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Sunday, 21 February 2010

Mencap Hold Conference To Increase Awareness Of Hate Crimes Against Disabled People

In January a woman and her brother were jailed for life for after starving, beating and torturing Andrew Gardner,a 35 year old man with learning disabilities before murdering him in March 2008.

This is not an isolated incident; Franecca Hardwick suffered years of abuse from neighbours before taking her own life. Steven Hoskins was bullied and abused for months before being made to overdose on paracetamol and forced off a bridge. Kevin Davies was beaten, starved, robbed and imprisoned in a shed; he died in 2006 as a result of this treatment. Christine Lakinski collapsed outside her home. Her neighbour threw a bucket of water on her. When she did not wake up he urinated on her and covered her with shaving foam. He filmed this on his mobile phone while other people watched and laughed. Christine was dying and nobody helped her. (information from Mencap website)

These are hate crimes, against people with learning disabilities for being different, but they were not prosecuted as hate crimes.

Earlier this month Mencap hosted a conference which focused on way to tackle these types of hate crimes, which was attended by members of the police force, magistrates, policy makers and disability rights campaigners.

Abuse and discrimination against people with any disabilities, including learning disabilities, is an area that is not widely reported at the moment. However there is an increasing focus on this area from support providers, charities and other advocates.

Check out the Mencap website for more information on their campaign against disability hate crimes.

BNP gets link with Le Pen

BNP leader Nick Griffin is getting tips on how to win votes from the National Front in France.
He sent key henchmen Martin Wingfield for talks with the country's far-right leader Jean Marie Le Pen and his daughter Marine.
Wingfield tells on an internet blog how he also met Bruno Gollnish - a Euro MP for France's National Front party - and calls him "impressive".
The meeting has appalled charities and politicians in Britain amid fears the BNP is keen to forge closer links with extremists groups in Europe ahead of the expected General Election on May 6. Le Pen has infamously described the Holocaust as a "detail of history".

The Mirror

Terror chiefs warn against growing Nazi fanatics who plan to wipe out non-whites

ANTI-terror chiefs have warned against the growing threat from Nazi fanatics hell-bent on unleashing a new wave of bloody mayhem on Britain's streets.
The hardcore racists have vowed to WIPE OUT non-whites and set up a FOURTH REICH, echoing Hitler's evil empire.
Security forces monitoring the underground group and campaigners against racism say the extremists are a REAL danger and must be STOPPED.
The Blood and Honour group - which takes its name from the Hitler Youth slogan - already claims to have branches in 18 countries with 19 cells in Britain alone.
It spreads its chilling ideology through secret meetings, internet messages and broadcasts and white-power CDs.
Followers are incited to "take our country back by force or arms" and told they must "fight or die".
The movement is exposed in a terrifying report by the Centre for Social Cohesion think-tank and the Nothing British group which campaigns against racism. It has handed a 53-page dossier to the police.
Patrick Mercer, MP, chair of the House of Commons anti-terror sub-committee, believes the group must be crushed. He said: "There is no room for complacency. These characters have the potential to inflict a lot of damage and create a lot of fear."
And Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones - Shadow Security Minister and former chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee - has written to Home Secretary Alan Johnson about the group.
She said: "This report suggest Blood and Honour is distributing material which encourages hatred and acts of terror. I'd like to know what action can be taken under the Terrorism Act."
Blood and Honour evolved from the far-right music scene and is more extreme than other far-right organisations, rejecting involvement in the political process as practised by other groups such as the BNP. "We must build an underground cell system of dedicated fighters, trained and fanatical in the beliefs of National Socialism," it states. "As time is running out for the White World we therefore must fight or die."
It glorifies terrorism against minorities and CDs sold by the group include Ovens Again - a sickening reference to the Holocaust.
Album covers show a dead black victim of a mob lynching and piles of dead bodies at a Nazi concentration camp.
The group has already been linked to convicted terrorists including Neil Lewington, jailed last year after turning his bedroom into a bomb factory.
An expert witness at his trial said Blood and Honour material played a central role in his radicalisation.
Last year West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison warned of "a growing right wing threat" after cops seized hundreds of weapons and bombs from a suspected neo-Nazi cell.
James Bethell, director of Nothing British said: "It is important that we remain vigilant towards people with an ideological commitment to creating violence between people of different races.
"In 2001 security services tracked young Islamist radicals at outward bound camps that seemed harmless at the time.
"Four years later, some of those men had become terrorists who sought to kill innocent civilians on July 7 and 21, 2005.
"We must not make the same mistake again."

