Five men were arrested today by anti-terror police on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on the internet.

All five are believed to be associated with the North West Infidels, a splinter group with links to the far-right English Defence League.

More than 100 of the group’s members protested in Rochdale earlier this year.

In a separate incident, members also climbed onto the roof of Bury Town Hall and staged a four-hour protest.

Raids at addresses were carried out early this morning by the North East Counter-Terrorism Unit.

All five men, who have not been named, were arrested on suspicion of offences under the Public Order Act, publishing or distributing written material which may stir up racial hatred.

It is understood that investigations are focusing on messages posted on social networking site Facebook.

Two houses are also being searched.

A 43-year-old man from North Tyneside, Northumbria, a 46-year-old man from County Durham, an 18-year-old man from Birkenhead, Merseyside, a 21-year-old man from Barnsley, South Yorkshire and a 56-year-old man from Holloway, London, were all arrested.

In a statement, a spokesman for the North East Counter-Terrorism Unit, said: “All five men have been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Public Order Act, publishing or distributing written material which may stir up racial hatred. They have been taken to local police stations for interviewing.

“Searches have now begun at the addresses, together with searches at an address in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire and in Leeds, West Yorkshire.”

Computers and mobile phones are believed to have been seized in the raids. The group says they ‘demonstrate against immigration, EU membership and multiculturalism’.

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  • Hirschibold

    “All five men, who have not been named, were arrested on suspicion of
    offences under the Public Order Act, publishing or distributing written
    material which may stir up racial hatred.”

    I’m wiling to bet that in his second term, Obama and his SCOTUS and DOJ cronies can ram through something similar. “Never let a crisis go to waste,” as Rahm Emmanuel once said. All they need is a Mestizo to shoot a black teen, and with the complicity of the MSM they can parlay that teachable moment into legislation, and what the heck, maybe even a national holiday.

    • I suspect that the defeat of free speech in the USA will simply be through judicial revision: a person will take offense and feel “intimidated”, “harassed”, or “threatened” by someone’s posting or words and arrests will be made. Add hate-crime enhancement, and what we write here could land us more than three years.

      • anonymous_amren

        I’m writing via TOR, so it can’t be traced to me.

        •  Precautions can be taken, but how would public figures like Jared Taylor be protected? Or lesser ones, like myself? I have no fear of persecution: I have made my choices, and the movement is my purpose. I’d still rather not have to worry about such things. 

      •  The goal is not to post on the internet. The goal is to take real action irl. NOT warn what your actions shall be so you are subsequently punished for words, before you’ve actually “done” a thing.

        The most important goal is eradicating a leftist liberal government choked by fascists that makes you feel HUNTED in the first place.

        Here in America, we have the 2nd Amendment for use against an UN-Free State.

  • SintiriNikos

    Let me get this straight. These guys got arrested for criticizing immigration policy, multiculturalism, and EU membership?

    The Brits were the ultimate warriors against the Nazis in WW2. Now I know why. They couldn’t stand the competition. The most Nazi state in the western world, bar none.

    • So criticizing immigration policy, multiculturalism and EU membership qualifies one to be a NAZI?   WOW. No concentration camps, firing squads or ovens required? Do you think you might be letting the actual nazi’s off a little easy?

      • SintiriNikos

        You misunderstood me. I meant the State is Nazi for criminalizing the free speech of these right wingers. I can see how somebody might misconstrue my words however, given these are right wingers and we all know they must be Nazis. (sarcasm)

      • robinbishop34

        One should understand the complex chain of events that led to the emergence of the Third Reich before defaulting to the much embellished Soviet/Hollywood propaganda narrative of ‘ovens and firing squads.’

        Germany was economically crippled by the Versailles Treaty, subject to international law that had carved up parts of the country, and had the communists trying to take control — just as they’d been doing in the East prior to the war.

        As far as detainees are concerned under the National Socialist German Worker’s party (the Nazis), a comprehensive 3 volume report of the International Committee of the Red Cross on its Activities during the Second World War, Geneva, 1948 first clarifies the legitimate circumstances under which Jews were detained in internment camps, i.e. as enemy aliens.

        In describing the two categories of civilian internees, the Report distinguishes the second type as “Civilians deported on administrative grounds (in German, “Schutzhäftlinge”), who were arrested for political motives because their presence was considered a danger to the State or the occupation forces” (Vol. 111, p. 73). These persons, it continues, “were placed on the same footing as persons arrested or imprisoned under common law for security reasons.” (P.74).

