Prisons put terrorists on waiting list to receive help to deradicalise – The Guardian

‘Convicted terrorists are having to be put on waiting lists for the main government-backed programme that will turn them away from violent extremism, an expert has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2019

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Birmingham mosque attacks: Shia Muslim jailed – BBC News

‘A Shia Muslim has been jailed for three years and nine months for vandalism attacks on five mosques in Birmingham.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2019

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Holocaust denial, hyperlinks and YouTube: Chabloz again – Law & Religion UK

‘Alison Chabloz was convicted in 2018 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court of three offences contrary to s.127(1) of the Communications Act 2003.

On appeal, in R v Alison Chabloz [2019] Southwark Crown Court 13 February, the issue was whether or not the three songs were “grossly offensive” [2]. She lost.

She then sought to appeal by way of case stated; however, following a hearing in May concerned with how the matter should proceed, the judge refused to state a case and indicated that the proper course was for her to seek permission for judicial review of the written ruling. No such application was ever formally made, although written grounds for judicial review were produced in September 2019. In Chabloz v Crown Prosecution Service [2019] EWHC 3094 (Admin), Coulson LJ sets out the rather confusing procedural history of the case at [2]-[5].

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Law & Religion UK, 20th November 2019

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The connection between online hate speech and real-world hate crime – OUP Blog

‘Online hate speech is on the rise. All available academic and government sources indicate a year on year increase in the number of people being exposed to hateful content on social media, online news item comments, and websites. Over half (53%) of UK adult Internet users reported seeing hateful content online in 2018, an increase from 47% in 2017. In 2016, 34% of 12-15-year olds recalled seeing hateful content online. This figure increased to 45% in 2018. Of those who witnessed online hate, less than half took action in relation to the most recent incident.’

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OUP Blog, 12th October 2019

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Man jailed over anti-Muslim Instagram posts alongside topless photos with gun – The Independent

‘A man who posed with a shotgun and urged people to “stand up” against Muslims has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 23rd September 2019

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White supremacist who sent fake anthrax to Queen jailed for 12 years – The Guardian

‘A white supremacist who triggered a full-scale security alert after sending fake anthrax to the Queen with a threatening note saying “the clowns r coming 4 you” has been jailed for 12 and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2019

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War grave vandals to face jail under get-tough sentencing regime – Daily Telegraph

‘Vandals who damage war memorials, gravestones and buildings of historic importance are to face stiffer sentences under new guidelines being handed out to judges and magistrates in England and Wales.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2019

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Lewis Ludlow trial: Man who plotted ‘spectacular’ terror attack on London’s Oxford Street jailed for 15 years – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2019 in Islam, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Lewis Ludlow – nicknamed “The Eagle” – has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years for planning a “spectacular” terror attack on Oxford Street in London.’

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The Independent, 6th March 2019

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Cricklewood Islamic Centre: Man who drove at worshippers jailed – BBC news

‘A man who deliberately drove at worshippers leaving an Islamic community centre has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2019

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Tommy Robinson supporter and convicted rapist jailed for threatening Sajid Javid on Facebook – The Independent

‘A Tommy Robinson supporter and convicted rapist has been jailed for 28 days for posting threatening and abusive comments about home secretary Sajid Javid.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2019

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Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook and Instagram – The Guardian

‘Tommy Robinson, the far-right founder of the English Defence League, has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking policies on hate speech, Facebook said.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2019

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Do Hate Crime Laws Tackle Prejudice Or Are They Symbolic? – Rights Info

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in hate crime, news, prosecutions, racism, religiously aggravated offences, victims by sally

‘The government recently announced proposals to extend hate crime to cover hostility towards women, men and the elderly. But has the legal recognition of ‘hate’ actually helped to address prejudice and victim’s rights?’

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Rights Info, 1st November 2018

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Hate crime linked to religion doubled in three years – Daily Telegraph

‘Hate crime has surged across the country, new figures have revealed, with those directed at people because of their religious beliefs doubling since 2015.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2018

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Britain First leaders jailed: Police release mugshots of Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding because of impact on community – The Independent

Posted March 9th, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, news, photography, religiously aggravated offences by tracey

‘Police have released photos showing the leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First in custody because of the effect their hate crimes had on the local community.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2018

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Britain First leaders jailed for anti-Muslim hate crime – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by tracey

‘The leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First have been jailed for anti-Muslim hate crimes after targeting people they incorrectly believed were involved in an ongoing rape trial.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2018

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Man who shouted anti-semitic abuse at Jewish worshippers has sentence increased – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 5th, 2017 in appeals, hate crime, Judaism, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who shouted antisemitic abuse at Jews on their way to morning prayers has been sentenced to a 12 month community order with 200 unpaid hours of work.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th September 2017

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Schizophrenic ‘Muslim killer’ not guilty by reason of insanity – BBC News

‘A man with schizophrenia who repeatedly stabbed a train passenger after yelling “I want to kill all the Muslims” has been found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.

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BBC News, 22nd August 2017

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Burger van owner prosecuted after going on anti-Islamic rant and refusing to serve a sausage sandwich – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2017 in fines, hate crime, Islam, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences by sally

‘A burger van owner has been prosecuted after he refused to serve a sausage sandwich to a customer who argued against his anti-Islamic views.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2017

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Man jailed for hitting Muslim woman in the face with bacon – The Independent

‘A man who abused two Muslim women before striking one of them in the face with a packet of bacon has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 30th June 2017

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Stalkers facing longer jail terms for torment caused to victims – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2017 in harassment, news, racism, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘The maximum sentence for stalking available to courts in England and Wales is to rise from five years to 10.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2017

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