• CST Launches New UK Terrorism Databases

    CST has launched two terrorism databases tracking terror attacks and foiled plots in the UK, from 2013 to the present. These are a unique public-facing resource for researchers, practitioners and members of the public to keep track of terrorist incidents and trends.

  • Hate Fuelled: the role of online platforms inciting murder in Buffalo

    “Every Time I think maybe I shouldn’t commit to an attack I spend 5 min of /pol/, then my motivation returns” wrote Payton Gendron, when explaining the ideological journey that led him to murder ten people, mostly African-Americans, at a supermarket in Buffalo on 14 May 2022. He was talking about a messag…

  • CST research puts Neo-Nazi in prison

    On 8th April, a self-confessed neo-Nazi, Thomas Leech from Preston, was jailed for two years for a string of offences after CST uncovered his anonymous online activities, worked out his identity and reported him to counter-terrorist police. Leech pleaded guilty to seven offences, including encouraging acts of terrorism, stirring up religious or racial hatred and making indecent photographs of a child. 

  • Matthew Henegan sentenced for spreading antisemitic racial hatred

    Matthew Henegan, a neo-Nazi from St Neots in Cambridgeshire, was sentenced today to 8 years and 1 month in prison in a case for which CST provided expert witness testimony. It follows his conviction at the Old Bailey in December 2021 for seven offences including possessing, distributing and publishing material intended to stir…

  • Ridley Road, The 62 Group and CST

    30 September 2021

    This Sunday a new BBC drama series, Ridley Road, brings to life the story of the 62 Group: a Jewish street-fighting movement in the 1960s that was a forerunner of CST and remains a proud part of the Jewish community’s history of fighting antisemitism.

  • Capitolising On Violence: How British far right extremists reacted to last night’s horrific scenes in Washington D.C.

    7 January 2021

    While much of the world looked on in horror as a mob of extremists and anti-democracy activists invaded and ransacked one of the world's most well-known symbols of democracy, extremists in the UK looked on in glee and with some envy that similar was not happening here. 

  • Twin Peakes: How antisemitic conspiracy theories about the death of George Floyd are shared by far left and far right

    Rebecca Long-Bailey has lost her job as Shadow Education Secretary because she tweeted her support for an interview by the actor Maxine Peake, in which Peake said that “The tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services” The implication was obvious: that Israel is somehow partly, if not fully, being held responsible for the death of George Floyd. 

  • Hate Fuel: the hidden online world fuelling far right terror

    11 June 2020

    A new report from CST reveals the shocking extent of terror incitement and anti-Jewish hate created and circulated by right wing extremists on social media. Titled Hate Fuel: the hidden online world fuelling far right terror, the contents of this report are of essential importance in understanding the growing danger of far right terrorism against British Jews.

  • 1st anniversary of the attack on Chabad of Poway Synagogue, California

    Today marks one year since the attack on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in San Diego County, California. A far right terrorist entered the place of worship during Shabbat and Passover morning prayer services, murdering one person and injuring three. 

  • The Tree of Life Synagogue attack: one year on

    28 October 2019

    One year ago, a far right terrorist murdered 11 Jewish worshippers at Shabbat morning prayer in the Tree of Life Synagogue. CST’s thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by the Pittsburgh attack. The assault, in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighbourhood, came before subsequent far right outrages against Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand; Jews in San Diego, USA; and Hispanics in El-Paso, USA.   

  • Tristan Morgan: far right antisemitic terrorist

    On 21 July 2018, the historic building housing Exeter Synagogue was subjected to an arson attack.  A male used a pickaxe to smash a small hole in a toilet window, he poured fuel inside using a can, and then he used a lighter to set alight a piece of paper which he then placed inside the window. Seconds later, an explosion occurred blowing out the glass windows and the male walked away. Thankfully, no one was inside the building at the time and the fire was extinguished by neighbours before major damage was caused. Soon afterwards, a 51-year-old local man was arrested in connection with the attack. Tristan Morgan was subsequently charged with arson on the basis of recklessly endangered life.   

  • CST welcomes news that neo-Nazi Jack Renshaw has been sentenced to life in prison

    Jack Renshaw has been sentenced a minimum of 20 years in prison for plotting the murder of his local MP Rosie Cooper as well as the Policewoman who was investigating him for child sex offences.   

