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Council suspends worker linked to Norway gunman

The Sunday Times by Dipesh Gadher | Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A council worker has been suspended following a Sunday Times investigation into a network of far-right groups. Chris Knowles, who is employed by the children’s services department at Leeds city council, has been questioned over his links to the English Defence League (EDL) and a website featuring anti-Muslim content. Knowles more...


Anti-fascists brick up Neo-Nazi politician's front door

The Local | Friday, 23 December 2011

Anti-fascists in Lower Saxony bricked up the front door of a top member of the extreme-right National Democratic Party's (NPD) home to protest against his presence at a city council meeting on Monday. The front door was neatly walled in overnight, and sealed with a poster reading, “House arrest for more...


EDL thug misses court over anxiety

The Telegraph & Argus by Jenny Loweth | Friday, 23 December 2011

A 28-year-old man caught on camera hurling lumps of concrete at the police during an English Defence League demonstration in Bradford city centre was ordered to appear at Court today or be arrested. Michael Currie failed to attend Bradford Crown Court yesterday to be sentenced for an affray on Saturday, more...


Motherwell fans' sickening Nazi salutes at event to launch book on 'SS' hooligans

Daily Record by Chris Musson | Thursday, 22 December 2011

GRINNING fans did Nazi salutes outside an SPL ground to mark the launch of a book glorifying football hooligans. The notorious Motherwell Saturday Service - who call themselves the “SS” - organised the stunt on the steps at Fir Park. Last night, club bosses were examining the sick images and more...


Alarm over Coventry BNP leaflet calling for scrap metal donations

Coventry Telegraph by Kara Shadbolt | Thursday, 22 December 2011

A BRITISH National Party leaflet calling on Coventry families to donate scrap metal has raised alarm. It follows a police clampdown on unlicensed dealers amid a surge in scrap metal thefts – from drain covers to lead in church roofs – for sale in a growing black market. Now far-right more...


French launch criminal investigation into Tory MP Aidan Burley over Nazi-themed stag night

The Telegraph by Peter Allen | Thursday, 22 December 2011

Burley, 32, and members of his party face prison and fines after examining magistrates sitting in Albertville received a complaint of ‘inciting racial hatred and glorifying crimes against humanity’. They could face imprisonment of up to six months if convicted. It relates to a stag night held in a restaurant more...


Leicestershire policeman's 'foul-mouthed rant on his Facebook page'

Leicester Mercury | Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A police officer is being investigated for allegedly posting foul mouthed and possibly racist material on his Facebook page. The officer made the comments on his personal site but has fallen foul of his employer because he names the force in his biography at the top of his home page. more...


The 'Iranian Schindler' who saved Jews from the Nazis

BBC by Brian Wheeler | Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Thousands of Iranian Jews and their descendants owe their lives to a Muslim diplomat in wartime Paris, according to a new book. In The Lion's Shadow tells how Abdol-Hossein Sardari risked everything to help fellow Iranians escape the Nazis. Eliane Senahi Cohanim was seven years old when she fled France more...


MP Aidan Burley sacked after 'Nazi' party guest photo

BBC News by BBC News | Sunday, 18 December 2011

A Conservative MP has been sacked as a parliamentary private secretary over "offensive and foolish" behaviour. Cannock Chase MP Aidan Burley was pictured in the Mail on Sunday last week with a man dressed as a Nazi SS officer at a stag party in France. Mr Burley said subsequently he more...


The British Far Right's South African Connection

| Friday, 16 December 2011

The British Far Right's South African Connection: A.K. Chesterton, Hendrik van den Bergh, and the South African Intelligence Services Graham Macklinpages 823-842Available online: 16 Dec 2010 Utilising a new documentary source, namely correspondence between A. K. Chesterton (1899–1973), one of the most important figures of the post-war far right in more...


Far-right author kills two, then self in Florence

AFP by Dario Thuburn (AFP) | Wednesday, 14 December 2011

ROME — An Italian far-right author shot dead two Senegalese vendors and wounded three in Florence on Tuesday before killing himself in a daylight shooting spree that prompted outpourings of grief in the historic city. Witnesses said they saw the gunman calmly getting out of a car at a street more...


Far right councillor axed after missing meetings

Sheffield Telegraph | Monday, 12 December 2011

BOSSES at a South Yorkshire council have removed a far-right councillor from the authority after he failed to attend regular meetings. John Gamble, who represented Brinsworth and Catcliffe, was elected in the seat for the British National Party in May 2008. But the 54-year-old, who later switched to the England more...


Unmasked: wealthy backers behind far-right league

The Sunday Times by Dipesh Gadher and Robin Henry | Sunday, 11 December 2011

A property tycoon and a City-based financier quizzed by police over his links to the gunman who slaughtered 69 people in Norway are exposed today as key figures behind the rise of the far-right English Defence League (EDL). A Sunday Times investigation has revealed that Ann Marchini, a mother from more...


