European Race Bulletin no.57

Islamophobia, xenophobia and the climate of hate documents examples of populist campaigns against mosques, Muslim meeting places and even burial places in Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. A section on ‘national security, anti-terrorist measures and civil rights’ draws attention to the rise of racial and religious profiling within criminal justice systems.

 A disturbing pattern of ‘racial terrorism’ orchestrated by the extreme-Right is emerging across Europe. Cases show that racist and neo-Nazi movements are feeding off the more populist and mainstreamed strains of Islamophobia and xenophobia, including those of political parties in power.

Issue no. 57 of the European Race Bulletin provides country summaries covering eighty of the most serious racist and extreme-Right-inspired crimes that have occurred across Europe in the first eight months of 2006.


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