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Brown Shirt

(in Nazi Germany) a storm trooper
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They fob it off to private companies, whose only real agenda is to make money, resulting in an army of brownshirts given free rein to drag anyone off the streets they deem to be drunk or otherwise.
Whereas the one thing you can't knock Hitler for was his conviction, once Morsi and the Brotherhood came into power, they displayed the same opportunism as they did at election-time, more Egypt's answer to the Blairites than the brownshirts.
Comparing UK Muslim youth vigilantes to the far-right Golden Dawn party in Greece and even the infamous Brownshirts of Nazi Germany, Nawaz further declared: "The Muslim patrols could become a lot more dangerous and, perhaps willing to maim or kill if they are joined by battle-hardened jihadis.
11, 1938, known as Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass, his sister, Ursula, a nurse, hid him in a bathtub in the hospital where she worked while Nazi brownshirts destroyed Jewish businesses and synagogues in a rampage that spread across Germany.
The protesters had allowed the tanks into the square to help protect the Egyptian Museum from Mubarak's brownshirts.
Hitler's gay protege, Ernst Rohm, who historically was the leader of the Brownshirts, figures prominently in the book as the former lover of Hannah's brother and the father of a young boy, Anton.
Mussolini had his Blackshirts, Hitler his Brownshirts, but whose followers were the "Redshirts"?
His path crosses that of Josef Hummel, a young Jew being chased through the streets by the Brownshirts.
As the four talked and flirted, two Brownshirts literally picked up and threw the two boys out on the street.
He and Nerma lived above the store, as it were, on the top floor of a safe house where Moscow's agents worked around the clock stealing German secrets, keeping an eye on the nascent brownshirts, and churning out false documents, including counterfeit US currency.
Too heavy to rest, they sink and sink through the future all the way down to an era of Brownshirts.