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Man in court for stirring racial hatred

West Midlands Police by . | Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A 23-year old man from Willenhall, West Midlands has appeared in court today (July 31) charged with two counts of stirring up racial hatred. Christopher Philips - formerly known as Darren Clifft - is accused of dressing in a Ku Klux Klan costume, carrying out a mock hanging of a life more...


Wimbledon man charged with assault at anti-Islam rally in Croydon

This is Local London by Chris Baynes | Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A 21-year-old, arrested during a far-right rally at the UK Border Agency headquarters in Croydon on Saturday, has been charged by police. Ian McDonald, of Wimbledon, was one of two men arrested when English Volunteer Force (EVF) supporters faced off against anti-fascist campaigners outside Lunar House in Wellesley Road. Mr McDonald, of more...


Fresh calls for home secretary to ban EDL march through Tower Hamlets

Docklands & East London Advertiser by Robin De Peyer | Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A letter calling for the home secretary to ban far right group the English Defence League from marching through Tower Hamlets has been circulated to trade unions, faith and community groups. The borough’s mayor, Lutfur Rahman, is calling on interested parties to sign the letter to Theresa May to stop the more...


Family man spared jail over 'Lee Rigby' riot

Bristol Post by Geoff Bennett | Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A family man involved in riots that followed the murder of soldier Lee Rigby has been given a suspended jail term. Paul Lloyd was singled out from a group of men who clashed with police when a supposed peace walk turned violent, Bristol Crown Court heard. The court was told members of more...


South Shields Mosque Bomb 'BOOM!' Tattoo EDL Man Arrested

Sky Tyne & Wear by Andy Hughes | Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A man who revealed a tattoo of a mosque being blown up during an EDL rally has been arrested after he was exposed by Sky Tyne and Wear. Shaun Reah, 39, has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after he was pictured lifting up his T-shirt to reveal an more...


EDL leader Tommy Robinson pledges to return to East London Mosque

Docklands & East London Advertiser by Robin De Peyer | Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The leader of far right group the English Defence League has pledged to return to the East London Mosque once bail conditions preventing him from entering Tower Hamlets are lifted. Tommy Robinson – whose real name is Stephen Lennon – was arrested along with fellow EDL leader Kevin Carroll at Aldgate more...


CUMBRIA POLICE INVESTIGATE BNP ELECTION LEAFLET

by Staff Reporter | Tuesday, 30 July 2013

CUMBRIA POLICE INVESTIGATE BNP ELECTION LEAFLET Beside this paragraph is a drawing of a monkey delivering Labour leaflets. The leaflet says: “Labour has given the Poles our kids’ houses.” Barbara Cannon, the Labour agent in Allerdale, said the leaflet appeared to contravene the Public Order Act, which prohibits publication of threatening, abusive or more...


Antisemitic Incidents Report January - June 2013

by CST | Saturday, 27 July 2013

The first six months of 2013 saw a thirty per cent fall in the number of antisemitic incidents recorded in the United Kingdom, according to CST’s Antisemitic Incidents Report January – June 2013, which is published today. CST recorded 219 antisemitic incidents across the country in the first half of 2013, more...


We Expose South Shields EDL Thug With Mosque 'BOOM!' Tattoo

Sky Tyne & Wear by Andy Hughes | Thursday, 25 July 2013

A thug who sparked outrage when he revealed a tattoo of a mosque being blown up during an EDL rally has been tracked down by Sky Tyne and Wear. Shaun Reah, 39, from South Shields, was pictured lifting up his T-shirt to reveal an image of a Muslim place of more...


Parade by Scottish Defence League during Ramadan opposed by police

STV by Mike Farrell | Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A parade by far-right group the Scottish Defence League during Ramadan has been opposed by police. The group is planning to hold a procession in the south side of Glasgow on Saturday, which was also planned to mark the month of racist murder victim Kriss Donald’s birthday. Police Scotland has objected to more...


Woman fined for racist outburst while drunk on her way to EDL rally

Birmingham Mail | Monday, 22 July 2013

A woman has been fined £100 after she drunkenly told police she was going “P*** bashing with the EDL”. Lianne Tyler made the racist remark to a custody sergeant after being arrested on her way to Saturday’s English Defence League demo in Birmingham city centre. The 20-year-old, of Brailes Grove, Bordesley Green more...


Police arrest 12 at James Larkin march in Liverpool

Click Liverpool by Chris Bradley | Monday, 22 July 2013

Protesters at a march to commemorate an Irish Republican trade unionist ignored pleas for a peace resulting in a dozen arrests.Despite a heavy police presence nine men and three women were apprehended by officers for a variety of offences, including racially aggravated public order.Around 250 people attended the march in more...


