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Victims sprayed with liquid in 'racist' attacks in Gloucester

The Citizen | Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A Terrified schoolgirl was among the victims of a series of apparently racist attacks. Amara Jaffer was hit in the face with an unknown liquid just metres from her Blenheim Road home on Monday. The 13-year-old and at least four others were targeted by occupants of a red Transit more...


Newton Abbot skinheads are jailed for racist attack on taxi driver

Western Morning News | Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A pair of tattooed skinheads have been jailed for a racist attack which left an Asian taxi driver too injured to work for two months. Stephen Wills and Andrew Cronin racially abused their victim as they punched and kicked him, leaving him with a shattered thumb, a broken nose, and more...


Woman Jailed For Racist Abuse On Tube Train

Sky News by Enda Brady | Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A woman whose racist abuse of fellow passengers on a packed Tube train became an internet hit has been jailed for 21 weeks. Jacqueline Woodhouse, 42, from Romford in Essex was filmed ranting at passengers on a Central Line train in January. The video, filmed by passenger Galbant Juttla, was more...


Dutch-born Nazi war crimes convict dies in Germany

Associated Press by Geir Moulson | Saturday, 26 May 2012

Klaas Carel Faber, a Dutch native who fled to Germany after being convicted in the Netherlands of Nazi war crimes and subsequently lived in freedom despite several attempts to try or extradite him, has died. He was 90. Faber's wife, Jacoba, told the Dutch news site de Nieuwe Pers more...


EDL were on flashmob tour of East Lancs when violence flared

Blackburn Citizen | Saturday, 26 May 2012

A Flash mob tour of East Lancashire by the English Defence League ended in an Asian teenager being floored in the street and another being run over. EDL supporters have been accused of running a series of unnannounced demonstrations in Blackburn, Accrington, Clitheroe, Simonstone and Brierfield in retaliation for the more...


EDL demonstration mob became ‘violent’ - court

Lancashire Evening Post | Friday, 25 May 2012

“A commander, aided by lieutenants and foot soldiers.” That is how the hierarchy of an English Defence League demonstration was described to a court. Judge Norman Wright heard how a day of random protests in Lancashire on July 2 last year turned violent. Two Chorley men and a Longridge man more...


Court date set for BNP leader

Stoke Sentinel | Friday, 25 May 2012

BNP leader Michael Coleman has been sent to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court charged with racially aggravated harassment. The former councillor, aged 45, of Caverswall Road, Weston Coyney, elected crown court trial at an earlier hearing at North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court. He is charged that between August 8, 2011 and March 8, more...


Sentencing Means White Supremacist ‘Serial’ Bomber Likely To Die Behind Bars For Arizona Attack

TPM by Nick R Martin | Friday, 25 May 2012

Chances are, unless he lives to 102, a white supremacist who bragged about being a serial bomber will die in prison for his role in the 2004 mail bombing of a city office in Arizona. Dennis Mahon, 61, was sentenced by a federal judge on Tuesday in Phoenix to spend more...


Failed National Front Liverpool mayoral candidate Peter Tierney made to stew in the cells after “disrupting” his court hearing.

Liverpool Echo by John Siddle | Friday, 25 May 2012

Failed National Front Liverpool mayoral candidate Peter Tierney was made to stew in the cells after “disrupting” a court hearing. Chaos erupted at the city’s magistrates’ court when the 55-year-old refused to identity himself to judge Miriam Shelvey. Tierney, of High Street, Hale village, was among four people there to more...


Far right politician Paul Rimmer arrested after row over Rainbow flag

Liverpool Echo by David Bartlett | Friday, 25 May 2012

A FAR right politician was held in cells for almost six hours for objecting to a pro-gay rights flag flying above a police station. English Democrat Paul Rimmer, who recently failed in his bid to become mayor of Liverpool, was arrested on Saturday after an argument in Admiral Street Police more...


Violent EDL thug & sex offender jailed

by Simon Cressy | Thursday, 24 May 2012

A violent member of the EDL who used a meat cleaver to threaten victims during a six-week campaign of robbery and burglary has been jailed indefinitely. Leeds Crown Court heard that Daniel Grant had a hatred of people not like him and he enjoyed carrying weapons because it made him more...


