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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Surge of a 'hardcore element' before trouble during EDL protests (UK)

Police believe members of an opposition group known as the Muslim Defence League – thought to be from the West Midlands – were also present in the city and became involved in some disturbances.

Chief Superintendent Rob Nixon said there were 1,000 EDL supporters and 700 others backing a counter protest organised by Leicester Unite Against Fascism.

Mr Nixon blamed a hardcore element of the EDL which was determined to break through police lines.

He said an investigation was ongoing. The UAF counter-protest passed without incident.

Before they were rounded up by police a group of EDL supporters attacked the Big John's fast food restaurant, in Humberstone Road.

Usman Ali, area manager for the chain, said: "They smashed four windows and came inside the shop and frightened our customers.

"Everyone is fine, although it was a very frightening experience for our staff and the people who were here eating their dinner."

Witness Imtiaz Noor Mohammed, 21, of North Evington, said: "I was with friends getting something to eat.

"People saw them coming and someone locked the door. They smashed some windows and one of the EDL people kicked the door open and stood there threatening people.

"There were only families in there; men, women and children eating together. The whole thing was over in a minute but it was very scary."

The EDL appeared to have failed to stick to an agreement with police for its supporters travelling by coach to rendezvous with police at Leicester Forest East service station on the M1 before being escorted into the city centre. Instead, around 400 of its followers appeared without warning in Market Harborough. Police said they diverted officers to the town quickly.

Youtube footage of incidents, including the one at Big John's, is at:


Wilders' court case: prosecution to make sentencing demands (Netherlands)

The public prosecution department will today begin going into details about its case against MP Geert Wilders on five charges of discrimination and inciting hatred.

Officials expect to take 8.5 hours to outline the case, which may be continued on Friday, Nos tv said. They will also state what punishment they feel the MP should be given. Each charge carries up to one year in jail.
Wilders has been charged with inciting hatred and discrimination against Moroccans, Muslims and non-western immigrants.

Experts say it is very unlikely the prosecution will demand the PVV party leader be sent to jail.
Bram Moszkowicz, Wilders’ lawyer, will outline the defence’s case on October 19 and 21.

Dutch News


Most Czechs say women are discriminated against in society and are opposed to it, it ensues from an Internet survey by Sanep agency. It showed that most people consider differences between women and men's pay unsubstantiated. Making differences between genders is rejected mainly by women, but more than a half of men share this opinion. More than two thirds of the polled said they think that women get a much lower pay for the same work than men. This opinion is held by more than 91 percent of women and 62 percent of men. People do not believe that the pay gap will be narrowed in the near future. Three quarters of Czechs, however, welcome the European Commission's intention to take measures to prevent pay discrimination against women. The Internet survey was carried out on 10,686 people aged 18-69 on September 21-28.

Prague Monitor

Racist party makes big gain in Vienna (Austria)

The racist Freedom Party won more than a quarter of the vote in local elections in Vienna on Sunday on the back of a hate-mongering campaign.

With only absentee ballots left to be counted, the Freedom Party won 28 seats in the regional parliament, up from 13.

The 27 per cent it polled was a significant boost from the 14.8 per cent the nazi apologists achieved during the 2005 elections and near its record high of 27.9 per cent in 1996 when the late Joerg Haider led the party.

"With a hand on my heart, I am deeply grateful for the confidence the Viennese have given me and I know what that responsibility means," Freedom Party chief Heinz-Christian Strache gushed after the polls.

Mr Strache has won notoriety for Islamophobic rants at rallies against mosque construction in the city.

He routinely asserts that larger facilities for Muslim worshippers will serve to spread "religious indoctrination."
And the right-wing zealot has whitewashed the nazi-era German army the Wehrmacht as one that "committed crimes like any other army" and downplayed the rising threat of neo-nazi gangs in Europe.
In the past few months the Freedom Party has plastered the Austrian capital with campaign posters that lauded "Vienna blood."

Originally the name of a waltz by Johann Strauss, the slogan has clear white supremacist undertones in today's Austria.

