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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 24th April 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Islam Study: Young Muslims are well integrated. ‘In a study of 1000 Muslims in Austria are large differences in traditionalism and religiosity emerging from generation to generation. 16 percent of men think that their wife should definitely wear a headscarf. Young Muslims living in Austria well integrated, but can [...]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 23rd April 2013

BELGIUM Flanders News: Prison sentence for racist cop. ‘A Chief Inspector from the Brussels South Local Police Service has been given an 8 month prison sentence and fined 1,100 for racist behaviour while he was on duty. The man had assaulted and racially abused a suspect and a colleague. As sentence was passed, the disgraced police [...]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 11th April 2013

EUROPE UPI: Femen’s Islam-bashing disregards Muslim feminism. ‘”International Topless Jihad Day”–organized in several European capitals on April 4 by the feminist group Femen–was a setback for women in the Muslim world. All it did was give religious extremists a good reason to denounce feminism as an importation of the West that insults cultures and religions.’ New [...]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 10th April 2013

EUROPE EurActiv: Doctors warn of rising xenophobia in Europe’s healthcare systems. ‘Austerity measures adopted in Europe in response to the public debt crisis have a devastating impact on healthcare services, resulting in rising xenophobia in countries like Greece and Spain, the humanitarian group Doctors of the World said Tuesday (9 April).’ AUSTRIA Reuters: Magnate Stronach lays out anti-political [...]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 4th April 2013

EUROPE Video – EurActiv: European integration must continue, says Verheugen. ‘Speaking in the margin of a EurActiv’s workshop on the ‘Future of Europe,’ Verheugen stressed the importance of fostering deeper EU integration, adding it is the only way the EU can “cope with the challenges of the future”. “We are in a changing global environment and I [...]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 3rd April 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: The Jihad of a Viennese Salafists. ‘His pass the Austro-Islamist Mohamed Mahmoud has indeed burned video needs – but when it comes to the Vienna public prosecutor, he will set him for traveling to Austria does not need anyway. She has, it was announced on Tuesday, on Friday an extradition [...]

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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, Thursday 31st January 2013

France Research – Parliamentary Affairs:  Nonna Mayer – From Jean-Marie to Marine Le Pen: Electoral Change on the Far Right.  ‘In the first round of the 2012 French presidential election, Marine Le Pen drew a record score of 17.9% of the valid votes. Her success was attributed to the ‘de-demonization’ strategy she implemented to soften [...]

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Has the French National Front entered the mainstream?

In the regional elections held in the spring of 2010, the French National Front (FN) put a stop to the bad electoral runs that it had been suffering since 2007. It was 2007 when, for the first time since 1988, support for Jean-Marie Le Pen at the presidential elections dropped from 16.8% (in 2002), to [...]

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The French National Front at 40: Reasons to be cheerful?

When the Front National (FN) was created 40 years ago, it could hardly have expected to reach its 40th birthday in October 2012.  Throughout an initial decade of ‘crossing the wilderness’, it functioned and survived, but only as a tiny groupuscule in the political landscape and it could not always even claim to have been [...]

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