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Nick Griffin: I didn't mean any offence to Bournemouth Uni

Bournemouth Echo | Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Controversial politician Nick Griffin has said he didn't mean to cause offence after rowing with a Bournemouth University student on Twitter. The leader of the British National Party called Bournemouth University a “disappointment” on the social networking site. Nick Griffin became embroiled in a spat with radio student Lucy Bennett, who tweeted more...


BNP rejects calls to curb its EU money as 'totalitarianism'

BBC by Justin Parkinson Political reporter, BBC News | Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The British National Party has dismissed efforts to end its public funding in the European Parliament as "totalitarianism". Opponents of the BNP and its allies argue they should be excluded from payments if they fail to abide by rules on "human rights" and "rule of law". The Hope Not Hate group argues more...


British National Party 'so poor it should sell scrap metal'

The Independent by Andy McSmith | Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Nick Griffin, leader of the cash strapped far-right BNP, once fed his family on a rabbit that had been killed on the road. This was one of the strange revelations from an hour long speech he delivered in Coventry at the weekend, watched by an academic from Nottingham University. In the same more...


Victims of Nazi anatomists named

BBC by Victoria Gill | Monday, 28 January 2013

Liane Berkowitz was just 19 years old when she was executed by the Nazis. She was arrested by the Gestapo in 1942 when they caught her putting up posters that displayed messages of protest against an exhibition of Nazi propaganda. She was pregnant at the time of her arrest, but this more...


Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer: Prisoner number A26188

BBC by Duncan Walker | Sunday, 27 January 2013

The German invasion of Poland in 1939 ended the happy childhood of Henia Bryer. Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day she tells BBC One how she was sent to four concentration camps, but survived them all. "They were wearing these black uniforms with a skull on top and they installed loud speakers more...


Ukip refuses to oppose EU funding for far-right parties

The Observer by Mark Townsend | Sunday, 27 January 2013

Nigel Farage's UK Independence party has told its MEPs not to oppose a package that would fund some of Europe's most extreme parties. The Alliance of European National Movements, a grouping of far-right MEPs, is looking to get £340,000 from the European commission, with a similar amount for a possible more...


EDL gang cleared of racist chanting at Middlesbrough railway station

Evening Gazette by Gareth Lightfoot | Friday, 25 January 2013

Three men linked to a right-wing pressure group have had their convictions quashed for racially aggravated public disorder. The trio’s fines were also slashed for behaviour described by a Teesside judge as obnoxious, unnerving, disgraceful, drunken, anti-social and inconsiderate. They were among six men, all associated with the English Defence League (EDL), convicted more...


Man avoids jail over Southampton mosque bomb hoax

BBC | Friday, 25 January 2013

A man who made hoax bomb threats against mosques in Southampton has been spared jail. Timothy Bingham, 43 of Fairbairn Walk, Chandlers Ford, made calls to police giving false information about bombs in and around the city. He was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, suspended for two years at Winchester Crown Court. He more...


Leicester man Liam Ferrar admits Muslim pig head attack

BBC | Friday, 25 January 2013

A man who left a frozen pig's head outside a community centre used by a Muslim group has pleaded guilty to a religiously-motivated attack. Liam Ferrar, 24, from Leicester, admitted a charge of intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress at the city's magistrates' court. The court heard Ferrar left the head more...


‘Race attack’ wounds were self-inflicted

Peterborough Telegraph by Stephen Briggs | Thursday, 24 January 2013

A chef slashed his own head 16 times with a razor before telling police he had been the victim of a racist attack in Peterborough. Christopher Afford (28) of Balmoral Road, Peterborough, told police he had been attacked by four Asian men, who slashed his head with a knife, as he more...


Homophobic abuse 'vigilante' victim urged to come forward

BBC | Thursday, 24 January 2013

A victim subjected to homophobic abuse in east London by men who told him "get out of here" as "it is a Muslim area" is crucial to the police investigation, Scotland Yard has said. In a video that appeared online, a gang can been seen to intimidate the man. Officers said they more...