The party also circulated a comic strip that featured a character resembling Mr Strache who urged a young boy to target Kara Mustafa - the grand vizier of the Ottoman empire who led the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683 - with his slingshot.

The election was a disappointment for the centre-left Social Democrats who though they won the biggest share of the vote with 44.2 per cent, saw their vote slide nearly five percentage points compared with 2005.

Morning Star

Sonko keen to give racism the boot (UK)

 The confusion and hurt remain apparent as the Pompey defender recalls the moment he was first subjected to abuse and bile from grown adults.

An innocent eight-year-old boy reduced to tears by bigots who believed it acceptable to hurl vile tirades at a young child.

His crime? The colour of his skin.

Sonko can clearly recall that day when the youngster from a poor estate on the fringes of Paris turned out at a football tournament in a more affluent area.

The success of the team from the wrong side of the tracks didn't sit well with those who wanted glory for their own.

But the moment that jealously veered into the realms of a much uglier world has left an indelible mark on the 29-year-old.

'I was really young – about eight,' said Sonko.

'My team from Paris went to a tournament. The teams were better than us but we went to the final.

'There were lots of Africans and a whole mixture of other nationalities in our team.

'Because we were bigger and looked different the parents accused us of lying about our age and kept asking to see our passports.

'I came from a bad neighbourhood.

'They were saying there were too many coloured people in the team and are they really the right age?

'They said they didn't believe we were French.

'We all cried for the whole of the first half and were losing 2-0 at half-time. I remember crying at half-time because we were getting abused by the parents.

'They wanted their kids to win and were trying to do everything.

'Our manager said they were accusing us of things that we all knew weren't true.

'So the only way we could prove something was on the pitch.

'It was a case of "okay, if you think we are rough then we are rough".

'We ended up winning the trophy and before we had been given it everyone had left.

'But we turned it around and won and were really pleased. It's something that has stayed in my memory.'

Suffering at the hands of racists back then has left an indelible mark on the man who arrived on loan from Stoke in August.

Fortunately, the strides made against such mindlessness means the world knows there is no place for that kind of behaviour in civilised society.

Sonko is of no doubt England has nothing like the kind of problem which still blights some countries.

But it wasn't so long ago ugly chants and taunts were commonplace on the terraces around the country on a matchday.

Sonko is glad the focus is now on the colour of a player's shirt and not his skin but that doesn't mean we don't have to remain vigilant.

'I don't get any racism here,' said Sonko.

'Not since I came to England. We are lucky the world has moved on and people understand children are children and footballers are footballers.

'That's the case no matter what they look like or what colour their hair or skin is.

'But if it's not present we have to work against it still.

'We hear a lot about it in other countries and it's quite disappointing.

'We come together to play and we speak only one language and that's the ball.

'I can't understand people coming and focusing on people's ethnicity.

'Fans and players should look at the shirt. If they try for their team they should appreciate it.

'One day a player is in another team and the next he is in your team.

'I don't see the point of it. If you are a true fan you are not racist because anyone can play for you one day.'

As Pompey ambassador for Kick It Out, football's campaign for inclusion and equality, Sonko has become a figurehead for the club on the subject of guarding against racism since his arrival.

He was helping ensure the focus on that problem remains ahead of their One Game, One Community action to be held from October 14-26.

Sonko was speaking at a get-together organised in conjunction with Pompey Sports and Education Foundation where youngsters got to meet and fire questions at one of their heroes.

He is under no doubt at the importance of his role in both keeping the Kick it Out campaign in the public eye and his duty to spend time with the Blues' young fans.

Sonko said: 'I remember being a footballer at a young age – that is when you really start enjoying it.

'There are a lot of things and a lot of consequences which can make you a professional footballer and sometimes it can hurt.

'So the first part is to make sure you enjoy your football.

'I remember when I used to see professional footballers play and then they would come and talk to us.

'When I was growing up in France there were players we used to watch week-in, week-out.

'They used to play football and come and have a laugh with us.

'You see them and think "wow, I can kick a ball with them".

'There were people I looked up to as a youngster and it was great to spend time with them, so I know it's a big thing.'

The News, Portsmouth