Police deny EDL rumours of Redditch paedophile gangs ahead of Saturday march

Birmingham Mail by Matt Lloyd | Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Police have quashed rumours circulated by the far-right English Defence League (EDL) that paedophile grooming gangs are operating in Redditch. Speaking ahead of a planned demonstration by the group in the town on Saturday, Superintendant Adrian Pass said there was no evidence to back up the claims. more...


Man arrested for ‘Nazi flag race-hate’ at Barking flats

London 24 by John Phillips | Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A man was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after police said a Nazi flag was displayed in full public view at a block of flats. The 54-year-old was quizzed last week after the large Swastika flag was spotted in a window at a block on the Gascoigne Estate more...


Police prepare for English Defence League procession in Redditch

Redditch Advertiser | Tuesday, 22 May 2012

West Mercia Police says it has been made aware of an English Defence League procession that is planned for Redditch on Saturday, May 26. Superintendent Adrian Pass, police commander for North Worcestershire, said: “We are working closely with Redditch Council and other partner agencies to ensure that any EDL event more...


Horrific moment thugs attack head of gay rights group as Ukraine is forced to cancel parade hijacked by neo-Nazi zealots

The Daily Mail by Anthony Bond | Tuesday, 22 May 2012

They are shocking pictures which gay people still face a daily struggle against prejudice in some parts of the world. With a group of three violent thugs kicking and jumping on him, Svyatoslav Sheremet lies forlornly on the ground. He is being attacked because he is the head of the more...


Met Police special constable convicted of racial abuse on Croydon train

Croydon Today by Gareth D | Monday, 21 May 2012

A SPECIAL police constable has been convicted of racially abusing a man on a Croydon train. Luke Smith, 27, was fined £300 for racially abusing a 48-year-old member of rail staff on board a train travelling between Gatwick and East Croydon on October 5 last year. Smith, of Carey Gardens, more...


Ex Hartlepool BNP Organiser spared jail

Hartlepool Mail | Sunday, 20 May 2012

A Dad has been spared jail after threatening to break every bone in his former partner’s face. Dad-of-three Peter King, 40, admitted putting Cheryl Dunn in fear of violence by harassment after bombarding her with mobile calls and texts. The couple were together for 10 years when she ended more...


Former BNP member asks new council colleagues to forgive and forget

Dumfries & Galloway Standard by Craig Robertson, | Friday, 18 May 2012

A NEW councillor who was a BNP member has pleaded with colleagues to forgive his past. Colin Wyper has sent an email to members of Dumfries and Galloway Council stressing membership of the far-right party was a “misguided mistake”. He was elected to Dee Ward as an independent with 1,473 more...


Councillor falsely accused in race-hate flier

Rochdale Online | Friday, 18 May 2012

A Rochdale councillor has been falsely accused of giving evidence for one of the men convicted in the recent ‘grooming trial’. The accusation was made in a leaflet circulated by far-right group the British National Party and circulated by demonstrators in Heywood and Rochdale on the night of the Mayor-making.The more...


Inverness brothers accused of race hate death threats

Highland News | Friday, 18 May 2012

TWO brothers have appeared in court accused of racially abusing a father and son and threatening to cut their throats and set their house on fire at their home near Inverness. Leighton Griffiths and his elder brother Justin from Inverness went to the home of teenager Robin Smith the day more...


O2 Blocks BNP Website As ‘Hate Site’

TechWeek Europe by Tom Brewster | Friday, 18 May 2012

The British National Party’s website is for over-18s only on some mobile networks, something the Open Rights Group has taken umbrage with. The Open Rights Group (ORG) has had a slew of fresh reports of mobile operators blocking seemingly innocuous websites by default, as well as political extremist sites more...


Walthamstow: EDL march 'will inflame tensions'

Waltham Forest News by Daniel Binns | Thursday, 17 May 2012

Tensions could rise in the community if far-right group the English Defence League (EDL) is allowed to march through Walthamstow, critics claim. Both the Waltham Forest Anti-Cuts Union and Trades Council have criticised plans posted online for an EDL demonstration in the area on Saturday August 18. The EDL, which more...


