Tag Archives: violence

Racist Attacks On Arabs Increase in Israel

According to the Coalition Against Racism in Israel, a group consisting of several organizations, racially motivated incidents have almost quadrupled since 2008. There were 16 reported cases in that year, compared to 63 between March 2012 and February 2013. Residents of Tel Aviv’s affluent northern neighborhoods collect signatures to prevent Arabs from moving into the […]

Migrants in South Africa battle rising persecution

The video that emerged on YouTube last weekend of a Somali man lying flat in a Port Elizabeth street has shocked many South Africans out of a general complacence over the rising incidence of violence against foreigners in the country. The 25-year-old man, Abdi Nasir Mahmoud Good, died of his injuries. Good is just one […]

Limiting Myanmar’s Rohingya?

The Rohingya Muslims of Myamnar have been described as some of the world’s least wanted, and most persecuted, people. Now, a government-appointed commission has declared that their rapidly growing population represents a serious threat that makes ethnic Buddhists feel insecure. Hundreds of people have been killed, and many Muslim villages burned down, in communal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state over the […]

Racially motivated attacks on the rise in Greece, human rights groups say

The number of racially motivated attacks increased in Greece last year, as did the severity of the violence involved, human rights groups have said. The Racist Violence Recording Network reported 154 cases of racist violence in 2012, including 25 in which the victims said the perpetrators were police. The figures were released a week after […]

‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims in Burma

Burmese authorities and members of Arakanese groups have committed crimes against humanity in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State since June 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The 153-page report, “‘All You Can Do is Pray’: Crimes Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in […]

‘Like 1930s Germany’: Greek Far Right Gains Ground

Right-wing thugs have been spreading fear and terror in Greece for months. The worse the financial crisis gets and the harsher the budget cuts imposed by European creditors are, the worse the terror gets on the streets. Foreigners have been attacked, homosexuals chased and leftists assaulted. Some were beaten to death. There are parts of […]

Attack on Christians in Egypt Comes After a Pledge

Police officers firing tear gas joined with a rock-throwing crowd fighting a group of Christian mourners Sunday in a battle that escalated into an attack on Egypt’s main Coptic Christian Cathedral that lasted for hours. It was the third day of an outburst of sectarian violence that is testing the pledges of Egypt’s Islamist president to protect […]