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Anti-foreigner protesters rally in German capital

Berlin - About 500 protesters, among them neo-Nazis and angry local residents, protested in the German capital on Saturday against the construction of a centre for refugees seeking political asylum.

Japan PM's new picks deny neo-Nazi links

Tokyo - Two newly-promoted Japanese politicians moved Monday to distance themselves from allegations of extremism after pictures emerged of them posing alongside the leader of a domestic neo-Nazi party.

Saudi Arabia arrests professors over Muslim Brotherhood links

Saudi Arabia has arrested nine university professors who are alleged to have connections with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in that kingdom.

Auschwitz commandant grandson combats Europe's neo-Nazis

Stockholm - Rainer Hoess was 12 years old when he learned he was the grandson of a man who oversaw the murder of a million people as commandant of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

Kuwait is the main financier of Syrian terrorist extremists

According to officials in the Obama administration, the tiny oil sheikhdom of Kuwait is the leading financier of al-Qaeda affiliated militants fighting in Syria.

Thousands of Stockholmers rally against neo-Nazis, Sunday

Stockholm - Sweden is the latest European country hitting the headlines for a rise in extremism and xenophobia. Sunday thousands of pro-Democracy Stockholmers plan to take to the streets after last weekend's violent neo-Nazi rally.

Canada says Syrian opposition must reject extremism

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has said Syria's National Opposition Coalition must reject extremism before Canada will recognize its legitimacy.

Op-Ed: Religious Radicalism — A growing worldwide issue

Violence in the name of religion is on the rise in many parts of the world. Many groups now use religion as a tool to influence, mobilize and unite people in a radicalized manner.

Obama urges UN to confront roots of Muslim extremism

New York - US President Barack Obama gave an address to the UN General Assembly in New York Tuesday. He told world leaders it was their "obligation" to forcefully condemn violence and extremism, citing the murder of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens as an example.

White supremacist couple indicted on murder charges

Portland - A federal grand jury in Portland indicted a militant white supremacist couple on murder charges this past Thursday after the pair allegedly unleashed a wave of terror across the Pacific Northwest region that left four dead last fall.

Russia bans Scientology

Last week a Moscow regional court ruled that the Church of Scientology is nothing more than an extremist cult and should be banned.

U.S. to adopt new counter-terrorism approach next spring

Starting in spring, the U.S. government will adopt a new counter-terrorism approach focused on strengthening the capacities of local law enforcement and community groups to check homegrown terrorism.

Russian court finds Jehovah's Witness leader guilty of extremism

Gorno-altaysk - Thursday, a Russian court in the Altai region of the country, found a leader of the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses guilty of the offense of "extremism," and of "inciting hatred and insulting human dignity."

Op-Ed: What if they threw a crusade, and nobody came?

London - A slightly whimsical look at an extremist group who are doing their best to stir up social unrest in Britain at the time of the Royal Wedding.

Hillary Clinton: Nigeria's leaders to blame for radicals

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that the Nigerian government's failures over many years have lead to the radicalization of the country's young people.

Op-Ed: Obama Unable to Govern in Atmosphere of Extremes

In a country torn by political strife, the man in the middle has trouble. Bush tried the middle near the end of his last term; Obama tried at the outset. Both failed to gain votes or public support because the US is too torn apart.

Nigeria: Extremism, Despair and Chaos Affect World Economy

Nigeria, suffering from economic and political corruption, has been the target of extremism for some time and now, according to strategic intelligence resources, the country is a target for Taliban takeover with the country’s oil reserves at risk.

Op-Ed: Finding a "Center" in the Struggle of Environmental Activism

Recent coverage of the G8 Summit, suspected sources of "Green House Gases", ongoing disputes over Canada's arboreal forests, and other environmental issues has forced me to ponder whether balanced discussion can even exist. Where is the center?

Violent Extremism isn't Exclusive to Any One Faith

A report commissioned by the EastWest Institute stated that "Violent Muslim, Christian and Jewish extremists invoke the same rhetoric of "good" and "evil" and the best way to fight them is to tackle the problems that drive people to extremism."
 

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