viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012

Warn of Neo-Nazi Terrorism in Europe

A few months ago a classified internal document from the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA) from Germany stated, "We must assume that there will be further xenophobic acts of violence by individuals or perpetrator groups in the form of bodily injury also resulting in death in some cases, arson attacks (against asylum seekers' homes, for example) and, in some isolated cases, also homicide."

Investigators pointed then to the attacks perpetrated in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik as an example of the possibilities.

This is absolutely true. Just a few days ago a 45-year-old academic researcher from Poland has been arrested on suspicion of planning to detonate explosives in a vehicle at the Parliament building during a budget debate.
The man's motives were described as "nationalistic, xenophobic and anti-Semitic" and he is also described by Polish officials as having been inspired and fascinated by Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway last year.
In Spain has happened something similar. In October, a young man from Mallorca planned to use explosives to blow up the University of Illes Balears. He was interested in Adolf Hitler and just a few months before had read the ‘Mein Kampf’; at home had made racist comments and shown repulse among Jews and black people. 

Intolerance in football...

Premier League clubs will be encouraged to operate whistle-blowing mechanisms to ensure racist incidents can be reported in confidence as part of a range of measures agreed by the Football Association to tackle discrimination.
After 18 months in which the issue of racism on and off the pitch has dominated headlines, the recommendations are the result of work carried out in the wake of a Downing Street summit convened by the prime minister in February following the John Terry and Luis Suárez incidents.
But, unfortunately, these kinds of incidents are very common in football. Italian club Lazio was fined $52,000 by UEFA following racist chanting by its supporters in September; the Serbian Football Association was fined $105,000 following an Under-21 match in which opposing players from the England team said they were racially abused. 
Just a few days ago, other case has emerged and the Football Association is investigating that a player was racially abused by spectators during an FA Cup second-round match and in other country, Russia, a fan group has written an open letter to the Russian club's officials, demanding that they refrain from signing black and gay players while maintaining 'We're not racists.'
The 'manifesto' was outlined in a direct letter to the Russian club’s officials, asking that Zenit refrain from signings any new players from outside of their neighbouring nations. The group demanded that only players from fellow Slav nations like Belarus and the Ukraine, along with Baltic and Scandinavian countries should be allowed to play for Zenit.