Hate crime http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33764/all en Extremists vandalise cars in northern West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/extremists-vandalise-cars-northern-west-bank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suspected Jewish extremists slashed the tyres of cars in a northern West Bank village and scrawled Hebrew graffiti on a nearby wall, Palestinians and Israelis said on Monday.</p> <p>Hafez Abu Obaya, head of the Yasuf council, told AFP the incident had taken place overnight Sunday, saying: "Settlers wrote 'price tag' on a wall and punctured the tyres of three cars nearby."</p> <p>He said the attack took place as the Israeli "army raided four houses and arrested a man in his early 20s."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/extremists-vandalise-cars-northern-west-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hate crime Israeli–Palestinian conflict Jewish religious terrorism Social Issues AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758857 at http://www.globalpost.com Extremists vandalise cars in northern West Bank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/extremists-vandalise-cars-northern-west-bank-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suspected Jewish extremists slashed the tyres of cars in a northern West Bank village and scrawled Hebrew graffiti on a nearby wall, Palestinians and Israelis said on Monday.</p> <p>Hafez Abu Obaya, head of the Yasuf council, told AFP the incident had taken place overnight Sunday, saying: "Settlers wrote 'price tag' on a wall and punctured the tyres of three cars nearby."</p> <p>He said the attack took place as the Israeli "army raided four houses and arrested a man in his early 20s."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/extremists-vandalise-cars-northern-west-bank-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hate crime Israeli–Palestinian conflict Jewish religious terrorism Social Issues AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:00:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758935 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada court upholds hate speech ban, belittling OK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/canada-court-upholds-hate-speech-ban-belittling-ok <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Canada's top court on Wednesday upheld a ban on hate speech contested by a Christian anti-gay activist, but struck down a section of the law also prohibiting belittling or ridiculing others.</p> <p>The Supreme Court said in its decision that the hate speech ban "is a reasonable limit on freedom of religion and is demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/canada-court-upholds-hate-speech-ban-belittling-ok" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavior Business Ethics Hate crime Hospitality Law Politics Social Issues AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:02:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768806 at http://www.globalpost.com Suspected 'price tag' vandalism in Arab Israeli town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/suspected-price-tag-vandalism-arab-israeli-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suspected Jewish extremists punctured the tyres of 28 cars in an Arab Israeli town and scrawled graffiti nearby in a likely "price tag" attack overnight, an AFP correspondent said on Tuesday.</p> <p>On a wall near the vandalised cars in Abu Ghosh, a town west of Jerusalem, the perpetrators wrote in Hebrew "Arabs out" and "Racism or assimilation," the correspondent reported from the scene.</p> <p>Police were investigating the attack, said spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, noting the crime had "strong indications" of being "nationalistically motivated".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/suspected-price-tag-vandalism-arab-israeli-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hate crime Israeli–Palestinian conflict Jewish religious terrorism Social Issues AFP Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:04:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5859694 at http://www.globalpost.com Vandals hit 21 E.Jerusalem cars in latest hate crime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/vandals-hit-21-ejerusalem-cars-latest-hate-crime-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Suspected Jewish extremists punctured the tyres of more than 20 Palestinian cars in east Jerusalem on Monday in the latest apparent "price tag" hate crime, police and an AFP correspondent said.</p> <p>The attack took place in Beit Hanina neighbourhood, with Hebrew graffiti on a nearby wall reading: "We won't be silent on stone throwing."</p> <p>Police said 21 cars had been vandalised and that they had opened an investigation.</p> <p>"Price tag" is the euphemism for extremist hate crimes that generally target Arabs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/vandals-hit-21-ejerusalem-cars-latest-hate-crime-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hate crime Israeli–Palestinian conflict Jewish religious terrorism Social Issues AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:07:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5865794 at http://www.globalpost.com Police-reported hate crimes down in 2011, but full picture incomplete http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130711/police-reported-hate-crimes-down-2011-statistics-canada-repo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Police-reported hate crimes declined across the country for a second consecutive year, according to figures released by Statistics Canada on Thursday, but experts cautioned against taking the numbers at face value.</p> <p>The data agency used information from police services collected in 2011 to track hate crimes — criminal acts motivated by hate which can be violent or non-violent.</p> <p>In total, 1,332 hate crimes were reported or 3.9 hate crimes per 100,000 members of the population — a rate 5 per cent lower than in 2010.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130711/police-reported-hate-crimes-down-2011-statistics-canada-repo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Hate crime Human behavior Law Social Issues War The Canadian Press Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:04:10 +0000 The Canadian Press 5881499 at http://www.globalpost.com Verdict in Roma killing spree expected in Hungary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130806/verdict-roma-killing-spree-expected-hungary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A verdict is expected Tuesday in the trial of four Hungarians accused of killing six Roma in a wave of cold-blooded attacks against a minority that faces frequent prejudice and abuse. </p> <p>Over 14 months starting in July 2008, the men allegedly carried out nine assaults on Roma living in various villages in northeastern Hungary, using grenades, guns and Molotov cocktails. </p> <p>Tuesday's verdict will end a two-year trial into the assaults which stood out for their violence, even against a community that suffers from regular discrimination. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130806/verdict-roma-killing-spree-expected-hungary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hate crime Jobbik Roma Social Issues AFP Tue, 06 Aug 2013 04:37:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5903394 at http://www.globalpost.com No race motive in Australian's murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130823/no-race-motive-australians-murder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US prosecutors handling the case of two black teenagers accused of shooting dead a white Australian baseball player said Friday there was no evidence to suggest the killing was racially-motivated.