The British National Party leader Nick Griffin has met the Syrian prime minister Wael Nader al-Halqi in Damascus as part of what he described as his "fact-finding mission" to the country after being invited by the regime.
BNP leader Nick Griffin has revealed to his Twitter followers that he has arrived in Damascus on what he claims is a "fact finding mission".
The far-right politician said life in the Syrian capital was "normal" and referred to the country as a "stable secular state".
"Cameron and Hague plan to send UK money and weapons to rebels dominated by Islamist jihadis like killers of Lee Rigby," he tweeted.
British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin today laid flowers at the site of Drummer Lee Rigby's death in Woolwich, south London.
The far-right politician claimed he had come for personal rather than political reasons.
BNP leader Nick Griffin will not face any action after he published the address of a gay couple who won a landmark legal ruling on Twitter, police told the BBC.
The MEP published the address of Michael Black and John Morgan on the social networking site and called for a demonstration to be held outside their home.
– Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson
Following a police investigation and advice from the Crown Prosecution Service no criminal offences were identified.
"I was very angry in the way in which left-wing political activists and a minority of gay activists are working with left-wing judges to use the Human Rights Act to persecute ordinary people, especially Christians.
"I most definitely didn’t post a menacing message and there’s nothing inciteful [sic]. I said that we’d be holding a demonstration on behalf of everybody including gay people to decide who they have and don’t have in their homes. I don’t think that could be described as menacing.
"I only regret that we haven’t so far found the address of the judge who made that outrageous judgement because when we do we’ll be looking at a demonstration somewhere near that."
Michael Black, whose address was allegedly published by Nick Griffin, has described the BNP leader's tweets as "incoherent". He told BBC Breakfast:
We were shocked to hear about it and the more we read about it the more incoherent they seemed.
So we don't really know what Nick Griffin is getting at.
He accuses us of being heterophobic which is far from the truth and he has accused us of trying to outlaw Christianity which is not true either.
The [court] finding of discrimination protects Christians from being discriminated against as well as people who are gay or different races or different religions.
His partner John Morgan said the couple have not been at the address that was allegedly published and that "local police are keeping their eye on the property".
The BNP leader Nick Griffin has published two new tweets in which he appears to make reference to his earlier controversial comments.
He suggests the reaction to his comments has been disproportionate because gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell "can claim" to be offended by them.
If you get burgled & police don't want to know, just tweet something Peter Tatchell can claim to be offended . .
..by. Plod will be round in minutes!
Police are watching the home of Michael Black and John Morgan nearHuntingdon, Cambridgeshire after Nick Griffin allegedly published their address on Twitter and called for a demonstration to be held outside the house.
A gay couple whose address was allegedly tweeted by Nick Griffin have hit out at the far-right politician today.
Michael Black, 64, called the politician an "idiot" on BBC Breakfast. He said:
Certainly the public response to the incident, when it happened two-and-a-half years ago, and again in the last 24 hours, has been overwhelmingly in support of our stand against discrimination so hopefully that will mean the vast majority of the people in the country will just see what an idiot Nick Griffin is and reject his views.
Michael Black and John Morgan, who recently won damages from the owners of a B&B who refused them a room in 2010, have told Daybreak they were never asked if they were married.
The owners of the B&B had alleged that they did not withhold the room because the couple were gay, but because they were not married.
Andrea Williams from Christian Concern backed up the B&B owners saying that an unmarried heterosexual couple would have received the same treatment.