BNP Leader Arrested Over Calling Islam "Vicious" and "Wicked"

December 15, 2004


On December 15, 2004 reported, "The leader of a far-right political party in Britain was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of incitement to racial hatred after he was secretly filmed calling Islam a 'vicious, wicked' religion. British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin was questioned by police in the northern English city of Halifax before being released on bail and told to reappear at a police station next March. Speaking to reporters after being released, he repeated his view that 'there are aspects of that religion which are wicked,' and he cited the treatment of women under Islam."