The Breivik Verdict and Europe’s Far Right

LONDON — The smirk on Anders Behring Breivik’s face was an indication that the Norwegian mass murderer got the verdict he wanted. By sentencing him to 21 years in jail, an Oslo court judged he was sane when he killed 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage a year ago. It raises the alarming … Continue reading

Cop’s BNP shame is new blow to racism row Met. Squad buy badges from right-wing activist

An elite cop had been carpeted last night after buying police badges from a notorious BNP activist. The officer ordered branded Metropolitan Police ID tags from a firm belonging to Martin Roberts — who has links to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik. Roberts, an ex-organiser of the far-right BNP, boasted on Facebook: “Another happy customer. The … Continue reading

low attendance: Anti-fascist demonstrators outnumber defence league members at Aarhus rally by more than 20 to 1

Anti-fascist demonstrators outnumbered far-right supporters more than 20 to one in Denmark as an English Defence League-led attempt to form a pan-European movement was humiliated. Estimates suggested as few as 160 defence league members from several countries gathered at the inaugural far-right summit in Aarhus for the European counter-jihad meeting, devised to “send a clear … Continue reading

Far right, anti-Islamic groups to hold rally

Far right and  anti-Islamic groups are due to hold a rally in Denmark on March 31, organised by the English Defence League (EDL) which it claims will be the  start of a pan-European movement, it was revealed  here Monday. The rally will take place a few weeks before the start of the trial of Anders … Continue reading

Far right hardcore ‘willing to prepare for armed conflict’. Study finds 40% of BNP supporters believe armed conflict between ethnic, racial or religious groups could be justifiable

The BNP says it is committed to a democratic path but a rigged system means there is a danger of people turning to more radical action. A hardcore of far-right supporters in the UK appears to believe violent conflict between different ethnic, racial and religious groups is inevitable, and that it is legitimate to prepare … Continue reading

Revealed: international far-right network that lies behind the EDL

The network of shadowy strategists behind the English Defence League is now under the spotlight as the identities of its leading figures are revealed. The group of viciously Islamophobic ideologues supports and brings together far-right racist and fascist groups across Europe. It has been centrally involved in the EDL from its beginnings in 2009 and … Continue reading

Back from the Front: Inside the mind of a reformed UK far-right extremist

Matthew Collins is a leading anti-fascist campaigner – but in his youth he was at the heart of the National Front and the BNP. As his account of life in the far right is published, he talks to Ros Wynne-Jones about racism, rehabilitation and the Norway massacre. When Matthew Collins heard what was happening in … Continue reading