New homeless center in luxury Paris district hit by apparent arson attack

A center for homeless people due to open in one of the richest districts of Paris in late October has been hit by an apparent arson attack, authorities said. The center faced strong objections from locals who feared that it would host asylum seekers. The incident took place near the Bois de Boulogne forest in …

Nazi jargon revival after decades rings warning bells in Germany

g-banished German words and phrases linked to the country’s Nazi past have been revived by far-right politicians railing against the refugee influx, sparking comparisons to the 1930s. The re-emergence of formerly taboo words has prompted some historians to draw parallels with the rhetoric used in the final, turbulent years of the Weimar Republic, the fledgling …

2 churches vandalized With Trump, racist graffiti

At least two more churches have been vandalized with what appears to be pro-Donald Trump racist graffiti, according to the houses of worship. One of the churches, St. David’s Episcopal, in Beanblossom, Ind., was targeted sometime Saturday, a Facebook post from the church says. “Three tags were painted on the outside of the church,” the …

Michelle Obama called ‘ape in heels’ by government officials

Senior officials in West Virginia have become embroiled in a race row after a county employee published a Facebook post likening Michelle Obama to an “ape in heels”. Clay County Development Corporation director Pamela Ramsey Taylor published the post to celebrate Donald Trump’s election victory, commenting it would be “refreshing” to have a “classy, beautiful, …

Police probe PKK slogans daubed on London mosque

British police confirmed on Wednesday they had launched an investigation after suspected PKK sympathizers vandalized a Turkish mosque in London. The London Diyanet Mosque in Hornsey, north London, came under attack on Tuesday night. Attackers — who were recorded on CCTV — threw stones, broke windows and wrote terrorist slogans on the building’s walls. The …

Black church burned in Mississippi, with ‘Vote Trump’ scrawled on side

A predominantly African-American church here was badly burned on Tuesday evening, with the words “Vote Trump” spray-painted on the side of the building, an episode that comes amid rising concerns over possible violence in the final days of a polarizing and racially charged presidential race. Mayor Errick D. Simmons of Greenville said that firefighters, responding …

US neo-Nazi group holds rally in support of Trump

A protest by a neo-Nazi organization has taken place outside government buildings in the US state of Pennsylvania, which was met by a larger counter-rally. Dozens of members of the Nationalist Socialist Movement (NSM), an American neo-Nazi group, chanted slogans in support of white supremacy and against racial diversity in the US. The neo-Nazis repeatedly …

Polish woman punched in ‘racist attack’ on London Underground

A Polish woman was floored by a punch during a race row on a late-night Tube train, police said. The alleged victim was travelling on a westbound District line train shortly after midnight when a man became aggressive and began to argue with her. Officers investigating the attack said he made reference to the fact …

EU commissioner describes Chinese people as ‘slit eyed’ and jokes about ‘compulsory gay marriage’

Germany’s EU commissioner has been accused of racism after he described Chinese people as “slit eyed”. Speaking to businessmen in Hamburg last week, Guenther Oettinger used the term “Schlitzaugen” (“slit eyes”) to describe visiting Chinese businessmen, Reuters reports. He said the congregation consisted of “nine men, one party, and no democracy”. “All of them in …

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