A secret meeting of neo-Nazi Holocaust deniers scheduled for tomorrow evening at a community centre in Holborn in central London has been cancelled following intervention from Campaign Against Antisemitism.
The meeting was part of the “Keep Talking” series of meetings organised by conspiracy theorist, Ian Fantom. Campaign Against Antisemitism informed the venue about the true nature of the meeting following a tip-off from Searchlight.
A recent Keep Talking event in nearby Camden saw notorious Holocaust denier Nick Kollerstrom attempt to speak, before the meeting was cancelled by Camden council, after pressure from activists. Copies of Kollerstrom’s Holocaust denying books have reportedly been on open sale at previous Keep Talking meetings.
According to Searchlight, an invitation to tomorrow’s meeting was allegedly circulated among London’s top neo-Nazis by the far-right London Forum organiser, Jeremy Bedford-Turner. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss conspiracy theories about the death of Princess Diana.
In March, a landmark High Court judicial review action brought by Campaign Against Antisemitism forced the Crown Prosecution Service to cancel its decision not to prosecute Bedford-Turner over an antisemitic speech to neo-Nazis in July 2015.
The Keep Talking meetings were started in the United States in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The conspiracy theory group has spread the antisemitic lies that Jews were behind the tragedy and that Jews working in the World Trade Centre towers were warned not to attend work on the day of the attacks.
Campaign Against Antisemitism thanks Searchlight for bringing this event to our attention, and we commend the venue for taking swift action in cancelling it.