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Police chief urges non protestors to ‘stay away’ from EDL demo

Huddersfield Examiner | Friday, 29 June 2012

A Police chief has urged those not involved in the English Defence League (EDL) rally to steer clear of the protest tomorrow. Kirklees police commander Chief Supt David Lunn urged local people who are not part of the demonstrations to avoid them and help police ensure that disruption more...


EDL Supporter Admits Throwing Firecracker At Anti-Jubilee Protester In Newcastle

Sky by Andy Hughes | Thursday, 28 June 2012

A supporter of the English Defence League has admitted throwing a firecracker into a crowd of anti-Jubilee protesters in Newcastle after he was caught on camera by Sky Tyne and Wear. Our undercover cameras captured Anthony Crawford, 22, lighting a firecracker before throwing it into a group of demonstrators at more...


Eleven sentenced for public order offences following disorder in Brierfield

Lancashire Police | Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Eleven people have today (Tuesday, June 26th) been sentenced for their part in disorder in Brierfield last summer. The eleven people pleaded guilty to a variety of offences on the second day of a trial at Preston Crown Court earlier this year (see full details of guilty pleas and sentences more...


EDL gang jailed after East Lancashire 'mob protest'

Lancashire Telegraph by Peter Magill | Tuesday, 26 June 2012

An English Defence League mob which descended on an East Lancashire town for a flash mob protest have been branded 'a pack of wild animals'. Five of the gang have today been jailed for their parts in the brawl. One Asian teenager was punched and kicked during the disturbance last more...


Natalie Dodsworth jailed for racist threats to shopkeeper she bit

Newcastle Chronicle by Garry Willey | Saturday, 23 June 2012

Racist thug Natalie Dodsworth is today back behind bars after launching another race hate tirade on the same shopkeeper she targeted 18 months ago. Dodsworth was handed a 12-month prison sentence for biting Balwant Singh and trashing his off licence on High Street, Jarrow, in January last year, when he more...


BBC says sorry to follower of conspiracy theorist David Icke over 'Planet Zog’ claim

by Tim Walker | Saturday, 23 June 2012

The BBC has issued an apology over the way in which a Question Time producer responded to a follower of David Icke, the outlandish conspiracy theorist. Sorry seems to be the hardest word for Mark Thompson, the director-general of the BBC, when it comes to its widely criticised coverage of more...


Muslim couple planned to bomb Jews in al Qaeda inspired plot

The Telegraph | Saturday, 23 June 2012

Mohammed Sajid Khan, 33, and his wife Shasta, 38, bought substances and equipment from supermarkets to assemble an improvised explosive device to carry out a terrorist attack after scoping Jewish targets, Manchester Crown Court heard. Behind their ''apparent normality of daily life'', Khan, an unemployed car valeter, and his hairdresser more...


Fan found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra at Anfield

BBC | Friday, 22 June 2012

A football fan has been convicted of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra and the club's supporters in a match at Anfield. Phillip Gannon, 58, of north Wales, was seen on television doing a racially offensive monkey impression, Liverpool Magistrates' Court was told. The incident took place during a more...


BNP leader's daughter 'terrified' by text message threats, Carlisle court told

Carlisle News & Star | Friday, 22 June 2012

A Wigton woman who is the daughter of BNP leader Nick Griffin said she felt terrified as she read threatening text messages allegedly from a man pursuing her father for a debt. Jennifer Matthys, who has lived in north Allerdale since October 2010, told this to a jury at Carlisle more...


Gwent men spared jail after admitting racist posts on Facebook

South Wales Argus | Thursday, 21 June 2012

Two Gwent men escaped a jail sentence yesterday after they admitted writing offensive comments on Facebook. Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court heard labourer James Rogers, of Deepweir, Caldicot, wrote on his Facebook account on March 25: “What the ****? Just at Magor Services and there was a Muslim rag head praying on more...


BNP member denies racism charges

BBC | Thursday, 21 June 2012

A member of the British National Party and former Stoke-on-Trent councillor has denied charges of racism. Michael Coleman, 45, of Caverswall Road, Weston Coyney, denied two counts of racially aggravated harassment. The charge relates to allegedly racist language used in two articles on his website between 8 August 2011 and more...