  • Former BNP leader Nick Griffin meets with representative of terror group Hizbollah

    The former leader of the Far Right British National Party has been in Lebanon and has met with at least one senior member of the terrorist organisation Hizbollah. Nick Griffin was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 for the North West of England and has a history of antisemitic discourse. In 1996 he referred to the Holocaust as “the Hoax of the Twentieth Century.”

  • CST submits evidence to Home Affairs Committee inquiry into hate crime

    CST has submitted written evidence specifically examining the far right in the UK, for the Home Affairs Committee inquiry into hate crime and its violent consequences. You can read the full submission from CST on the Parliament website, and you can find out more about the inquiry into Hate Crime and its violent consequences on the inquiry's landing page.    

  • CST Security Bulletin following Pittsburgh shooting

    Following the tragic mass casualty shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA, this Shabbat, CST has sent this security bulletin to all UK Jewish communal venues, requesting that our community remains calm, vigilant and cooperative with security measures.

  • An obituary for Holocaust denial

    Convicted Holocaust denier, Robert Faurisson died this week in Vichy, France. Faurisson not only denied the deaths of 6 million Jews in Europe, but also unapologetically mocked the Holocaust. Renowned French historian Valerie Igounet, labelled him a “forger.” Faurisson died the day after addressing an event organised by assistant editor of the UK far-right publication, Heritage and Destiny. Before the end of the event, when the Shepperton hotel management who were unwittingly hosting the event, realised the true nature of what was going on in their hotel, the management “demanded” the conference ended, and when met with opposition from the Holocaust deniers, the meeting was forcibly finished.   

  • Finsbury Park attack anniversary: why as Jews we should stand against all forms of intolerance

    Today marks the anniversary of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack in London. Eight members of the Muslim community, who were gathered near to a mosque during Ramadan, were injured by a van driven by Darren Osborne, a far right sympathiser. One man, Makram Ali, was struck and later died at the scene. This horrific attack, perpetrated by an anti-Muslim terrorist, serves as a reminder of what bigotry, hatred and prejudice can lead to. As a Jewish community, we should stand against all forms of hatred against any minority communities.   

  • Jack Renshaw: “all Jews are the same, they’re all vermin”

    At the terror trial for 6 alleged members of National Action, one of the defendants, Jack Renshaw, was alleged to have said, in relation to targeting a synagogue, that “all Jews are the same, they’re all vermin.” The neo-Nazi National Action was proscribed as a terror group in December 2016, which CST welcomed. Six men, Christopher Lythgoe, Matthew Hankinson, Michal Trubini, Jack Renshaw, Andrew Clarke and Garron Helm, are all on trial at the Old Bailey on charges of being a member of a proscribed terror group.    

  • Tommy Robinson sentenced to 13 months in prison

    Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was sentenced to 13 months in prison for contempt of court on 29 May. Robinson, the founder of the English Defence League, was arrested while filming outside Leeds Crown court. Robinson pled guilty and was sentenced to 10 months as well as a three-month sentence from a previous charge which had been suspended. The 35-year-old from Bedfordshire was convicted of the same offence while filming last May outside Canterbury Crown Court.      

  • Antisemitic Holocaust denier and musician found guilty in landmark case after posting grossly offensive videos

    Alison Chabloz has been found guilty today by Judge John Zani at Westminster Magistrates Court, after broadcasting antisemitic songs on YouTube. Chabloz is a prolific social media user who was reported to CST on numerous occasions for antisemitism, particularly on Twitter and YouTube. Chabloz has a long history of engaging in antisemitism and working with neo-Nazi groups. Chabloz is due to be sentenced at a later date.

  • Far right antisemite convicted after calling for his “soldiers” to liberate the UK from Jews

    Jeremy Bedford-Turner, the leader of the far-right London Forum, was jailed yesterday for stirring up racial hatred for calling for violence against Jews at a speech in July 2015. As came to light during the court case, CST initially referred the speech, with a full transcript, to the Metropolitan Police, Crown Prosecution Service, Home Office and the Department of Communities and Local Government, although the Crown Prosecution Service did not wish to proceed with the case at the time. However, this decision was reversed and Bedford-Turner has been sentenced to a 12-month custodial sentence.    

