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Challenge for the state? 2,000 ‘Reich Citizens,’ extremists have gun permits in Germany

Almost 2,000 far-right extremists have gun permits in Germany, local media reports, citing federal government data. Opponents insist Berlin is sweeping the problem under the carpet, as such people can be a challenge for the state. At least 1,200 so-called ‘Reich Citizens,’ who reject the legitimacy of the German government, and 750 far-right extremists have a permit for one or ...

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‘US aid ends up with extremists’: Analysts alarmed over Pentagon’s 60,000-strong Syrian rebel force

Analysts have warned that US-supported groups in Syria often defect to extremists with their weapons. That’s after it was revealed the Pentagon plans to spend around $ 300 million to train and equip a 60,000-strong army in Syria. Commenting on the Pentagon’s plans to build, train and equip a massive ‘Vetted Syrian Opposition’ to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) ...

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German prisons may face ‘wave of extremists’, state justice minister warns

Detention facilities in Germany are trying to cope with a growing number of radical Islamist extremists. Some 150 are currently being held in prisons across the country, and officials fear a “wave of extremists” in jails. Around 150 Islamists are currently being held in prisons across Germany, Die Welt reported on Wednesday, citing the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). They are ...

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Islamic extremists ‘threatening British values’ in schools – UK watchdog

British values are being “actively undermined” by Islamic extremists using schools as a means of “indoctrinating impressionable minds,” the chief of UK watchdog Ofsted warns. Amanda Spielman, head of Ofsted, is calling on teachers not to shy away from reproaching religious fundamentalists who are trying to brainwash pupils and cut them off from society. Read more “Ofsted inspectors are increasingly ...

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Far-left ‘extremists’ seek info on German cops in response to G20 riots probe

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 02:17 German activists have published photos of Berlin police officers online seeking additional information on the officers. Authorities launched a probe while the police union condemned them as “extremists” trying to “stir up hatred.” In response to Hamburg police publishing more than 100 photos of suspects wanted in connection with the violence and looting during ...

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Russian court seizes $15mn worth of assets from banned Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘extremists’

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 02:44 Real estate worth almost US$ 15 million belonging to Jehovah’s Witnesses around St. Petersburg have been transferred to the Russian state, after the organization was declared an “extremist” group earlier this year. A District Court in St. Petersburg seized 16 properties in the village of Solnechnoye on the Gulf of Finland, that it ruled ...

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British aid for Syria being funneled to extremists… again

The UK government has suspended a foreign aid project in Syria amid allegations that funds are being pocketed by extremists groups. It is yet another report of British taxpayers’ money reaching the wrong hands. The project seeks to use aid funds from Britain to help officers of the Free Syria Police (FSP) implement order in the region following the Syrian ...

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In major policy change YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists

Google has confirmed a major policy shift in how it approaches extremist content on YouTube. A spokeswoman told us it has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content: Not just removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence but also removing other videos of named terrorists, unless the content is journalistic or educational in nature — ...

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Far-right extremists ‘milking’ UK’s political correctness on Islamists – former govt adviser

Published time: 3 Nov, 2017 12:58 Political correctness is feeding far-right and Islamic extremism, according to a former government adviser. Dame Louise Casey said the failure to address the inequality and segregation of the Muslim community is empowering “horrible far-right tactics.” “In our desire to embrace diversity we are creating division,” said Casey, the government’s former community cohesion adviser, in ...

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French police arrest 10 suspected extremists, plotting attack on mosques, politicians – reports

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 06:31 Ten people said to have far-right links were detained in a series of raids conducted by French anti-terrorist police in the Paris and Marseille areas on Tuesday. Their intended targets were reportedly mosques, migrants and a former presidential candidate. The arrests were made in Seine-Saint-Denis, north of Paris, and in the city of Marseille ...

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