Prominent, far-right activist of “Nationalist, Fascist and supporter of White Rights” arrested for sending 2500 anti-semitic tweets to MP

February 16, 2015 8:17 pm

A prominent, far-right activist who styles himself as a “Nationalist,
Fascist and supporter of White Rights” has been arrested following a
police investigation into anti-Semitic tweets sent to a Member of
’s arrest follows allegations of
online abuse aimed at Luciana Berger, Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree.
Ms Berger revealed in December that she had received 2500 anti-Semitic
tweets in just three days.

A photo of Joshua Bonehill from his Twitter profile.
Mr Bonehill, 22, is the organiser of
an anti-Jewish rally planned for the Stamford Hill area of north London-
known for its large Jewish population – next month.
In a blog
post about his arrest, Mr Bonehill revealed that police had banned him
from travelling inside the M25 as part of his bail conditions, which
could keep him away from the rally on March 22.
He wrote: “The
police officers told me that I was to be arrested for 1 count of racial
hate, 1 count of political harassment and one count of malicious
communications, at this point, I could only assume that it was to do
with liberate stamford hill.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Officers investigating
allegations of malicious communications sent to a Member of Parliament
via a social-media network have arrested a man.
“The man, aged
22, was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment and
malicious communications at an address in Yeovil, Somerset on Friday 13
February 2015. He was bailed to a west London Police station until the
end of March.”
There is increased concern over anti-Semitism in
the UK after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris which included a
shooting at a Jewish bakery.
A report by the Jewish security
charity Community Security Trust (CST) revealed 1200 anti-Semitic
incidents were reported to them during 2014 – more than double the
figure from the previous year. A fifth of the incidents were threats or
abuse via social media.
A CST spokesman said yesterday: “We welcome this arrest and hope this puts an end to his supposed march in Stamford Hill.
“We’re pleased to see hate on social media is being taken seriously by the authorities,” he added.

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