BNP holds two protests while fringe groups try to storm council function

The Daily Mirror | Thursday, 17 May 2012

Two men were arrested for a breach of the peace and another for a racially-aggravated public order offence Three people were arrested as far right-groups were accused by police of using diversionary tactics to promote their message. The British National Party organised simultaneous protests in Rochdale and Heywood, Greater Manchester, more...


BNP Rochdale sex gang protest: Four arrested

BBC | Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Four people have been arrested in Rochdale during a protest by the British National Party over a child sex grooming case, police have said. A small group of activists handed out leaflets in Heywood following last week's jailing of nine members of a child sex grooming gang. Later protesters attempted more...


Teenager and two men 'killed Asian man in racist attack over bag of crisps'

STV | Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Two men and a teenage girl are on trial accused of killing an Asian man in a racist attack over bags of crisps at a grocery store. Aaron English, 23, Justin McDonald, 22, and Demi Dearie, 19, are charged with launching the assault on several men at the shop in more...


Six charged with 'website racism'

Fife Today | Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Six people have been charged in connection with anti-Semitic and racist posts allegedly left on a website. Five men aged 18-21 and a 15-year-old boy from Glasgow and East Renfrewshire were arrested and charged with a breach of the peace with religious and racial aggravations. Strathclyde Police said they more...


Golden Dawn leader denies gas chambers of Holocaust

http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/67644/golden-dawn-leader-denies-gas-chambers-holocaust by Jennifer Lipman | Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The leader of the neo-fascist party that won seats in the Greek parliament for the first time earlier this month has denied some of the fundamental facts of the Holocaust. Golden Dawn, which now claims 21 parliamentarians and whose members are known for giving Nazi salutes and for their staunchly more...


Another year of successful anti-racism events in football

Show Racism the Red Card | Tuesday, 15 May 2012

As the football season has drawn to a dramatic close, Show Racism the Red Card celebrates another year of successful anti-racism events in partnership with clubs across the UK. With the help and support of clubs across the league structures in England, Scotland and Wales, our campaign has reached many more...


Thugs' racist attack on German tourist

The Wrexham Leader by Hayley Collins | Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A German holidaymaker was subjected to a terrifying attack by racist thugs.Eberhard Brinckmann was walking along Holywell High Street on Sunday evening when he was chased by a gang of yobs shouting racist abuse. Mr Brinckmann, 61, known as ‘Fips’, had been staying with friends Terry and Jude Hughes in more...


MP urges EDL march ban on Bristol’s day of Pride

Bristol 24-7 | Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The EDL is allegedly planning on holding a march in Bristol on Saturday, July 14 – the same day as the city’s annual Pride celebrations A Bristol MP has written to police and the council urging them to scrap plans to allow a march by right-wing extremists to go ahead more...


Anders Breivik's Swedish trailblazer denies murder charges

Telegraph by Richard Orange | Monday, 14 May 2012

The Swedish man cited as an inspiration by Norwegian killer Anders Breivik has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder and a further 12 charges of attempted murder. On the first day of his trial, Peter Mangs' lawyer said he denied the shootings and admitted only to a lesser more...


Bomb Hoaxer Faces Court

by Court Times | Monday, 14 May 2012

May 14, 2012 STEVENAGE, HERTFORDSHIRE; CENTRAL LONDONAn accused bomb hoaxer who brought central London to a standstill during a three-hour siege appeared in court today (Mon).Michael Green, 48, is said to have threatened to blow himself up after storming into an office in Tottenham Court Road armed with a flamethrower more...


Pentagon condemns 'war on Islam' US training class

BBC | Saturday, 12 May 2012

America's top military officer has condemned a course taught at a US military college that advocated a "total war" against Muslims. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Martin Dempsey, said the course was "totally objectionable" and "against our values". The voluntary course at the Joint Forces Staff more...


Aldershot footballer recieves 8 match ban for racial abuse

BBC | Friday, 11 May 2012

Aldershot Town striker Danny Hylton has been given an eight-match ban and fined £1,000 after being found guilty of two charges of racial abuse. An FA statement said a regulatory commission had proved counts of "abusive and insulting words with a reference to ethnic origin, race and nationality, towards a more...


