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Western Europe Tracker 06.12.12

France Wall Street Journal:??French Police Make Toulouse Terror Arrests. ‘French police have arrested a man and his former girlfriend as part of an investigation into whether the suspected killer of seven people in and around the southern town of Toulouse in March had accomplices.’ Germany Times Online:??Germany to seek ban of far-right party. ‘German security [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 03.12.12

France France24: ‘Europe???s first gay-friendly mosque??? sparks controversy. ‘A Muslim prayer centre, which has been dubbed Europe???s first gay-friendly mosque, opened in the French capital this week. Its founder described it as the first step in breaking ???prejudices in Islam???, but it has been criticised by religious leaders.’ Germany Deutsche Welle:??Neo-Nazi inquiry probes intelligence agency. [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 30.11.12

France Reuters:??France’s National Front smells opportunity as rivals feud. ‘France’s far-right National Front party celebrated a fourfold increase in requests for membership on Thursday as a feud convulsed its main right-wing rival the UMP.??UMP leadership contenders accuse one another of fraud in an internal election and the party now risks a permanent split just months [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 1.11.12

France Financial Times: Qatar???s flowering relationship with Paris. ???When plans for Qatar to create a ???50m euro fund to invest in some of Paris???s poorest suburbs emerged last month, the French political right and left united in disapproval. Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, denounced the move as a plot to stoke [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 19.10.12

Europe Commentary GMF Blog: Combating Radicalism in the European Union. ???Nationalists, regionalists, radicals, separatists, and extremists, of sometimes indeterminate left- and right-wing alliances, rely on populism to appeal to wider audiences. Having exerted considerable efforts in countering an openly racist or hard-edged image, such groups now promote a defiant agenda based on historical symbolism, cultural [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 15.10.12

Research Kai Arzheimer: Contextual Factors and the Extreme Right Vote in Western Europe, 1980-2002. ???After the Second World War, the extreme right (ER) in Western Europe was associated with the atrocities of the Nazis and their puppet regimes (Rydgren??2005) and was therefore politically isolated and insignificant in most countries of the region. But from the [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 11.10.12

France Reuters: French police find explosives in Islamist probe. ???French anti-terrorist police have found bomb-making materials and weapons while investigating suspected radical Islamists across the country, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said on Wednesday, Molins said a dozen suspects rounded up in raids over the weekend would be held for a further 24 hours after the [...]

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The Rise of the Radical Right in Europe and the Jews

It may strike many as bizarre that Israel???s UN ambassador Ron Prossor was pictured in November 2011 with Front National (FN) leader Marine le Pen at a reception at the French Mission in New York, in view of the multiple convictions of her father, previous FN leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, for inciting antisemitism.??This episode demonstrates [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 09.10.12

Comment:??ITV News: Venetians and Catalans have had enough – it???ll be the Germans next. ???The crisis engulfing the European economy is beginning to manifest itself it in unexpected ways, not least the growing demands for independence in the regions of Southern Europe.’ It started with Catalonia, and now with Venice. ‘Rome will, of course, resist [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 04.10.12

Analysis -??Jamie Bartlett and Hedda Bjorge Soremshaugen for??ENARgy: Blogging for freedom: the radical blogosphere post Breivik. ???The online world and social media have become a focus for the proliferation of hateful material. This essay examines the way counter-jihad Scandinavian bloggers responded to the Breivik attacks. The authors??? contention is that, after an initial dip in [...]

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