Delegates from an organization called the Coordinating Committee of European Muslim and Jewish Leaders met in Paris to discuss the threat to Europe from extreme right-wing racist and xenophobic parties. The group is concerned lest such parties be made part of the political mainstream.
In other news, in Egypt the death toll from clashes between Coptic Christians and Muslims has risen to at least ten after clashes between Christian demonstrators and their Muslim opponents on the streets of Cairo. Homes and businesses belonging to Copts were torched by the Muslim mob.
Meanwhile, North African refugees continue to arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa. Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front in France, is planning a visit to Lampedusa to assess the situation there for herself.
To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.
Commenters are advised to leave their comments at this post (rather than with the news articles) so that they are more easily accessible.
Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.