racism

Far-Right Crimes Rise Sharply in Austria Amid Migrant Crisis

VIENNA, May 2 – Austria saw a sharp increase last year in the number of incidents involving xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-semitism, a report showed on Monday, following the arrival of large numbers of mostly Muslim migrants and refugees. Authorities pressed charges in about 1,690 cases related to right-wing extremism in 2015, the highest number to

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New Jersey School Board Member Quits Over Anti-Muslim Comments

April 23 – A New Jersey school board member resigned on Friday after drawing fire for anti-Muslim Facebook posts, including one saying, “America needs to get rid of people like you,” the board president said. Elmwood Park Board of Education member Gladys Gryskiewicz had come under pressure to step down after attention was drawn to

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Two Pakistanis, Syrian Man Injured in Gang Attacks in Cologne

BERLIN, Jan 11 – Two Pakistanis and a Syrian man were injured in attacks by gangs of people in Cologne, German police said late on Sunday, the city where the vast majority of dozens of New Year Eve assaults on women took place. Local newspaper Express reported that the attackers were members of rocker and

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Twitter Hires Apple’s Director of Inclusion and Diversity

Dec 30 – Twitter Inc hired a former Apple Inc employee as its vice president of diversity and inclusion, the micro-blogging site announced. Jeffrey Siminoff, who was previously the director of worldwide inclusion and diversity at Apple, replaces Janet Van Huysse. “Welcome to the flock,” Twitter’s vice president of human resources, Brian Schipper, tweeted on

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In U.S. Mosques, Growing Safety Concerns — And More Armed Guards

By Idrees Ali CORONA, Calif., Dec 14 – From the suburbs of Los Angeles to the outskirts of Washington, D.C., mosques around the United States are warily stepping up security in the face of growing fears about reprisals on American Muslims. The increasing safety concerns described by American Islamic leaders—and the steps they are taking

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