The leader of the far-right British National Party was arrested this week on charges of “incitement to commit racial hatred.” Police rousted Nick Griffin, 45, out of bed at dawn, at his Welsh farmhouse, and arrested him in front of his four children. Authorities began investigating Griffin in July, after the BBC aired a critical documentary on the party. The filmmakers used hidden cameras to capture BNP activists bragging about hate crimes they had committed or planned to commit. At one point, Griffin called Islam a “vicious, wicked faith”—an illegal slur under British law. Griffin is the 12th party member to be arrested since the documentary, Secret Agent, aired.
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