Norway massacre: Breivik declared insane

BBC | Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Psychiatrists assessing self-confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik have concluded that he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. They believe he was in a psychotic state during the twin attacks on 22 July that led to the deaths of 77 people and injured 151. He was also insane during the 13 interviews the two psychiatrists held with them, a news... Read more

Protest cancels school Christmas

Sheffield Star | Saturday, 26 November 2011

A SCHOOL at the centre of a row over sex education has been forced to cancel its community Christmas fair – after it was targeted by members of the British National Party. Grenoside Primary School in Sheffield is in the middle of consultation with parents over extending its sex education classes to younger pupils. The idea has caused concern... Read more

Cambridge pub landlord sacked over racist comments on Facebook

Cambridge News by Ruth Norris | Friday, 25 November 2011

A pub landlord has been sacked after racist and violent comments were posted on his Facebook page. Ben Green, 23, ran The Salisbury Arms inTenison Road, Cambridge, after being given the responsibility by his parents David and Angela. Green has now been sacked and barred from the premises by his parents, who are the licensees of the pub. The comments... Read more

Angry face of far-right protest prepares to storm local elections

The Independent by Kevin Rawlinson | Friday, 25 November 2011

The English Defence League plans to field candidates for the first time in local elections after an alliance is finalised between the far-right group and the British Freedom Party, which was set up by disgruntled members of the British National Party. Senior figures said that the EDL, which has become known for its protests in English towns with Muslim populations,... Read more

BNP threatens protest at headteacher's home over sex education proposals

The Guardian by Jeevan Vasagar | Thursday, 24 November 2011

British National party activists have warned a primary school's headteacher and chair of governors that they will face demonstrations outside their homes if they do not drop plans to extend sex education lessons to children aged four. A delegation from the far-right party picketed Grenoside Community primary school in Sheffield over proposals that would see children aged between four and... Read more

You racist git

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Thursday, 24 November 2011

A BNP election candidate has launched a sick racist attack which could have the cops knocking on his door. Stephen Parkes – who stood to be an MLA for south Antrim – said on Facebook he was planning, “to harass and hassle dirty Romanian gypsy scum preying on those they think can scam into giving to them.” And he added... Read more

Halifax EDL rally 'wanted men' CCTV released by police

BBC | Thursday, 24 November 2011

CCTV images have been released of 10 men police want to speak to over public order offences which took place in West Yorkshire earlier this year. Police are investigating disorder during an English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Halifax on 9 July. So far six people have been arrested for public offences related to the disturbance. West Yorkshire Police are... Read more

Occupy Bristol: EDL accused as second camp trashed

Bristol 24-7 | Monday, 21 November 2011

A second Occupy Bristol camp near Temple Meads has been attacked and threats made by what protesters have said were members of the English Defence League (EDL). In a statement on the Occupy Bristol Facebook page at the weekend, protesters said the camp – an offshoot of the main protest area at College Green – had been attacked and one... Read more

'Muslim bombers' chant man fails in sentence cut appeal

Barnsley Chronicle | Monday, 21 November 2011

An English Defence League supporter who was jailed for chanting racist slogans at Muslim worshippers failed to get his sentence cut. Daniel Philip Parker, 39, shouted slogans including "Muslim bombers off our streets" near Barnsley's Muslim Community Centre after returning from an EDL rally in Blackburn in April. In September, following a guilty plea to religiously aggravated harassment, Parker, of... Read more

BNP could receive £40,000 for contesting elections in Birmingham

Birmingham Post by Jonathan Walker | Monday, 21 November 2011

Far right party the BNP could be handed £40,068 of taxpayers’ money to contest elections in Birmingham under controversial plans to be announced this week. A report on funding is set to call for a cap on the money parties can receive from trade unions or businesses - with the cash replaced by a handout from taxpayers. The proposal, to... Read more

How could German neo-Nazi killers have evaded police for 13 years?

Guardian by Helen Pidd | Saturday, 19 November 2011

Officials face difficult questions over how fugitives were able to carry out 10 murders, 14 bank robberies and two nailbomb attacks At 9.15am on Friday 4 November, two men stormed into a building society in the east German town of Eisenach. One was wearing a black balaclava, the other a gorilla mask. Both had guns. They demanded money, punching a... Read more

Sacked BNP worker awarded damages for wrongful dismissal

BBC | Friday, 18 November 2011

A former British National Party worker has been awarded over £2,500 for wrongful dismissal by the right-wing party last year. Marion Thomas worked in the party's east Belfast office for over a year. BNP leader Nick Griffin was named as the respondent in the case as the employment panel unanimously decided to award the damages. The ruling said that both... Read more

