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Australian PM Faces Fallout Over Minister’s ‘Xenophobic’ Migrant Claim

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in the midst of a tight election campaign, came under fire on Thursday for backing his immigration minister over claims resettling “illiterate and innumerate” migrants would strain the social safety network. Opposition

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Heilemann: Xenophobia Has ‘Been Ascendant In the Republican Party’

Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor and co-host of Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect” John Heilemann argued, “Nationalism, populism, xenophobia” have “been ascendant in the Republican Party” on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball.” Heilemann said, during a discussion about GOP presidential candidate

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Joe Biden Knows Nothing About Know-Nothings

Vice President Joe Biden attacked Republicans as xenophobic for opposing illegal immigration on Tuesday, likening them to the “Know-Nothing party back at the end of the nineteenth century.” However, the Know-Nothings were done by 1860.

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Nigeria May Take Zulu King to ICC over South African Xenophobic Violence

The Nigerian Senate is contemplating bringing Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini to the International Criminal Court for remarks in which he called immigrants to South Africa “ants” and “head lice,” remarks believed to have triggered a growing wave of xenophobic violence in that country.

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Boko Haram Threatens to Execute South Africans over Xenophobia

Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist organization, has threatened to kill all South Africans in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and the surrounding region, according to media reports based on a video allegedly released by the group. The threat came as a response to a wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, in which ordinary South Africans, primarily blacks, have killed, maimed, abused and expelled other Africans throughout the country, killing seven thus far and displacing thousands.

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