The history of racism and xenophobia in Europe

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‘One In Three’ Europeans Admit To Being Racist
By Niccolo Sarno, IPS, 25 February 1998. Nearly one out of every three European Union citizens describe themselves as ‘quite racist’ or ‘very racist’, according to an opinion poll conducted at the end of last year's European Year Against Racism.
Alarmed Response to Outbreaks of Racism
By Tito Drago, IPS, 8 February 2000. Expressions of racism in Europe, such as violent incidents that continued Tuesday in Spain and the recent arrival of a neo-Nazi party to power in Austria, have triggered alarm and a swift response from trade unions, politicians and other sectors.
Anti-Muslim sentiment rising in E.U.
By Batuk Gathani, The Hindu, Saturday 25 May 2002. According to the latest report published by the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC), physical and verbal abuse against Muslims in the European Union has been on the rise, particularly since the attacks of September 11.
Foreigners are seen as a danger and their invasion as out of control
By Alain Morice, Le Monde diplomatique, March 2004. Refugees at Europe's borders will soon be treated just like other migrants: asylum, in this nervous climate, is being sacrificed to a requirement for selective control of immigration. Growing inequality in democracy and civil order between dominant and dominated countries feeds the European fear of an uncontrolled influx of foreigners.