2017 Was Worst Year for Right-Wing Violence

Worshipers at an Islamic cultural center, a black Army lieutenant and a couple who tried to end their daughter’s relationship when they learned her boyfriend held neo-Nazi beliefs were among the 17 people killed by right-wing racists, the Southern Poverty Law Center says in a new report.

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Flemish Muslims Stumble in Slaughterhouse Challenge

Belgium has for decades approved temporary animal slaughterhouses to accommodate an annual Islamic feast, but an adviser to Europe’s highest court found Thursday that new regulations interfering in that scheme are not discriminatory.

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Judge Dismisses Defamation Suit Brought by Self-Proclaimed ‘Islamophobe’

A federal judge dismissed a $5 million defamation lawsuit brought by a self-proclaimed “Islamophobe” who said a Muslim civil rights group slandered him after he posted statements on Facebook that were critical of their religious beliefs and discussed burning mosques to the ground.

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Swiss Indict 3 Over Alleged al-Qaida Propaganda Videos

Federal prosecutors in Switzerland on Thursday announced indictments of the leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos posted on YouTube. Contacted by phone in Bangladesh, one of the suspects rejected the case as “politically motivated.”

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