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Kenney blasted for linking deadly Toronto gun violence to 'foreign gangsters'

BY JOAN BRYDEN, THE CANADIAN PRESS JULY 20, 2012 3:31 PM

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney speaks in Ottawa on Wednesday June 20, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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‘Breivik’s mentors’ in European Parliament

There was a strange gathering in the European Parliament on 9 July, in a meeting that was unadvertised, listed simply as “Non Inscrit meeting”. It claimed to be about human rights and free speech, but was populated by hard line Islamaphobes, some of whom were singled out for praise by Anders Breivik.

The meeting echoed with the unreality of Breivik’s beliefs. While Europe suffers under the financial crisis, the speakers had an entirely different view; that Islam and sharia law was the biggest danger the continent faces.

Islamophobia - for Muslims, read Jews. And be shocked

To be a prominent Muslim means suffering a daily diet of bigotry and even outright hatred. This week, Mehdi Hasan – who, other than my colleague Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, is Britain's only prominent Muslim journalist – wrote of how, every day, he is attacked as a "jihadist" and a "terrorist". He has been described as a "dangerous Muslim shithead", a "moderate cockroach", and worse. The message from his critics is clear: Muslims have no legitimate place in public life.

NAZIS IN PARTS OF EASTERN GERMANY

The German federal state of Saxony in May 2012: Two men in the city of Bautzen assault a Colombian exchange student, calling him names and kicking him. In Hoyerswerda , right-wing extremists lay siege to the office of a member of the Bundestag, Germany 's parliament, smashing windows and attacking an employee. In Limbach-Oberfrohna, neo-Nazis attack a center for alternative education. In Geithain, an explosive device detonates in front of Pizzeria Bollywood, a restaurant owned by a Pakistani.

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