the pdf report about Blood & Honour UK can be downloaded by clicking B & H Report
News of The World

Jews leave Swedish city after sharp rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes

When she first arrived in Sweden after her rescue from a Nazi concentration camp, Judith Popinski was treated with great kindness.
She raised a family in the city of Malmo, and for the next six decades lived happily in her adopted homeland - until last year.
In 2009, a chapel serving the city's 700-strong Jewish community was set ablaze. Jewish cemeteries were repeatedly desecrated, worshippers were abused on their way home from prayer, and "Hitler" was mockingly chanted in the streets by masked men.
"I never thought I would see this hatred again in my lifetime, not in Sweden anyway," Mrs Popinski told The Sunday Telegraph.
"This new hatred comes from Muslim immigrants. The Jewish people are afraid now."
Malmo's Jews, however, do not just point the finger at bigoted Muslims and their fellow racists in the country's Neo-Nazi fringe. They also accuse Ilmar Reepalu, the Left-wing mayor who has been in power for 15 years, of failing to protect them. Mr Reepalu, who is blamed for lax policing, is at the centre of a growing controversy for saying that what the Jews perceive as naked anti-Semitism is in fact just a sad, but understandable consequence of Israeli policy in the Middle East.
While his views are far from unusual on the European liberal-left, which is often accused of a pro-Palestinian bias, his Jewish critics say they encourage young Muslim hotheads to abuse and harass them.
The future looks so bleak that by one estimate, around 30 Jewish families have already left for Stockholm, England or Israel, and more are preparing to go.
With its young people planning new lives elsewhere, the remaining Jewish households, many of whom are made up of Holocaust survivors and their descendants, fear they will soon be gone altogether. Mrs Popinski, an 86-year-old widow, said she has even encountered hostility when invited to talk about the Holocaust in schools.
"Muslim schoolchildren often ignore me now when I talk about my experiences in the camps," she said. "It is because of what their parents tell them about Jews. The hatreds of the Middle East have come to Malmo. Schools in Muslim areas of the city simply won't invite Holocaust survivors to speak any more."
Hate crimes, mainly directed against Jews, doubled last year with Malmo's police recording 79 incidents and admitting that far more probably went unreported. As of yet, no direct attacks on people have been recorded but many Jews believe it is only a matter of time in the current climate.
The city's synagogue has guards and rocket-proof glass in the windows, while the Jewish kindergarten can only be reached through thick steel security doors.