        In other words, they were detained because they were Bolshevik subversives who were working tirelessly to bring down the legacy of the Holy Roman Empire, while Hitler had plans of resurrecting it.

  • These are the criminals the UK anti-Whites care about.

    Oooh, naughty thing on Facebook!

    They’d have to lock me up and throw away the key if I ever went to Britain for the things I’ve said in AmRen comments alone and this is G-rated Hunter Morrow.

    You can’t get anywhere without freedom of speech, which is why things like the Public Order Act are so fearsome. Don’t titter and think it can’t happen in America. It is happening right now.

     

    •  I am sure you are already on their secret list of people banned from entering the UK.

  • George Orwell knew his country when he wrote 1984.

    It’s not just the draconian laws; it’s the “terror police” sent to enforce them. They are conflating the most trivial type of crime — a “speech crime”, political crime, whatever you want to call it, in other words, just someone saying something that for whatever reason it is against the law to say — with terrorism, the most heinous crime imaginable because real terrorism results in mass-casualties, it is the ultimate act of extreme-violence. It’s pure double speak.

  • libertarian4339

    “All five men, who have not been named, were arrested on suspicion of offences under the Public Order Act, publishing or distributing written material which may stir up racial hatred.”

    I hope the British Gestapo is gearing up for more protests from the right, because as the bond payments by Britain, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Ireland get increasingly harder to pay,  and more drastic austerity cuts go into effect, the entire EU is going to be embroiled in tumultuous riots that will soon be directed at the ungrateful immigrants who are draining the coffers dry with huge social payments.

    Spain probably will be next,  with Italy not far behind.  Then Greece again as soon as the next bond payments come up in a few more months.

    But it will be Spain and Italy that will collapse the EU.  Those economies compared to Greece are as an elephant compared to a mouse.

    And as the EU goes, so goes the protection given to refugees and illegal immigrants.

    But when the situation reaches that point, the populations won’t give a rap for regulations anyway and will be in the process of making their own.

    And since the EU and the US are so closely connected, especially the banking systems, the US will be a domino in line with all the other EU countries.  Only when it falls over the entire world will be in dire straits.

  • Seek

    It makes you wonder:  If these types were in power in 1968 when Enoch Powell gave his magnificent “Rivers of Blood” speech (many of them were in power, actually), would they have arrested him as well?  It’s an outrage that white Britons today are treated as criminals by their own government for some commonsensical Facebook posts.  Why doesn’t Prime Minister Cameron have at least a few things to say about this?  We know the Monarchy will be silent. 

    •  There were calls for his arrest, but I think arresting a sitting MP (then one of the most popular politicians in the UK) would have been difficult.

  • JohnEngelman

    I wonder if Islamic fanatics living in England are scrutinized as closely. 
     
    Unless these guys were advocating violence I do not see what the problem was. 

  • Diamond_Lil

    The Saudi’s and several other middle-eastern countries know they have hit peak oil and in approximately 50 years or so will be faced with returning to their previous bedouin lifesytle for which their citizenry is no longer equipped to deal with.  Their only chance is to rapidly Islamize western countries and claim that which they had no part in creating.  I can’t understand what’s in it for the European traitors that go after their own while willingly handing over their country to the towel heads. 

  • redshirts

    My White privilege stirs up racial hatred. 

    I am hated, mocked, oppressed, marginalized, proscribed, fired, and prosecuted under a Diversity Bill of Attainders that gives me no recourse in law.  White skin is evidence of guilt.

    “Integration, Civil Rights, and Affirmative Action are all hate crimes against Whiteness. Negro rapists attack White girls because in the voodoo mind of Diversity, White skin is implied consent.” 

    -Rev. Jed DeValleyism, “The Diversity has a plan for your daughter and knows where she lives,” 1999 

  • It’s the English authorities that are ones acting like Nazi’s

    • Paul

      If they acted like Nazis you’d have a clean city with no Pakistanis. Do you have any clue at all what you are saying?

      •  How many foreign workers were brought into German factories during the war?

  • IstvanIN

    I doubt the UK is 92% white let alone England.

    • KenelmDigby

      You are correct Istvan.

    •   You are correct IstvanIN, it is not 92%.

      A ‘this is London’ newspaper article from May 2011
      informed us that 1 in 6 people in England and Wales are “non-white”.

      It
      is unclear whether that somehow includes Eastern Europeans – as in
      “non-white British” being the benchmark – but I believe it is the case that around
      1:6 are now ‘non-white’ irrespective of any Eastern Europeans.

