BBC News: London EDL marches stopped by government ban. ‘A series of marches by the English Defence League has been banned amid fears of serious public disorder. Policing minister Damian Green agreed to a police request for the ban ahead of marches on Saturday in Walthamstow and elsewhere in north-east London. The ban prevents all marches in Waltham Forest and nearby boroughs Islington, Tower Hamlets and Newham for 30 days’.
Analysis: e-international relations: Do the roots of violent radicalisation really lie where the UK Government suspects they do? Jack Holland examines the British Government’s counter-terrorism strategy and offers solutions to the perceived shortcomings of PREVENT. ‘Despite claiming to not be about Muslims or the Islamic faith, Prevent repeatedly asserts that the greatest threats facing the United Kingdom come from Al Qaeda and radical Islam. This is false and is based on a narrow, ahistorical understanding of terrorism. It creates a false image of a community that is seen to be more inherently vulnerable to terrorist temptations’.
Jewish Chronicle: Former EDL Jewish leader claims Islamic centre ‘could lead to attacks’. ‘The leader of an extreme right-wing Jewish group has been condemned for claiming that a proposed Muslim community centre would lead to attacks on Jews. Roberta Moore, head of the UK branch of the Jewish Defence League, wrote to Camden Council complaining about the proposed conversion of a shop in Cricklewood, north London’.
The Telegraph: One small bomb could kill 25 people and injure dozens more, ringleader of terror gang said. ‘Irfan Naseer, a trained chemist, said detonating just a one kilo device packed with nails and steel nuts will kill or harm people in an entire street. The al-Qaeda inspired gang is accused of plotting to use eight suicide bombers detonating rucksacks packed with explosives in crowded places to cause “mass death” and carnage on the streets of Britain. Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid, 27, and Ashik Ali, 27, all unemployed from Birmingham, are the alleged “senior members” of the group and were among 12 people arrested and charged last year’.
The Parliament: BNP leader faces possible action over controversial tweet. ‘Pressure is mounting on parliament to take disciplinary action against British National Party MEP Nick Griffin over a controversial tweet he made’.