Tag Archives: Counter-Jihad

News from the United Kingdom, Monday 6th May 2013

The Guardian: BNP calls on members to breed more after elections disaster. ‘The British National Party has urged its members to procreate after it lost every seat it contested in the English local elections on Thursday. The BNP fielded 99 candidates but did not win a seat. It lost the one county council seat it […]

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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 North America, Friday 12th April 2013

Reuters: “A second white supremacist identified as a “person of interest” in the killing of Colorado’s prisons chief has been arrested on an unrelated felony warrant, police said on Thursday. Thomas James Guolee, 31, was taken into custody in Colorado Springs on a felony warrant unrelated to the slaying of Tom Clements, according to the […]

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News from North America, Thursday 11th April 2013

BBC News: “Police have shot dead a gunman holding four firefighters hostage in a house outside the US city of Atlanta. The firefighters suffered minor injuries from stun grenades armed police threw in the rescue raid. One officer was shot in the hand or arm in the gunfight with the captor, who had demanded his […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 10th April 2013

CBS News: “Pamela Geller calls herself a human rights activist, but her critics call her a hatemonger. And as CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, Geller will be taking center stage at a Long Island synagogue this weekend speaking about Islam, and there’s been a firestorm of opposition.” Des Moines Register: “The latest incarnation of the […]

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News from North America, Friday 5th April 2013

New York Times: “On the day that hundreds gathered amid tight security to remember this county’s slain district attorney and his wife, Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday offered up to $200,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for their killings and for the killing of another prosecutor. The reward — […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 3rd April 2013

BBC News: “An ex-convict suspected in the death of Colorado’s prisons chief shed a parolee monitoring device days before the murder, officials have said. Evan Ebel’s bracelet, worn as a condition of his release to confirm he was obeying curfew, signalled on 14 March that it had been tampered with.” ABC News: “A magistrate has […]

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News from North America, Friday 29th March 2013

ABC News: “A U.S. Army veteran, who boasted on Facebook of his military adventures with Syrian rebels, was charged Thursday with firing rocket propelled grenades as part of an attack led by an al-Qaida group against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, was charged in U.S. District Court in […]

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News from North America. Monday 25th March 2013

Reuters: “The United States agreed on Saturday to transfer to Afghan control a prison that houses insurgents and other dangerous inmates adjacent to Bagram airfield, the Pentagon said. The agreement, reached after a week of intensified negotiations between U.S. and Afghan officials, calls for the formal transfer to take place on Monday and includes assurances […]

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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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