Woman convicted for Queen's Park Library racist attack

Brent & Kilburn Times | Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A library user who hurled racist abuse to a fellow reader before biting her has been banned from her local branch for a year. Southwark Crown Court heard Saska Brenard, 47, sank her teeth into Tatiana Digbeu’s arm after yelling screaming racist obscenities at her at Queens Park Library in Harrow Road, Queen’s Park, on January 15 this year. She... Read more

Brain-dead in Bedfordshire

The Spectator by Tom Latchem | Wednesday, 29 February 2012

You have to feel for the public relations team at Luton Council. Not only do they have the thankless task of promoting a town whose Wikipedia page’s main boast is an awful non-league football team, but also they must have been watching through their fingers as shamelessly inflammatory Channel 4 documentary Proud and Prejudiced aired on Monday night. Luton now... Read more

English Defence League to be sent bill for clean-up operation after rally in Hyde

Manchester Evening News by John Scheerhout | Monday, 27 February 2012

Leaders of the far-right English Defence League will be sent a bill for the clean-up after a demonstration in Greater Manchester. Council officials will detail the cost of cleaning up following the march in Hyde by about 600 people before sending a bill to the group. A senior source at Tameside council said: “We will be looking to... Read more

Ex-Model Says BNP Leader Nick Griffin Exposed Himself

by John Ward | Sunday, 26 February 2012

AN ex-glamour girl has accused British National Party leader Nick Griffin of sexual harrassment. Claudia Dalgleish says the far-right ­politician exposed ­himself to her after they shared a takeaway in her car. The South African-born activist – also known as Claudia Bryan – had been a vocal member of the BNP for two years and was the girlfriend of its... Read more

Hyde EDL protest: Hundreds gather in town centre

BBC | Saturday, 25 February 2012

About 600 people gathered in Hyde town centre for a demonstration organised by the English Defence League (EDL), police said. The group were escorted through the town by officers from the Greater Manchester force, just after 13:00 GMT. The protest follows an alleged attack by Asian youths on two white teenagers in the town earlier this month. The EDL said... Read more

Huddersfield men in court after brawl at anti-racism concert

Huddersfield Examiner by Katie Earlam | Friday, 24 February 2012

FIVE men including a Huddersfield soldier appeared in court yesterday after an alleged affray at an anti-racism event in Leeds. And seven youths, including five from Huddersfield, also appeared on the same charge of affray following the disturbance at a “Rage Against Racism” concert near popular music venue Joseph’s Well, in June last year. During the concert – which attracted... Read more

Patrols stepped up after attacks

by The Leigh Reporter | Friday, 24 February 2012

Published on Friday 24 February 2012 09:41 More police will be out on patrol in a town where Asian takeaways came under attack. A mob of around 200 youths congregated in the centre of the Heywood area of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, as trouble began. The disorder is understood to be linked to an on-going trial of men... Read more

Extremist Mohammed Abdin jailed for eight months over threat to machine gun police

Wales Online | Thursday, 23 February 2012

A man arrested for threatening to machine gun police officers who stopped a meeting of an Islamic group at a Cardiff community centre was today jailed for eight months. Mohammed Abdin of Clare Road, Grangetown was given four months for an admitted public order breach that evening and ordered to serve, in addition, a suspended sentence imposed for his involvment... Read more

EDL Demo Agitator Banned

Police Oracle by Cliff Caswell | Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Officers serving with the National Domestic Extremism Unit have spoken of their satisfaction after a man was barred from attending any Islamic-related sites and ordered to steer clear of English Defence League protests. Woolwich Crown Court was told how John McAndrew had been jailed for a minimum of seven months for affray and common assault in December 2011. And at... Read more

Leeds anti-racism gig: 12 charged with affray

Yorkshire Evening Post by Bruce Smith | Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Five men including a serving soldier and seven juveniles will appear in court tomorrow charged in connection with a disturbance at an anti-racism concert. The 12 will appear at Leeds Magistrates Court charged with affray in relation to fighting which interrupted the “Rage Against Racism” event at The Well bar in Chorley Lane, Leeds, on June 18. During the... Read more