Mosque bombing suspect arrested over 'terrorist' murder of pensioner

The Guardian by Vikram Dodd | Monday, 22 July 2013

Mohammed Saleem, 82, was stabbed as he walked home from a mosque in Birmingham. Photograph: PA Police said on Sunday that they were treating the murder of an Asian man near a mosque as a terrorist attack, and have arrested a man already being held over an alleged terror bombing campaign more...


The EDL Spent Saturday Bleeding All Over Birmingham, England

Vice by Simon Childs | Monday, 22 July 2013

You might have thought that the English Defence League had already sufficiently exploited Lee Rigby's murder for their own Islamophobic ends. But Tommy Robinson and his merry band of blinkered patriots have never been too bothered with decency, preferring instead to make Rigby a martyr in their fight against every more...


Birmingham bar Risa calls for charities to apply for profits made during EDL gathering

Birmingham Mail by Fionnuala Bourke | Sunday, 21 July 2013

The Broad Street bar which was asked by police to host the English Defence League protesters ahead of the demonstration in Birmingham on Saturday is appealing for charities to come forward to apply for the cash raised. Hundreds of EDL members gathered in Bar Risa ahead of their rally in Centenary more...


Child caught up in violence of EDL protest

The Mirror by . | Sunday, 21 July 2013

A crying boy cowers in fear while his dad angrily confronts police ­officers at an English Defence League protest. More than 1,000 cops were drafted in to try to maintain order at the demo in ­Birmingham yesterday. But despite the police presence, the protest ended in violence as EDL ­supporters clashed with more...


BNP Candidate Jailed

Daily Mail by Kerry McDermott | Friday, 19 July 2013

A neighbour from hell has been jailed after waging a five-year racist hate campaign against a German man living next door. Roy West, 48, repeatedly called Bernd Kugow a 'kraut b*****d' during Basil Fawlty-like rants, as well as planting poppies in his back garden and draping a Union Flag over the more...


Mosque fire threat man sentenced

Hastings & St Leonards Observer | Friday, 19 July 2013

A man who threatened to burn down Hastings Mosque in retaliation for the brutal killing of soldier Lee Rigby in London has been given a suspended jail sentence. Unemployed Adam Rogers, 28, of Woolwich, a former English Defence League (EDL) activist, was staying with friends in Hastings when he posted more...


Facebook user jailed for 'appalling' Grimsby mosque comments

Grimsby Telegraph | Thursday, 18 July 2013

A Facebook user who stirred up "appalling, racist and anti-religious" hatred about burning down a Grimsby mosque has been jailed for eight weeks. His remarks were "beyond the pale" and could easily have fanned the flames of more racial and religious hatred, Grimsby Magistrates' Court heard. Terence Baker, 25, of Columbia Road, more...


EDL will be kept in pub for three hours before Birmingham demo

Birmingham Mail by Jeanette Oldham | Thursday, 18 July 2013

Police plan to control English Defence League supporters when they arrive in Birmingham on Saturday by basing them inside a PUB for up to three hours. The right-wing protestors will be kept at Bar Risa in Broad Street from around 11am to 2pm – raising fears of a repeat of the more...


Superb Gala brings HOPE for future

by Graeme Atkinson, reporting from Durham | Tuesday, 16 July 2013

On Saturday, more than 100,000 trade unionists and people of the county’s former pit villages flocked into Durham for the 129th annual Durham Miners’ Gala. Under cloudless skies, in brilliant sunshine and in sweltering heat, the crowds, thousands of them ex-miners, heard a strong platform of speakers including Unite leader Len more...


Far-right tribute to soldier removed

Clydebank Post by . | Tuesday, 16 July 2013

"Infidels of Britain", believed to be an off-shoot of the racist organisation the English Defence League, also have a Facebook page where supporters have left comments advocating violence, mutilation and death to foreigners, immigrants, Asians and Muslims. The tribute on the Clydebank war memorial was available as a free download from more...


Birmingham protests: Extra 1,000 officers for EDL demos

BBC by . | Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Some of the additional officers are being drafted in from other forces across the country. EDL leader Tommy Robinson said members intended to hold a "peaceful protest". Mr Robinson said: "Members of the English Defence League wish to exercise our democratic rights by going to the city of Birmingham and holding a more...


EDL And The Manic Street Preachers: When Rock And Politics Don't Mix

The Huffington Post by Jessica Elgot | Monday, 15 July 2013

It's a minefield when it comes to choosing the soundscape to your party conference. Do you go for chest-thumping patriotism? Toe-tapping optimism? Or dour predictions of doom? Whatever the mood you are looking to set, two rules apply. First, get permission from the cool rockers whose shine you are hoping rubs off more...


Mohammed Benares jailed over terror downloads

BBC by . | Monday, 15 July 2013

They included a how to make a bomb "in the kitchen of your mom" guide and a document called 39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad. He was arrested by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit in March 2012. Benares had links to radical Islamist preachers Anjem Choudary and Abu Izzadeen. The more...


