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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Hitler images posted on Facebook were offensive and caused distress (UK)

A 26-year-old man posted pictures of Adolf Hitler on Facebook in revenge for being dumped by his girlfriend for an Asian man.

Zack Timms posted messages on the social networking site amounting to threats of violence.

He wrote: “Can’t wait to have it out with Paki man – see you soon, safe.

Then: “Can’t wait to see my Bradford man defo going to be a knockout for Ronkswood lad.”

He also changed his profile picture to Hitler giving the Nazi salute.

Timms said he had posted the messages after he was threatened in the street by the partner of his ex-girlfriend. Timms of Canterbury Road, Ronkswood, Worcester, was arrested after the posts made on Tuesday, June 15, came to the attention of the woman’s sister. He deleted the messages soon after posting them.
But a visit to his Facebook page on the day of his court appearence showed that his profile picture displayed a stylised knight with a Nazi swastika and his political views were listed as “anti-Muslims”.

There were also pictures of the neo-Nazi group Combat 18’s logo and an image showing a man with his fist in the air and the words “white power”.

Matt Dodson, prosecuting, said: “His ex-girlfriend’s sister told her Timms had updated his Facebook page.

“She had been in a relationship with Timms for two weeks but that ended when she got back with her former partner.”
Timms was detained initially for harassment but was charged with making offensive communications.

He admitted the charge at Worcester Magistrates Court. During a police interview Timms told officers he had been threatened in the street by three Asian men and accused his ex-girlfriend’s partner of being one of the group.

He told officers he was “angered” by the incident and posted the messages in order “to wind him up”.

Barry Newton said his client had taken the break-up “badly” and had made a “stupid” mistake posting the messages.

Roger Warrington, the chairman of the magistrates, described Timms’ actions as “offensive” and said they “caused distress”.

He was ordered to pay £75 compensation and £85 costs.

Worcester News

Dutch Establishment Rejects Election Results

Dutch Queen Beatrix does not like Member of Parliament Geert Wilders, the winner of the recent elections in the Netherlands; she is attempting to prevent the formation of a right-wing coalition that includes him.

The maneuvers to exclude Mr. Wilders have angered ordinary Dutchmen. Asked to comment on television, many voters could be heard complaining, "What is the use of going to vote when we are not listened to anyway?"
June's general elections in the Netherlands resulted in a clear victory for the right. The Dutch Constitution, however, grants the Queen the power to appoint a person (or persons) of her choice to initiate and direct negotiations for the formation of a government coalition. By appointing the Labor politician Herman Tjeenk Willink to the position of formation facilitator, the Queen has made it clear that she wants a coalition that includes the Labor Party and excludes the Freedom Party of Geert Wilders.

An opinion poll taken last week shows that the Christian-Democrats would fall to the historic low level of 17 seats, while Mr. Wilders' PVV would become the largest party in the country with 30 seats, ahead of the Liberals (28 seats) and Labor (27 seats).

Following the elections, Mr. Wilders said: "We want to be part of the new government. More security, less crime, less immigration, less Islam – that is what the Netherlands has chosen … I don't think other parties can ignore us." He seems, however, to have overlooked the power of the monarch.

For months, rumors have been circulating that the 72-year old Queen has postponed resigning in favor of her son, 43-year old Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange, until after the 2010 elections because she wants to thwart Mr. Wilders' governmental ambitions. Although unelected, the Dutch monarch plays the decisive role in the government formation, and can easily bypass the electorate. This week, Afshin Ellian, a 44-year old Dutch professor of law at Leiden University, criticized the Queen for her role in obstructing a right-wing government.

Prof. Ellian came to the Netherlands in 1989 as a political refugee from Iran. He is a human rights activist and one of the Netherlands' most outspoken critics of Islam. "Sometimes one learns more about political and constitutional realities in two weeks than other times in decades," Ellian wrote on his blog. "Queen Beatrix," he said," has lost her impartiality in the eyes of many right-wing Dutchmen, The major winners of the past elections, namely the VVD and the PVV, have not been able to play a decisive role in the formation of a new cabinet."

