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Anti-Semitism row over Muslim rappers dominates German headlines

Internationally, Germany has often been lauded for its reckoning with the Holocaust – its so-called Erinnerungskultur, or culture of remembrance.(( http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2017/08/what_the_u_s_can_learn_from_germany_about_remembering_a_dark_period_of_history.html )) Whether this...

Facebook bans Britain First a week after the anti-Muslim extremist group’s...

The leader and deputy leader of Britain First have been jailed for the religiously aggravated harassment of Muslims, and the group’s Facebook pages have been banned for inciting hatred. Facebook’s actions follow calls from authorities for social media firms to do more to combat hate speech.

As four UK MPs receive ‘Punish a Muslim day’ packages, the...

Suspicious packages received by four Muslim MPs have been linked to the ‘Punish a Muslim day’ campaign. After the incidents were raised in Parliament, the Home Office said a definitive definition of Islamophobia was not needed as Islamophobia is already clearly recognised and effectively monitored.

French law against religious symbols in parliament sparks criticism

France's parliament has banned lawmakers from wearing any religious symbols under a new "neutral" dress code. Members of the National Assembly must avoid "the wearing of...