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Turmoil for Ukip as members quit over criminal past of Portsmouth South chairman

Portsmouth News by Kimberley Barber | Thursday, 29 January 2015

UKIP has been thrown into turmoil with a series of members quitting over its county organiser’s criminal past. The trouble flared over the election of Portsmouth South chairman Paul Lovegrove on January 12. He has a criminal record with convictions for violent crimes – and he has served two prison sentences. Fareham’s more...

Neo-Nazi Richard Harris jailed for Blackwood racial attack

BBC by BBC | Thursday, 29 January 2015

A neo-Nazi has been jailed for five years for attacking an Asian man on the day of Fusilier Lee Rigby's funeral. Richard Harris, 38, who has Swastika tattoos, smashed a bottle over Zahoor Hussain's head at the Mornington Lodge in Blackwood in July 2013. Newport Crown Court heard he got angry after more...

Ukip defector ran up bill of £8,000 for axed event

The Times (Paywall) by Laura Pitel and Billy Kenber | Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Amjad Bashir lavished more than £8,000 on flights, hotels and hospitality for a conference that was cancelled at the last minute, according to documents seen by The Times. The MEP, whose defection from Ukip to the Conservatives on Saturday has sparked a row between the two parties, ran up the huge more...

Jihad news

Round-up of militant jihadism in the news.

Man accused of three terror charges makes first court appearance as Aberdeen Al-Qaeda trial begins

Daily Record by Grant McCabe | Sunday, 25 January 2015

A MAN charged with terror offences yesterday made his first public court appearance. Yousif Badri faces a number of allegations including an accusation he was involved in conduct “with the intention of committing acts of terrorism”. The 29 year-old is also alleged to have tweeted a phrase linked to Al-Qaeda propaganda. Badri yesterday more...

Hate mob of Islamist extremists banned from burning flags in public

The Telegraph by Tom Whitehead | Sunday, 25 January 2015

A hate mob of Islamist extremists has been banned from burning items such as flags in public places after a rally to convert non-believers descended into violence. The men, who are all followers of hate preacher Anjem Choudary, were handed an Asbo which also means they cannot join him on demonstrations more...

'Fewer than one in five' returning British jihadis charged

The Telegraph by Camilla Turner | Friday, 23 January 2015

Fewer than one in five of the "British fighters" returning from Syria or Iraq have been charged by the Crown Prosecution Service, it was reported on Thursday. An estimated 600 British citizens have travelled to Syria or Iraq to fight, of which around half are thought to have returned, according to more...

World news

Round-up of news from around the world.

GERMANY | Pegida movement on verge of total implosion as five of its leading members resign in disgust due to fears of being taken over by Germany's far right

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 21:14 | Source: Independent | | Click here for original article

Germany’s anti-Islamic Pegida movement is in tatters after five of its leading members resigned in disgust, fearing it would be hijacked by the extreme right. They announced plans to set up a more moderate rival “direct democracy” protest group. Pegida’s demise was as sudden as it was dramatic: earlier this month more...

GERMANY | Pegida loses second leader in a week

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 22:45 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

German anti-Islam movement Pegida lost its second leader in a week on Wednesday when Kathrin Oertel, who took over after the founder quit for posing as Hitler, also stepped down, citing media pressure. The Dresden-based group announced on its Facebook page that Oertel and another board member were resigning. The 37-year-old more...

EUROPE | "There Is No 'Wave' of Anti-Semitism"

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 22:36 | Source: Guardian | | Click here for original article

The current hysteria about the 'rise of anti-semitism' and the flight of Jews from Europe is deeply regrettable. There is no 'wave' of anti-semitism. Rather there are discrete phenomena that are being gathered under one umbrella term, the meaning of which is now being strained to breaking point. First of all, more...