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Category: Immigration Issues :: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
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South African looters target immigrant shops in Johannesburg area, exposing social tensions 25.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
New far right anti-immigrant sentiment hits German streets 24.1.2015 Washington Post: World
DRESDEN, Germany — Ahmed, a 36-year-old Moroccan, hoped to find a better life in Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany. But these days in Dresden, he said, he is afraid to walk the streets.This urban phoenix rebuilt from ashes after World War II is the center of a movement against immigrants — Muslims in particular — that has shocked much of the rest of Germany even as anti-immigration marches have spread to 10 cities nationwide. Downtown Dresden, Ahmed and other immigrants here say, has become a no-go zone for them on Monday nights, when the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West — or Pegida, in German — stages its weekly rallies.Read full article ...
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GOP lawmakers again block money for noncitizen driver's license program 24.1.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
A Democratic push to restore money for Colorado's program that provides driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally failed Friday, the second time in a week Republican lawmakers blocked the move.
GOP lawmakers again shoot down money for noncitizen driver's license program 24.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A Democratic push to restore money for Colorado's program that provides driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally failed Friday, the second time in a week Republican lawmakers
Fighting for Europe's Soul 23.1.2015 Truthout.com
In the first Crusade, armed Christians set out to "liberate" Jerusalem from Muslim rule. In addition to slaughtering thousands of Muslims between 1096 and 1099, the crusaders also launched pogroms against Jews, pagans, and even other Christians. What animated the crusaders wasn't just Jerusalem's status. It was the fear that Islam was lapping at the shores of Europe itself. Today, all of Europe is mourning the victims of recent attacks in France by modern-day crusaders inspired by their own extreme interpretation of Islam. But another group of extremists — a much larger contingent of Islamophobes and immigrant-bashers — fears the growing Islamic presence in Europe. Look no further than Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who massacred 77 people in 2011 in protest of the country's pro-immigrant policies, or at the anonymous assailants who firebombed French mosques in the wake of the atrocious Charlie Hebdo attacks. These anti-Islamic extremists fear that their old-fashioned vision of a white, Christian ...
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Fighting for Europe's Soul 23.1.2015 Truthout - All Articles
In the first Crusade, armed Christians set out to "liberate" Jerusalem from Muslim rule. In addition to slaughtering thousands of Muslims between 1096 and 1099, the crusaders also launched pogroms against Jews, pagans, and even other Christians. What animated the crusaders wasn't just Jerusalem's status. It was the fear that Islam was lapping at the shores of Europe itself. Today, all of Europe is mourning the victims of recent attacks in France by modern-day crusaders inspired by their own extreme interpretation of Islam. But another group of extremists — a much larger contingent of Islamophobes and immigrant-bashers — fears the growing Islamic presence in Europe. Look no further than Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who massacred 77 people in 2011 in protest of the country's pro-immigrant policies, or at the anonymous assailants who firebombed French mosques in the wake of the atrocious Charlie Hebdo attacks. These anti-Islamic extremists fear that their old-fashioned vision of a white, Christian ...
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Dresden stabbing: Eritrean man arrested over death of compatriot 22.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Prosecutors say suspect lived with asylum seeker found dead on 13 January in city where anti-immigrant group has held rallies Continue reading...
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Europe's cycle of fear: Will radicalized minorities drag anxious majorities in the wrong direction? 22.1.2015 LA Times: Commentary
With a foiled Islamist terrorist plot in Belgium following hard on the heels of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, politicians on the xenophobic, anti-immigration far right are looking to pick up votes across Europe. There is a real danger of a downward spiral in which radicalized minorities,...
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Promoting tolerance in Germany could define Angela Merkel’s leadership 16.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
German chancellor once said multiculturalism had failed. Since the attacks in Paris, she’s among its biggest supporters Continue reading...
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Germany Anti-Immigrant Protest Grows 13.1.2015 NY Times: Europe
Germany Anti-Immigrant Protest Grows
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Muslims in Europe fear anti-Islamic mood will intensify after Paris attacks 10.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Anti-immigrant politicians from Germany to Sweden citing Charlie Hebdo killings as support for their position Continue reading...
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WorldViews: Europe’s far right on the Paris attack: We told you so 9.1.2015 Washington Post: World
For many of Europe's far-right parties, Wednesday's attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo is proof that their warnings about immigration were correct.Over the past few decades, many of these parties had shifted from traditional far-right stances to focus specifically on the threat posed by Muslim immigrant communities. What's more, many of the parties had used arguments about free speech to justify their rhetoric, and now see themselves and Charlie Hebdo as fighting the same fight. (Charlie Hebdo staff would probably disagree.)Read full article ...
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Attack likely to fuel anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe 8.1.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Amnesia, not immigration, is our problem 7.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Anti-Muslim protesters should heed the past century’s grim history – and its lesson that Europe’s future must be multicultural It has been a grim start for 2015 as far as European tolerance is concerned. Mosques have been attacked in Sweden . Demonstrations continue in Germany against the “Islamisation of the west” . And antisemitism is on the rise . We knew something nasty had been unleashed when the European elections last year produced a surge of populist xenophobic parties. Many explanations have been given: the economic crisis, unemployment, the disenfranchisement of the middle classes, anxieties fed by globalisation. Pointing fingers at strangers or supposed intruders has become almost an automatic reflex. Anti-immigration parties are having a field day. All our problems come from the outside, from some kind of invasion: that’s how the narrative goes. In France the novelist Michel Houellebecq is making headlines with a new book imagining the election in 2022 of a Muslim president ...
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Dresden crowds tell a chilling tale of Europe’s fear of migrants 4.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Tens of thousands are expected to mass on Monday in Dresden in a swell of anti-immigrant sentiment that has forced Angela Merkel to speak out