Police probe councillor’s jibe at English Democrats

Southend Standard by Stephen Hackwell | Friday, 11 May 2012

A new Labour Southend councillor is facing a police investigation over his online pre-election comments. Police have confirmed they are investigating remarks made by Julian Ware-Lane during his successful campaign to win a seat in Milton ward. Robin Tilbrook, national chairman of the English Democrats, complained about comments in Mr more...


Police investigate claim Enfield BNP election van shouted racial abuse through megaphone

Enfield Independent | Friday, 11 May 2012

A Ponders End dance teacher says she is “angry” after claiming campaigners in a BNP election van shouted racist abuse at her through a megaphone. Amber Dengel, 21, of Durants Road, says she was walking home from a street dance class at just before 7pm last Wednesday evening in Hertford more...


Lamborghini-driving playboy with neo-Nazi fixation who abused two girlfriends

Daily Mail by Nick Enoch | Thursday, 10 May 2012

A successful businessman with a 'Jekyll and Hyde character' has been jailed after systematically abusing two girlfriends he met through Facebook. Keith Turner, 43, from York, physically and mentally abused the two women in a series of humiliating and frightening incidents which included him spitting in their faces, throwing one more...


Mum jailed for drunken race-hate attack

Jarrow and Hebburn Gazette by Karon Kelly | Thursday, 10 May 2012

A drunken mum is behind bars today after a shocking race-hate attack – in which she pretended her child had been killed in Afghanistan. Michelle Eager tried to pull off Zakir Mohammed’s religious headgear before spitting at her and then hitting the 24-year-old in the face. The 41-year-old, who more...


Former Nazi wins a Labour council seat

Milton Keynes Citizen | Thursday, 10 May 2012

A NEWLY elected labour councillor who was once second in command of a notorious neo Nazi group has described herself as a “brainwashed idiot”. Margaret Burke, who won the seat for Bradville last week, was a far right extremist and Hitler devotee when she and her then husband Terry Flynn more...


The BNP gets a pasting but that does not mean the far-right threat is finished

Progress Online by Nick Lowles and Ruth Smeeth | Thursday, 10 May 2012

This month’s local election results saw another major reversal in the fortunes of the British National party. In 2010 the BNP were wiped out in Barking and Dagenham. Last year was the turn of Stoke-on-Trent. This year it was Burnley’s. The demise of the BNP is nowhere sweeter than in more...


Big mac 'boss' in EDL furore

Bedfordshire News | Monday, 7 May 2012

Mcdonald’s says it is investigating after being informed that a manager at one of its stores had declared her support for the English Defence League on her Facebook profile. It is understood that the company was made aware that Dawn Mccabe, whose open profile on the social networking site lists more...


Councillor suspended over Twitter remarks

The Bournemouth Echo by Stephen Bailey | Monday, 7 May 2012

A COUNCILLOR has suspended herself from the Conservative Party after a row over remarks she made on Twitter. Cllr Sue Anderson, of Bournemouth's Moordown ward, said online that only the right-wing English Defence League “sticks up for the English”. She has referred herself to her party's disciplinary procedures and the more...


Ukip's Gawain Towler should go over Warsi comment, says agency boss

PR Week by Matt Cartmell | Friday, 4 May 2012

There was a call for Ukip's spokesman to be sacked if the party wants to be taken seriously, following his labelling of the Conservative party chair as a 'bitch' after a night of changes in the mid-term local elections. A row broke out between the Tories and Ukip after Conservative Party more...


The BNP is finished as an electoral force

The Guardian by Matthew Goodwin | Friday, 4 May 2012

Nick Griffin comes out of the local elections facing the fact that his attempted strategy of BNP 'modernisation' lies in ruins BNP chairman Nick Griffin. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images "Hammered by Labour – same as everyone. No surprise, no disgrace", tweeted BNP chairman Nick Griffin as the scale of more...


Nick Griffin tweets while Manchester Muslim abuse trial jury out

Click Manchester by Chris Bradley | Thursday, 3 May 2012

Police are examining Tweets by BNP leader Nick Griffin while a crown court jury is out on the cases of 11 men accused of involvement in a paedophile sex ring. Detectives and court officials were thought to be considering whether the social network messages amount to evidence of an offence more...