  • Neo-Nazi who called for Jews to be eradicated given a three-year prison sentence

    A 22-year-old neo-Nazi, who labelled Jews “parasites” who should be “eradicated” was found guilty of incitement to racial hatred at Preston Crown Court, by a unanimous jury. The man has been found guilty of breaching the Public Order Act 1986 by using “threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour”. CST initially reported two speeches by the individual, who CST had been aware of for several years, to the Police. The man has been given a total sentence of three years in jail.   

  • CST welcomes Facebook’s significant decision to ban far right Britain First page from their platform

    CST is pleased to welcome the decision made by Facebook to remove the Britain First Facebook page, which had attracted over two million followers. Britain First, led by Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding, is a far right “street protest movement” whose leaders have been jailed for religiously aggravated harassment. CST works closely with Facebook to tackle antisemitism on the platform and hopes this is the first step in a wider takedown of groups that propagate hatred on the platform.    

  • CST facilitates 14th International Workshop on the far right

    6 June 2017

    CST hosted the 14th annual workshop for specialists on the far right last week at a central London location. The workshop brings together global expert groups and researchers who focus on the far right to analyse current threats and the state of the far right today.   

  • The denial and deflection that unites the cheerleaders of Trump and Corbyn

    American Jews have been rocked in recent weeks by a wave of anti-Semitic incidents, including bomb threats and cemetery desecrations. These kinds of attacks are not supposed to happen in the Jewish utopia of the United States, and suddenly the sense of insecurity felt by European Jewish communities in recent years seems to be making its way across the Atlantic.   

  • Positioning Steve Bannon on the Fascism - Nationalism spectrum

    23 February 2017

    His admiration for ‘Judeo-Christian values’ might differentiate Trump’s chief strategist from traditional European far right anti-Semitism, but stereotypes of Jews are still crucial to the global nationalist populism he champions.   

  • CST welcomes Government announcement to ban neo-Nazi National Action

    The British Government has officially announced that far right National Action is to be banned under terror laws. Home Secretary Amber Rudd labelled the group a “racist, antisemitic and homophobic organisation”. The proscription of the group means that it will bea criminal offence to belong to the group, invite support for the group, arrange meetings to support the group and to wear clothing or carry or display articles publically which support the group. Penalties for offences which contravene the proscription carry a maximum prison term of 10 years and an unlimited fine.   

  • CST supports calls for neo-Nazi National Action group to be proscribed

    CST welcomes the report in The Times that the neo-Nazi organisation National Action may be proscribed by the government. National Action is a viciously antisemitic and racist neo-Nazi group whose violent and hateful rhetoric has already inspired its follows to commit appalling hate crimes. We would support its proscription as a measure to curb its hateful activities.   

  • Why we must protect the memory of Cable Street

    Today sees events marking the 80 th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, when antisemitic fascists were prevented from marching through what was then the Jewish East End of London.  Former CST Chief Executive, Richard Benson, has the following article, summarising the memory of the event and what it means to CST.

  • Ken Livingstone's chopped liver

    Ken Livingstone is a left-wing anti-Nazi anti-racist former Mayor of London. David Irving is not, but was briefly famous for having lost a Holocaust Denial trial. Livingstone and Irving could never be accused of being natural bedfellows. There are, however, similarities.

  • Far right still flies the flag of hate

    12 May 2016

    When I meet people who need antisemitism explained, I usually begin by showing them three items from the old Jewish defence archives. The first is a National Socialist Movement flyer from 1962. Entitled "Free Britain From Jewish Control", it shows a fat hook-nosed Jew in banker's clothing, wielding a whip, its end shaped like a pound sterling sign. In the grotesque Jew's other hand is a sack of coins. Across his stomach is a watch chain, bearing a Star of David. Licking his feet, begging like dogs, are politicians marked "Labour", "Conservative" and "Lib".   

  • Far right demonstrators at Golders Green war memorial

    Nine far right activists held a supposed “anti-Shomrim” demonstration at the war memorial opposite Golders Green Underground Station from 1345-1415hrs on the afternoon of Saturday 2 April.