Commentary by Michael Bittner: ‘Why my home city sees itself as a victim of history’ Continue reading...
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Protesters demand end to Sweden mosque attacks 2.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
More than 1,000 demonstrators take to streets of Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm after third mosque fire in a week Continue reading...
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Swedish far-right leader: Jews must abandon religious identity to be Swedes 17.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Jewish community leader condemns remarks by Sweden Democrats politician as ‘good old rightwing antisemitism’

The leader of Sweden’s Jewish community has condemned as “good old rightwing antisemitism” remarks by a far-right leader who said Jews cannot be Swedes unless they abandon their Jewish identity.

Lena Posner Körösi, president of the Official Council of Jewish Communities in Sweden, said the comments conveyed a message that Jews were untrustworthy and could not be considered real Swedes, “exactly like in 1930s Germany” from which her grandfather had fled.

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Jeb Bush is not the white knight Latinos have been waiting for. We're sick of the GOP | Gustavo Arellano 17.12.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Megan Carpentier: Elizabeth Warren wouldn’t even beat Jeb Bush Jeb Bush is beginning to run for presidente on one platform and one platform only: that he can deliver the Republican party to El Dorado – that is, the Mexican masses who are the future of America and can keep the GOP from going the way of the Whigs. Yes, he’s the brother of George 43 and son of George 41, and he successfully ran Florida for eight years, an effort that deserves a Macarthur Genius grant or something. But the only thing that distinguishes Jeb from the other Reeps interested in throwing their sombrero into the 2016 presidential race is his relationship with ...
WorldViews: The Sydney showdown and Australia’s debate over immigration and asylum 16.12.2014 Washington Post: World
The man behind the deadly 16-hour hostage standoff in Sydney arrived in Australia as a refugee in 1996, seeking asylum from the Iranian regime. In the years since, Man Haron Monis became a self-styled cleric and fell afoul of the law on multiple occasions. He was out on bail after being charged last year as an accessory to the murder of his wife.Read full article >>
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Why Ukip’s scandals don’t seem to be hurting its popularity 15.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Ukip voters look at much of the media’s negative coverage and see an institution that reflects everything they loathe about modern Britain Nigel Farage has had another bad week. A series of new revelations have appeared in the media focused on claims of sexual harassment at the top of Ukip and homophobic and offensive remarks by a Ukip candidate in Essex, who has since resigned. There is no doubt that Farage will be feeling frustrated. These are the kinds of problems that a host of internal changes implemented over the summer were designed to remedy. Now, many are again pointing to the revelations as evidence why Ukip cannot last as a significant political force. But are they right? We have been here before. Earlier this year, and shortly before the European parliament elections, there was an explosion of media coverage that focused on the unsavoury (and, in some cases, openly racist or homophobic) views of certain Ukip supporters. Numerous articles across the national media drew attention to the remarks ...
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