Tag: hate crime

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Justice, finally, for the family of hate crime victim Sevag Şahin Balıkçı

A Turkish court has sentenced Kıvanç Ağaoğlu to 16 years and 8 months in prison for killing Sevag Şahin Balıkçı. Ağaoğlu was found guilty of ‘voluntary manslaughter with eventual intent’. Balıkçı, 25, a Turkish-Armenian citizen, was shot dead by Ağaoğlu on April 24, 2011 when they were both doing their compulsory military service in Batman […]

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Berlin’s Turkish mosque receives bomb threat

Far-right extremists threatened a Turkish mosque in Berlin, claiming they planted plastic explosives in the mosque complex. On Monday 26 November, Şehitlik Mosque received an e-mail from neo88@web.de, signed by Combat 18, a neo-Nazi terrorist organisation. The mosque belongs to Turkish-Muslim body DITIB (Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs) and is located near to Neukölln and […]

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Arson attack on Turkish owned mosque in Germany

A deliberate fire at a mosque in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, has caused extensive damage to the building, but thankfully there were no casualties. Ömer Oral, head of Hagen’s Ulu Mosque, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the arson attack took place on Saturday morning. The assailant is believed to have set fire to six wheelie bins […]

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Community spirit, please step forward…
 

  I have been a trade unionist all of my working life and would tell everyone reading this article, if you are working and not in a trade union, I urge you to join a union today. Currently, our community faces a bigger threat from the far-right than we have ever seen before and I […]