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    Far-right militancy is now a real threat


    by Sunny on 7th July, 2009 at 1:54 pm    

    I’ve been talking about the rise of far-right militancy on this blog a few times, and yet the national media has barely made this into a story worth talking about in detail. This weekend the Sunday Times reported:

    A network of suspected far-right extremists with access to 300 weapons and 80 bombs has been uncovered by counter-terrorism detectives.

    Thirty-two people have been questioned in a police operation that raises the prospect of a right-wing bombing campaign against mosques. Police are said to have recovered a British National party membership card and other right-wing literature during a raid on the home of one suspect charged under the Terrorism Act.

    This is really what the BNP are about. Despite all the media hype about how housing shortages has driven people to the BNP, now exposed as a lie (see Rumbold’s post below), what the right-wing press don’t want to talk about is that there are still large numbers of far-right nutters in this country who want any excuse to attack minorities.

    The election of the BNP MEPs has only given legitimacy to the notion that it’s now acceptable to echo what the BNP is saying. Hence, the increasing activity of these people.
    Yesterday, the Guardian reported:

    Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command fears that right-wing extremists will stage a deadly terrorist attack in Britain to try to stoke racial tensions, the Guardian has learned. Senior officers say it will be a “spectacular” that is designed to kill. The counter-terrorism unit has redeployed officers to increase its monitoring of the extreme right’s potential to stage attacks.

    What we won’t see is a rash of columnists pointing out that the right-wing media has worked up these nutters into such a frenzy through their lies that they’re now willing to go out on killing sprees. What we are more likely to see are columnists solemnly claiming that increasing immigration has led to this extremism, so blame people coming into the country.



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    1. munir — on 7th July, 2009 at 2:19 pm  

      astonishingly this story of a Muslim woman in a headscarf stabbed to death (she was also carrying a 3 month old baby and her husband who tried to save her is in critical condition) in a courtroom in Germany has recieeved virtually no coverage

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8136500.stm

      Know for sure had the perpetrator been a Muslim it would have been all over the press

    2. Bartholomew — on 7th July, 2009 at 2:22 pm  

      We just keep on copying the Americans.

    3. hantsboy — on 7th July, 2009 at 2:31 pm  

      This is media disinformation.

      They do it with Moslems then do it with the ‘Far Right’ to show they are even handed.
      This gives the security services excuse to turn the ratchet up on Moslems again and so on…

      It’s an old trick.

      Don’t fall for it.

    4. Sunny — on 7th July, 2009 at 2:40 pm  

      Er, thanks hantsboy. But given that these people have been arrested with a significant cache of weapons - people are far more likely to take that seriously than comments by a BNP lackey

    5. hantsboy — on 7th July, 2009 at 2:47 pm  

      4.

      But given that these people have been arrested with a significant cache of weapons – people are far more likely to take that seriously than comments by a BNP lackey

      Hmm - you mean to say that Moslems don’t have things planted on them ?

      Can we take disseminated propaganda seriously from a paid up media lacky eh Sunny ?

      You certainly have a touching faith in the Murdoch lie circus.

    6. Imran Khan — on 7th July, 2009 at 2:49 pm  

      It was discussed on LBC this morning on the Nick Ferrari show and apparently he said that Scotland Yard have a Far Right Desk in their Terrorism Unit and they are taking this very seriously.

      He said that The Community Security Trust had revealed that the most likely target was Muslim, then ethnic then anything else. The CST reported an upsurge in far right activity coupled with the economic downturn.

      The CST feels that any minority community is a target.

      Scotland Yard apparently feel that it will be a high profile target and that the threat is growing.

    7. Ravi Naik — on 7th July, 2009 at 3:03 pm  

      This is really what the BNP are about

      The BNP are about bombing mosques and planning deadly terrorist attacks? I understand the temptation to engage in the same rhetoric as the other side, when they accuse Islam of being a terrorist religion because 4 Muslims decided to blow themselves 4 years ago.

      I just don’t agree with it, nor the excuse that the media is turning people into killers.

    8. Yahya Birt — on 7th July, 2009 at 3:05 pm  

      Sunny I might share your instinct to link automatically the rise in the BNP’s vote share and the discovery of this alarming arms cache. Anyone migh think: How were they going to use this?

      However I would still like to understand more clearly how these things are linked. After 7/7 the first official thinking was that there was no proven link to al-Qaeda or allied groups in Pakistan or with other militant groupings in the UK. Both assumptions were proved to be wrong.

      This isn’t the first story of weapons/bombs manufacture in recent years on the part of the far right: but are these just individuals or is there a loose network underpinned by a shared set of ideas. How do these people link up with Combat 18 or the BNP?

      Finally I won’t just jump straight into talking about the right wing press, although the the corrosive drip-drip effective of fallacious Winterval-style stories that Peter Oborne highlighted a few years ago hasn’t helped.