Six charged with violent disorder after attack at anti-fascist event in Liverpool

The Guardian by Helen Pidd | Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Six men have been charged with violent disorder after anti-fascist campaigners held a fundraising event in Liverpool city centre. The men, aged between 17 and 52, are all believed to belong to the North West Infidels, an extreme far-right group. Among those charged is Shane Calvert, 31, from Blackburn – known as more...


EDL man jailed over Newbury mosque pig's head dumping

BBC | Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A man has been jailed for three months for dumping a pig's head outside a mosque in Berkshire. Rory Rowbottom, from Thatcham, left the animal's head at the mosque on Pound Street in Newbury on 23 October. Rowbottom pleaded guilty to one count of racially aggravated harassment and a section 4 public more...


Homophobic 'vigilante' video appears online

BBC | Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A video has appeared online showing men shouting homophobic abuse at another man in east London, telling him to "get out of here" as "it is a Muslim area". Last week, the East London Mosque condemned men shown in another video posted on the internet claiming to be "patrolling" Whitechapel. Police started more...


Plymouth EDL women admit their part in religiously-motivated assault

Plymouth Herald | Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A pair of women have been warned they may face jail after admitting involvement in a religiously-motivated assault on a Kurdish woman at a city centre takeaway. Hayley Wells, 28, and Kelly Watterson, 30, were charged in relation to an attack on Sawda Kurdo at Istanbul Kebab in Exeter Street on more...


The film star and her fascist father

The Independent (Ireland) by Jonathan deBurca Butler | Monday, 21 January 2013

Among the rows of ornate tombs and headstones in Mount Jerome Cemetery in Harold's Cross, Dublin, sits a simple slab of marble. On either side, small white vases hold remnants of flowers. The inscription reads: "In Everlasting Memory of Anthony Hepburn-Ruston. Always remembered by his loving wife Fidelma and daughter more...


Fury as right-wingers lay wreath for murder victim

The Herald by Gerry Braiden | Monday, 21 January 2013

A protest by a handful of far-right demonstrators marking the first anniversary of the murder of a man by Asian youths threatened to bring chaos to a residential area of Glasgow. Mounted police, helicopters and scores of officers yesterday were deployed on to the streets of the city's Pollokshields, home more...


Craig Slee jailed for posting beheading videos on Facebook

BBC | Friday, 18 January 2013

A "total fantasist" who posted gruesome videos on Facebook of al-Qaeda beheading captives has been jailed for five years. Craig Slee, 42, of Trawden Crescent, Preston, pleaded guilty to four offences under the 2006 Terrorism Act. Slee also admitted possession of a prohibited weapon. On sentencing him at Preston Crown Court, Judge Anthony more...


Former BNP fundraiser speaks at demonstration

News Letter | Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A former fundraiser for the British National Party in Scotland addressed a protest in north Belfast on Tuesday in support of the Union Flag at Belfast City Hall. Jim Dowson was the main speaker at the protest which took place at Cambrai Street in the Woodvale area yesterday evening. Protests also took more...


Three admit roles in Walsall EDL protest disorder

Express & Star | Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Three men have admitted their roles in trouble which broke out during an English Defence League protest in a busy Black Country town centre. Angry scenes unfolded in Leicester Street, Walsall, in September as the EDL held a protest and disorder erupted as supporters left a pub. Kyle Kirkbride, of Rugeley, and more...


From fascist fighter to fitness phenomenon!

Jarrow & Hebburn Gazette | Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Inspirational Spanish Civil War veteran Christobal Campos is still getting a kick out of life – in his 94th year. Super-fit Mr Campos is a 4th dan in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo. The 93-year-old, an ex-boxer who has the energy of most 19-year-olds, works out four times a week at more...


UKIP candidate 'forced to quit' over support for gay marriage

Chester First by Jim Green | Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A prospective parliamentary candidate claims he has been forced to quit in a row over his support for same-sex marriage. Former councillor Richard Lowe, who works in Flintshire, had been selected to stand as the UK Independence Party candidate for Chester in the next general election. Mr Lowe said he met Chester more...


