LONDON – Joshua Bonehill- Paine, a 22-year-old publicity- seeking white supremacist, who is said to be behind the “anti-Jewification” demonstration due to be held in one of the hearts of northwest London’s Jewish community, Golders Green, on July 4, has been arrested and held in custody for allegedly inciting racial hatred.
Metropolitan Police, working in conjunction with the Somerset police force (who cover his hometown of Yeovil, southwest England), took action after Bonehill-Paine – who already has a series of convictions, having previously faced charges for sending malicious communications and harassment – was discovered to have placed a number of offensive comments and neo-Nazi-related images on his website.
Already banned from the London region for a month, he appeared before Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Monday to face a charge over his anti-Semitic post. He was denied bail.
One of the offending items depicted the walls of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz- Birkenau and a can of weed killer.
Alongside it was the text: “Liberate Golders Green: An anti-Jewification event. We’ve become complacent and allowed for weeds to grow in the cracks of London. It’s time to clear them out... and liberate Golders Green for future generations of white people. Join us on July 4 for what promises to be an absolute gas!” Another, utilizing an emoticon which was supposed to appear like Hitler, read: “Hey kids! We’re going to Golders Green on July 4 for a party.
Join us for what promises to be an absolute gas!” Only a week before Bonehill- Paine was urging participants in the planned neo-Nazi demonstration to destroy Israeli flags. He also expressed his intention to privately burn copies of the Talmud.