EDL 'outsiders should not come to Hyde'

BBC | Tuesday, 21 February 2012

A council leader has said he does not want "outsiders" in a Tameside town for a planned march by the English Defence League. The group has formally notified Greater Manchester Police it plans to hold a demonstration in Hyde on Saturday. Councillor Kieran Quinn said Tameside Council could not allow the march. "This is about a hate-filled group wishing to... Read more

National Front seek permission to march on Hitler's birthday

STV | Monday, 20 February 2012

The National Front has applied for permission to march through the heart of Aberdeen on the birthday of Adolf Hitler. The far right party hopes to march through the city on April 20, the birth date of the Nazi leader. The National Front insists that the march is being planned as a protest to the SNP. A spokesman said the... Read more

Greater Manchester Police may seek EDL march ban

BBC | Monday, 20 February 2012

Greater Manchester Police's chief constable says he may seek to ban a march by the English Defence League (EDL) over fears it could spark unrest. Peter Fahy is to meet Tameside councillors to discuss whether to apply for a Home Office ban for Saturday's proposed march in Hyde. The protest follows an attack on Daniel Stringer-Prince who suffered a broken... Read more

Teenage girl beaten in nasty racist attack in Plymouth street

Plymouth Herald | Monday, 20 February 2012

A YOUNG female Chinese student was beaten to the verge of unconsciousness in what police have described as a "blatant and nasty racist attack" in Plymouth city centre. The 19-year-old victim, pictured right, told The Herald how she was set upon by a racist thug nearly twice her age in the shocking and vicious early hours assault. A man yelled,... Read more

EXPOSED: The vile racist rants of Liverpool English Defence League coordinator Kurtis Cawley

The Liverpool Echo | Saturday, 18 February 2012

A SECURITY guard and English Defence League activist was sacked after he left pork scratchings outside a Liverpool supermarket – in a bid to deter Muslim customers. Kurtis Cawley will no longer be stationed at Tesco Metro, in Kensington, after his racist rants were revealed. The Liverpool EDL co-ordinator showed no quarter in vile online proclamations against minority groups. He... Read more

The face of a 'racist thug'

Plymouth Herald | Friday, 17 February 2012

A MAN described as a "dangerous and racist thug" by police has been jailed for 30 months after he abused and attacked a Sudanese man in the city centre. Ricky Moon, aged 25 and of Lockyer's Quay, Bretonside, was recently found guilty after a two-day trial of racially-aggravated assault causing actual bodily harm to Saleh Rashid, 23. Moons' co-defendant, Aghdas... Read more

'Racist tram woman' Emma West in court for racist rant

Blottr | Friday, 17 February 2012

Emma West is appearing at Croydon Crown Court today charged with a racially aggravated public order offence. Ms West was allegedly filmed being racially abusive and aggressive to fellow commuters on a tram in south London. After the video was uploaded onto YouTube and picked up by news outlets like Blottr and social media sites like Twitter, Ms West was... Read more

UKIP peer's 'Auschwitz jibe' attacked

BBC | Thursday, 16 February 2012

A UK Independence Party peer has compared German economic policy to a slogan used on the gates of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Lord Willoughby said the country's "remedy" in Greece was "austerity macht frei" - echoing the German phrase "arbeit macht frei", which means "work sets you free". Liberal Democrat Lord Teverson called the the remark "offensive". The... Read more

Man jailed for racist road rage attack

Horncastle News | Thursday, 16 February 2012

A motorist who attacked and racially abused another driver during a road rage incident was jailed for six months at Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday. John Eden-Smith reacted after being overtaken by his victim on the A153 near Coningsby. Jonathan Straw, prosecuting, said that Eden-Smith followed the other man into the car park at Tattershall Lakes and confronted him.... Read more

