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BNP leader had predicted attacks

Nick Griffin, who is standing trial on charges of inciting racial hatred, had predicted an Islamite attack on a British city.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2006 19:32 IST

The leader of the far-right British National Party (BNP) Nick Griffin, who is standing trial on charges of inciting racial hatred, had predicted an Islamite attack on a British city, like the one that happened in London on July 7.

At a BNP rally in May 2004, that is 14 months prior to the 7/7-suicide bombers assault on three Tube trains and a double-decker bus, he said that "sooner or later there's going to be Islamic terrorists letting off bombs in major cities".

In most uncanny prediction he also said that the perpetrators would be "asylum-seekers or second generation Pakistanis living in somewhere like Bradford".

Griffin and a senior member of the party are accused of conduct intended or likely to stir up racial hatred, during speeches they made at a party supporters' meet. An undercover BBC journalist videotaped it.

He had attacked all the three major parties, police and the press claiming that they all were part of the conspiracy to murders of whites by Asians (meant those of Muslim persuasion).

First Published: Jan 19, 2006 19:32 IST