“…The Yugoslav wars made it impossible for liberals to define liberalism as anything but anti-nationalism. Over time, however, the equating of liberalism with anti-nationalism came at a cost. It eroded electoral support for liberal parties, making them totally dependent on the success of economic reforms and depriving them of powerful nationalist symbols. Meanwhile, an undeclared war between liberals and nationalists led to moderate nationalists being pushed to the illiberal camp.”
Death threats, stoked by social media and encouraged by international groups of activists, have caused butchers and farmers to “live in fear.”
The German military has identified 89 far-right extremists and 24 Islamists within its own ranks since 2011, newspapers belonging to the Funke media group reported on Saturday, citing a Defense Ministry report.
The German military — known in German as the Bundeswehr — has been under pressure to deal with Nazi sympathizers among its ranks after an army lieutenant was found last year to be leading a double life posing as a Syrian refugee and planning a terrorist attack.
But Germany’s Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) told Funke that both the number of suspected cases and the number of identified extremists had “decreased significantly” since Germany suspended conscription in 2011.
FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday that the bureau is tracking several hundred homegrown terror suspects, not counting those linked to a terror group or domestic extremist groups such as white supremacists.
“The Berlin club culture is everything that Nazis are not. And everything they hate,” the clubs wrote in a joint message that called the AfD “suit-and-tie-Nazis” and PEGIDA “German bratwursts.” “We are progressive, queer, feminist, anti-racist, inclusive, colorful, and we have unicorns. On our dance floors, people from all backgrounds unite, with diverse desires, changing identities and good taste.”
“We cannot dance to this state of things,” they wrote. “Our party will crash their march.”
Don’t you love it when SJWs take themselves way too seriously?
The unexpected star of the latest royal wedding is an American bishop who sees President Trump’s “America First” views as “heresy.”
Austrian prosecutors announced criminal charges Monday against 17 members of the far-right “Identitarian Movement” (IBÖ) connected to several of the group’s activities in recent years.
The state prosecutor in the city of Graz said 10 prominent members of the group and seven other “active sympathisers” were being charged with various counts of hate speech, criminal association, damage to property and coercion.
“Many countries and many citizens are questioning the current system, as seen by the emergence of extreme nationalism or right-wing populism, or (voicing opposition) to anti-globalization,” Trudeau said.
“This must be at the center of the discussions we will have at the G7: how to reassure citizens about the future we are building together,” he added in his parliamentary office in Ottawa.
“It is important that we remain vigilant and keep this order, this peace, this stability, this predictability that has helped us to create everything we have today.”
The group says its main goals are to protect the right to bear arms, defend against an “overreaching government” and “push back against tyranny” but claims on its website that it is not a militia and not anti-government per se.
Police are appealing to the British public, asking them to act as “counter-terrorism citizens” and help thwart plots and stop the wave of Islamic extremist attacks hitting the nation.
The government will “fight extremist ideologies by reviewing school curricula and books to ensure they are free of the banned Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda”, Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Issa said in a statement Tuesday.
You can now be called one if you think global warming is happening or hope Britain leaves the EU
A few years ago, in these pages, Matthew Parris defined Ukip as a party of extremists. Perhaps one of his llamas had just spat at him and he was feeling a little piqued. Or perhaps he actually meant it, I don’t know. Matthew decided Ukip was a party of extremists because its supporters, in some ectoplasmic sense, demonstrated a ‘spirit’ of extremism. It was less the individual policies of the party that were extreme, it was the avidity with which they were pursued by party members: ‘The spirit of Ukippery is paranoid. It distorts and simplifies the world, perceiving a range of different ills and difficulties as all proceeding from two sources: foreigners abroad, and in Britain a “metropolitan liberal elite” – typically thought to be in league with foreigners.’
A 25-year old public school teacher from Florida has been exposed as a white supremacist by HuffPost.
The woman, Dayanna Volitich, a social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Florida, made clear in a series of tweets and other social media posts that she adheres to a white supremacist philosophy. She also bragged in a podcast that she has kept her political beliefs hidden from school district administrators.
“We’re here today to say, ‘No, we’re still here.’ We’re here to communicate to the leadership at MCC that the American flag cannot fly above the Hawaiian flag any longer because of its symbolic oppression of the illegal overthrow” of Hawaii.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is pushing the Los Angeles mayor’s office to refuse funding from the federal government to implement a Countering Violent Extremism Program (CVE).
The program – which comes with a grant for $425,000 – was offered to Mayor Eric Garcetti from the Department of Homeland Security.
What could possibly be wrong with an anti-extremism program?