      I especially consider this to be the case, seeing as that even if the
      figures did include Poles and Lithuanian immigrants, the official
      statistics are nowhere near, absolutely nowhere near, that of reality. 

      For example, there are an estimated 1.1 Million illegal immigrants in England and
      Wales about a decade ago – and by now, their countless offspring too.

      If 1 in 6 are non-white, that is 16.67% of the population. (1 divided by 6, times 100). Making the indigenous white Briton 83.3% (and rapidly declining).

      We have pretty much lost London, Birmingham, Luton, Leicester, Bradford, Oldham and Blackburn, and even places like Bristol, Sunderland, are starting to see a rapid change.

      The 2001 census is not only flawed, but also long since rendered out of
      date. The news headlines in some of the British press in May 2011 had
      worked out that there had been a whopping 40% rise in ‘ethnic
      minorities’ in the space of 8 years.

      Yes, 40% rise in just 8 years!!

      In 2005 we had the official news that ethnic minorities (non-whites
      specifically) accounted for over 33% of the under five age range in England and Wales. That was government statistics, so place your bets on the real figure being at least 37%.

      When that group has children of their own, surely it is “game over” for the indigenous British? (If not already).  People always crow about what is coming in, but what is already here will still see us off. It is only a matter of decades or a matter of time either way. Quick, or less quick. Not much of an option.

  • anarchyst

    The same thing happens to those who question any aspect of the jewish “holocaust”.

  • Based on Churchill’s “Keep England White!” statements, I don’t think it was.  I think it is a flaw in the pro-German argument: if Churchill was part of a vile conspiracy to destroy Hitler and the Western Civilization, why would he sully his name for posterity with such a statement?

  • Natassia

    Okay, I only thought this thing could happen in Orwell books…or in China.

  • KenelmDigby

    Resembles the former Soviet Union rather than the land of Burke, Wilkes and liberal democracy.
    I wager that modern China is more liberal in dealing with dissent than modern Britain.

  • KenelmDigby

    How dare do the BBC (Britain’s state run broadcasting system) run regular news bulletins and documentaries criticising China for abusing political dissidents?
    In fact the treatment meted out to Chinese dissidents is more humane than this.
    How dare British politicians criticise China for censoring the internet?

  • anonymous_amren

    We need to lean on “human rights” groups like Amnesty International. http://www.amnesty.org.uk/
    I’m going to make a complaint to them, and I recommend others do likewise. Keeping the pressure up on these groups would make a bigger difference than you realise.

  •  I think ‘dupe’ is close to the fact. He lacked the vision and clarity to see what would come in the aftermath of the war. He was, however, a genuine conservative. I still admire him for having advocated intervention during the Russian Civil War: if he had won out and Bolshevism was “strangled in the cradle”, it would have been the best outcome of all. His support for the Poles in their war against the Soviets in the 20’s was also a positive.

    I also admire his support for the Greeks in the two wars against the Turks, despite the fact that the Gallipoli campaign would turn out to be a fiasco. The final Greek defeat was a disaster for all of Western Civilization, and the Turkish occupation of Thrace and Constantinople remains an outrage.

    FDR I see as a much worse figure.

    I agree fully that the surrender of E.Europe to the Soviets was a terrible outcome, but Hitler was still an aggressor and his war against Poland was illegitimate.

    The Western Allies and the Germans and their allies should have worked out a seperate peace and united against the Bolsheviks. The stubbornness of Hitler, Churchill, and FDR made this impossible. As it was, Stalin and Mao were the only winners of WWII. The point of the war in Europe was to preserve the freedom and independence of Poland: the result was a total failure for the Western Allies.

  •  DC is actually fairly “white” (i.e., full of deracinated liberals). Blacks are just more visible because they are often doing public jobs or simply hanging out/panhandling all over. They are not a plurality or majority of the population anymore though.

    Remember that the whites in England are not necessarily indigenous: East Euros and Irish are probably around 5% each.

  • No, but I don’t think Tartars or Albanians are much better. And they are ridiculously above Slavs in the Nazi racial hierarchy. Shiptars don’t have clean cities either, unless the fact that they scrap every piece of metal they can carry counts for something.

    The point is that if the Nazis would bring “subhumans” into their cities during the war, then they were compromising their integrity as nationalists.

  • The__Bobster

    The villains in “1984” weren’t Nazis, but they engaged in this sort of behavior.