Union drops Nick Griffin invitation

by Xin Fan | Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A letter from the Oxford Union inviting MEP and leader of the British National Party Nick Griffin to speak in Thursday’s debate on same-sex marriage was published on an anti-fascist blog yesterday afternoon, prompting a hasty retraction. The leader of the far-right party was asked to speak on the motion ‘This more...


Joint leader of EDL Kevin Carroll arrested on suspicion of race hate crime

The Independent by Kevin Rawlinson | Monday, 14 January 2013

The joint leader of the far-right English Defence League has been arrested on suspicion of a race hate crime. Kevin Carroll, cousin of the anti-Islam group’s founder Stephen Lennon, was arrested on Saturday morning by officers investigating allegations he posted a message inciting racial hatred on Facebook. Mr Carroll, who recently stood more...


Oxford Union's Nick Griffin invitation 'a mistake'

The Jewish Chronicle by Jennifer Lipman | Monday, 14 January 2013

The Oxford Union has rescinded an invitation to Nick Griffin The BNP leader had been sent a letter asking for him to take part in a debate this week titled: "This House Would be Glad to Have Gay Parents". After news of the invitation merged, it was condemned by both anti-fascist campaign more...


Oxford Union's Nick Griffin invitation criticised

The Jewish Chronicle by Jennifer Lipman | Monday, 14 January 2013

BNP leader Nick Griffin may be set to speak at an Oxford Union debate this week. The far-right MEP has been invited to argue over the motion: "This House Would be Glad to Have Gay Parents". Although it is unclear whether or not Mr Griffin has accepted the invitation, anti-fascist campaign group more...


Gang Jailed Following Disorder in Kirklees.

by West Yorks Police | Monday, 14 January 2013

Six West Yorkshire men and one youth have today been jailed at Leeds Crown Court following a demonstration and disorder in Cleckheaton, Dewsbury and Heckmondwike in March last year. The defendants from Bradford pleaded guilty to the charges made against them and will spend more than six years behind bars for more...


Man quits Far-Right league as we expose Muslim hatred posts

Thanet Gazette by Sam Inkersole | Monday, 14 January 2013

HOPE NOT HATE NOTE: HNH passed the relevant comments on to the Thanet Gazette however Field has used many aliases including Gary Milsom and Pat Riot. A member of the Thanet division of the English Defence League has quit the extreme political party after being contacted by the Isle of Thanet more...


English Defence League extremists hold demonstration in Solihull town centre

Birmingham Mail | Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sixty English Defence League supporters have held a demonstration Solihull town centre. Shoppers at the Touchwood Centre in Solihull looked on in horror this afternoon (Saturday) as the EDL far right extremists waved flags and shouted anti-Islamist chants as they passed by. Pav Sehra, 22, from Solihull, saw the commotion as she more...


Britain's far right collapses amid infighting and legal woes

Channel 4 | Saturday, 12 January 2013

Britain's far right suffered a series of embarrassing defeats in 2012 and has been left fragmented and disorganised. The BNP lost members and the EDL lost its leadership. In September 2012 EDL leader Tommy Robinson entered the US illegally, using a friend's passport, to speak at a conference of anti-Islam activists. more...


Anger over player's racist tweet

BBC | Friday, 11 January 2013

Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths is facing disciplinary action over a racist comment on Twitter. In response to a tweet, Griffiths told user Zak Iqbal to go "back to your own country". The player - who is on loan from Wolves - later apologised for the tweet, which he admitted was "out of more...


BNP targets Harold Hill voters with anti-Labour leaflet

Romford Recorder | Friday, 11 January 2013

Members of the far-right British National Party targeted Harold Hill at the weekend, distributing 500 leaflets smearing the Labour Party by linking it to paedophilia. “We’ve got quite a good following down there,” Havering BNP organiser Mick Braun told the Recorder. Asked if the BNP would be contesting the area in the more...


