Monday, 24 September 2012

Germany launched war crimes investigation against former Auschwitz SS guard 

24. September 2012 - Germany launched war crimes investigation against Johann ‘Hans’ Breyer, a former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp. Breyer stated he was stationed outside of the concentration camp and has nothing to do with the murder of 1.5 million Jews. Read more. 

Foreign ministers of Germany, France and the UK called onto the EU to sharpen sanctions against Iran 

24. September 2012 - Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, was asked by foreign ministers of Germany, France and the UK to toughen sanctions against Iran. Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is going to address a speech to the UN later this week. Read more. 

European Jews support French Jews against Marine Le Pen

23. September 2012 – Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right party National Front (FN), called on for the ban of religious symbols in public spaces. When he was asked if the ban would also includes Jewish kippas, Marine Le Pen stated that the FN would “obviously (….) ban the kippa in public places.” Read more.

Protesters in Toronto demand government actions against anti-Islamic movie 

22. September 2012 – Zafar Bangash, director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, organised a protest against the anti-Islamic film, Innocence of Muslims, last Saturday in Toronto. 1,500 people attended and chanted anti-US, anti-Canadian and anti-Western slurs. Read more. 

German postal service to deliver neo-Nazi newsletters 

20. September 2012 –The German postal service, Deutsche Post, legally has to deliver un-addressed far right newsletters published by the NPD, German’s neo-Nazi National Democratic Party. German federal court in Karlsruhe ruled that the NPD has the same rights as any other German political party. Read more. 

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