A myopic view that frames terrorism as solely 'Islamic' blinds us to other potential threats. Whilst no society should live in fear of terrorism, the genuine fear felt by many Muslims in the wake of these events demonstrates an insincerity by government to tackle Islamophobia.
Stephen Lawrence died 20 years ago today, and as I remember that period my chest is again hollow with fear. You see, the thing is with Stephen Lawrence was that it actually happened, that thing you were always afraid of as a kid.
If things are bad now, then I expected it to get even worse for the BNP over the next couple of years. Ukip are likely to make significant gains in these elections, certainly in votes if not seats, and solidify themselves as the main beneficiaries for the anti-immigrant and anti-establishment vote.
The fragmentation of the EDL itself could... pose new threats to community safety and national security. Multiple splinter groups departing from the EDL's tactics could become more challenging for law enforcement to monitor, and could potentially be more violent.
We don't have to scrap the human rights act or PC. We just need to make sure they work properly and for everybody.
In 2014 Nick Griffin MEP is due for re-election to the European Parliament. Shamefully I'm one of the people who helped him get elected in the first place.
If you need to constantly refer to your own lack of racism in your campaign material (as the BNP does as well) then maybe you have something of a guilty conscience? Maybe people need to think again about this 'moderate' party...
While I support the right to free speech and feel that should be protected from the street to the World Wide Web, I believe we have no right to discriminate against anyone for any matter, especially when it can effect the discriminated and inflame stereotypes further, which only holds back the positive progression of society and humanity.
The word 'fenian' has long been a sectarian term of abuse for Catholics in Northern Ireland. Its use is deemed to be increasingly shocking amongst many. It is a word stuffed with history, hardened down the ages.
British voters have elected George Galloway of the Respect Party to Parliament in an admittedly spectacular electoral coup.
Some naively claim that racism no longer exists. Others say that racism is tolerable now because it is nowhere near as bad as it used to be. In other words, 'they' should stop moaning because at least 'they' can sit at the front of the bus now.
The topic of immigration appears to have reared its ugly head once more. With party leaders determined to ensure that no stone is left unturned in this season of party conferences, immigration has predictably featured rather heavily.
Back in 2003 I was completing publication of an exhaustive six-year journey inside neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements. The results of that journ...
The tragic events in Norway should serve as a reminder to our politicians and pundits (as well as voices in the blogosphere) of the dangers of ignoring far-right movements and individuals.