Mechanic ‘tried to incite’ racist attack on Facebook

The Metro | Thursday, 21 June 2012

Mitchell Stancombe began his alleged incitement by posting: ‘When are we going to start the Southampton riots then?’ When a friend told the 21-year-old to shut up, he replied: ‘LOL – do a few coppers in.’ He then added: ‘f*** them. Hardly can do f*** all if we get loads more...


Norwich pub bans English Defence League from meeting as EDL plans city march

EDP24 by Tom Bristow | Thursday, 21 June 2012

Meetings of the controversial English Defence League have been banned at a Norwich pub after a string of complaints. About 45 members of the group, which is associated with violent demonstrations, have met at the Marlpit pub in Hellesdon Road. No trouble was reported and another meeting was booked for more...


Nick Griffin blackmailed by businessman over £44,000 debt, court hears

The Telegraph by Hannah Furness | Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party, was targeted by a businessman who threatened to “break every bone” in his daughter’s body if he was not paid £44,000 he believed he was owed, a court heard. Sloan, 33, is alleged to have telephoned Mr Griffin’s elderly parents to threaten more...


Facebook boasts snare Tyneside racist firebomber

Newcastle Chronicle by Joanne Butcher | Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A hate filled firebomber led cops to his door after boasting of his attack on Facebook. Tomis Mankos could have killed a young Jewish family when he hurled a firework though their bedroom window. Gershon Miller’s 11-year-old daughter fled when Mankos threw the lit explosive into their home in Bensham, more...


Euro 2012: Rio Ferdinand & Vincent Kompany criticise Uefa

BBC | Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Rio Ferdinand and Vincent Kompany have criticised Uefa after Croatia's were fined £64,561 fine for racism. Croatia's punishment for fans' abuse of Mario Balotelli was more than £15,000 less than Nicklas Bendtner's £80,000 fine for revealing sponsored pants . Manchester City captain Kompany called on Uefa to "review their priorities", more...


Uefa opens proceedings against Germany for 'neo-Nazi banner'

The Guardian | Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the German Football Association (DFB) for "improper conduct" by their fans during the Euro 2012 Group B match against Denmark on Sunday. "The DFB is charged with the setting-off of fireworks and the improper conduct of supporters (display of inappropriate banners and symbols, and more...


Breaking of taboos unleashes wave of anti-Semitism

The Times by Adam LeBor | Monday, 18 June 2012

Pigs trotters have been tied around a statue of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. Graffiti on a memorial declares "This is not your country dirty Jews - you are going to be shot there", pointing towards the Danube, where in 1944 more...


Neo-Nazi 'aided Munich Olympics massacre'

The Local | Sunday, 17 June 2012

A German neo-Nazi helped the Black September Palestinian terrorists who kidnapped and murdered Israeli athletes during the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972, according to a news report. The Munich massacre of 1972 has long been considered the sole work of Palestinian terrorist group Black September, but more...


Uefa investigates claims banana thrown and monkey chants during clash between Italy and Croatia

by Mark Ogden | Saturday, 16 June 2012

Uefa is investigating reports that a banana was thrown onto the pitch during Croatia’s Group C game against Italy in Poznan, although neither country have lodged an official protest. The claim is the second racism-related incident involving Italy duringEuro 2012 following allegations that striker Mario Balotelli was subjected to more...


£1m police operation for EDL march

Western Daily Press by Matthew Collins | Saturday, 16 June 2012

A security operation costing up to £1 million and involving 700 police officers is being organised ahead of an English Defence League (EDL) march in Bristol. The EDL will hold the march on July 14 – the same day as the city's gay community holds its annual Pride festival at more...


Animal ban after llamas left to starve

Yorkshire Post | Thursday, 14 June 2012

A herd of llamas starved after being deprived of food on a holding in Yorkshire, a court was told. Harrogate magistrates heard five of John Shaw’s llamas died, while the other animals were found in an emaciated state in a frozen field on the outskirts of Knaresborough in February, with more...


Two arrested after EDL clashed with anti-jubilee protestors in Newcastle

Chronicle Live by Sara Nichol | Thursday, 14 June 2012

Two men have been arrested after EDL members clashed with anti-jubilee protestors in a city centre flare-up. Police launched an investigation after trouble broke-out on Monday June 4 during a protest at the Monument, in Newcastle city centre, when firecrackers went off among a crowd of people.A teenage protestor suffered more...


