Community Security Trust

Guardian's 'misleading' look at Gove's support of Jewish security organisation

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2012

The Community Security Trust and Department for Education have defended Education Secretary Michael Gove following criticism of his role in awarding government funding to the Jewish organisation while also acting on its advisory board.

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Former neo-Nazi talks of his past at CST bash

By Jessica Elgot, December 22, 2011

A former neo-Nazi recalled his time in the BNP, National Front and Combat 18 at a Young CST dinner.

Interviewed by Sky News political editor Adam Boulton, Hope Not Hate's Matthew Collins spoke about the violence within far right groups - and his escape to Australia after agreeing to expose the activities of Combat 18.

"There is no standard or staple antisemitism," he told the 230 guests.

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Boris backing the CST

November 3, 2011

London Mayor Boris Johnson has thanked the Community Security Trust "for the work it is doing to fight hatred, prejudice and discrimination in this city".

Addressing more than 150 CST supporters from the property and financial fields at a lunch on Tuesday, Mr Johnson added: "It's absolutely vital that Jewish people in London are able to live, work and go about their daily lives without fear.

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Clegg: 'I want to put CST out of business'

November 3, 2011

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg paid a warm tribute to the Jewish community this week, describing the Community Security Trust as "the protective cloak over communal Jewish life."

Speaking at the CST's northern fundraising dinner in Manchester on Thursday, Mr Clegg admitted that, fondly as he thought of the charity, "if I'm honest, I would like to put the CST out of business."

He said: "Wh

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Salah loses deportation case

By Marcus Dysch, October 26, 2011

Palestinian activist Raed Salah has lost his deportation case and could now be forcibly removed from Britain.

An Immigration Tribunal found in favour of Home Secretary Theresa May's order that Sheikh Salah should be banned from Britain as his presence "would not be conducive to the public good".

The judgment found she had acted correctly on grounds of his alleged "unacceptable behaviour".

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Fury over distribution of 'racist' Gilad Atzmon book

By Marcus Dysch, October 19, 2011

Britain's largest book distribution database company has said it cannot withdraw a new book by an Israeli-born antisemite from its listings - unless the title is found to have breached race hate legislation.

Gilad Atzmon's The Wandering Who is described by its publishers as "an investigation of Jewish identity politics and contemporary Jewish ideology".

The Community Security Trust has said

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Mobile way to report hate crimes

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2011

The Community Security Trust has launched a system to help members of the community report antisemitic incidents direct from mobile phones.

CST Report is similar to an "app" for smart-phones, but can be used on any mobile which has internet access.

It allows users to register where and when an incident took place, the nature of it, a description of what happened, and their details.

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Police and CST finalise festival security

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

The Community Security Trust is working with police forces and congregations around the country to ensure an "appropriate response" to any problems at and around synagogues over the High Holy-Days.

"We deeply appreciate the co-operation of our community in all of this," said the CST's Mark Gardner.

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Manchester outstrips London in hate crime

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 29, 2011

Manchester has overtaken London as the UK area with the highest number of antisemitic incidents.

Community Security Trust statistics for the first half of 2011 show a 27 per cent rise in incidents in Greater Manchester, with 121 reported crimes. The London figure was 98, a drop of nearly a quarter on the same period last year.

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Shambles: the Raed Salah case

By Marcus Dysch, July 21, 2011

The release on bail of Islamic political activist Raed Salah threatens the Home Office's revised counter-extremism strategy and puts the government at risk of ridicule, according to the Community Security Trust.

Sheikh Salah, the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, was detained in London last month after allegedly flouting a ban - imposed by Home Secretary Theresa M

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