  • Joshua Bonehill-Paine found guilty of incitement to racial hatred and receives custodial sentence

    Joshua Bonehill-Paine was found guilty of inciting racial hatred after he published antisemitic material online. In court on Monday 14 December, he was described as an “extremist” who expressed “virulently racist views in respect to the Jewish community”. On the morning of Thursday 17 December in Southwark Crown Court, Judge Anthony Leonard QC sentenced Joshua Bonehill Paine to a custodial sentence of 3 years and 4 months. Yesterday, on December 16 2015, Bonehill-Paine was found guilty of inciting racial hatred.    

  • Joshua Bonehill-Paine receives custodial sentence for incitement to racial hatred

    This morning in Southwark Crown Court, Judge Anthony Leonard QC sentenced Joshua Bonehill Paine to a custodial sentence of 3 years and 4 months. Yesterday, on December 16 2015, Bonehill-Paine was found guilty of inciting racial hatred.    

  • Joshua Bonehill-Paine found guilty of inciting racial hatred

    Joshua Bonehill-Paine was today found guilty of inciting racial hatred after he published antisemitic material online. In court on Monday 14 December, he was described as an “extremist” who expressed “virulently racist views in respect to the Jewish community”.   

  • Neo-Nazis Fail to Demonstrate in Liverpool

    17 August 2015

    On Saturday 15 August, neo-Nazi group National Alliance failed to hold their planned demonstration in Liverpool, due to strong counter-protests by anti-fascists. The neo-Nazis, who had made numerous threats concerning their demonstration, found themselves heavily outnumbered and were forced to shelter in the left luggage room of Liverpool’s Lime St railway station, before cancelling the event.

  • Joshua Bonehill-Paine Refused Bail on Incitement to Racial Hatred Charges

    Joshua Bonehill-Paine, who was charged with publishing or distributing material in order to incite racial hatred, was denied bail at Southwark Crown Court yesterday. The material in question is allegedly antisemitic and was reported to the Police by CST. Bonehill-Paine claimed  to be one of the organisers of the far right demonstration originally intended to be held in Golders Green on July 4 th .   

  • What happened on 4 July

    20-25 neo-Nazis (including five Poles) turned up in Whitehall and were loudly jeered by 150-200 anti-fascists of various political and religious affiliations, including Jews and Christians. 220 CST volunteers and staff helped secure our Golders Green Jewish community from the evening of Friday 3 July (ie erev Shabbat) through to Sunday 5 July. They were sincerely thanked by many members of our community, and CST has received many phone calls and emails of gratitude.

  • MPS Statement on conditions imposed on July 4th Demonstration

    30 June 2015

    The Metropolitan Police Service have shared their statement with CST regarding conditions that they have imposed on the July 4th demonstration:

  • Neo-Nazi demonstration moved from Golders Green

    30 June 2015

    CST welcomes the decision, announced today, to relocate the proposed neo-Nazi demonstration of 4 July from Golders Green to central London.

  • Golders Green Together's Thunderclap of unity

    Golders Green Together, the community wide response to the neo-Nazi demonstration in Golders Green on July 4th, is coordinating a social media 'Thunderclap' as an expression of unity and diversity in the face of division.

  • Proposed neo-Nazi demonstration in Golders Green

    20 May 2015

    For several weeks, CST has known of a proposed neo-Nazi demonstration in Golders Green, North London, planned for Saturday 4 July. CST has been discussing the matter with Police and Government, and yesterday joined with other Jewish groups in asking that the demonstration be banned.  Should the demonstration proceed, CST will do its utmost to protect both those who choose to counter-demonstrate and those who choose to continue their normal Jewish lives.  

  • Neo-Nazis in London

    22 April 2015

    Two antisemitic far Right gatherings have occurred in London in successive weeks, showing the Jew-hating essence of both the fake intellectual and the street thug wings of the UK far Right. CST will continue opposing such events, working closely with our communities, Police and Government. 

  • UK Home Office Extremism Strategy

    Home Secretary Theresa May outlined details of the new Home Office extremism strategy yesterday, where she stated that it would aim “to tackle the whole spectrum of extremism, violent and non-violent, ideological and non-ideological, Islamist and neo-Nazi – hate and fear in all their forms.

