Thursday, 19 July 2012

Asbo for Nazi Granny from Hell.

You have to wait for years to be able to use a headline like that.
The Portsmouth News recent report of a pensioner firing off anonymous race hate letters is like something out of the 1950s.
She seems to be one of these people who are obsessed by the disappearance of schoolgirl Charlene Downes.The EDL have taken it upon themselves to run a campaign on this  issue. For some months they have been putting out propaganda, to the effect that Charlene Downes was murdered and her body put into a mincer and made into kebabs. The perpetrators  they argue are Muslims.
There are obvious parallels with the blood libel is used against the Jewish community. Anti-Semites used propaganda claiming the Jews murdered gentile children, and used the blood in rituals. This is a clear reworking of an old slander now be used against the Muslim rather the Jewish community.

Please note:Poison Pen letters,ie anonymous hate mail should not be confused with free speech.

ASBO Margaret Walker ASBO Margaret Walker

Grandmother Margaret Walker has been given an Asbo after sending hundreds of racist leaflets to people.

The 73-year-old, who is disabled and walks with a stick, sent the vile abuse anonymously to politicians across the country.
Other targets over the past five years included social services, pubs, a retirement company and Marks & Spencer in Commercial Road.
The pensioner admitted sending the racist letters when she appeared at Fareham Magistrates Court.
In one of Walkers leaflets she raged against people of Jewish and Islamic faiths and praised the brave dogged work of the leader of the far-right British National Party, Nick Griffin and his wonderful dedicated team.

She also hit out at the Prime Minister David Cameron, the media and the police. She was given a month-long interim Asbo and is due back in court next month when magistrates will consider making a full order, which would last for at least two years.
The case was adjourned to give Walker, of Walnut Drive, Fareham, time to seek legal advice.
The leader of Fareham Borough Council Cllr Sean Woodward said: Ive been on the receiving end of this as have many councillors I know.
As a politician you get hardened to some of the stuff you get sent but having been a councillor for 26 years thats the worst I have seen.
Its been a very poisonous campaign that the woman has been running for quite some time.
The BNP is backing Walker and has criticised the case as a restriction of her freedom of speech.
But Portsmouth City Council leader Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson said: Freedom of speech is very important but so is giving people respect and being truthful.
Acting Fareham and Gosport District Chief Inspector Dave Ockelford explained: This is in no way an attempt to stop Mrs Walker from expressing her views; this action is being taken to ensure that communication methods used by her are lawful and appropriate.
Despite a number of requests from police to stop sending the anonymous letters, Mrs Walker has continued. An anti-social behaviour order was applied for to protect the public from further upset.
The Asbo bans her from posting or delivering anything that contains words or pictures that are foul and abusive or likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
She is also banned from sending anything in the post unless her name, signature and return address are clearly marked.
BNP leader Mr Griffin said: Theyre bullying a disabled 73-year-old lady for writing a letter about something she feels strongly about.

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