Nick Griffin and the BNP have been enjoying more popularity these days. Griffin was recently on BBC’s Question Time, have a gander:
Several news outlets are reporting that there is outrage over Nick Griffin’s statements comparing retired generals to Nazi war criminals:
He said: “Along with the political leadership of Nazi Germany, the chiefs of staff of the German army, Alfred Jodl and Wilhelm Keitel, were also charged with waging aggressive war.
“Sir Richard and Sir Mike fall squarely into this bracket and they must not think that they will escape culpability for pursuing the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
The officers to whom Griffin refers had criticized the leader of the BNP for his use of military imagery in political campaigns. The response to the comments:
The American National Socialist Workers’ Party’s “Commander,” Bill White, has been arrested in south-western Virginia on charges stemming from an incident in 2004:
William “Bill” White, the leader of the neo-Nazi American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP), was arrested last Friday in Roanoke, VA on a Chicago warrant that accuses him of threatening the jury foreman of the 2004 Matthew Hale trial. Matt Hale, the former leader of the white supremacist group World Church of the Creator, is currently serving a 40-year prison term for soliciting the murder of a federal court judge.
White is scheduled to appear in federal court in Roanoke today (October 23). A court date in Chicago has not yet been determined.
I don’t know if closing down the ANSWP website was justified. It’s my view that, as long as no violence or criminal acts are advocated, freedom of speech should be defended even if we find that speech disgusting and ignorant (e.g. 9/11 Troofers). However, I don’t know the extent of the doubtlessly racist and hateful writing on the ANSWP site, so closing it may have been the best thing to do.
I’ve mentioned the European crypto-/overtly-fascist parties, the British National Party BNP and the (French) Front National FN, in the past. And I’ve remarked that, while some don’t see these groups as acting irrational or extreme, I do. I believe that they use fear mongering to rally up “national” support (and we’re talking about White Nationalism here). These parties are racist and incompatible with the 21st century international community.
So what are these fascists, racists and bigots up to now: (more…)
Every time I check in to see what our good buddies at MPACUK are up to I find more borderline extremist rhetoric. For example, in this rant the MPACUK radicals accuse Muslim authorities in Britain of failing to live up to their duties as Muslims. The proof that this is the case? Well, because Islam does not dominate all of Britain of course! How else could an Islamophobe be elected? Yes, MPACUK seems to be just about ready to pronounce Muslim authorities kuffar and subject them to the treatment of apostates:
Boris Johnson called Islam “the problem” and has now been elected Mayor of London. Islam is not the problem. Boris Johnson is not the problem. Our Muslim leaders ARE the problem.
I guess the insane Brothers over at MPACUK have more in common with GWB than they thought:
The BNP gained a major victory, winning power with its first ever seat on the 25 member London Assembly by the narrowest of margins – just 0.3% – that’s approximately 6,500 votes. Every single Muslim who did not vote against the BNP is responsible for the fact that this racist Islamophobic party has now gained power over the lives of nearly 1 million Muslims in London. (more…)
Yes. I know. “Islamophobia Watch” is supposed to be my ideological enemy. However, I don’t always think how I’m “supposed” to think.
I feel that some legitimate concerns are raised is the following article. In fact, I have raised similar concerns myself in my meanderings in these interwebs.
Anyway, here’s the (rather long, ‘cuz I know most of you won’t click the link) excerpt:
There’s not much to say about a situation like this. Obviously this was a result of cultural practices and ways of thinking that date back to pre-Islamic times which have since been crystallized by Muslims for whom it is unthinkable to innovate the traditional customs and practices.
I’m not saying that all Muslims practice Islam the same way, that would be false and absurd. I’m just saying it’s tragic to hear of occurrences like this, where the people involved still put “religious laws” or their “Muslim society” above all else.
The basic points of his speech are the following:
I put this post up a few hours ago, but as I started trolling around the interwebs I discovered that, due to my being so busy the couple of days, I missed out on Hitler’s B-day. So here’s a big ol’ Nazi post of some disgusting people and politicians. But first, the shananigans of the anti-Nazis/neo-Stalinists:
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Here’s a disappointing event.
Crazed leftists get violent with police and break laws while trying to disrupt a Neo-Nazi protest against immigration.
Why are these idiots making me state the following?
Leader of the French right-wing extremist party Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen, was fined over 15,000 dollars yesterday for bigoted comments he has made inciting hatred toward Muslims.
YAF/MSU (Led by LGF Hating, Stormfront Loving Asshat Kyle Bristow) Protest McCain’s Stand on Immigration
H/T Insanity Police from http://antiracistblog.blogspot.com/
[DISCLAIMER: In no way do I endorse extremist writing, the BNP, or any other parties which hold anti-Semitic, racist, fascist, neo-Nazi, or any other disgusting views which can be found on the MPACUK site and Lionheart's site. While it is true that Lionheart has a legitimate concern about Islamic terrorism in Britain, I feel he goes too far. And while it is true that there is, for sure, hatred toward innocent Muslims in the UK, I feel the MPACUK goes too far as well. However, Lionheart is a lone blogger, MPACUK (Muslim Public Affair Committee UK) has much more influence. Check out the lead article on MPACUK's website today. They are advocating aggressive jihad in Britain. This is a clear violation of the law under which Lionheart is being arrested.
This post is about the dangerous double-standards in Britain, and the absurd manner in which the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill is being implemented.] – 1/6/2008 4:49pm
UPDATE: Some have expressed doubts as to the extent of Lionheart’s involvement with and or support of the BNP and Nick Griffin. Well, a simple search of his blog for “BNP” should answer any questions regarding this contention. If Lionheart has removed these posts in an attempt to cover up his true feelings, don’t worry I’ve saved them to a PDF file:
A blogger with the name ‘Lionheart’ is on his way back to Britain to be placed under arrest by British detectives. His crime? Allegedly violating sections 18(1) and 27(3) of a House of Commons Racial and Religious Hatred Bill. I encourage all to read it. Lionheart faces jail time for writing about Muslims on his blog. In his own words:
Who have I killed, who have I threatened to kill? No one, all I have done is written about my reality on a computer screen, and now I face going to prison in my own country for standing up for myself and others.
What has happened to those who threatened my life or who have killed my friends – NOTHING – This is British justice in the 21st Century – Shove your British Labour justice because it is worthless to the Englishman whose country this is, whose country you have destroyed.
Peruse Lionheart’s blog: http://lionheartuk.blogspot.com/
I’ll admit, he says “Moslem” where I would say Islamist. But I don’t see any misinformation from my readings so far.
Now, remember our good buddies at MPACUK? You remember…