Cllrs Fred Osborne, Ted Eden and Sandra Binion quit Romford Tory party, join UKIP

Romford Recorder by Ramzy Alwakeel | Monday, 15 July 2013

Three Havering councillors will quit the Conservative party and join UKIP with immediate effect, the Recorder has learnt. Cllr Fred Osborne (Brooklands) confirmed this morning he will hand in his resignation later today, and named Cllr Ted Eden (Pettits) and Cllr Sandra Binion (Havering Park) as two other councillors who will more...


BBC, ITV and Channel 4 face inquiry over Anjem Choudary interviews

The Guardian by Mark Sweney | Monday, 15 July 2013

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are to be investigated by media regulator Ofcom over their decision to give airtime to radical cleric Anjem Choudary in the wake of the Woolwich attack. The media regulator has launched an investigation into interviews with Choudary aired on Channel 4 News, BBC2's Newsnight and ITV's more...


Far-right group accused of threatening young reporter

Hold The Front Page by Charlotte Cross | Friday, 12 July 2013

A trainee reporter has been told not to go to her newspaper’s offices for her own safety after being threatened by far-right protesters. Sarah Marshall, a trainee at the Doncaster Free Press, has been falsely accused of ripping up flowers laid at the Sheffield cenotaph in honour of Lee Rigby at more...


Homeless Roma gipsies cause ‘disproportionate amount of crime, begging and mess’, says Westminster councillor

by Kate Beioley | Friday, 12 July 2013

Westminster’s councillor for community protection has launched an “astonishing” attack on the borough’s homeless Roma gipsies, accusing them of causing “a disproportionate amount of crime, begging and mess” and demanding tighter border controls. Conservative Cllr Nickie Aiken was responding to a searing online tirade from a resident, who claimed the community more...


Police working to ensure peaceful protest when rival groups march through Llandudno

News North Wales by . | Friday, 12 July 2013

Police chiefs are working to ensure a "peaceful protest" when two rival groups march through Llandudno. The far-right group North Wales Alliance Gogledd Cymru is hosting a march through the town on August 10 while Unite the Union intend to hold a counter demonstration in Llandudno on the same day. But North more...


Police investigate nail bomb explosion near West Midlands mosque

The Guardian by Vikram Dodd | Friday, 12 July 2013

Police say they are treating an attempted nail bomb attack on a mosque as a terrorist incident. West Midlands police said its counter terrorism unit was leading the investigation into the second bomb attack against a mosque in the West Midlands in three weeks. They said a "large explosion" was heard more...


Footballer jailed over anti-Muslim tweets in wake of Drummer Lee Rigby's murder

Liverpool Echo by Steve Graves | Thursday, 11 July 2013

Merseyside footballer Shaun Tuck was jailed after sending a string of anti-Muslim tweets in the wake of the Woolwich murder of Drummer Lee Rigby. Tuck, 26, a former Marine FC striker who now plays for Witton Albion, in Northwich, admitted using the social network to call for mosques in the UK more...


EDL supporter gets order for Walsall demonstration chanting

Express & Star | Wednesday, 10 July 2013

EDL supporter gets order for Walsall demonstration chanting Jack Beasley travelled from Durham to take part in the protest which brought Walsall town centre to a standstill on September 29 last year, Walsall Magistrates Court heard yesterday. Trouble flared, in Leicester Street, during the rally. Miss Jo Taylor, prosecuting, said: “By the time more...


Mosque protester caught with cocaine in Sunderland

Sunderland Echo by . | Wednesday, 10 July 2013

An anti-mosque protester avoided jail after he was found to be carrying cocaine following a street demonstration. Warren Faulkner also offered to “sort out” his differences with a police officer when they clashed during the protest in Millfield, Sunderland. Newcastle Crown Court was told Faulkner was among a group demonstrating about more...


Grimsby man 'lost everything' over mosque comment

Grimsby Telegraph by . | Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A Facebook user who urged people to burn down Grimsby's mosque – to put the town on the map "big time" – claims he has "lost everything". Steven Ballard claimed he had lost his job, his girlfriend and his child because of the furore caused by his "menacing" comment. Ballard, 27, of more...


Racist thug jailed for four years for fire at Plymouth home

Plymouth Herald by Stuart Abel | Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A racist lout has been jailed for terrorising a family by putting a lit firework through the door of their home as they slept. Daniel Lawson, aged 24, and his accomplices traumatised the Eastern European couple so much that they are leaving the country, Plymouth Crown Court heard. The Kosovan father more...


Three charged for attack on elderly man walking to Islamic Centre

Uxbridge Gazette by Matthew Collins | Wednesday, 10 July 2013

THREE men have been charged with grievus bodily harm following an attack on a elderly Muslim man on Saturday night. A fourth has been bailed by police pending further enquiries. The three are Daniel Giles, 39, of Wendell Court, Uxbridge; Ryan Newman, 19, of Iris Court, Nursery Road, Pinner; and a 17 more...


