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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 15th May 2013

EUROPE New Europe: Political institutions ‘losing legitimacy’ to extremists. ‘European politicians need to recover “democratic legitimisation” of the economic crisis if the rise of extremists is to be quelled, a high-level conference has been told. Speaking at the conference Right-wing Extremism and Hate Crime: Minorities Under Pressure in Europe and Beyond, in Oslo on 14 May, […]

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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 Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 13th May 2013

ALBANIA Balkan Insight: Albania Politicians Chided for Anti-Gay Slurs. ‘Albania’s anti-discrimination commissioner, Irma Baraku, has asked two politicians to issue a public apology to the gay community for offensive comments made in the media. Irma Baraku accused the deputy defence minister, Ekrem Spahia, of using undignified language in a TV debate on March 21, which “violates […]

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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, Thursday 9th May 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: Austro-Islamist: ‘I come to prison as Allah’s Lion’. ‘Mahmoud maintains, in a published interview lead by German Islamists, to having already been in Syria before his arrest in Turkey. On the Internet, a new message from the Austro-Islamist Mohamed Mahmoud has emerged. After a few specifications, a German Islamist group […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 8th May 2013

EUROPE Tranlsated from Germna – Zeit Online: World Jewish Congress calls for ban all neo-Nazi parties. ‘At the conclusion of its annual meeting of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) hasurged governments in Europe to ban right-wing extremist parties. States should consider to ban neo-Nazi parties and organizations who wanted to overthrow the democratic order and threatened minorities, the […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 7th May 2013

EUROPE The Telegraph: German call for greater EU powers of intervention amid anti-Semitism fears in Hungary. ‘ Guido Westerwelle told a congress of Jewish leaders in Budapest that the EU needed better legal resources at a time of growing concerns over the rise of anti-Semitism in Hungary, and warnings that the country risks drifting away from […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 6th May 2013

EUROPE Hope Not Hate: Populist movements ride wave of resentment against EU. ‘By seizing a quarter of the vote in local elections this week, the UK Independence party has stamped its image on British politics in a manner comparable to populist, anti-establishment movements across continental Europe. There is a rising possibility that Ukip and like-minded parties […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 3rd May 2013

EUROPE Podcast – ICSR: ICSR seminar: Dr Frank Foley presents new book on counter terrorism in Britain and France AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: “Austria hub of terrorism”. ‘Austria has become systematically by the failure of the red-black government in asylum policy to a “hub of radical Islamist terror.” This criticism practiced on Thursday FPÖ federal […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 2nd May 2013

FRANCE BBC News: French Islamist captured ‘after fighting’ in Mali. ‘A French Islamic convert who threatened his home country has been captured in northern Mali, allegedly after fighting on the militants’ side. French troops captured Gilles Le Guen, who now goes by the name Abdel Jelil, on Sunday night north of Timbuktu, the army said. Mr […]

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