It is a far cry from the city Mrs Popinski arrived in 65 years ago, half-dead from starvation and typhus.
At Auschwitz she had been separated from her Polish family, all of whom were murdered. She escaped the gas chambers after being sent as a slave labourer. Then she was moved to a womens' concentration camp, Ravensbrück, from where she was then evacuated in a release deal negotiated between the Swedish Red Cross and senior Nazis, who were by then trying to save their own lives.
After the war, just as liberal Sweden took in Jews who survived the Holocaust as a humanitarian act, it also took in new waves of refugees from tyranny and conflicts in the Middle East. Muslims are now estimated to make up about a fifth of Malmo's population of nearly 300,000.
"This new hatred from a group 40,000-strong is focused on a small group of Jews," Mrs Popinski said, speaking in a sitting room filled with paintings and Persian carpets.
"Some Swedish politicians are letting them do it, including the mayor. Of course the Muslims have more votes than the Jews."
The worst incident was last year during Israel's brief war in Gaza, when a small demonstration in favour of Israel was attacked by a screaming mob of Arabs and Swedish leftists, who threw bottles and firecrackers as the police looked on.
"I haven't seen hatred like that for decades," Mrs Popinski said. "It reminded me of what I saw in my youth. Jews feel vulnerable here now."
The problem is becoming an embarrassment for the Social Democrats, the mayor's party.
Their national leader Mona Sahlin - the woman who is likely to become the next prime minister after an election later this year - last week travelled to Malmo to meet Jewish leaders, which they took to be a sign that at last politicians are waking to their plight. After the meeting, the mayor, Mr Reepalu, also promised to meet them.
A former architect, he has been credited with revitalising Malmo from a half-derelict shipbuilding centre into a vibrant, prosperous city with successful IT and biotech sectors.
His city was - until recently at least - a shining multicultural success story, and has taken in proportionally more refugees than anywhere else in Sweden, a record of which it is proud.
Sweden has had a long record of offering a safe haven to Jews, the first of whom arrived from the east in the mid-nineteenth century. Today the Jewish population is about 18,000 nationally, with around 3000 in southern Sweden.
The mayor insisted to The Sunday Telegraph that he was opposed to anti-Semitism, but added: "I believe these are anti-Israel attacks, connected to the war in Gaza.
"We want Malmo to be cosmopolitan and safe for everybody and we have taken action. I have started a dialogue forum. There haven't been any attacks on Jewish people, and if Jews from the city want to move to Israel that is not a matter for Malmo."
Sweden has had a long record of offering a safe haven to Jews, the first of whom arrived from the east in the mid-nineteenth century. Today the Jewish population is about 18,000 nationally, with around 3000 in southern Sweden.
“Jews came to Sweden to get away from persecution, and now they find it is no longer a safe haven,” said Rabbi Shneur Kesselman, 31. “That is a horrible feeling.”
One who has had enough is Marcus Eilenberg, a 32-year-old Malmo-born lawyer, who is moving to Israel in April with his young family.
"Malmo has really changed in the past year," he said. "I am optimistic by nature, but I have no faith in a future here for my children. There is definitely a threat.
"It started during the Gaza war when Jewish demonstrators were attacked. It was a horrible feeling, being attacked in your own city. Just as bad was the realisation that we were not being protected by our own leaders."
Mr Eilenberg said he and his wife considered moving to Stockholm where Jews feel safer than in Malmo. "But we decided not to because in five years time I think it will be just as bad there," he said.
"This is happening all over Europe. I have cousins who are leaving their homes in Amsterdam and France for the same reason as me."
Malmo's Jews are not the only ones to suffer hate crimes.
At the city's Islamic Centre, the director Bejzat Becirov pointed out a bullet hole in the window behind the main reception desk.
Mr Becirov, who arrived in 1962 from the former Yugoslavia, said that windows were regularly smashed, pig's heads had been left outside the mosque, and outbuildings burnt down - probably the acts of Neo-Nazis who have also baited Jews in the past.
He said that the harassment of Jews by some young Muslims was "embarrassing" to his community. Many of them are unemployed and confined to life on bleak estates where the Scandinavian dream of prosperity and equality seemed far away.
For many of Malmo's white Swedish population, meanwhile, the racial problems are bewildering after years of liberal immigration policies.
"I first encountered race hatred when I was an au pair in England and I was shocked," said Mrs Popinski's friend Ulla-Lena Cavling, 72, a retired teacher.
"I thought 'this couldn't happen in Sweden'. Now I know otherwise."
The Telegraph


