Offensive anti-refugee, anti-Muslim stickers appear in South Shields
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Thursday September 22 2016
The Shields Gazette reported yesterday on anti-Muslim stickers which have appeared in South Shields in Tyne and Wear bearing slogans like “Rapefugees not welcome”.
The papers (see The Times (£) and Mirror) report on stickers which have been sighted on lamp-posts and bus stop shelter windows around the town. Some of the stickers “display the name Mohammad and list offensive statements underneath” while others claim “Combat 18 operates in this area”.
The stickers have the words “North West Infidels – fighting for White rights!” on the bottom. When approached for a comment by the local press, a member of the far right group said: “I’m glad they’re up and being seen.”
Northumbria Police and South Tyneside Council have been apprised of the stickers. The Gazette quotes a local resident who claimed to have seen such a sticker for the first time a month ago and notified the council about the vandalism. The resident told the local paper: “I spotted the first one last month I phoned the council to get it removed.
“The council came out and removed it but more and more are appearing. There’s quite a few in the area now. “I’ve phoned the council back up and I’ve also reported them to the police yesterday – it needs to stop.”
Anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant stickers have appeared in other locations around the UK in the aftermath of Brexit with “neo-Nazi, anti-Islamic, anti-Polish” stickers appearing in Edinburgh and “”kill all migrants, kill a Muslim” stickers in Warwickshire.
The Gazette further notes anti-immigrant stickers which appeared in South Shields back in March.