Czech Neo-Nazis hijack pro-tolerance campaign

Neo-Nazis hijack pro-tolerance campaign

Campaigners in the Czech Republic are using the internet to combat the rise in racism in the country. But neo-Nazi groups are finding crafty ways of spreading their ideas.

When the Czech charity ‘People in Need’launched a campaign against neo-Nazism, it was in for a surprise.

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Its website was parodied by right-wing extremists in a counter-attack.

The People in Need website criticises neo-Nazi activities and pokes fun at their behaviour. “Who wants a neo-Nazi?” their slogan says.

The extremists’ website is a replica but carrying quite a different message: “Who wants an immigrant next door?” It’s attacking people from foreign backgrounds and promoting xenophobic intolerance.

– Source: Neo-Nazis hijack pro-tolerance campaign, Russia Today, July 11, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

Campaigners in the Czech Republic are using the internet to combat the rise in racism in the country. But neo-Nazi groups are finding crafty ways of spreading their ideas.

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