Police are urging football fans to help kick out homophobia from the game as part of LGBT History Month this February. The Justin Campaign, named after the only out gay footballer, Justin Fashanu, has announced an international day against homophobia in football will be held today. Organisers' want to raise awareness of the problem in the sport and police are supporting the campaign and hope it will encourage victims of hate crime to come forward. Police are also seeking the support of football clubs to include anti-homophobia messages in their programmes to help to raise awareness about the issue. Research by Stonewall last year found most fans had heard homophobic abuse at games. Darren Ollerton, campaign director, said: "Every year on February 19th the campaign will celebrate the day by following Justin Fashanu's career throughout the years and engaging with each team and their community along the way. "Let's hope when the campaign reaches the end of the timeline we will have witnessed some much-needed change in the way gay and bi men in professional and amateur football are perceived and treated." Insp. Sue Bushell from Lancashire Constabulary's Community Cohesion and Diversity Unit said: "It's important to have one day out of each year when clubs and supporters are able to unite in opposing hate and intolerance in their national sport. "Unfortunately, not everyone we come into contact with shares our views, values and beliefs. However, some people take this to the extreme and cause a lot of distress as a result. This kind of activity could be classed by the Constabulary as a hate incident or hate crime and we will not tolerate it. "Anyone can be a victim of hate crime and unfortunately, if it isn't reported it can go on for some time.
"We appreciate that reporting these types of incidents and crimes isn't easy which is why we have dedicated officers in place to help you, including specialist Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers in every divisional area to assist with any incidents that are reported to the police that have a homophobic nature."
The Burnley Express


Hate crimes have rocketed by almost 300% in Derry, the latest PSNI figures reveal. Foyle MP Mark Durkan last night said the shock statistics - contained in the PSNI's Hate Incidents and Crimes Quarterly Update - were deeply worrying. The PSNI figures show alarming rises in the number of incidents motivated by sectarian, racist or homophobic prejudice, with 20 incidents reported to police each week in the city. Mr Durkan said hate crimes "run against every good instinct of the people of Derry" and commended the PSNI for making good progress in encouraging victims to come forward. " It is essential that those efforts are maintained and stepped up in light of these figures. I will certainly be raising these matters with the local District Commander," he said. The figures show a total of 123 incidents were reported between April and September of last year, compared to only 45 incidents in the same period in 2008. Of those incidents 90 were reported as sectarian, 23 as racially motivated and ten as being of a homophobic nature. Compared to the same period in 2008, racially motivated incidents have soared by a massive 187%, sectarian incidents by 173% and homophobic incidents have increased by 150%. Mr Durkan said it was vital people learned to "respect and value difference and diversity." "These statistics should focus us on the need for progress on a shared future for everyone which attracts real government actions and interventions. This whole area must also be a priority for the new Justice Minister once he or she assumes office."

Meanwhile police in Derry have called for increased community support in tackling hate crimes. A spokeswoman for the police in Derry said the PSNI take hate crimes "very seriously". "We are committed to doing everything in our power to prevent them occurring and when they do occur bringing those responsible before the courts. However police cannot work in isolation and we need the support of the community to help stamp out hate crime and show our children that tolerance and understanding is the only way forward," she said.

The Derry Journal


Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel is to be freed from prison on March 1, after serving out his five-year sentence, according to an Internet message from his wife. Zundel, 69, was jailed in Germany for five years in 2007 for inciting racial hatred. He was extradited in 2005 from Canada, where he had lived for decades. Two years spent behind bars before his trial were counted as part of his sentence. A website devoted to Zundel now carries a message from his wife Ingrid Zundel, which says he is scheduled to be released from prison. Ernst Zundel repeatedly denied key historical facts of the Holocaust, penning a book titled The Hitler We Loved and Why, describing the Nazi leader as a "man of peace" and helping to disseminate a range of anti-Semitic literature. Denying that the Holocaust took place, or questioning key elements such as that six million Jews died, is illegal in Germany and Austria. Renegade British bishop Richard Williamson, meanwhile, is due to face trial in Germany on April 16 after refusing to pay a fine for saying that "not one Jew" was killed in the gas chambers.