  • Neo-Nazi 'demonstration' announced for Stamford Hill, north London

    2 February 2015

    A neo-Nazi activist called Joshua Bonehill-Paine has announced his intention to hold an antisemitic demonstration in Stamford Hill, north London, on 22nd March. This has distressed many people due to the presence of a large Jewish community in that part of London. CST has received several calls, emails and other messages of concern as a result.

  • BNP Youth: “Yesterday Belongs To Me?”

    The BNP seems set for a whitewashing in today's European and local elections, but as the ballot box recedes, so the party has now fully returned to its old Nazi-style antisemitic heritage: and the torch is passing to BNP Youth, a new generation of great…

  • The disappearing and reappearing antisemitism: the case of Nick Griffin

    The Guardian has obtained documents relating to BNP leader Nick Griffin's 1998 conviction for incitement to racial hatred, that contain examples of the antisemitic attitudes he held at that time: The papers, from the Crown Prosecution Service, illustrate how Griffin believed the Holocaust did not happen, was convinced that multiculturalism was…

  • Neo-Nazi Terror Attack in Kansas

    On the afternoon of 13 April, a suspect identified as 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross Jr (a.k.a. Glenn Miller) reportedly opened fire with a shotgun in the car park of the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas. One victim died at the scene and a second…

  • The BNP's slow return to antisemitism

    Two recent statements by the British National Party and its leader Nick Griffin, have added to a growing sense that the party is returning to its antisemitic roots. Like several far right parties in Western Europe, the BNP has spent the past few years insisting that any antisemitism or neo-Nazism…

  • The Unwelcome Arrival of the Quenelle

    CST's Dave Rich has an article in the forthcoming edition of Fathom journal that discusses the new type of politics represented by Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala and the quenelle salute: Originally from the political left, [Dieudonné] has moved via anti-Israel rhetoric and the fascist Front National (FN) to the…

  • BNP: genetics and Jewish vampire conspiracies

    The British National Party has long suffered from image problems. Now, they have another image problem. It is on their website (see here), subtitled "arrested on the orders of international Zionists" and looks like this: The shadowy background figure is taken from the well known…

  • Nailing the EDL-Zionist lie

    17 October 2013

    In the Huffington Post, Salma Yaqoob (ex leader of Respect) has written about Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League. Apparently, prior to quitting the EDL, Robinson complained to Yaqoob that “Zionists” had failed to support the anti-Muslim group: he bizarrely admitted the E…

  • Anti-Zionism, back to basics with the NF (and BNP)

    10 October 2013

    In recent days both the National Front and Nick Griffin, leader of the British National Party, have shown, yet again, how their use of the word “Zionist” is basically the same as that found in Islamist and leftist anti-Israel circles. In doing so, they remind us of the need to g…

  • On Studying Fascism and Antisemitism

      The Wiener Library’s conference of 7th March 2013 on the history of British Fascism, Anti-Fascism and Jewish Defence included lectures by Professor Nigel Copsey and Dr John Richardson on the evolution of fascism from its 1930s version to the present; and how its public face has also changed. Neither …

  • CST condemns alleged neo-Nazi attack on Spurs fans in France

      CST is deeply concerned by reports that violent thugs made Nazi salutes when attacking fans of Tottenham Hotspur in France last night. This follows similar violence directed at Spurs fans in Rome in November. It is clearly unacceptable for football fans to be met with antisemitism and racism when…

  • Nazism in Public Places and "No, no, no"

    15 August 2012

    Two Nazi-themed controversies in recent days pose interesting questions about taste, art and freedom of speech.  The first controversy at least has the advantage of being original - an Adolf Hitler crazy golf hole in Blackpool that shouts "No, no, no" and raises its arm in…

  • The Islamic Centre of England's ex-fascist on Anders Breivik: 'blame Zionists'

    27 June 2012

    Why would the editor of a London pro-Iranian magazine write an article about the forces behind mass killer Anders Breivik, that failed to make any mention of the Islamophobic far Right? Living Islam, the magazine of an Iranian Shia mosque in London that calls itself the Islamic Centre of…

  • The ‘New Right’: a British Tradition

    11 June 2012

    Over 30 years ago, around the time of the death of Oswald Mosley, David Irving bemoaned the poor quality of the senior activists and thinkers of the British far Right. He hoped that groups such as the Clarendon Club and his own Focal Point Publications would help rectify this. Irving…

  • Greek neo-Nazis & Egyptian Islamists: Signs of the Times

    Two shocking videos reveal the essence of contemporary extremism and its drivers. The first video concerns the Greek far right party, Golden Dawn. This group received 6.97% of the vote at the Greek elections last week. Worse still, another far right group, LAOS received 2.9%, meaning that virtually 1 in 10 Greek voters supported…

  • Lessons From Nick Griffin and Jeremy Corbyn.