EDL members fined over rooftop protest

Luton News | Thursday, 17 November 2011

A ROOFTOP protest over the ban on the England football team having embroidered poppies on their shirts has cost two English Defence League members £3,000. EDL leader Stephen Lennon and member Kevin Carroll flew to Switzerland last Tuesday and 24 hours later managed to get on to the roof of the FIFA headquarters in Zurich. They were demanding England... Read more

Muslim Rangers fan Abdul Rafiq fined over bigot remarks

BBC | Thursday, 17 November 2011

A Muslim Rangers supporter who chanted sectarian remarks at a game at Ibrox Stadium has been fined £600. Abdul Rafiq, 41, the only Muslim member of the English Defence League, was arrested at Rangers friendly game with Chelsea on 6 August. At Glasgow Sheriff Court he pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated breach of the peace by shouting, swearing... Read more

German neo-Nazi terrorists had 'hitlist' of 88 political targets

Guardian by Helen Pidd and Luke Harding | Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Names of two prominent Bundestag members on list found by police investigating activities of National Socialist Underground Police investigating a German neo-Nazi terrorist group have discovered a hitlist of 88 possible targets, including two prominent members of the Bundestag and representatives of Turkish and Islamic groups. Investigators have been trying to establish whether the list included people the group was... Read more

BNP vote halved in Syston Ridgeway

HOPE not hate Leicester by William Sharp | Wednesday, 16 November 2011

A fortnight ago a county councillor by-election took place in Syston Ridgeway, a division of Leicester. A local, popular BNP candidate, Cathy Duffy, was running for the seat having already gained the District councillors seat of the adjacent district of East Goscote. However, due to a strong canvassing and leafleting campaign from HOPE not hate Leicester we managed to not... Read more

Holocaust deniers enter Greek government

by Steve Silver | Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The antisemitic conspiracy theorist LAOS party has joined the new national unity government in Greece, causing concern for the country’s Jewish community. LAOS is an extreme right party which was established in 2000. It won 7% of the vote in the last general election. Laos party leader Georgios Karatzaferis, a tv channel owner and former member of the European Parliament,... Read more

'Racist' footballer's Twitter rant

Halesowen News by Richard Vernalls | Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A Worcester City Football Club player who likened killing illegal immigrants to a video game said it was just friendly banter. Lee Smith, who plays on the right wing for Worcester City, is now facing an internal club probe over comments he posted on the Twitter social media network on Armistice Day. The comments sparked an online row,... Read more

Neo-nazi link to 10 murders in Germany

Euronews | Sunday, 13 November 2011

German investigators say they can confirm evidence to link the murders of 10 people to far-right extremists. Over the past seven years eight Turks and one Greek, all of them food vendors, have been shot in the face while at work, most on small kebab stalls. The tenth victim was a policewoman shot in 2007. Last week two men were... Read more

170 EDL supporters arrested

The Press Association | Saturday, 12 November 2011

More than 170 people, believed to be English Defence League supporters, have been arrested in London following a remembrance service in Whitehall. The group was held outside the Red Lion pub in Westminster to "prevent a breach of the peace", Scotland Yard said. The arrests came around two hours after wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph to commemorate fallen servicemen,... Read more

BNP candidate who "petrified" woman is banned from contact

Barnsley Chronicle | Friday, 11 November 2011

A British National Party member has been banned from contacting a woman he terrified.Daniel Paul Cooke, 29, kicked in the door of the home of Sarah Kendrick who said she had never been as petrified in her life. Cooke was banned for a year from seeing her and going to Lancaster Street and Waterloo Road Barnsley, when he appeared at... Read more

57 EDL supporters arrested

Asian Image | Friday, 11 November 2011

Fifty-seven people, believed to be English Defence League supporters, have been arrested following a remembrance service in Whitehall. The group was held outside the Red Lion pub in Westminster to “prevent a breach of the peace”, Scotland Yard said. The arrests came around two hours after wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph to commemorate fallen servicemen, and millions of Britons... Read more

170 members of English Defence League arrested near Cenotaph in London

The Telegraph | Friday, 11 November 2011

More than 170 members of the right-wing English Defence League (EDL) have been arrested near an Armistice Day ceremony in central London amid fears they were trying to target anti-capitalists camped in the city. Scotland Yard said the group were detained "to prevent a breach of the peace" at a pub near the Cenotaph in Whitehall. A police source... Read more

Let's honour all of the war heroes that we forgot

Daily Mirror by Brian Reade | Friday, 11 November 2011

MUCH anger and disbelief was aired over FIFA trying to ban English footballers from wearing poppies on their shirts when they play Spain on Saturday. But their diktat was understandable. FIFA is based in Switzerland. Why should the Swiss care about those who died in wars over the past century when they’ve had no one to bury? What recollections do... Read more