The Associated Press

Campaigners stage anti-racism demo in Edinburgh

Thousands of anti-racism campaigners have staged a demonstration and march through the centre of Edinburgh.
It was arranged in response to a threatened protest by the Scottish Defence League - a right-wing group claiming to oppose Islamic militancy.
There were minor skirmishes as anti-fascist protesters tried to enter a bar on the Royal Mile where they believed members of the SDL had gathered.
Police confirmed that five arrests were made for public order offences.
About 90 people were kept inside Jenny Ha's pub, opposite the Scottish Parliament, by police who blocked the doors and sealed off the area to stop the rival groups clashing.
They were later taken from the building and put onto buses which then left the city.
More than 700 officers were deployed to police the event. Assistant Chief Constable Iain Livingstone, of Lothian and Borders Police, said he was pleased no major problems occurred and he thanked members of the public for their co-operation.
It is understood extra officers from Northumbria Police in England had been drafted in to help.
Student protester James Nesbitt, 23, from Glasgow, said: "We had spotters out across the city looking for fascists in pubs. We got here quickly but the police are doing everything they can to keep us away from them.
"We're here because people are frightened with the developments in the far-right."
Politicians, trade unionists and faith representatives taking part in the Scotland United rally gathered at the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens ahead of a march through the city centre to the Meadows.
Organisers said about 2,000 people took part in the demonstration.

'Further humiliation'
Lawyer Aamer Anwar said that the march would serve as a warning to the SDL to "stay away".
Another of the organisers, Osama Saeed of the Scottish-Islamic Foundation, said: "Today is a further humiliation for the SDL. They only got ten minutes in the rain last November in Glasgow. They didn't even get that today.
"This is only due to good people coming out in numbers to take over Edinburgh's streets. The threat from the far-right cannot be ignored and simply wished away."
Speaking before the demonstration Supt Lesley Clark, of Lothian and Borders Police, said: "We will facilitate peaceful protest and we are confident we have contingency plans in place to respond promptly to any emerging issues.
"We been advising businesses in the city centre and engaging with the many diverse communities who live and work in Edinburgh.
"We have been reassuring people that while we have no reason to believe there will be any cause for concern, we will take appropriate action to deal with any anti-social behaviour and criminal activity."
Justice secretary and MSP for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, Kenny MacAskill, said: "This capital has a proud record of being open to all, and racism has no place here or in modern society.
"The vast majority of people in Scotland embrace equality, diversity and the idea of a one Scotland, many cultures.
"Today is about making a stand against those who would seek to divide and saying to them that their views are not welcome, as well as showing to the world that Scotland will not tolerate such views."
Scottish Labour leader Iain Gray, who also attended the march, said: "The message from today's rally was up-beat and clear - Scotland will never stand by and allow hatred and bigotry to have its day.
"Scotland is an open, tolerant country. There is no place for - and Scotland will give no platform to - those who would divide our communities and attack our citizens.
"It is right that politicians of all parties work together to stop the rise of extremists."
The English Defence League has held several demonstrations, including events in London, Manchester and Leeds.
The group describes accusations of racism or fascism as "flat-out untrue".
The SDL was formed in protest against Muslim "extremists" and "jihadists", the group has said.

BBC News

Scotland wants new law to tackle internet stalkers

Ministers in Scotland are considering a new law which would help stop people stalking and harassing their victims by text or online.
Currently those who behave in such a way face a breach of the peace charge.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill wants a new offence outlawing "threatening, alarming or distressing behaviour".
The government will seek to change this by lodging an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill, which is going through parliament.
Once the new powers are enshrined in law they will give prosecutors the ability to act against stalkers who send threatening messages via email, text, phone calls and on internet sites such as Facebook.

'No escape'
Mr MacAskill said: "Stalking can be a deeply frightening crime for victims and we want to ensure that the small minority of perpetrators who engage in this criminal activity are brought to justice.
"We want to send out the message loud and clear that if you carry out this offence, there will be no escape, there will be no wriggle room to exploit and you will be met with by the full force of law."
A government spokesman said the proposed offence would cover not only the sending of threatening or harassing emails, text messages or phone calls, but also persistent following, pursuing or spying on someone.
He added that the new offence would also ensure that prosecutors can take action in other areas, such as incidents of domestic abuse that take place in isolated locations.
BBC News