The London Mayoral election and the politics of the past

Biteback Publishing by Matthew Collins | Thursday, 3 May 2012

Whilst out campaigning against the BNP for today's London Mayoral election, Matthew Collins, author of Hate: My Life In The British Far Right, encountered an old "friend", who took him back to his politics of old... A man approached me outside a tube station on Tuesday to tell me that more...


Sheffield UKIP candidate removed over Breivik blog post

BBC | Thursday, 3 May 2012

A man who was due to stand in Sheffield's local elections for UKIP has been stripped of the candidacy over comments made on his blog. Steve Moxon, a former government whistle-blower, is standing in the Dore and Totley ward. On his blog he said Norwegian killer Anders Breivik's thesis on more...


UKIP posts photo of man burning picture of gay mayoral candidate Brian Paddick in Soho

Pink News by . | Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A UKIP official posted a photograph of a man burning a picture of openly gay candidate for mayor Brian Paddick in London’s Soho surrounded by UKIP posters and supporters. The press officer for UKIP tweeted a picture of an image of Mr Paddick being burned in the capital’s historically gay district more...


Liverpool’s NF mayor candidate Peter Tierney arrested after paedophile grooming trial protest

Liverpool Echo by Luke Traynor | Wednesday, 2 May 2012

THE National Front’s Liverpool mayor candidate Peter Tierney is in custody after he was arrested outside a high-profile trial. Peter Tierney was among seven people detained by police yesterday outside the city’s crown court. The 55-year-old was apprehended for allegedly refusing to remain within a legally-designated zone for protest in more...


Ex-BNP candidate Roy West given restraining order after rant at German neighbour

Manchester Evening News by Kate Weir | Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A former BNP candidate who racially harassed his German neighbour has walked free from court. Roy West launched a foul-mouthed attack during a dispute about flags, crosses and poppies on the boundary of their homes. Magistrates in Tameside heard that West, 47, who stood as the BNP candidate for Dukinfield more...


The BNP hates unions with a vengeance - let’s send them packing!

Union News by Matthew Collins | Wednesday, 2 May 2012

I hope trade unionists, however disillusioned they might be with politics, will use their vote tomorrow to send the far-right a message: you are not welcome here. There are 289 BNP and far-right candidates standing in the council and mayoral elections, and you can play a big role in ensuring more...


Woman admits racist rant on Tube

Sheffield Star | Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A female London Underground passenger has admitted hurling racist abuse at fellow passengers after a video of her appeared on the internet.Jacqueline Woodhouse, 42, directed an expletive-ridden rant to passengers on the Central Line between St Paul's and Mile End stations on January 23.Police launched an investigation after a seven more...


BNP blames London demographics ahead of local poll

BBC | Wednesday, 2 May 2012

"Indigenous Londoners" have been forced out of the city, hitting the BNP's chances of success in this week's election, the party has claimed. In 2008 the anti-illegal immigration party scored a success when they won a seat on the London Assembly. But their national spokesman said "real, indigenous people" had more...


Man admits harassing ex-partner

Hartlepool Mail | Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A former British National Party member has admitted harassing his ex-partner.Peter King, 40, pleaded guilty to putting Cheryl Dunn in fear of violence by sending her numerous texts and making several calls to her mobile telephone.Teesside Crown Court heard the text messages sent on October 7 last year contained threats more...


Cameron's father-in-law warns Lords reforms could lead to BNP peers

The Telegraph by James Kirkup | Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Viscount Astor, who is married to Samantha Cameron's mother, accused the Government of a producing a “cobbled-together” reform plan to appease the Liberal Democrats. The Coalition has proposed introducing elections to a smaller upper house by 2015, a suggestion that has angered many Conservatives. The Lib Dems, the main advocates more...


Pensioner head butted in extreme right-wing thug attack

News Shopper by Mark Chandler | Tuesday, 1 May 2012

TWO pensioners handing out anti-fascist leaflets were set upon by extreme right-wing thugs in a shocking high street attack. Activist Andrew Smith, 69, was helping man the regular Socialist Worker stall in Lewisham High Street on Saturday at around noon when he was head butted in the face, while his more...