News

A recent Sunday programme on TVNZ reported on a “remarkable survivor” of World War II who arrived in New Zealand in the 1950s. This was not a Jewish refugee who survived the war and the horrors of death camps. Nor was the subject of celebration an ANZAC survivor of an alpine ski unit. The reporter, Cameron Bennett, was interviewing Willi Huber – a former Nazi Waffen SS soldier.

Huber’s Nazi past was given a light once-over treatment by a fawning Bennett. His main focus was the fact...

Four active duty members of the British Army have been arrested, under the country's anti-terror laws, on alleged involvement in a banned neo-nazi group. Along with a fifth person, a civilian, they are suspected of being members of National Action, the first far-right group to be banned in the U.K. for promoting violence and terrorist acts, reports BBC News. Police said that no public safety threat was involved. "We can confirm that a number of serving members of the Army have been arrested...

No stranger to controversial comments, Alexander Gauland, deputy leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), made headlines again for remarks that have been labeled "racist" and "dehumanizing" by his fellow German politicians.
At a campaign rally Sunday in the central German town of Eichsfeld in the state of Thuringia, Gauland went after the German government's commissioner for integration, Aydan Özoguz. Özoguz, who has Turkish roots, wrote in an article for the newspaper...

The coach and players of Germany’s football team have condemned rogue fans who snuck into their match against the Czech Republic in Prague and spent the game singing Nazi songs. Officials have also called for spectator access to international games to be tightened.

The fans, thought to number about 200, bought tickets to Friday’s match unofficially, interrupted a minute’s silence for two deceased Czech officials, set off flares, sang provocative chants, and shouted the Nazi salute, “...

A police officer in Georgia has left his position after he was recorded on a dashboard camera trying to convince a white woman that she had nothing to worry about during a traffic stop because she was not black. The Cobb County Police Department said on Thursday that it was “moving forward” with the process to “terminate” the employment of the officer, Lt. Greg Abbott. He retired on the same day, the department confirmed on Friday.

The video, obtained by WSB Channel 2 Action News in...

A prominent Israeli rabbi known to have advocated genocide in Gaza also advised that soldiers may rape during wartime, it has emerged. Shmuel Eliyahu, chief rabbi of Safad in present-day Israel, approved rape by the military in a 2002 article that has gone largely unnoticed. Writing on Kipa.co.il, a popular Hebrew-language website catering for religious Jews, Eliyahu contended that Israeli soldiers would lose their motivation to wage war if they are not allowed to rape non-Jewish women. The...

Sukhi Rayat, of Fishponds Road, parked his BMW X1 in his yard and got out to have about a dozen armed officers with dogs suddenly rush in, push him against the wall of his house and put him in handcuffs. “I’d been sitting in my car for a minute because I was calling the company I lease it from,” Mr Rayat told the Comet in his living room this afternoon. “As soon as I stepped out, police came out of nowhere with the dogs and rifles and everything. It was like something you’d see on TV.”...

Nearly one in 10 Americans say it is “acceptable” to hold neo-Nazi views, according to a Washington Post poll. Among 1,014 respondents surveyed in the poll, 9 percent said neo-Nazi views are acceptable, with 83 percent calling such views “unacceptable” and 8 percent saying they had no opinion on the matter. The survey found that 13 percent of Republicans and 17 percent of respondents supporting President Donald Trump deemed neo-Nazi views as acceptable.

The poll was conducted in...

Twitter is “failing women” who are victims of online threats and abuse by taking far too long to remove hateful and misogynistic content, Britain’s leading women’s rights charity warns today. The Fawcett Society says sexist, obscene and anti-Semitic abuse directed against high-profile figures including MPs was still on the social media site more than a week after it had been reported to the US-based firm. It comes as prosecutors faced demands for online hate crimes against women to be given...

Yair Netanyahu, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 26-year-old son, posted on Facebook that he is more concerned with far-left "thugs" rather than neo-Nazi "scum," arguing that "the latter belong to the past."
"I'm a Jew, I'm an Israeli, the neo nazis scums in Virginia hate me and my country. But they belong to the past. Their breed is dying out," Netanyahu wrote on his personal, private Facebook page. "However, the thugs of Antifa and BLM who hate my country (and America too in my...

A Ku Klux Klan leader has said he is happy a woman died while taking part in a protest against white supremacists in Charlottesville. Heather Heyer was killed after a car drove at speed into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters in the Virginia city over the weekend and left scores injured. The 32-year-old counter-protester was one of hundreds who descended on the city to protest against the largest gathering of white nationalists in America in decades. James Alex Fields Jr, a 20-year-old from...

A small hotel in the Swiss Alps is facing a barrage of criticism after it put up a sign asking "Jewish guests" to shower before swimming in the hotel pool. Israel described it as "an anti-Semitic act" of the worst kind.

The Paradies apartment hotel in the eastern Alpine village of Arosa became the target of a fierce backlash Tuesday after an outraged guest published a photo of the sign on social media. "To our Jewish Guests," the notice read. "Please take a shower before you go...

Emboldened and proclaiming victory after a bloody weekend in Virginia, white nationalists are planning more demonstrations to promote their agenda after the violence that left a woman dead and dozens injured. The University of Florida said white provocateur Richard Spencer, whose appearances sometimes stoke unrest, is seeking permission to speak there next month. White nationalist Preston Wiginton had said he was planning a “White Lives Matter” rally at Texas A&M University in September...

The man accused of murdering a woman by deliberately driving into her during protests against a far-right rally was photographed earlier in the day standing with the white supremacist, neo-Nazi group Vanguard America. James Fields, 20, of Maumee, Ohio, allegedly killed Heather Heyer, aged 32, and injured 19 others when he rammed his car into a group peacefully protesting on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photographs from earlier that day appear to show Fields rallying with Vanguard...

A Norwegian singer was reportedly deluged with death threats over a video in which a black man portrayed her lover. Sophie Elise, 22, said her parents feared for her safety after comments were left under a YouTube post that included death threats and racist and sexist abuse. The singer, who said the racist abuse showed "it's 2017 but we haven't gone very far", added that she now feared leaving the house. The messages under the video for the song All Your Friends were later deleted.

...