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Rome to investigate neo-Nazi group

ROME, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Rome prosecutors opened an investigation Friday into a neo-Nazi group that allegedly compiled a blacklist of religious figures, politicians and journalists.

The organization, called Stormfront, is described as a branch of the international body founded by Don Black, former head of the Ku Klux Klan, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

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The blacklist created by Stormfront reportedly includes the Bishop of Turin Monsignor Cesare Nosiglia; Riccardo Pacifici, the president of the Jewish Community in Rome; Adel Smith, the president of the Muslim Union of Italy, and journalists Gad Lerner and Maurizio Costanzo.

The daily La Repubblica reported those on the list have been targeted because of their support for immigrants.

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