There is a great deal to condemn about the BNP, a white separatist party with a history of neo-Nazi dalliances. But this is a free speech issue, and if even the obnoxious don’t have it, no one has it.
LONDON (AFP) – The leader of the rightwing British National Party(BNP), Nick Griffin, was arrested Tuesday after he called Islam a “vicious, wicked faith” in a television documentary.
Griffin, 45, was arrested on suspicion of “incitement to commit racial hatred” and held for questioning by police in northern England before he was released on bail several hours later.
When asked if he considered Islam a “vicious, wicked faith”, Griffin urged reporters to study the Koran for themselves before saying: “There are aspects of that religion which are wicked.”