Balotelli suffers racist abuse as Spaniards aim monkey chants at Italy striker

Daily Mail | Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Mario Balotelli was racially abused during his side's Euro 2012 opener as hundreds of Spain fans made monkey noises at the Italy striker. Just days after reports of the Holland team being on the receiving end of vile abuse during a training session in Krakow, the latest race storm has more...


'Stewards just thought it was a giggle': Vile supporters target Mario Balotelli for racist abuse during Euro 2012 game against Spain

Mirror by Jeremy Armstrong | Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Italian football star Mario Balotelli was subjected to a tirade of racist abuse at Euro 2012 last night – and stewards thought it was funny. Around 300 Spanish fans made constant monkey chants at the Manchester City striker during the 1-1 draw with Spain. Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander has more...


The ‘New Right’: a British Tradition

The Community Security Trust by Mark Gardner | Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Over 30 years ago, around the time of the death of Oswald Mosley, David Irving bemoaned the poor quality of the senior activists and thinkers of the British far Right. He hoped that groups such as the Clarendon Club and his own Focal Point Publications would help rectify this. Irving more...


Players who are racially abused should not keep quiet and play on, as I did

by Ruud Gullit: | Saturday, 9 June 2012

The monkey sounds that greeted the Holland team at their training session this week were an embarrassment to the Polish authorities. The problem of racial abuse of footballers is now on everyone’s radar and it has to be dealt with. There is no place to hide here at Euro 2012. more...


England manager Roy Hodgson fears his squad will have to suffer racist abuse

by Jason Burt | Saturday, 9 June 2012

Roy Hodgson said on Friday he feared that England’s players would be subjected to racial abuse during Euro 2012. On the day Uefa finally confirmed that the Dutch squad had been the victims of racist chanting during a training session in England’s base city of Krakow on Wednesday, the more...


Euro 2012: England humbled by Auschwitz pain and misery as Wayne Rooney vows it will never be forgotten

by Henry Winter | Saturday, 9 June 2012

Rooney stood transfixed in front of the picture. So did his fellow Englandteam-mates Andy Carroll, Phil Jagielka, Jack Butland, Joe Hart, Theo Walcott and Leighton Baines in the Auschwitz Museum. Roy Hodgson, his close friend Avram Grant and the Football Association chairman David Bernstein, whose father escaped from the Nazis, more...


I need to see Auschwitz... Hart volunteered for death camp visit after father's advice

by Matthew Collins | Saturday, 9 June 2012

Joe Hart has stressed the importance of England's visit to Auschwitz after revealing his father convinced him to see the former Nazi death camp. Hart was among the members of Roy Hodgson's 23-man European Championship squad to volunteer to make the 40-mile trip west from their Krakow base on Friday more...


Euro 2012: Uefa confirms 'isolated racist chanting' towards Dutch

BBC Sport by BBC Sport | Saturday, 9 June 2012

Uefa has confirmed there were "isolated incidents of racist chanting" aimed at Netherlands players during an open training session for Euro 2012. But the governing body has not revealed whether it is investigating the incident in Krakow, Poland. Dutch captain Mark van Bommel said monkey chants were directed at players. more...


Euro 2012: no Uefa investigation into alleged racist abuse towards black Holland players during training in Krakow

Daily Telegraoh by Telegraph Sport | Saturday, 9 June 2012

Uefa have "no plans" to launch an investigation into allegations Holland's black players were racially abused during a training session in Krakow. Members of Bert van Marwijk's European Championship squad were allegedly subjected to monkey chants during an open training session on Wednesday, with captain Mark van Bommel yesterday branding more...


Platini stirs up race row with threat to book Balotelli Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/euro2012/article-2155384/Euro-2012-Michel-Platini

Daily Mail by Martin Samuel | Saturday, 9 June 2012

Black players face disciplinary action if they leave the pitch over racist abuse during Euro 2012. Italy striker Mario Balotelli insisted he would walk off if he was the victim of racial taunts at the tournament being held in Poland and Ukraine but Michel Platini, the UEFA president, confirmed such more...


