This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Britain First announce militant action against elected Muslims PROSCRIBE NOW!
Britain First are a far right, militant off-shoot of the BNP.
In a recent press release they have stated:
They consider all elected Muslim Officials 'Occupiers'. Their operations will focus on all aspects of Muslims' day-to-day lives and official functions, including where they live, work, pray.
They must be proscribed now.
They also stated:
"Britain First has an official policy of banning Islam in the UK and will not stop until all Islamist occupiers are driven out of politics completely. "Stand by for a flurry of direct action operations, similar to those we have launched numerous times against Islamists such as hate preacher Anjem Choudary."
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months
This response was given on 24 August 2016
While we keep the list of proscribed organisations under review, we do not routinely comment on whether an organisation is or is not under consideration for proscription.
Read the response in full
Under the Terrorism Act 2000, the Home Secretary may proscribe an organisation if she believes it is concerned in terrorism, and it is proportionate to do. For the purposes of the Act, this means that the organisation:
• commits or participates in acts of terrorism;
• prepares for terrorism;
• promotes or encourages terrorism (including the unlawful glorification of terrorism); or
• is otherwise concerned in terrorism.
“Terrorism” as defined in the Act, means the use or threat which: involves serious violence against a person; involves serious damage to property; endangers a person’s life (other than that of the person committing the act); creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or section of the public; or is designed seriously to interfere with or seriously to disrupt an electronic system. The use or threat of such action must be designed to influence the government or an international governmental organisation or to intimidate the public or a section of the public and be undertaken for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, racial or ideological cause.
The Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy addresses all forms of terrorism, including that which is inspired by far right extremism. Preventing terrorism involves challenging extremist (and non-violent) ideas which are part of terrorist ideology.
The Government condemns those who seek to spread hate by demonising British Muslims. Those who seek to divide us damage our country by stoking anti-Muslim hatred and who deliberately raise community fears and tensions by bringing disorder and violence to our towns and cities.
The Government’s Counter-Extremism Strategy sets out comprehensive measures to defeat all forms of extremism – violent or non-violent, Islamist or far-right extremism, by countering extremist ideology, building partnerships against extremism, disrupting extremists, and building cohesive communities.