On June 9, 2010, the Liberal VVD became the largest party in the Netherlands. It won 31 of the 150 seats in the Dutch House of Representatives, compared to 22 in the 2006 general election. The largest winner of the election, however, was the PVV, the Freedom Party of Geert Wilders, which won 24 seats, compared to only 9 in 2006. The parties of the resigning center-left coalition of Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende suffered considerable losses. Mr. Balkenende's own Christian-Democrat CDA fell to 21 seats from 41; the Labor Party fell to 30 seats from 33; and the Christian Union (CU) fell to 5 seats from 6.

Theoretically, the electorate's major swing to the right allows VVD-leader Mark Rutte to form a government with Mr. Wilders' PVV and the Christian-Democrats. This coalition would have 76 of the 150 seats and could count on the support of the small right-wing Protestant party SGP (2 seats) and perhaps even the CU (5 seats). Such a VVD-PVV-CDA coalition is that preferred by Mr. Rutte and also by the Dutch electorate. As this coalition would, however, be critical of immigration, multiculturalism, Islam, and the centralization projects of the European Union, while also being one the most pro-Israeli governments in the world, the Dutch political establishment is dreading a Rutte-Wilders cabinet.

Consequently, the CDA, which, as one of the Netherlands' traditional government parties closely linked to the Dutch establishment, was reluctant to start negotiations with VVD and PVV. Some in the CDA, moreover, argue that the CDA, as the greatest loser of the elections, should go into opposition. By appointing Herman Tjeenk Willink as her informer and representative in the coalition talks, the Queen has made it clear that she wants Labor to be part of the coalition. Before the elections, Labor explicitly stated that it would not form a government with the PVV. With the Labor politician Tjeenk Willink in the key role, it is obvious that the Queen is directing the Netherlands towards her own preference: a centrist coalition of Liberals, Laborites and Christian-Democrats. Such a coalition would have 82 seats. If the CDA preferred to join the opposition, a leftist coalition -- of Liberals, Laborites, and the left-liberals of D66 and the Green Left Party -- would be another possibility (81 seats). Another alternative, in case Mr. Rutte refuses to go along with the Queen's schemes, would be a leftist coalition of Laborites, Christian-Democrats, D66, the Greens and the CU (76 seats).

"The elite of the Left and the regents absolutely want to avoid the risk of a cabinet with Wilders," writes Prof. Ellian. "Wilders has been preliminarily excluded without the elite even considering negotiations with him." Ellian further points out that this is not just an injustice to Mr. Wilders, but also to his 1.5 million voters "who have been excluded from an important political process without as much as one relevant argument."

Mr. Tjeenk Willink, says Prof. Ellian, is now the Dutch "Viceroy," who has to neutralize both Messrs. Wilders and Rutte. The former because his outspokenness on issues such as Islam has made him unacceptable to the Dutch ruling establishment and the international elite; the latter because he has stated that his political priorities include an economic austerity program and a reduction of immigration levels.

Consequently, Queen Beatrix and her advisor Tjeenk Willink must maneuver very carefully. If they fail to put together a government without the PVV, there might be new elections, resulting in such a strong position for Mr. Wilders that one will not be able to exclude him

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Man in degrading assault by teenage girls in Arbroath, Scotland

Two teenage girls carried out a prolonged "degrading" assault on a vulnerable young man, Arbroath Sheriff Court has heard.

Paige Sharp, 16, and Danielle Sinclair, 17, admitted assaulting the 21-year-old man, who suffered from learning difficulties.

The victim suffered 16 separate injuries during the incident in Arbroath in March.
Both girls were remanded in custody and sentencing was deferred until Thursday.

One of the lawyers in the case said it was a "sordid and squalid" tale.

The public benches were cleared as a video recording taken on a mobile phone during the assault by an unnamed witness was shown to the court.

It showed the 21-year-old man being beaten and sworn at.

He was then sexually assaulted with a vacuum cleaner and was heard to shout and scream.

The court heard Sharp, who was only 15 at the time, and Sinclair launched their attack because they believed their victim had sexually assaulted Sinclair.

It also heard drink and drugs had been taken, including mephedrone, but apparently not by Sinclair.

The victim himself told police he was "wasted" on "Bubbles" - the street name for mephedrone - and on cannabis at the time of the assault.

