Monday, August 01, 2011

Anti-Islam hatred poses serious terror threat to Europe

Police scramble to track extreme-right after Norway attacks as EU seeks to widen terror surveillance to include right-wing extremism.

Middle East Online, July 31,  2011

‘We have sent the signal that it’s okay to spread hatred against Muslims’

THE HAGUE – Anders Behring Breivik may have acted alone on his killing spree in Norway but European police forces are preparing to keep close watch on other potentially dangerous right-wing extremists.

Fearful of a rise in extremism, the European law enforcement agency Europol has been scrambling to update its database of hard right-wing activities on the continent and individual governments have voiced their concerns.

However some commentators say that the onus should not just fall on the security services but also on politicians and the media, some of whom stand accused of stirring up right-wing sentiment.

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