Woman accused of "My Tram Experience" race rant to appear in court

Croydon Today | Thursday, 16 February 2012

A WOMAN accused of racially abusing passengers on a tram is set to appear in court tomorrow. Emma West, 34, is due to appear at Croydon Crown Court on Friday for a plea and case management hearing. The mother-of-two was charged with two racially aggravated public order offences after a video, which shows her apparently abusing black, Asian and Polish... Read more

Woman jailed for race abuse of black Pc

The Shields Gazette by Paul Clifford | Thursday, 16 February 2012

A WOMAN who shouted racist abuse and spat at a black police officer has been jailed for two months. Susan Phillips, of Whickham Road, Hebburn, had been involved in an earlier incident with Pc Charlie Peace when she saw him and other officers on patrol in the street. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that the 33-year-old had pleaded... Read more

Referees' boss Phil Morris suspended for 'concentration camp' jibe before Jewish league game

Manchester Evening News | Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A referees' boss has been suspended after being found guilty by an FA panel of making a sick jibe about the Holocaust before a Jewish league match. Phil Morris, referee appointments secretary at the Manchester FA, was disciplined over comments he was said to have made in a dressing room at Manchester United’s Carrington complex. He reportedly told a ref who... Read more

Attack on Jewish-owned shop in Edgware

The Jewish Chronicle Online by Jessica Elgot | Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A gang has attacked the premises of a Jewish estate agent, shouting antisemitic obscenities and smashing windows of the Edgware business, witnesses reported. Police have arrested one member of the gang, who are alleged to have shouted "we will kill all you Jews" at staff of the estate agent Melvin Jacobs, on Manor Park Crescent, around lunchtime today . One... Read more

'Mosque-busters' leaflet delivered by EDL activist in Purley

Croydon Advertiser | Tuesday, 14 February 2012

THE man attempting to stir up fears over plans to build a mosque in Purley is a far-right activist and avid supporter of the woman accused of racially abusing people on a tram. English Defence League member Frank Day proudly claims to have put leaflets through the doors of 600 homes in the area. His "Does Croydon need a mosque... Read more

Racism must not be allowed to flourish in Carlisle, judge tells hate gang

The Cumberland News | Friday, 10 February 2012

Eleven members of a drunken racist mob who terrorised two cafe workers in Carlisle are today behind bars. The senior judge at Carlisle Crown Court, Paul Batty QC, imposed sentences totalling nearly 15 years for their threatening racist behaviour which he described as “feral” and “disgraceful”. One of the longest jail terms – 18 months – was imposed on 33-year-old... Read more

Community leader appeals for calm after alleged 'race attacks' in Hyde and Rochdale

Manchester Evening News | Friday, 10 February 2012

A community leader has appealed for calm after two alleged 'race-hate' attacks. Afzal Khan, former Lord Mayor of Manchester and joint chairman of the Muslim-Jewish Forum, spoke out after the incidents in Hyde and Rochdale. Police said both were being regarded as racially-motivated hate-crimes because they were perceived as such by the alleged victims. Coun Khan said: "We all condemn... Read more

Derby men jailed for giving out gay death call leaflets

BBC | Friday, 10 February 2012

Three Derby men have been jailed for giving out leaflets calling for homosexual people to be executed. Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed and Razwan Javed were found guilty of stirring up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation at Derby Crown Court last month. The leaflet, titled Death Penalty?, was distributed in the build-up to a gay pride event in July... Read more

Gang's Terrifying Racist Abuse Of Carlisle Takeaway Staff

News & Star by Phil Coleman | Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A former Carlisle soldier just released from jail for publicly burning the Koran was among nearly a dozen people who racially abused two take-away workers. The city’s crown court heard that Andrew Ryan, 33, and his brother Matthew Ryan, 27, were part of a group who threatened and racially abused two Turkish men at Manhattan Pizza in Botchergate last year.... Read more

Exclusive: Fascist boss fights ex-pal in court; bring Bring it on!

