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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 6th June 2013

The Guardian: Islamophobic hate crime: is it getting worse? ‘From online abuse to fire bombs thrown at mosques, there has been a spike in anti-Muslim attacks. While many incidents are not reported to the police, groups such as the Tell Mama project paint a worrying picture of rising Islamophobia and violence.’ Huffington Post: Muswell Hill […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 5th June 2013

Huffington Post: EDL march with Muslims in Ipswich in memory of Lee Rigby. ‘It might seem a provocative pairing, but when the English Defence League marched with Islamic charity Jimas to pay tribute to Lee Rigby, the protest was peaceful. Since the Woolwich attack, the far-right group has clashed with anti-fascist organisations in marches organised in response to the killing.’ The […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 4th June 2013

The Telegraph: David Cameron: We will ‘drain the swamp’ which allows Muslim extremists to flourish. ‘David Cameron has pledged to “drain the swamp” in which radical Muslims are allowed to hide and develop their extreme views in the wake of the Woolwich terror attack. The Prime Minister told MPs he would do more to tackle […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 3rd June 2013

The Independent: Woolwich attacks: BNP and anti-fascists in street clashes. ‘At least 58 people were arrested in London yesterday after anti-fascist demonstrators clashed with British National Party members outside the Houses of Parliament. The far-right group’s march was one of around 60 planned across the country yesterday to mark the death of Drummer Lee Rigby, murdered in […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 31st May 2013

The Guardian: Far-right groups plan day of demonstrations across England.  ‘Far-right groups are planning their biggest mobilisation for 30 years this weekend with more than 50 demonstrations planned in towns and cities across England. Anti-racism campaigners have branded Saturday a “day of hate” after identifying 55 English Defence League (EDL) events as well a BNP march in London.’ The […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 30th May 2013

BBC News: Viewpoints: How should radicalisation be tackled? ‘The killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich has reopened the debate about those who carry out acts of violence in the name of Islamist fundamentalism. Experts give their opinions on how society and the authorities should react to this incident and what could be done to combat […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 29th May 2013

Channel 4 News: Far-right extremism: who are the EDL? ‘Online support for the EDL has soared since the murder of Lee Rigby. But who are its supporters, and what does the far-right group stand for? Channel 4 News investigates.’ Huffington Post: Overreacting to extremism ‘could bring back Al Qaeda’ ex CIA officer warns. ‘One of […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 28th May 2013

The Guardian: Help for Heroes rejects English Defence League cash. ‘Forces charity Help for Heroes has announced that it will not accept any donations raised by the leader of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson.’ Aljazeera: UK murder suspects still in hospital. ‘Three people arrested over the murder of a soldier in the London suburb of Woolwich […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 27th May 2013

BBC News: Woolwich murder probe: ‘Thousands’ at risk of radicalisation, says Theresa May. ‘Thousands of people are potentially at risk of being radicalised in the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May has said. She also told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that those at risk were at “different points on what could be a path to violent […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 24th May 2013

BBC News: Woolwich attack ‘incredibly hard’ to stop. ‘Preventing the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby outside Woolwich Barracks would have been “incredibly hard”, an ex-senior intelligence officer has said. The UK’s security services face a Commons inquiry after it was confirmed the two men arrested over his murder were known to MI5 for eight years.’ Comment: […]

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