Concerns over report into anti-Muslim hatred in Britain

By Marcus Dysch, December 10, 2015

A study into anti-Muslim hatred in Britain produced by an anti-fascist group could leave legitimate campaigners open to attack by jihadis, it has been claimed.

Hope Not Hate said it wanted the report – published on Wednesday – to highlight the “mainstreaming” of anti-Muslim hatred.


London mayor hopeful Sadiq Khan says he’s met 'countless people' who think 9/11 was a Mossad plot

By Marcus Dysch, November 19, 2015

Labour’s London mayor candidate Sadiq Khan has described his experience of meeting extremists who claim the September 11 terror attacks were a “Mossad conspiracy”.

Mr Khan said he had come across people who believed Jewish workers in New York had been “tipped off” to stay away from the Twin Towers before the planes hit the buildings.


Government bans American neo-Nazi from coming to Britain

By Sandy Rashty, November 4, 2015

The UK government has banned a far-right nationalist from entering the country.

Jewish security group the Community Security Trust welcomed the ban of American white nationalist Matthew Heimbach.

A CST spokesman tweeted: “Thanks @ukhomeoffice for excluding neo-Nazi Matthew Heimbach from UK for antisemitism and inciting hatred of Jews.”


Far-right party founder from Ukraine welcomed in the UK

By Sandy Rashty, October 20, 2015

A leading British think-tank has defended its decision to invite a far-right party founder to speak at an event in London this week.


Government consulted Jewish security group to draw up anti-extremism strategy

By Sandy Rashty, October 19, 2015

The UK government consulted a leading Jewish security group in its latest bid to tackle extremism, which was announced today.

The government spoke to leaders at the Community Security Trust ahead of announcing its new counter-extremism strategy – which will specifically target extremist Islamist and neo-Nazi hate.


Government to give millions to groups fighting extremism, says David Cameron

By JC Reporter, October 18, 2015

Anti-extremist groups are to be given £5 million by the government, David Cameron has announced.

The money will fund campaigns and charities helping to prevent the "seed of hatred being planted in people's minds", he said.

The move is part of the government's counter-extremism strategy to be launched on Monday.


Rivlin thanks Tory MPs for Cameron's bid to crackdown on extremism

By Marcus Dysch, July 30, 2015

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has thanked David Cameron for his stance on tackling Islamist extremism.

Mr Rivlin told a delegation of British MPs at a meeting in Jerusalem on Wednesday that terrorism was a common problem facing both countries.


Cage wins judicial review of Charity Commission donation ban

By Marcus Dysch, July 27, 2015

The Charity Commission faces a judicial review of its decision to ask two charities not to fund a group linked to Daesh terrorist Mohammed Emwazi.

The Commission had asked the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) and the Roddick Foundation never to fund Cage again after details of its connections with Emwazi came to light when he was uncovered as “Jihadi John”.


Our failure to learn lessons

By Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, July 23, 2015

The recent estimates that have seen the world's Jewish population return to near pre-Holocaust levels are fascinating. While the past 70 years have seen a remarkable recovery in numbers, the truth is that the real impact of the Holocaust is not just a numbers game. We have to protect faith communities within Europe.


David Cameron expected to combat antisemitic conspiracy theories in speech tackling extremism

By Marcus Dysch, July 20, 2015

David Cameron is expected to tackle Muslim conspiracy theorists who peddle antisemitic tropes in a major speech on extremism.

Speaking on Monday, the Prime Minister will outline a five-year plan to combat Islamists.