Scots ex-BNP chief seen fuelling Union flag riots in Belfast

Daily Record | Wednesday, 9 January 2013

JIM DOWSON has been a prominent presence at protests and posted comments on a Facebook page set up by a faction called The New Loyalists after weekend violence. A RIGHT-wing Scots extremist is in the thick of the Northern Ireland flag riots, the Record can reveal. Jim Dowson has been seen at more...


Fury as OAP battered by baseball bat thug in race hate attack

Belfast Telegraph | Wednesday, 9 January 2013

A Polish pensioner is recovering from serious head injuries after she was battered by a bat-wielding thug in what is being treated as a hate crime. Detectives are investigating after the victim, who is in her 60s, was attacked in Ballymena as she walked along with another Polish woman in the more...


Anti-racists welcome EDL thug's jail terms

Morning Star by Luke James | Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Anti-racist campaigners hailed news today that far-right English Defence League leader Stephen Lennon has been thrown in jail but warned Britain to keep up its fight against fascism. Street thug Lennon, 30, was handed a 10-month term behind bars on Monday for entering the US illegally in September. The court heard that more...


English Defence League leader jailed for using false passport

New Europe by Andy Carling | Monday, 7 January 2013

The leader of the English Defence League has been jailed for 10 months for using a false passport to enter the United States illegally. The far right campaigner against Islam and immigration used a passport in the name of Andrew McMaster to fly to the US. He attempted to return to more...


EDL Leader Stephen Lennon Jailed For 10 Months

Sky | Monday, 7 January 2013

Lennon used a passport in the name of Andrew McMaster to board a Virgin Atlantic Flight from Heathrow to New York, but was caught out after his fingerprints were taken by customs officials. He left the airport and entered the US illegally but left the country the following day, using his more...


EDL Organiser Guilty

by Simon Cressy | Monday, 7 January 2013

A leading member of the EDL has been found guilty of assault and resisting arrest Hope not Hate can reveal. Gary Milsom, the EDL organiser for Thanet appeared at Thanet Magistrates Court last Friday charged with common assault and resisting a police officer following an incident in 2012. Milsom from Margate was more...


Man in court for 'trying to stab teenager to death in racist attack'

STV | Friday, 4 January 2013

A man is to stand trial charged with trying to kill a teenager in a racist attack. Michael McPhee is accused of attempting to murder Ejaz Mohammad in North Lanarkshire last year. The 20-year-old allegedly repeatedly struck Mr Mohammad on the body with a knife as well as threatening him and punching more...


Terror suspect extradited to US

BBC by Steve Swann | Thursday, 3 January 2013

A man accused of leading an al-Qaeda plot to set off bombs in Manchester has been extradited to the US. Abid Naseer has been described by a High Court judge as an "al-Qaeda operative" who "poses a serious threat to the national security of the UK". UK prosecutors said there was not more...


AC Milan friendly called off after racist chanting

BBC | Thursday, 3 January 2013

A friendly between AC Milan and Italian lower division club Pro Patria was suspended after players walked off because of racist chants. Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng picked up the ball 25 minutes into the first half and kicked it into the crowd. Ghana international Boateng then removed his shirt and was followed from more...


BNP thanked for highlighting Skegness abattoir as trade pours in

Skegness Standard | Thursday, 3 January 2013

Management of a halal abattoir say they wish to thank a BNP leader for the attention brought by their party, as meat orders are on the up worldwide. The slaughter house, based in Heath Road, Skegness, has roused mixed opinions among the community but business has improved thanks to details about more...


EDL activist Clint Bristow in custody on burglary charges

The Guardian by Helen Pidd | Wednesday, 2 January 2013

An activist for the far-right English Defence League who stood in the recent Rotherham byelection has been remanded in jail on burglary charges. Brian Clint Bristow, usually known as Clint, came last in the 29 November byelection with just 29 votes. A little over two weeks later, on 16 December, the more...