Lawyers for both girls told Arbroath Sheriff Court they were deeply ashamed of what they had done and had pleaded guilty to the assault.

Sheriff Kevin Veal told the girls they had subjected their victim to "degrading" and "demeaning" actions.

BBC News

Boasting far right BNP chief says centre is in profit (UK)

BNP chief Nick Griffin is boasting that its call centre in Belfast has made a profit of nearly a quarter of a  million pounds.

Griffin revealed details of the party’s funds in an email sent to the media this week charting his party’s success.

And he says it’s all down to the success of the east Belfast-based call centre which is run by his sidekick Jim Dowson and where Griffin’s daughter Jennifer also works.

“The Belfast call centre is very popular with many ordinary people (especially the elderly or those living a long way from an active branch) who find it helps them keep in touch with the party,” says Griffin.

“The friendly personal touch was particularly noted during last winter’s bitter cold, when our call centre staff telephoned every single pensioner member to ask if they were alright or if they needed any help from a local party official.

“What is less well known is just how much ‘Belfast’ contributes financially to the well being of the British National Party.

“With BNP’s 2009 accounts now effectively complete we can reveal exclusively that the call centre has brought into the party an amazing £359,000 in first 15 months of operation.

“With big peaks during the European and General Elections, the average monthly income has been £26,330 at an average monthly running cost (including all set up costs, wages, line rentals, etc) of £8,000.

“The Belfast call centre has already made the BNP a direct profit of £223,000.”

And he praises his Belfast boss Jim Dowson who told porkies to the Press Complaints Commission that he was not a member of the BNP even though we had footage of him delivering a right wing speech to a BNP gathering two months ago.

“So well done to Jim Dowson for guiding us through the immensely complicated task of sourcing the right technology and setting up the whole operation, and to all the staff who have worked so hard to make the call centre such a success,” he says.

Griffin’s praise for the call centre is in stark contrast to May when the Belfast staff were blamed for a “cock up” at the General Election where the party fielded 339 candidates

They were accused of printing millions of leaflets which had an old text number printed on it.

The Sunday World was first to reveal that the BNP had secretly set up a call centre in Dundonald, east Belfast.

Jim Dowson denied any involvement even though we had clear evidence and sent a letter to the PCC press watchdog.

“They allege that I am a BNP life member when I have never been a member of the party ever in my life!” he wrote.

However, the Sunday World was sent a video by Searchlight magazine showing Jim praising the racist party and urging people to join up. And he’s even captioned ‘North West Fundraiser’.

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90-year-old Nazi suspect Adolf Storms dies (Germany)

A 90-year-old former SS sergeant who was No. 4 on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most-wanted  Nazi war crimes suspects has died before he could be brought to trial, German authorities said Tuesday.

Adolf Storms died at his home in the western city of Duisburg on June 28, Dortmund prosecutor Andreas Brendel said. He said he did not know the exact cause of death.

Brendel's office charged Storms in November with 58 counts of murder for his alleged involvement in a massacre of Jewish forced laborers in a forest near the Austrian village of Deutsch Schuetzen.

Storms and other unidentified accomplices were accused of forcing at least 57 of the Jewish laborers to hand over their valuables and kneel by a grave before fatally shooting them from behind.

A day after the March 29, 1945 massacre, Storms was alleged to have shot another Jew who could no longer walk during a forced march in Austria from Deutsch Schuetzen to the village of Hartberg.

Several former members of the Hitler Youth who were helping the SS guard the prisoners on the march provided witness statements, and Brendel said he thought he had strong evidence against Storms.

"I would have liked to have tried the case," he said.

Efraim Zuroff, the top Nazi hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said Storms' death before a trial could begin was a "classic example" of the challenges his office and prosecutors face today in continuing to pursue suspects more than six decades after the end of World War II.

"At least he was under investigation and faced indictment," Zuroff said in a telephone interview from Jerusalem.

Storms worked unnoticed for decades as a train station manager until a University of Vienna student doing undergraduate research uncovered his alleged involvement in the wartime massacre.

The student and his professor, Walter Manoschek, tracked him down and Manoschek then visited Storms several times. The professor conducted about 12 hours of interviews in which Storms repeatedly said that he does not remember the killings.

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