Today in 732, Charles “the Hammer” Martel led an outnumbered Christian army to victory against the Saracens at the Battle of Tours, destroying the invading army of the Umayyad Caliphate.
Luca Traini, an Italian neo-Nazi sympathizer who wounded six African migrants in a drive-by shooting earlier this year, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on Wednesday.
A court in Macerata, the central Italian town where the crime took place, found the 29-year-old guilty of attempted massacre aggravated by racist motives and illegal possession of a weapon, according to the ANSA news agency.
(CNN) German federal prosecutors say they have detained six men who are suspected of having formed a far-right terrorist organization in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.
In a statement issued Monday, prosecutors said they believe the six men, all German nationals between 20 and 30 years old, had founded a group called “Revolution Chemnitz” and planned to carry out armed attacks against foreigners and political enemies.
They are also suspected of seeking to acquire semiautomatic weapons.
Four members of a Nazi organization have been apprehended in connection with an incident at Stockholm’s Kulturhuset.
The four abseiled down the side of the building using ropes and attached a banner to the front of the cultural centre.
Police have not made public the message or symbol on the banner, but said the content itself was not illegal. Photographs of the incident published in the Expressen newspaper appear to show the logo of neo-Nazi group Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR), an openly anti-Semitic and racist organization. Several demonstrations by the group over the past year have led to violent clashes.
Hungary’s parliament passed a series of laws on Wednesday criminalizing the act of aiding undocumented immigrants seeking asylum in the country, despite strong objections from leading European rights bodies.
The suite of bills, called “Stop Soros,” allow the government to imprison individuals and nongovernmental organizations for up to a year if they’re deemed to be facilitating what it says is illegal immigration by people not entitled to protections, the BBC reported. A separate amendment to the constitution declared that an “alien population” can not be settled in Hungary.