     In recent days, the British National Party leader Nick Griffin, and the Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn MP, have unwittingly demonstrated how modern day antisemitism and anti-Zionism work; and how people respond to them.   On 19th April 2012, Griffin reacted on Twitter to five far right activists having been …

  • Home Affairs Committee quotes CST on far right extremism

    6 February 2012

    The Home Affairs Committee has today published its report on the roots of violent radicalisation, and has warned of the growing danger of extreme right terrorism: MPs have warned the government not to neglect the threat from extreme far-right terrorism. In a report on radicalisation, the Home Affairs Committee said…

  • LSE students, Nazi drinking games and antisemitic assault

    The London School of Economics student newspaper, The Beaver, today reports on an appalling antisemitic assault that took place on an LSE Athletics Union ski trip over the Christmas holidays: LSE students are facing disciplinary action after participating in a Nazi-themed drinking game during the Athletics Union’s ski …

  • Italian far right group charged with terror plot against Jewish community

    Five neo-fascists belonging to the 'Militia' group have been charged with plotting terrorism against Jewish and other targets in Rome. The ANSA website reports: Five members of a Rome-based far-right extremist group were arrested and 16 placed under investigation Wednesday on suspicion of planning attacks against Rome's Jewish community and other…

  • The Spirit of Cable Street

    4 October 2011

    Today is the 75th anniversary of the 'Battle of Cable Street', when an attempted march by Sir Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists (BUF), through largely-Jewish areas of the East End of London in October 1936, was prevented by huge numbers of anti-fascist protestors, who engaged in violent clashes with…

  • From The Wandering Jew to The (new) Jewish Question

    Gilad Atzmon is an ex-Israeli Jew. His latest book, “The Wandering Who?”, is potentially a key moment in the battle against contemporary antisemitism: forcing parts of the anti-Zionist left to finally confront the antisemitic dead-end that their over-heated fervour can lead to. The book is both old and new. I…

  • Tower Hamlets, EDL, Jews and Israel.

    This weekend, Tower Hamlets in London's East End saw the latest attempt by the English Defence League to intimidate Britain's Muslim communities. Jews and Israel were dragged into the affair, by both the EDL and anti-Israel boycotters. Jewish representative groups had called for the…

  • The development of far right terrorism in Europe

    The report published by CST today, Terrorist Incidents Against Jewish Communities and Israeli Citizens Abroad, 1968–2010, includes several successful and foiled terrorist attacks against Jews by neo-Nazis and others on the far right. In the light of the horrific terrorist attack in Norway last week, and the ongoing debate about far …

  • Anders Behring Breivik's political platform

    When Anders Behring Breivik set out to commit mass murder last Friday, he left behind a huge amount of material explaining his motivations, intentions and preparations: mainly in the form of a 1,516-page written manifesto and a 12 minute video, both of which can be found here. There is something very…

  • Recognising the threat of far right terrorism

    24 July 2011

    The appalling and tragic events in Norway on Friday have served as an horrific reminder that Europe's far right is capable of producing terrorists, who are just as willing to kill in large numbers as any jihadi terrorist group. Previously, most attempts by neo-Nazis or other adherents of far right…

  • BNP and Respect: spot the difference quiz

    21 July 2011

    The British National Party and the Respect Party lie at opposite ends of the political spectrum. So, this brief 'who said what?' quiz should be quite straightforward:    1. Which party's leading member has just posted this about "American/neo-con ‘Long War’ to c…

  • Demonstration at the Israeli Embassy: a clarification

    13 May 2011

    CST is aware that a demonstration in support of Israel has been organised to take place outside the Israeli Embassy in London this Sunday (this is totally separate from the 'We Believe in Israel' event on the same day). Some of the advertising for this demonstration claims that it has…

