Maik Schneider, a local National Democratic Party (NPD) politician, was convicted of arson by a Potsdam court.
He was given an additional 18-month prison term for other offences.
The hall in Nauen, just west of Berlin, was burnt down in August 2015 as large numbers of asylum seekers arrived in Germany.
The Union des organisations islamiques de France [UOIF] (Union of Islamic Associations) is the main Muslim lobby group in France, similar to CAIR in the US or the Muslim Council of Britain in the UK. They hold an annual conference, which was due to start today. But the conference was disrupted and delayed by activists from Generation Identity.
The killing of a teenage anti-fascist militant after an altercation with far-right skinheads in early June prompted fears of a resurgence of far-right violence. But the evidence suggests the leftists may have been the aggressors.
The death of a leftist militant at the hands of a skinhead gang in Paris on June 5 may not have been a clear-cut case of far-right aggression, following a report on CCTV footage of the event in which the leftist militant is seen throwing the first punch.
Security bosses in Berlin revealed more than 600 Far Right extremists served with arrest warrants have completely fallen off the radar.
Now there are fears the mob is forming “terrorist structures” in a plot to wage war on migrants and asylum seekers.
Hundreds turned up to demonstrate for and against the right-wing LEGIDA group, the local group of PEGIDA, the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of Europe.
Pro-refugee demonstrators assembled in numbers in the eastern city of Leipzig to combat the anti-Muslim group’s march.
Heavy police presence was arranged to try to prevent violent clashes between the two groups.
In the footage, protesters can be heard chanting while some raise flags in the air before smoke begins to fill the streets.
A WHITE supremacist petition which was passed around a school and promoted “the supreme White race” but labelled black people as a “scourge” who “invented” stealing, rape and basketball, has been condemned by school officials.
Montana’s top elected officials in both parties have denounced plans for a white-nationalist march in Whitefish, the town that’s become home to alt-right movement writer and activist Richard Spencer. It’s the latest escalation in a controversy that started when Spencer’s mother, who recently opened a business in Whitefish, began getting pressure to denounce her son’s beliefs or sell her property.
Oude Pekela, in the Netherlands, has been the scene of heated demonstrations as locals struggle to adjust to the number of Syrian migrants being housed there.
As cities were overwhelmed with the number claiming asylum, the Dutch government was forced to house applicants far away from built-up areas.
Shelters were hastily set up in suburbs where their presence caused friction among residents, fearful immigration was impacting their small community.
Oude Pekela resident, Heye Meyer, said: “Our community is too small for this number of people.”