  • Shawn_thefemale

    Do the British really spell defence with a ‘c’, or is it like America and 3/4 of the gradumacants can’t spell beyond a 5th grade level?

  • robinbishop34

    I understand what you’re saying but with all due respect I’m not debating ‘holocaust denial,’ I’m simply stating historical fact.

    In regards to Churchill fighting off an Aryan attack, that was entirely his choice.

  • MekongDelta69

    Offences under the Public Order Act

    Paging George Orwell…

  • loyalwhitebriton

    One of the fives’s last post’s on his facebook page was:

    “..heads up if you posted anything you might get in trouble for; delete it now, while you still can, and don’t post anything considered racist folks, you are rsponsible for your own actions..” (Jock).
    http://www.thebritishresistance.co.uk

    This is exactly the sort of communique you would expect from dissidents in Soviet Russia or East Germany.
     Britains Public Order Act was originally set up to curb the excesses of football hooliganism, but since its inception more and more clauses have been added to it so now it is a powerful tool of the state to curb free speech. In todays Britain any deviation from the state approved orthodoxy, even if such deviation is naught but words, will incur the wrath of the “Bully” Boys in Blue, “following orders” and enjoying every second of it, along with a Soviet legislature who gaze on with that spiteful, lip-smacking satisfaction which is such a common trait of those whose politics is based, ultimately, in actual hatred; hatred of nation, tradition, family, and kindred – hatred caused by all of those personal inadequacies and anally retentive petty hang-ups which infect their stinking soul.

    • Sylvie

      One of the fives’s last post’s on his facebook page was:
      “..heads up if you posted anything you might get in trouble for; delete it now, while you still can, and don’t post anything considered racist folks, you are rsponsible for your own actions..” (Jock).

      This is exactly the sort of communique you would expect from dissidents in Soviet Russia or East Germany.
      It is indeed LWB. It has a connotation of dread, the sort of dread one would feel if they were a member of the resistance in an occupied country ruled by a hostile power with a large and ruthless secret police force.
      Anyone remember the demonstration in London some time ago when muslims held up plackards that said, ‘behead those who insult islam’ and ‘get ready for the real holocaust’?
      Actual threats of violence and genocide made by aliens on the streets of London, with the good ol’ boys in blue looking on. Were any of their homes raided? Utter madness.

  • ageofknowledge

    For some reason, in England, the government appears to have determined in practic that only immigrant groups have the freedom to express themselves however they like.

  • ageofknowledge

    Ad hominem is a bad thing. Agreed. Pat Buchanan supporters were smeared by the left as “nazis” for wanting traditional American values and the older ones in that group put on an American uniform and fought proudly against the nazis in WWII and defeated them. There isn’t a nazi in the entire group so it makes no sense for the left to act like that. But, that’s ad hominem for you.

  • SintiriNikos

    I’d use the term Commie, but then I’d be accused of being a Nazi. Anyway, I meant totalitarian, but I went for Nazi to demonstrate the irony of what the Brits defeated in WW2 and what their society has become.

    • Whitelikeme

      Ironic that you would be defending against political correctness in a thread about political correctness.

    • SintiriNikos

      For whatever reason, I couldn’t reply to Whitelikeme, so here goes. I don’t think this thread is about Political Castration as I call it per se, but your point is well taken. Anyway, I always believe that censorship, if anything, shows that things are not all bad, ie. unlike totalitarian states like the Soviet Union where there was no censorship (since the state produced everything to begin with), authoritarian states like the fascist ones had censorship which showed that not all media was state-run. I believe I read something to this effect in a Joe Sobran column as well, so I am not alone.

  • Impertinent

    Seems to me it’s the EDL that might save the Brits from their slide into suicide.

    They’ll have to go guerilla in order to continue. Amazing that white rights groups are hunted down while the real terrorists in our societies are free to….terrorize.

  • Enoch_Power

    I agree Jack.
    But always remember that the unifying theme of communism, socialism, fascism and national socialism is Karl Marx.  So Nazis and Commies have their roots in Marxism.  They should not been seen as polar extremes.  They are essentially the same.   I prefer to label them all Cultural Marxists – because that is what they are.  

    I am a nationalist.  I oppose Marxism, supremicism and genocide.  ALL people have the right to self determination – free from Marxist tyrrany.     

  • The British state aims at intimidating the population at large into saying anything about the destructive effects of its mass -immigration project. Thus a few unsympathetic cases are targeted and jailed such as the Twitter guy or the tram rant women.  For interesting stuff see my  http://www.davidsfirst.blogspot.com