  • Nick Griffin, hate crime expert

    While his party crumbles around him, a curious tweet (well, series of tweets) emerges from BNP leader and MEP Nick Griffin. Strung together, they read: Busy researching issue of racist attacks against English youngsters in Lancashire for short presentation to a Symposium on Hate Crime. Good to have been…

  • Zionism and Islamophobia

    17 February 2011

    Anti-racism has to be consistent. It must apply consistent standards and attitudes, and defend all minorities. An opposition to racism which demonises one group in society in an effort to protect another, is no form of anti-racism at all. Islamophobic hate crimes and the frequency of mainstream media reporting…

  • Exclude Pastor Jones

    13 December 2010

    Update, within hours of posting the below article, CST has seen an EDL statement in which they say that contrary to media reports, they did not invite Pastor Jones to speak, but that he had approached them and they had agreed "in principle". However, EDL…

  • A window on the BNP leadership

    15 July 2010

    The BNP leadership contest, in which party leader Nick Griffin is being challenged by veteran far right activist Eddy Butler, is dragging the party down into a pit of bitter infighting and petty squabbles. Meanwhile the party's financial problems continue to escalate. The ongoing case…

  • Aryan Strike Force

    1 July 2010

    Following the convictions of two more members of the neo-Nazi Aryan Strike Force last week, the Jewish Chronicle has a fascinating background article detailing the antisemitism and violent fantasies of the group: They were two anonymous houses in anonymous suburban terraces. But when police arrived with search warrants they found…

  • Neo-Nazis convicted for antisemitic race hate

    25 June 2010

    Two neo-Nazis have been convicted of inciting hatred against Jews and other minorities: Food packer Michael Heaton, 42, idolised Nazi warlord Rudolf Hess and kept piles of memorabilia including swaztikas and a fearsome armory of weapons. After a 12 day trial at Liverpool Crown Court Heaton was convicted on four counts of …

  • BNP activist jailed for violent attack

    24 June 2010

    The Jewish Chronicle reports: A BNP party member has been convicted of attacking an anti-fascist demonstrator, in a protracted court saga. Peter Tierney, 53, from Liverpool, was found guilty by a unanimous verdict at Liverpool Crown Court last Thursday for smashing Nicholas Barnett over the head with a camera tripod. The…

  • Birobidjan - a campaign update

    17 June 2010

    Earlier this year, we blogged on the efforts of Michele Renouf, one of Britain's best-known Holocaust deniers, to promote her campaign to have Jews relocate en masse to Birobidjan, a Jewish autonomous region established in the eastern Soviet Union by Stalin in 1934. On that occasion, she was speaking to a…

  • The English Defence League: bigotry and hate

    4 June 2010

    Today's Jewish Chronicle reports that the English Defence League, like the British National Party, is trying to recruit Jews to its Islamophobic campaign: The English Defence League, the extreme right-wing anti-Islamic-fundamentalism group, has launched a "Jewish division", encouraging members of the community to "lead the counter-Jihad fight in England". It…

  • BNP Councillor: "about 300,000 people died in the Jewish Holocaust"

    On 5 May, the Nothing British About the BNP group revealed this ugly photograph, showing Stoke on Trent's first BNP councillor, Steve Batkin, posing in front a war memorial.  Batkin is on the far right of the photograph. (Any pun here is entirely accidental.&nbsp…

  • Political Soldiers and the New Man - part three

    28 April 2010

    Parts one and two of this series of blogs can be read here and here. By the end of the 1980s the increasingly strange direction of the NF's leadership was having a damaging impact on the party's membership, which had dwindled from a few thousand in the early 1980s to…

  • Political Soldiers and the New Man - part two

    27 April 2010

    Read part one of this series of blogs here The National Front's public admiration for the Iranian Revolution and their financial connection with Libya were not universally popular amongst NF members. Even within the leadership group there were some who were unhappy about these Middle Eastern links, and about the…

  • Political Soldiers and the New Man - part one

    26 April 2010

    This is the first in a three-part series of blogs Edmund Standing wrote a while ago about a BNP member, Edith Crowther, who had posted a blog comment claiming that: I realised long ago that the BNP is the British equivalent of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, whom I admire…

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