Stoke-on-Trent mosque arsonists jailed

BBC | Thursday, 8 December 2011

Two men have each been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of deliberately setting fire to a Stoke-on-Trent mosque. Ex-soldier Simon Beech, 23, and Garreth Foster, 29, both from Stoke, were found guilty of setting fire to Hanley's Regent Road mosque on 3 December. The pair more...


Burnley's first BNP mayor, John Cave resigns from position

Lancashire Telegraph by Tyrone Marshall | Thursday, 8 December 2011

THE MAN in line to become the first BNP mayor in the country has resigned from his position. John Cave was serving as deputy mayor of Padiham Town Council this year, but has quit following a row with Labour councillors. Mr Cave had been due to become the town’s mayor more...


Former extremists at Young CST dinner

The CST | Wednesday, 7 December 2011

A former neo-Nazi and an ex-Islamist shared their experiences of extremism and antisemitism with an audience of 230 guests at the Young CST dinner in Central London last night. Matthew Collins, a former National Front, British National Party and Combat 18 member who now works for Hope Not more...


Mosque arson accused's links to far right parties

Stoke Sentinel | Wednesday, 7 December 2011

ONE of the men accused of setting fire to a Stoke-on-Trent mosque was a member of the British National Party (BNP) and English Defence League (EDL). Simon Beech was a serving soldier with the 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, based at Weeton Barracks near Preston, Lancashire, when he is more...


Jobbik nazis stage pro-Iranian, anti-Israeli demonstration at US Embassy in Budapest

by The All Hungary Media Group | Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Between 200 and 300 supporters of the Hungarian nazi Jobbik party gathered in front of the US Embassy in Budapest last Friday evening for a pro-Iran demonstration. “Jobbik takes a stand for Iran, which is threatened by Israeli aggression,” the party’s deputy leader Zoltan Balczo told the demonstrators. Balczo, more...


German neo-Nazi gang 'developed Monopoly-style game with death camps'

The Daily Telegraph by Matthew Day | Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A neo-Nazi gang suspected of murdering 10 people developed their own version of the board game Monopoly featuring death camps and gas works. Called "Pogromly" and intended for other far-right extremists the game has the names of four Nazi concentration camps instead of the railway stations found on more...


Anti-Muslim "Fjordman" wanted to eliminate opponents

vepsen | Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Anders B. Breivik’s ideas about breeding stations or reservations for people of European stock were nothing new. In fact, they were plucked from the ideological inventory of his mentor, Peder Jensen, aka “Fjordman”, in May this year. Jensen also wanted to get rid of those he held responsible for multiculturalism. more...


Breivik report blasted

vepsen by Tor Bach | Monday, 5 December 2011

The psychiatric assessment of Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik should not be recognized and needs to reconsidered urgently because the psychiatric experts drafted in to assess the case were obviously lacking expertise in key areas, says Tor Bach, editorial secretary, of the Norwegian online anti-fascist website vepsen. Bach, who has more...


Mosque fire: Two on trial

Stoke Sentinel | Monday, 5 December 2011

TWO men are due to go on trial today after denying trying to burn down a £1.6 million mosque. Simon Beech, aged 23, and Gareth Foster, aged 28, are accused of starting a fire at the new mosque, in Regent Road, Hanley, on December 3 last year. They both denied more...


EDL gang jailed for attack at Newcastle Irish Centre

by Rob Kennedy | Saturday, 3 December 2011

FAR-RIGHT thugs who stormed a Newcastle club in a display of violence were today behind bars. Members of the English Defence League (EDL) turned up at the Tyneside Irish Centre looking to infiltrate a meeting of political rivals. It turned out their targets – the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) more...


Nearly 3,000 'Honour Attacks' In UK Last Year

by Sky News | Saturday, 3 December 2011

Nearly 3,000 so-called "honour" attacks took place in the UK last year, according to new research. Figures obtained by the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (Ikwro) showed at least 2,823 incidents of "honour-based" violence took place, with the highest number recorded in London. The charity said the statistics more...


Man aged 50 arrested over trouble at EDL protest

Yorkshire Post | Saturday, 3 December 2011

POLICE investigating offences committed during an English Defence League demonstrations in Halifax have arrested a 50-year-old man. The suspect, from Bolton, has since been bailed, pending further inquiries. The arrest was made after officers trawled through hours of CCTV footage from earlier this year when the EDL protested in more...


Cambridge Muslim Council extends hand of friendship to EDL landlord

Cambridge First by Charlotte Orson | Friday, 2 December 2011

CAMBRIDGE Muslim Council has extended a hand of friendship to the Cambridge pub landlord who posted a racist tirade on his Facebook page. Ben ‘English’ Green was given the responsibility to run The Salisbury Arms in Tenison Road by his parents and licensees of the pub, David and Angela Green, more...


Germany kicks out US nazi David Duke

HOPE not hate by Graeme Atkinson | Friday, 2 December 2011

David Duke, the ex-Ku Klux Klan leader, former US nazi boss and still close associate of British National Party boss, Nick Griffin, has been kicked out of Germany after being arrested in Cologne last week ahead of speaking at a nazi gathering in the city. The arrest of the 61-year-old more...