Englishmen face charges for Fifa roof protest

Mail & Guardian Online | Thursday, 10 November 2011

Fifa has filed a trespassing complaint against two English protesters who climbed on the roof of its headquarters in the poppy emblem dispute. Zurich police spokesperson Marco Bisa says prosecutors will decide on Thursday whether to charge the men, who are 42 and 28 and claim to be from a right-wing nationalist movement. The men objected to Fifa refusing to allow... Read more

Muslims Against Crusades banned from midnight

BBC | Thursday, 10 November 2011

Home Secretary Theresa May is banning Muslims Against Crusades, a group planning an anti-Armistice Day protest. The organisation had planned to repeat a demonstration seen last year, when members burned poppies near to London's Albert Hall. Mrs May's order, which comes into force at midnight, makes membership or support of the group a criminal offence. The organisation is closely linked... Read more

Sick Facebook claims by Dewsbury EDL member

The Huddersfield Examiner | Thursday, 10 November 2011

A FORMER Yorkshire Building Society worker has allegedly posted abusive messages regarding missing persons on Facebook. Joe Ruthven has now boasted on Facebook he had been banned from 18 missing person’s pages in eight hours. Police have also said they would investigate complaints. The posts were made between October 27 and 28 under the user account Joe ‘smash’ Ruthven who... Read more

Hobson's hatred.

by Sam King | Thursday, 10 November 2011

A former senior member of the English Defence League who was once linked to the Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik and investigated over threats to kill George Galloway, has joined a secretive facebook group set up three months ago to post death threats to the Irish and Catholics in general but in particular, Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Daryl Hobson aged 43,... Read more

Fascist Freak Show Comes To Town

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Wednesday, 9 November 2011

FAR-RIGHT nutters the BNP turned up to Belfast in Halloween week with a real live freak show in tow. The anti-immigrant loons descended en-masse on Belfast for three days to defend themselves in an employment tribunal. The party sent over a seven-strong team of fascinating characters including a disgraced ex-teacher, a former National Front leader with links to Col Gadaffi... Read more

EDL Make FIFA protest over poppies.

The Sporting Life | Wednesday, 9 November 2011

FIFA were targeted on Wednesday by protesters angry that they have banned England from wearing embroidered poppies on their team shirts on Saturday. Two members of the English Defence League climbed onto the roof of FIFA's headquarters in Zurich with a banner protesting against the ban. A FIFA spokesman confirmed the protest is ongoing and that Swiss police were in... Read more

EDL Man fined over threats to train staff

The Shields Gazette | Tuesday, 8 November 2011

A MAN was arrested at a train station for threatening to hit a rail worker. Lee Anthony Dunn, of Sydney Gardens, South Shields, was travelling on the King’s Cross to Sunderland train on September 3, passing Hartlepool, when he was asked to move by a train manager who wanted to get past. Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court heard that the 27-year-old... Read more

Southend Tory councillor cleared over EDL link

The Enquirer | Friday, 4 November 2011

A SOUTHEND councillor has been reinstated to the Conservative Party after an investigation into his alleged links to the English Defence League. Dr Blaine Robin, councillor for Kursaal ward, was suspended from Rochford & Southend East Conservative Association last month after he attended a meeting of the EDL. A month-long investigation was immediately launched with Cllr Robin telling the Enquirer... Read more

Cyril Paskin

CST by CST | Friday, 4 November 2011

Cyril Paskin, who died on the 1st November at the age of 89, was one of the founders of the Jewish anti- fascist 62 Group that fought, and crushed, Colin Jordan’s neo-Nazi thugs in the early 1960’s. In January 1941, Cyril was conscripted into the RAF Regiment and went on to serve in the jungles of Burma, working on the... Read more

EDL leader sentenced for headbutting fellow protester

The Guardian | Friday, 4 November 2011

The leader of the far-right English Defence League has been given a suspended jail sentence after he assaulted one of the group's members at a rally. Stephen Lennon, 28, from Luton, was given a 12-week term, suspended for 12 months, at Preston magistrates court. At a day-long trial, the court heard that... Read more

EDL Women are accused of race attack

Plymouth Herald | Thursday, 3 November 2011

TWO women charged with a racist attack on a Kurdish woman at a city centre takeaway have been sent to Plymouth Crown Court. Hayley Wells, aged 27, and Kelly Watterson, aged 29, appeared before Plymouth magistrates jointly accused of racially aggravated common assault against a woman in the kebab shop. Wells, of Shell Close, Leigham, and Watterson, of St Peter's... Read more

Aylesbury judge rejects appeal by EDL yob

The Bucks Herald | Thursday, 3 November 2011

A RIGHT-wing extremist who was arrested on his way to the EDL march in Aylesbury last year for abusing police officers has had his appeal turned down. Daryl Hobson appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday in a bid to get his sentence overturned. Hobson, 44, was stopped by police last year on May 1, as he was holding a... Read more

