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  • Violence over Danish Cartoon Could Impact European-mideast Relations

    A Danish employee of the European Union in Brussels confides that she is so fearful of Muslim anger over the now infamous cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper that she is afraid to go home. Unnerved Danish members of the European Parliament refuse to comment on the violent protests against the cartoons… More ▸

  • Denmark Extradites Neo-nazi to Face Charges in Germany

    Danish officials have extradited American neo-Nazi Gary Lauck to Germany to face charges related to racist activity. Lauck, 41, who was arrested near Copenhagen on March 20 at the request of German authorities, faces five years in jail in Germany if convicted on the charges – which include racial incitement and the distribution of illegal… More ▸

  • Danish High Court Upholds Extradition of U.S. Neo-nazi

    The Danish Supreme Court last week upheld a German extradition request for American neo-Nazi Gary Lauck. In Germany, Lauck, 41, faces charges of incitement, encouraging racial hatred, distributing illegal propaganda and Nazi symbols, and belonging to a criminal group. He has been a major supplier of anti-Semitic propaganda in Germany. The Aug. 244 ruling upheld… More ▸

  • Danish Neo-nazis Mark Suicide of Rudolf Hess

    Some 150 Danish neo-Nazis and their European cohorts marched through the eastern city of Roskilde over the weekend to mark the eighth anniversary of the suicide of Hitler deputy Rudolf Hess. Police in Roskilde, located near Copenhagen, offered protection to the neo-Nazi marchers from counter demonstrators, whose march was restricted to the other side of… More ▸

  • Danish Police Nab Two Men Suspected of Planning Attacks

    Danish police have indicted two men suspected of planning terrorist activities against Jewish and Israeli targets in Copenhagen. Mohammed Fahim and Abdul Hakim Suliman, both Egyptian nationals, were charged last month with buying chemicals and other items with the intention to carry out bomb attacks, Danish officials said. The Israeli Embassy, Jewish cemeteries and train… More ▸

  • Court in Denmark Approves Extradition of Neo-nazi Lauck

    A Danish court has backed a German request to extradite American neo-Nazi Gary Lauck. A district court ruled Tuesday that Lauck’s written and verbal attacks on Jews violated Danish anti-racism laws, allowing for the extradition. If the extradition occurs, Lauck will face charges of smuggling banned hate literature into Germany for two decades. Lauck, 41,… More ▸

  • Attorney General Joins Event Recalling Danish Help for Jews

    In a year commemorating the 50th anniversary of many grim events relating to the Nazi Holocaust, Jews gathered here last week to celebrate one bright spot of 1943: the rescue of the Jews of Denmark. The Danish people, unlike so many others in Europe, protected their Jewish citizens from Nazi death camps, hiding Jews in… More ▸

  • Kosher Meat Fight Moves to Denmark

    The Jewish community here is fighting back an assault by an animal rights group on the practice of kosher slaughter. Religious requirements prohibit acquiescence to a demand that animals be stunned before ritual slaughter, or shechitah, as it is called in Hebrew. The demand was put forward by the Danish Society for the Prevention of… More ▸

  • PLO Copenhagen Office Staying Open

    The Palestine Liberation Organization has reversed a decision to shut down its information office here, after announcing in July that it would be closed because of “financial difficulties.” The PLO representative in Denmark, Abdul Rahman Allawi, informed the Foreign Ministry last week that the office will remain open but with a reduced staff. Those apparently… More ▸