The Sunday World by Steve Moore | Tuesday, 7 February 2012

BNP leader Nick Griffin is going head-to-head in court with a former printing boss from Belfast. We can reveal that Griffin will appear as a witness in a blackmail trial after he alleged that ‘loyalists’ threatened him if he didn’t pay a £50,000 debt he owed. David Sloan has been charged with blackmail and is due to appear at Carlisle... Read more

The threat of far-right extremism warrants more than lip service

The Guardian by Matthew Goodwin | Monday, 6 February 2012

Have we got the balance right in our current approach to countering extremism? For much of the past decade, western states have focused the bulk of attention on tackling al-Qaida-inspired terrorism, and the underlying processes of radicalisation that lead some citizens toward this specific form of violent extremism. The result is a large body of evidence on both the terrorist... Read more

Could Britain's Far-Right produce an Anders Behring Breivik?

International Business Times by Shane Croucher | Monday, 6 February 2012

As the number of terror offences committed in Britain has dropped dramatically since the London Tube bombings in 2005, the country faces a new peril in far-right extremism, a group of MPs says. The home affairs select committee published its report, Roots of Violent Radicalisation, after looking into why people turn to terrorism and what can be done about it.... Read more

BNP member plastered window with anti-Islamic literature

BBC | Monday, 6 February 2012

A former BNP member has been convicted of a religiously aggravated public order offence for putting anti-Islamic literature in his window. Darren Conway, 44, claimed he displayed the posters because he wanted to force his letting agents to improve his flat. Lincoln magistrates convicted him and sent the case to Lincoln Crown Court for sentencing. Conway of Heaton Street, Gainsborough,... Read more

Home Affairs Committee warns of far-right terror threat

BBC by Dominic Casciani | Monday, 6 February 2012

MPs have warned the government not to neglect the threat from extreme far-right terrorism. In a report on radicalisation, the Home Affairs Committee said it had heard "persuasive evidence" about the potential danger. The MPs also say internet service providers should make greater efforts to remove violent extremist material. The committee interviewed jailed radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza as part... Read more

February 4th Demonstrations (Leicester)

by Leicester Constabulary | Friday, 3 February 2012

Conditions applied under Section 12 and 14 of the Public Order Act Our planning of the English Defence League and Leicester Unite Against Fascism demonstrations has taken into account the views and concerns of all of those affected and our objective has been, and remains to be, to facilitate a peaceful protest whilst keeping disruption in the city to a... Read more

Croydon pub in 'Nazi salute' row days before Holocaust memorial

Croydon Advertiser | Friday, 3 February 2012

A TOWN centre bar has been caught up in a race-hate row after a photograph showing revellers apparently giving the Nazi salute appeared on its Facebook page. The image from Lloyds No.1 Bar (The Milan Bar) was uploaded to its promotional Facebook profile and is emblazoned with both the bar and Wetherspoon's company logos. It was taken over the weekend... Read more

Knife attack accused Daniel Smith takes stand

Mirfield Reporter | Friday, 3 February 2012

A MAN accused of forcing his way into a family’s home armed with knives told a court he was ashamed of his actions. Taking to the stand at Leeds Crown Court yesterday, Daniel Smith said he lost control after a confrontation in the street on August 26, 2011. “When I realised what I had actually done, I was totally... Read more

Shock toll of race-hate faced by Jewish people in Manchester

Manchester Evening News by Pamela Welsh | Thursday, 2 February 2012

Hate crime against Jewish people has rocketed in Greater Manchester, it has emerged. There were 244 anti-semitic incidents over the last year – the highest ever recorded and more than in London which has a Jewish population six times the size of Manchester. A shocking catalogue of attacks has been revealed including: A Jewish woman hit by a car... Read more

Four men admit London Stock Exchange bomb plot

BBC | Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Four men inspired by al-Qaeda have admitted planning to detonate a bomb at the London Stock Exchange. Mohammed Chowdhury, Shah Rahman, Gurukanth Desai and Abdul Miah pleaded guilty to engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism. The men, from London and Cardiff, were arrested in December 2010 and were set to stand trial at Woolwich Crown Court. Five... Read more