Abu Qatada deported from UK to stand trial in Jordan

BBC by Dominic Casciani | Sunday, 7 July 2013

Home Secretary Theresa May said it "marks the conclusion of efforts to remove him." Abu Qatada was first arrested over alleged terror connections in 2001 and the battle to deport him has cost the UK more than £1.7m ($2.5m). Abu Qatada had indicated that he no longer wished to fight deportation Mrs May more...


Asian TV channel fined over 'kill' speech

BBC On line by BBC | Saturday, 6 July 2013

The media regulator said the programme was "likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime". In its ruling, Ofcom added it must not be broadcast again. It stated some of the scholar's comments could be seen as "a generic call to all Muslims encouraging or inciting them to criminal action or more...


Ashton Under Lyne today

by Matthew Collins | Saturday, 6 July 2013

Race haters are heading to Ashton Under Lyne today, after desperate BNP chief Nick Griffin tagged himself on to the tail of a demonstration already planned. Unable to hold demonstrations of their own anymore, the declining BNP has decided to fly their flag on as many protests and demonstrations as possible. Griffin more...


£260,000 to police three EDL protests in Birmingham and Walsall

Birmingham Mail by Nick McCarthy | Saturday, 6 July 2013

A Birmingham MP has demanded huge fines for EDL protestors who break the law after it emerged it had cost £260,000 to police just three demonstrations in the region. West Midlands Police has spent the huge sum covering the far-right group’s protests in Birmingham city centre and Walsall since 2010. The cash-strapped more...


Former UKIP Cumbria County Council Candidate On Drink Driving Charge

North West Evening Mail by . | Friday, 5 July 2013

It’s alleged that Keegan was driving a Saab convertible on May 10 at Newby Bridge – when officers tested the former UKIP Cumbria County Council candidate was found with 97mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, the legal limit is 80mg. Keegan stood for the party in the High Furness ward more...


British Teacher Argues Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theories Are 'Philosophical Belief'

Huffington Post by Jessica Elgot | Friday, 5 July 2013

A primary school teacher who compared Jews to Star Trek's Vulcans, has lost his attempt to argue that his anti-Jewish views were a "philosophical belief" covered under the Equality Act. The teacher, referred to only as Mr Arya, was sacked as a primary school teacher after being accused of pushing and more...


Nick Griffin: Money from Assad ‘won’t show up until this year’s accounts are published’

Left Foot Forward by JAMES BLOODWORTH | Thursday, 4 July 2013

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party (BNP), has been talking and writing about Syria an awful lot of late. But he’s been talking and writing about Syria an awful lot more since he returned from a visit to the country last month. Griffin, along with a clutch of more...


Far right march organisers invoiced for £820 by Burnley Council

Lancashire Telegraph | Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The organisers of a far right march through Burnley will be slapped with a bill for £820 by Burnley Council. The council warned the North West Frontline Firm, which organised the demonstration along centenary Way last month, that it would be billed for costs incurred by the council. The costs included the more...


Cradley Heath mosque daubed with offensive graffiti

Halesowen News | Wednesday, 3 July 2013

YOBS scrawled offensive graffiti over Cradley Heath Mosque and Islamic Centre sparking a police investigation. The graffiti was daubed on the wall of the Plant Street mosque during the early hours of Monday morning. Council workmen removed the offensive slogan within hours of its discovery at Cradley Heath Mosque and Islamic Centre more...


Police confirm man cautioned after bomb alert at Liverpool mosque is Somalian NOT Danish

Liverpool Echo by Alan Weston | Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A man arrested after a suitcase was left at Liverpool’s main mosque is actually Somalian and not Danish, as police previously stated. Merseyside Police have just confirmed that the 22-year-old man, who was cautioned and released following the incident, is in fact from Somalia not Denmark. Two controlled explosions were carried out more...


EDL 'linked to a third' of online anti-Muslim incidents

Channel 4 by Simon Israel | Monday, 1 July 2013

The first study of anti-Muslim sentiment in the UK finds that EDL members were linked to a third of online abuse incidents in the past year - and that many anti-Muslim incidents go unreported. On the streets they tread a fine line. They're anti-Muslim but chose their words carefully. The mere presence more...


Muslim graves at Christchurch Cemetery, Newport, desecrated by racist vandals

by Emma Mackintosh | Monday, 1 July 2013

Muslim graves at a Newport cemetery have been desecrated with racist graffiti. The vandals used white paint to write "Lee Rigby murder", "white power" and drew swastikas on four gravestones at Christchurch Cemetery. They also wrote the initials of the British National Party (BNP), the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and the National more...