</p> <p>The murder of Chris Lane, 22, in the small Oklahoma town of Duncan has triggered a race debate in America after it emerged that one of the victim's alleged killers had posted racist comments on Twitter earlier this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130823/no-race-motive-australians-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Hate crime Social Issues AFP Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:46:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5916608 at http://www.globalpost.com Chilean court gives man life for gay man's murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/chilean-court-gives-man-life-gay-mans-murder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chilean court sentenced a man to life on Monday for beating a young gay man to death in a Santiago park in an attack that shocked the country and led to a new hate crime law.</p> <p>The sentence came at the end of a trial that found Patricio Ahumada guilty of the murder of 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio.</p> <p>The Santiago criminal court said that Ahumada, "as the author of the qualified crime against Daniel Zamudio, is sentenced to perpetual prison."</p> <p>Three other men received sentences of between seven and 15 years prison for their role in the March 2012 attack.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/chilean-court-gives-man-life-gay-mans-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Hate crime Social Issues AFP Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:17:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5973314 at http://www.globalpost.com Price Tag attack in Arab-Israeli village http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131210/price-tag-attack-arab-israeli-village <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Price Tag attack in Arab-Israeli village</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Racial slurs against Muslims were spray painted in an Arab village in Israel overnight Monday and the tires of 20 cars were punctured in what appears to be another "price tag" attack, police spokesperson confirmed to Xinhua.</p> <p>The attack took place in Akbara in northern Israel. Among the writings, spray-painted by the vandals were "Arabs get out" and " no more assimilation," referring to mixed Jewish-Muslim couples.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131210/price-tag-attack-arab-israeli-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hate crime Israeli–Palestinian conflict Jewish religious terrorism Xinhua News Agency Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:47:40 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6015523 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia to strike down law banning racial slights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140325/australia-strike-down-law-banning-racial-slights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia moved Tuesday to water down its race discrimination laws, saying hurt feelings were inevitable during robust debate and the government would not legislate to protect them.</p> <p>Attorney-General George Brandis said the government planned to repeal a section of the Racial Discrimination Act that makes it illegal to "offend, insult or humiliate another" because of their race.</p> <p>"Laws which are designed to prohibit racial vilification should not be used as a vehicle to attack legitimate freedoms of speech," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140325/australia-strike-down-law-banning-racial-slights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian law Ethics Hate crime Politics AFP Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:16:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6103866 at http://www.globalpost.com Three dead, suspect caught in shootings at US Jewish sites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/three-dead-suspect-caught-shootings-at-us-jewish-sites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A gunman shot three people dead Sunday at a Jewish community center and a retirement community in Kansas, drawing widespread condemnation and consternation on the eve of Passover.</p> <p>The 70-year-old white male suspect, who is in custody, was not local and did not know the victims, Overland Park Police Department Chief John Douglass told reporters. </p> <p>The bearded man used a shotgun in the assault and investigators, who are being assisted by the FBI, are trying to determine whether a handgun and assault rifle were involved.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/three-dead-suspect-caught-shootings-at-us-jewish-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Hate crime Hate crime laws in the United States Religion Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:18:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6120876 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel vandals hit mosque, church as Christians threatened http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140429/israel-vandals-hit-mosque-church-christians-threatened-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Vandals suspected of being Jewish extremists hit a mosque and a church in Israel, police said Tuesday, in the latest of a string of racist and religious attacks.</p> <p>In a separate development, police arrested an Israeli man after he threatened the Roman Catholic bishop of Nazareth and demanded that Catholics leave the country or face God's wrath.</p> <p>Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP vandals had scrawled "Close mosques and not yeshivas" (Jewish seminaries) on the outer wall of a mosque in the small Arab town of Fureidis, near the northern port city of Haifa.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140429/israel-vandals-hit-mosque-church-christians-threatened-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hate crime Israeli–Palestinian conflict Jewish religious terrorism Religion Technology AFP Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:59:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6134120 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel police arrest 7 minors over hate attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140505/israel-police-arrest-7-minors-over-hate-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israeli police have arrested seven Jewish minors on suspicion of involvement in racist acts and vandalism, police said on Monday. </p> <p>Four of them between the ages of 13 and 15 are suspected of spraying racist graffiti at a building site by an Arab village west of Jerusalem on Sunday, spokeswoman Luba Samri said. </p> <p>Another three were arrested near Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday for spitting at a priest. In their bags, police found Israeli flags with Hebrew slogans on them, including the words "revenge" and "price tag," she said, without giving their ages.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140505/israel-police-arrest-7-minors-over-hate-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hate crime Israeli–Palestinian conflict Jewish religious terrorism Social Issues AFP Mon, 05 May 2014 12:34:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6138830 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel needs 'iron fist' against anti-Arab hate crime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140505/israel-needs-iron-fist-against-anti-arab-hate-crime <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel must tackle anti-Arab hate crime with an "iron fist," a top minister said on Monday as police confirmed arresting seven minors over racist graffiti and spitting at a priest.</p> <p>The Israeli authorities are facing mounting pressure to rein in a spiralling wave of so-called "price tag" hate crimes by Jewish extremists targeting Arab Israelis and Palestinians, with new racist vandalism attacks being reported on an almost daily basis.</p> <p>And commentators have warned that a continued failure to tackle the phenomenon could end up triggering a violent backlash.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140505/israel-needs-iron-fist-against-anti-arab-hate-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hate crime Israeli–Palestinian conflict Jewish religious terrorism Social Issues AFP Mon, 05 May 2014 13:08:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6138926 at http://www.globalpost.com