Man arrested in London over inciting Islamophobic hatred on social media
LONDON (Web Desk) – A 41-year-old man has been arrested in north London on suspicion of inciting racial hatred as part of an investigation into extreme right wing, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic postings on social media.
Scotland Yard said the man was arrested at approximately 6.30am on Wednesday as part of a pre-planned operation by officers from the crime disruption unit within the force’s counter-terrorism command, supported by colleagues from the territorial support group.
A Met police spokesman said: “Detectives executed search warrants at two addresses, both in north London, as part of this investigation, which relates to social media postings of an extreme rightwing, Islamophobic and antisemitic nature.
“Searches at one of the addresses are ongoing. A number of digital items have been seized at one of the properties.”
The suspect was taken to a north London police station, the Guardian reported.