What Human Rights Problems?: European Politicians Shill for Kazakh Autocrat. ‘European social democrats are allowing themselves to be used by Kazakhstan’s autocratic leader. Not only do they advocate for his regime abroad, they’re also supporting him in a family dispute with his former son-in-law. And large sums of money are reportedly changing […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 12th March 2013

EUROPE Deutsche Welle: Roma: more integration through education. ‘Despite democratic transformations in Eastern Europe, more than 10 million Roma face discrimination, especially in education. Change has been slow, although education is a key factor in overcoming poverty. It was during his first few days at school that Nedjo Osman found out he was different than […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 8th March 2013

EUROPE Reuters: EU not ready for sanctions against Hezbollah. ‘The European Union will consider imposing sanctions on the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah but does not yet have sufficient evidence of its activities in Europe to make a decision, the European Commission said on Thursday. Bulgaria in February implicated Hezbollah in a bombing in the Black […]

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