Tag Archives: EDL

Putting ‘counter-Jihad’ groups under the microscope

The electorally orientated populist parties which have long dominated the radical right have recently been joined by more chaotic and unpredictable ‘counter-Jihad’ groups. Matthew Goodwin explains how these groups differ from their more traditional party based antecedents, before presenting the findings of his recent project which surveyed 1,666 British adults and 300 supporters of the […]

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US Tracker 31.10.12

Boise Weekly: “Two defendants in the recent crime sweep of the Aryan Knights—a white supremacist gang operating in and out of Idaho prisons—entered guilty pleas in a Boise federal courtroom today, admitting to weapon possession.”  James Hood and Rory Palma were indicted alongside 19 others for a variety of criminal offences in September, “including distribution […]

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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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More Problems for the English Defence League

Yesterday, the leader of the English Defence League appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of a false identity document with improper intention (contrary to Section Identity Documents Act 2010). He has been remanded in custody and will remain incarcerated until January 2013 when he will appear at Southwark Crown Court. It […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 23.10.12

BBC News: Men ‘planned mass suicide attack’: Three Birmingham men have gone on trial accused of planning a bomb campaign prosecutors say may have been bigger than the 7 July London attacks. The men are accused of planning a mass suicide bomb campaign that could have led to eight rucksack bombs being used against multiple targets in […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 19.10.12

The Guardian: Nick Griffin investigated by Police: Police in Cambridgeshire have said they are investigating complaints made after the leader of the far-right British National Party, Nick Griffin, posted the address of a gay couple on the internet and appeared to urge his supporters to demonstrate outside their home. “Griffin uses Twitter to say ‘A British Justice team will […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 17.10.12

The Guardian: BNP divisions exposed as Andrew Brons resigns: Divisions that may spell the end of the far right British National Party exploded into the open with the departure from the party of one of its two MEPs. Andrew Brons announced his departure with an angry statement claiming that up to 90% of the party’s membership, activists and former officials have already […]

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A fatal blow? The latest split within the British National Party #BNP

Yesterday, one of the two British National Party Members of the European Parliament resigned his membership of the flagging extreme right group. The resignation of Andrew Brons -a veteran and influential activist within the far right- leaves Nick Griffin as the only BNP voice in the European Parliament. More broadly, the split reduces the total […]

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Are elected police commissioners an opportunity for extremists?

With the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner Elections fast approaching, it appears the planned democratisation of the police in England and Wales has failed to catch the public’s imagination. With the stated purpose being to reconnect the public with the police, it currently looks as though apathy could undermine the project from the very […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 15.10.12

The Star: Arrests at EDL demo in Rotherham: South Yorkshire Police confirmed that one man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence, a second on suspicion of affray and another man on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon as members of the far-right group took to the town in a protest march on saturday. […]

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