Targets of Right Wing Extremists

Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England), November 19, 2003 | Go to article overview

Targets of Right Wing Extremists


Byline: THOMAS MARTIN

A MERSEYSIDE trade union leader is under police protection today after being targeted by right wing extremists.

CCTV cameras have been installed by police at the home of Alec McFadden,president of the Merseyside TUC.

Another union leader, Nigel Flanagan, chairman of the north west region for Unison, and children's author and primary school teacher Alan Gibbons, have also been targeted in a web site campaign by a fascist organisation.

Photos of all three have been posted on to the fascist web site which also publishes the addresses of Mr McFadden and Mr Flanagan and has described them as ``freaks'' and ``scumbags''.

All three men have reported what has happened to police who are investigating.

Police are investigating the three complaints although they stress there is no evidence of a specifict threat on the website.

A spokeswoman said: ``We would investigate any form of threat against anyone.

``While there is irresponsible language (on the site) on the surface it does not appear that any threats have been made.''

The web site has direct links to the extreme right wing groups Combat 18,Aryan Unity and Order of White Knights.

It purports to raise awareness within the community of marxists who threaten society by revealing personal details such as home addresses, photographs, telephone numbers and e-mailaddresses.

The web site says: ``When the time comes to revolt, we must be prepared to unleash the furies of hell.''

The site, which the ECHO has chosen not to name, is registered to a Simon Shepherd, a former BNP organiser from Hull who was arrested and imprisoned in 1999 for producing anti-semiticmaterial.

Mr McFadden, a single father-of-two, recently set up the Merseyside Coalition Against Racism and Fascism.

He said: ``I know what these people are capable of because in 1988 my car was blown up and I received death threats,no one was ever caught for that.

``Since then I have been very careful to never release my address or phone number so these people must have followed me home to get these details.

``I have asked my children's school to be vigilant. …

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