News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 5th June 2013

Huffington PostEDL 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 TelegraphMI5 chief Andrew Parker briefs Cabinet on Woolwich investigation. ‘The meeting is thought to be the first one to be briefed by Andrew Parker, the director general of the Security Service, since he took over in April. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said that Mr Parker addressed the Cabinet with Home secretary Theresa May.’

BBC NewsUKIP’s Chris Pain steps down as regional chairman in racist probe. ‘The East Midlands regional chairman of UKIP has stepped down over alleged racist comments posted on Facebook. Chris Pain, a Lincolnshire councillor for Boston, blamed the remarks on a hacker but said he was stepping down as a “gesture of goodwill”.’

Evening StandardHate preacher Anjem Choudary: murdered soldier Lee Rigby will burn in hellfire. ‘Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has claimed murdered soldier Lee Rigby will “burn in hellfire” as a non-Muslim while praising a suspect in the killing as a martyr. The extremist cleric is reported to have been filmed making the incendiary comments to followers at his office in east London.’

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