Last hurrah for North West Infidels as Craig Barnes announces anti-mosque demo?

Matthew Collins - 26 08 16
Barnes; racist, homophobe and ex-BNP activist

Barnes; racist, homophobe and ex-BNP activist

The ragged remains of the North West Infidels are planning what might well be their last hurrah with news of yet another “unity” demo.

What will hopefully be final twitch of the fetid NWI corpse is set for early October with the few that remain of the gang and its associates plan to oppose the extension of a Bolton mosque.

In charge of the funeral party is Craig Barnes who likes to post furious rants under the moniker of Craig W North, and update on of his previous Craig Farnworth and Craig Farnsy identities.

Craig has form when it comes to organising pointless demos against religious buildings in Bolton. He was a key player in a campaign against the extension of a mosque in the Astley Bridge area of the town. Naturally the campaign was loud and hate-driven, but achieved nothing bar letting Shaun Jones notch up a conviction for hurling racist abuse.

As regular readers will know Jones has since upped the ante, being jailed first for biting off a man’s ear and second for violent disorder in Dover.

The Great Lever plans involve demolishing the existing mosque and a building a new one, incorporating a community centre, on adjacent land. This represents a shift from the original proposal. Following discussions with planning officials the mosque’s owners agreed to raze the old building in order to create additional car parking space. This had been the only significant planning issue and as a result Bolton Council granted approval on Thursday.

This prompted Barnes to take to the Bolton News Facebook page to vent his spleen whilst behind the scenes announcing the so called unity demo. This, he says, will take place on either Saturday October 8 or 15th.

Don’t expect a huge turnout. Not only is unity in tremendously short supply, a number of Infidels and supporters of allied groups have been jailed for violence in Dover or have their movements restricted by bail conditions as they wait to appear in court.

Nonetheless Greater Manchester Police will no doubt be keeping a close eye on Barnes’ plans given the NWI’s reputation for seeking confrontation, and its history for causing offence and disruption in North West towns. At the NWI’s last outing in Rochdale, North East Infidel Alan Boswell also assaulted one of their officers. They probably remember that.

Barnes would be better off staying at home and concentrating on the day job; his Lancs Leafleter business.

Meanwhile another of his NWI pals would be well advised to quit posting Islamophobic memes on the Bolton News Facebook. It’s not very clever when you’re on bail.


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