Shops prepared as EDL get ready to descend on Rochdale for rally

Mancunian Matters by Carrie Smith | Friday, 8 June 2012

Rochdale shop owners are preparing ahead of tomorrow’s English Defence League march. The far-right movement will descend on the town at 1.30pm to demonstrate against what they see as an expansion of Muslim extremism. Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk urged the town to continue as usual. He said: “Tomorrow’s ‘protest’ is more...


Badges proclaiming "Emma West was right" go on sale ahead of Croydon 'race rant' trial

This is Croydon Today | Friday, 8 June 2012

SUPPORTERS of alleged tram racist Emma West are selling badges and proclaiming her to be a "British Hero" ahead of her trial. The pins, emblazoned with "Emma West was right", are being sold on Ebay for £2.50 each. West, 28, of Grenville Road, New Addington, has pleaded not guilty more...


Police called to 'large scale disorder of EDL', court told

Plymouth Herald | Friday, 8 June 2012

A court heard how police called to a "large scale disorder" were forced to use pepper spray and brandish Tasers to tackle a "very aggressive" crowd. Two men, Ricky Burley, aged 43 and 34-year-old Michael Rafferty both appeared at Plymouth Magistrates Court to face trial on charges of resisting police more...


Dutch football team subjected to racist abuse from fans in Krakow

The Independent by Ian Herbert | Friday, 8 June 2012

The racism controversy which has stalked the Euro 2012 championships reached England's own base last night as the captain of the Dutch national side, who are also located here, said his national football association would complain to Uefa about monkey chants directed at players during a training session. Mark van more...


Pet rabbit butchered in race hate campaign in Kidderminster

The Kidderminster Shuttle | Wednesday, 6 June 2012

A “Hate campaign” against families in Kidderminster’s Sutton Park area has seen racially offensive signs put up outside their homes and one of their pets killed. Crimestoppers has now offered a £2,000 reward to help track down the offenders following an escalation in incidents of harassment directed at the families more...


Madonna's Nazi stunt leaves Le Pen furious

Belfast Telegraph by Telegraph | Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Madonna has caused uproar after screening a video during a concert of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed on her head - during a concert in Tel Aviv. Now furious Le Pen (43) leader of the National Front has warned her not to repeat the stunt more...


Slovakians assaulted in racially-motivated attack on Hastings seafront

Hastings Observer | Tuesday, 5 June 2012

A Group of Slovakians have been assaulted in Hastings in what police believe was a racially-motivated incident. The Slovakians were attacked outside the Pig in Paradise at White Rock at just before midnight while sitting on the beach. The men had been waiting for a friend when, according to Sussex more...


At least 100 extremists support Breivik says EDL-linked group

The Telegraph by Richard Orange | Tuesday, 5 June 2012

At least a hundred right-wing extremists support Anders Behring Breivik's brutal terror attacks last July, the leader of the English Defence League's Norwegian sister organisation told an Oslo court on Tuesday. "I know there are many out there who share Breivik's views and support his actions," Ronny Alte, the more...


Anti-Jubilee Protester Set Alight At Newcastle EDL Demonstration

Sky Tyne & Wear by Andy Hughes | Tuesday, 5 June 2012

A teenager was taken to hospital when his hair was set alight by English Defence League supporters who attacked an anti-Jubilee party in Newcastle. The 18-year-old, who does not wish to be identified, was hit by a burning firework thrown during the clash at Grey's Monument between more than 100 more...


Police told to hand over CCTV footage to violent BNP criminal showing firebomb attack.

Daily Mail | Friday, 1 June 2012

Police have been ordered to return private CCTV footage of a firebomb attack to a man with a violent past - despite fears it could help him find and kill the person responsible. Merseyside Police had argued for retaining footage belonging to Joseph 'Joey' Owens, who had gangster connections, to more...


EDL man in court drama

Lancashire Evening Post | Friday, 1 June 2012

The sentencing of a group of English Defence League (EDL) supporters was adjourned for a second time after the man dubbed their “commander” collapsed in court. Judge Norman Wright postponed the Preston Crown Court case after being told Bernard Holmes was lying “semi comatose” in the public gallery yesterday. more...