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.
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.