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  • Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...-semitism.html

    Anti-semitism in Eastern Europe

    Jewish leaders from around the world called on Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to do more to stem rising anti-semitism in the country as the premier urged “zero tolerance” for hatred.

    About 500 delegates of the World Jewish Congress started three days of meetings yesterday in Budapest, home to central Europe’s largest Jewish population. Anti-semitism, including the rise of the radical Jobbik party, is “dragging the good name of Hungary through the mud,” WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said, with Orban in the audience.

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    • Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

      Short of passing draconian hate speech laws, a la Germany and Austria, in a free and open society, I don't think there's much that can be done to stop people from displaying their bigotry.

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      • Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

        Originally posted by 26mi235
        the premier urged “zero tolerance” for hatred.
        Good luck with that. :roll:
        Originally posted by jazzcyclist
        I don't think there's much that can be done to stop people from displaying their bigotry.
        Zackly.

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        • Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

          Meanwhile, in Germany, it looks like the more thing change, the more they stay the same.

          A high-profile neo-Nazi trial that focuses on ten mostly racially motivated murders by an underground far-right gang has started in Munich.

          Beate Zschaepe, believed to be the last surviving member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) group, and four others accused of assisting the gang, are being tried.

          Zschaepe, 38, is charged with complicity in the murder of eight Turks, a Greek and a policewoman between 2000-2007, as well as two bombings in immigrant areas of Cologne, and 15 bank robberies.

          The case has been controversial as for several years the police wrongly blamed the murders on the Turkish mafia.

          "With its historical, social and political dimensions the NSU trial is one of the most significant of post-war German history," lawyers for the family of the first victim, flower seller Enver Simsek, said in a statement.

          The case has shaken a country that believed it had learned the lessons of its past, and has reopened a debate about whether Germany must do more to tackle the far-right and lingering racist attitudes.

          Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull, reporting from outside the court in Munich, said that the case raised bigger questions within German society.

          “Beyond the court, the public debate is likely to continue and rage over this issue, ranging from official incompetence to institutional racism and why this neo-Nazi cell was allowed to exist for so long.

          “Why the police persisted in the view that the killings were related to gang warfare within immigrant community and why the focus was not on the risk from the far right, these are questions that have thrown such a spotlight on this case."
          http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/20 ... 97186.html

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          • Re: First Athlete in Major U.S. Team Sport to Announce as Ga

            nice job, guys, turning a sports-related story into politics and religion.

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