Tag: The Far Right

Generation Identity: France begins shutting down far-right | Incredible Solutions Tech

France is beginning the process of shutting down the far-right Generation Identity (GI) group, a move that comes after Al Jazeera’s undercover investigation exposed the group’s racism, violence, and connections with Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party. On Saturday, dozens in Paris rallied against the move – scheduled to...

The fictional menace of multiculturalism | Islamophobia News | Incredible Solutions Tech

This January, Belgium’s statistical agency, Statbel, released the first official study on the diversity of the Belgian population. The picture that emerged is one of an increasingly diverse and heterogeneous society. The study revealed that while Belgian citizens of Belgian ancestry make up just more than two-thirds of the...

US Capitol Police investigating 35 officers for roles in riot | Incredible Solutions Tech

Law enforcement and military are among more than 100 people charged by federal authorities in relation to January riot. Thirty-five US Capitol Police officers are being investigated for their actions during the January 6 riot at the Capitol, and six of those have been suspended with pay, the police...

Democratic lawmaker sues Trump for violating KKK Act over riot | Incredible Solutions Tech

Representative Bennie Thompson is the first to sue Trump for conspiracy to disrupt the US Congress under the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act. A federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday morning on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson against former President Donald J Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani alleges...

Parler, the conservative social media platform, back online | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Removed from web hosting services in January, Parler is a favourite of conservatives who decry ‘censorship’. Parler, the social media platform popular among conservatives, is back online and ready to take on “big tech”, the company announced on Monday. The platform was de-hosted by Amazon in January after the...

Chief of social media app Parler says board fired him | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Parler, which has been removed from app stores and web hosting services, had become a platform for far-right groups. The board of Parler, a social media platform backed by Republican Party donor Rebekah Mercer and favoured by conservatives in the United States, has fired its Chief Executive Officer John...

In the pandemic, are Europeans more attracted to the far | Incredible Solutions Tech

When Ignacio Garriga, the principal candidate for the far-right Vox party in Catalonia’s upcoming regional elections, launched his campaign last Thursday, he lashed out at Salvador Illa, his Socialist Party rival who recently resigned as health minister. “Inept and irresponsible, Salvador Illa is behind the negligent and criminal management of...

Far right shifts to social movement as threat grows: Report | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Southern Poverty Law Center announced on Monday a decrease in hate groups across the United States, though warned the threat – and increasing cooperation – of far-right activists is rising. SPLC noted in its annual Year in Hate and Extremism report there were 838 active hate groups in...

Proud Boys members charged with conspiracy in US Capitol riot | Incredible Solutions Tech

Charges come as US authorities continue to investigate whether January 6 breach was preplanned and coordinated. The US Justice Department has charged two men identified as members of the far-right Proud Boys group with conspiracy over the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol, as authorities continue to...

France’s Le Pen, at record high in a poll, proposes hijab ban | Incredible Solutions Tech

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed a ban on Muslim headscarves in all public places, seeking to build on a record recent poll putting her almost neck-and-neck with President Emmanuel Macron. The hijab policy, which would be contested in court and almost certainly be ruled unconstitutional, saw the...

Proud Boys leader ‘prolific’ snitch for law enforcement: | Incredible Solutions Tech

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys extremist group, has a past as an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators after he was arrested in 2012, according to a former prosecutor and a transcript of a 2014 federal court proceeding obtained...

US warns of more ‘domestic extremist’ violence in months ahead | Incredible Solutions Tech

A federal bulletin says Capitol riot could inspire further violence as far right seethes over Trump’s loss. The United States could face a heightened threat of domestic extremist violence for weeks from people angry at Donald Trump’s election defeat and inspired by the deadly storming of the US Capitol,...

QAnon in disarray as reality of Biden presidency settles | | Incredible Solutions Tech

As adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory face the reality of Joe Biden’s presidency – something they believed could never happen – the movement appears to be searching for a way forward as some cast aside their beliefs, according to researchers. QAnon is a loose set of unfounded beliefs...

Graphics: Biden and Trump inaugurations compared | Coronavirus | Incredible Solutions Tech

Al Jazeera takes a side-by-side look at the inaugurations of the two most recent presidents of the US. The inaugurations of US President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump mark stark contrasts in the political state of affairs in the United States. Trump, the only president to be...

Far right ready to ‘fight and kill in Trump’s name’: Experts | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The far-right movement instrumental to last week’s US Capitol occupation hopes to cause more violence across the United States ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, anti-hate group Southern Poverty Law Center warned during a Friday news conference. Fringe groups, including white nationalists, militias and conspiracy theorists, have been unified...