EDL chief faces assault sentence

Wigan Today | Thursday, 3 November 2011

The leader of the English Defence League is due to be sentenced for assaulting a fellow-member of the far-right group in Lancashire. Stephen Lennon, founder of the English Defence League (EDL) headbutted his victim shortly after speaking at a rally of 2,000 followers in Blackburn on April 2. The 28-year-old, from Luton, launched a tirade against a man from... Read more

Far-right extremism is much more than a political irritant

The Guardian by Matthew Goodwin | Thursday, 3 November 2011

What causes violent radicalisation, and how effective is the government's current approach to countering this threat? These questions are the focus of a home affairs committee on the roots of violent radicalisation, which has set out to examine the factors that lead some citizens toward terrorism and will inform the next iteration of the Prevent strategy. In some ways, my... Read more

'Blackmail case led to no-show by BNP leader's daughter'

The Belfast Telegraph by Anne Madden | Thursday, 3 November 2011

The daughter of British National Party (BNP) leader, Nick Griffin, did not attend an employment tribunal taken in Belfast because she is involved in a court case about blackmail involving Northern Ireland paramilitaries. BNP representative Patrick Harrington made the claim in his final submissions yesterday to the tribunal taken by a former employee who ran the fundraising centre in Dundonald,... Read more

BNP boss’s girl ‘fears Ulster after death bid’

Belfast Telegraph by Anne Madden | Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The daughter of BNP leader Nick Griffin is too frightened to come to Northern Ireland following a sinister attempt to kill her, an industrial tribunal has heard. Mr Griffin’s son-in-law, Angus Mathys, made the claims at the tribunal taken by the ex-administrator of the BNP’s fundraising centre in Dundonald. Asked why his wife, Jennifer Mathys (right), who managed the Dundonald... Read more

BNP member denies he helped hold woman in Comber car park

BBC | Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A senior member of the BNP has denied that he helped hold a former employee of the party against her will in a car park in Comber. Clive Jefferson also told an industrial tribunal he had not ordered the woman to falsify election expenses. Marion Thomas is claiming unfair dismissal from her job at the party's fundraising centre in Dundonald.... Read more

Far-right French leader visits US Holocaust Museum

Associated Press | Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A French presidential candidate for the far-right National Front party is visiting Washington's U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to pay respects to over 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany. Marine Le Pen is visiting the museum Wednesday during a U.S. tour that also includes a stop on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers, and a visit to the United Nations.... Read more

Drunk Oompa Loompa given community order for racially abusing Asian teens while partying with Golliwog

Northampton Chronicle | Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A DRUNKEN ‘Oompa Loompa’ has been given a community order and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work after he admitted racially abusing two Asian teenagers. Robert Nottage, aged 21, pleaded guilty to abusing the teens while on a daytime drinking session in Northampton town centre on August 28, while dressed as an Oompa Loompa. Northampton Magistrates’ Court... Read more

Birmingham traders 'crippled' by EDL rally

Birmingham News by Jon Griffin | Wednesday, 2 November 2011

BROAD Street district businesses have hit back fiercely at claims that rival weekend race rallies in Birmingham city centre had no impact on trade. Shops and bars close to Birmingham’s Golden Mile claim traffic and policing restrictions caused by the English Defence League’s protest in Centenary Square and the counter-demonstration by Unite Against Fascism in Victoria Square cut weekend business... Read more

BNP activist banned from teaching after sending pupil sexually explicit message

The Northern Echo by Chris Fay | Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A TEACHER and British National Party activist was yesterday banned from the classroom after using school computers to send a vulnerable 16-year-old former pupil a sexually explicit message. The General Teaching Council found that Mark Walker sent the girl emails while working at Sunnydale Community College, in Shildon, County Durham, in 2007. A Professional Conduct Committee heard that in one... Read more

I was sacked by BNP after dispute with Nick Griffin's daughter

The Belfast Telegraph by Anne Madden | Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A FORMER employee of the British National Party (BNP) claimed she was unfairly dismissed by the party in Northern Ireland after a row involving party leader, Nick Griffin’s daughter. The tribunal opened in Belfast yesterday in which former administrator, Marion Thomas, who worked at the BNP’s call centre in Dundonald, in east Belfast, is claiming unfair dismissal, breach of... Read more

My wife is being blackmailed BNP man tells tribunal

BBC Northern Ireland by BBC Northern Ireland | Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The daughter of British National Party chairman Nick Griffin fears coming to Northern Ireland because she is being blackmailed, a tribunal has heard. Jennifer Matthys was to have been a witness in an unfair dismissal case being taken by a former BNP employee. Marion Thomas is claiming unfair dismissal from her job at the party's fundraising centre in Dundonald. The... Read more