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CNN.com - Examples of Internet hate speech - Jun 17, 2004

CNN.com - Examples of Internet hate speech - Jun 17, 2004

(AP) -- Some examples of Internet hate speech around the world:

Denmark: A computer virus tracking company says junk e-mail with far-right slogans hit computer users in three countries, claiming foreigners are bilking social security and bankrupting public health services.

United States: Online games allow children to "shoot" illegal immigrants, Jews and blacks on extremist Web sites, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group.

Netherlands: Muslims are recruited to carry out jihad, or holy war, against the West through Dutch Internet sites, the International Network Against Cyber Hate (Inach) says.

Poland: Internet site of registered political party National Rebirth of Poland promotes anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial while touting paramilitary training of neo-fascists from around Europe every summer, Inach says.

Egypt: Shiite Muslims are denounced in Web postings that warn of the danger and sinfulness of dealing with them.



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