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United Kingdom Tracker 19.11.12

BBC News: Umer Farooq jailed over terror material. ‘A man from Greater Manchester has been jailed for two years for having files on his computer with details of how to make explosives, poisons and mines. Dr Umer Farooq had an interest in manuals on explosives, guns, poisons and unarmed combat “beyond that of curiosity”, the Old […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 1/11/12

BBC News: Arrested PCC candidate Kevin Carroll denies any crime. ‘A police and crime commissioner candidate for Bedfordshire, arrested just over a week ago, has denied committing any offence. British Freedom Party candidate Kevin Carroll was arrested after about 50 English Defence League (EDL) supporters were stopped by police on 20 October. Police said officers arrested 53 men on suspicion […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 31/10/12

BBC News: Millfield mosque opponents call for peace. ‘Residents opposed to a mosque in Sunderland have accused far right groups and counter-demonstrators of bringing violence into their area. Earlier this month, police arrested 13 people when the English Defence League and anti-facist groups clashed at the site in St Mark’s Road in Millfield. The Northern Patriotic Front […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 25.10.12

Mmegi Online: Somalia Al Shabaab militants threaten British attack: In a series of eleven posts written by Al Shabaab’s Press Office on its Twitter page, the radical group threatened to inflict on Britain its worst-ever attack.”The nightmare that surreptitiously looms on British shores is bound to eclipse the horrors of 7/7 and 21/7 combined,” said one […]

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The police commissioner elections raise an awkward question for the BNP

Today, the leader of the British National Party -Nick Griffin- confirmed on Twitter that his party would boycott the forthcoming elections for police commissioners in 41 of the 43 police forces in England and Wales. Griffin’s rationale is that low turnout would undermine the legitimacy of the posts – a rather odd explanation given that […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 10.10.12

BBC News: Islamic extremist group in Cardiff tried to radicalise young Muslim. ‘A group of Islamic extremists in Cardiff has been involved in trying to radicalise a young Muslim, a BBC Wales investigation has revealed. For months, an undercover reporter for the Week In Week Out programme has been meeting with a member of a group […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 09.10.12

The Star: Extra police on duty for EDL and UAF demo’s in Rotherham: Extra police will be on duty in Rotherham next weekend when the EDL and UAF both stage rallies in the town. The EDL has called a demo for October 13 after confidential police and council documents were leaked detailing the problem of gangs of Asian […]

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Under the microscope: Public attitudes toward the English Defence League (EDL)

Despite attracting considerable publicity, the English Defence League (EDL) remains under-researched and poorly understood. While some have explored online supporters of the EDL, little is known about wider public perceptions: what ordinary citizens think about the group, its values and provocative street-based strategy. The absence of reliable research is striking given the EDL’s current plans to hold […]

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