Tag Archives: English Defence League

News from the United Kingdom, Friday 3rd May 2013

Jewish Chronicle: Far-right drops its mask. ‘The British National Party could once put up more than 400 candidates, and attract national media attention. As yesterday’s local elections showed, today the BNP is very much a shadow of its former self, and can barely contest 100 seats. While the party is retaining its focus on areas that […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 22nd March 2013

The Guardian: Police investigate publications found in Abu Qatada’s home. ‘Anti-terrorist police are carrying out a new investigation into the radical cleric Abu Qatada after uncovering evidence that may show he could be spreading extremism across the world. Detectives from the counter terrorism command of the Metropolitan police have seized a vast amount of material – including internet […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 28th February 2013

BBC News: Rocket launcher and warhead seized. ‘Police have recovered a rocket launcher and what they have described as a warhead in west Belfast. They said the search was carried out as part of an investigation into dissident republican terrorism. The weapons were found at the property in Hawthorn Street on Monday evening. A PSNI […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 26th February 2013

The Guardian: Court bans protests near home of Abu Qatada. ‘A high court judge has banned protests by groups such as the English Defence League being held within 500 metres of the home of the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada. Mr Justice Silber said the injunction issued on Monday was necessary because the protests, which have been held […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 7th February 2013

Cambridge News: EDL city demo ‘not expecting huge numbers’. ‘English Defence League leaders are meeting police to “reduce disruption” during a demonstration in Cambridge. The right-wing group, which disputes claims from supporters of Cambridge Unite Against Fascism that it was forced to call off a march, told the News the group had decided to hold […]

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North America Tracker 12.12.12

AL.com: “The U.S. Attorney’s office in Mobile said that it arrested two Mobile men today on terrorism charges. U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 29.11.12

Research: Exeter University: Attitudes towards security threats uncovered. ‘New research has revealed a significant gap between what the government claims are the biggest security threats facing the UK and the fears of the population. Terrorism is not perceived as the most important threat to everyday life despite claims by policy makers. Politics researchers at the Universities of Exeter […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 20.11.12

Luton Today: British Freedom votes ‘regrettable’. ‘Luton MPs have voiced their disappointment at the number of people who voted for the British Freedom Party candidate in Thursday’s Police and Crime Commissioner election. Senior English Defence League figure Kevin Carroll came in fourth place with 8,675 votes. Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins said it was “very regrettable” that […]

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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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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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