      There are other behaviours/forms of speech that could be corrollated too, taking Muslims as an example, but obviously could apply as colour-racism or antisemitism and so on:

      - attacks on people: street violence, or terrorism

      - attacks on property (e.g. cemeteries, mosques, graffiti)

      - hate speech, incitement to violence, verbal abuse

      - discrimination (in public services, education, employment etc.)

      - polarization (public debate, voting patterns)

      What are the links between these behaviours/forms of speech say at a local level, e.g. in West Yorkshire, Stoke, Dagenham etc. It seems unlikely that the same actors are involved in all sets of behaviour/speech even if one could identify a similar set of ideas underpinning all of them. How do they inter-relate as indicators with each other?

      In short, we need to know more.

      We should be rightly worried if there is a copycat element going on here. Sure, the Nail-Bomber dates to 1999, but this more recent stuff, isn’t it all post-7/7?

    9. Shamit — on 7th July, 2009 at 4:01 pm  

      Ravi

      Well said

    10. opit — on 7th July, 2009 at 4:07 pm  

      Don’t look at it as just an excuse. Media dysinformation reached fever pitch ages ago.
      Attacking responsible reportage and sensible discussion is another stage in the disintegration of the forum we incorrectly refer to as ‘democracy’.
      Hatemongering has obvious fruit. Coupled with economic breakdown, predicting violence is a bit like predicting rain when you sight a hurricane/typhoon.
      Organized violence mows down disorganized dissent like grain in front of the scythe. The old ‘Hammer and Sicle’ labourers’ symbols were only honest representations of what was happening in the street.
      Police States include subversion and fake evidence in their toolbox.
      That is why being too lazy to even give the farce of an ‘honest trial’ is an alarming event. It’s called not really caring.

    11. Imran Khan — on 7th July, 2009 at 4:08 pm  

      Ravi - “I just don’t agree with it, nor the excuse that the media is turning people into killers.”

      Media hysteria means that some people on the fringes of society can turn towards extremists groups and then be exploited to the point of terror.

      The media cannot be absolved of blame for their mass hysteria.

      If you dumb the people down enough and engage in the politics of fear then you can invade nations without widespread criticism which is what we saw happen in the USA.

      The media by instilling fear and hysteria about immigrants turns people to the far right and a portion of those that turn will go to extremist groups and a portion of those will be willing to use violence.

      The rise of the right has been is some proportion to the hysteria of the right wing press to the supposed invasion of foreign labour and asylum seekers and the right has exploited the hysteria of the media.

      The media doesn’t have to deal with the results of their hysteria and are in a win win situation because after hysteria about the immigrants they can then have hysteria about the rise of the far right.

    12. JuliaM — on 7th July, 2009 at 4:41 pm  

      I see Sunny is predictably wetting his knickers over this.

      There’s such a lot to fear from the cunning, ninja-like warriors of the extreme right, isn’t there?

      How are you planning on attempting to spin the Han Chinese/Muslim Uigher conflict, Sunny? Or are you just going to ignore it, in the hope it’ll go away?

    13. Imran Khan — on 7th July, 2009 at 4:49 pm  

      Even the Daily Mail is reporting this and echos what was said on LBC this morning:

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1198003/Far-Right-extremists-plotting-spectacular-terrorist-attack-UK-police-warn.html

      “Mark Gardner, of the Community Security Trust, which monitors violence against Jews, said there has been a surge in right-wing incidents.

      He said: ‘Ten years after the Nazi nail bombings in London, we are seeing increasing numbers of neo-Nazis being arrested in their attempts to start some kind of so-called race war.

      ‘It is the Muslim community that appears to be most targeted, but all of society is at risk, and we are in regular discussion with police about the problem.

      ‘Worse still, the recent electoral successes for the BNP may cause some would-be terrorists to be further emboldened in their actions.’”

    14. MaidMarian — on 7th July, 2009 at 5:11 pm  

      Sorry Sunny, but I fear that your rhetoric has got the better of you here - bombs or not.

      There is a very real debate to be had about media standards, but in all honesty the idea that the media creates killers is not a particularly good contribution. These people were not forced or compelled into their actions, they made a cognisant, adult decision and it is glib to throw it at the feet of the media.

      By this rationale, one could argue that anti-Iraq war media coverage was a factor in causing the Glasgow terror attacks - arrant nonsense.

      Taken more broadly there is a question to be asked about how politics in general, not just on the right, has become more and more uncompromising.

      Moreover, this was an interesting comment, ‘The election of the BNP MEPs has only given legitimacy to the notion that it’s now acceptable to echo what the BNP is saying.’ I would actually suggest it is the other way around - that the legitimacy the BNP assiduously works for is translating into their secondary aim: votes. I don’t think it is a question of acceptability - it is more about establishing the point in the common mind. The way the BNP works they don’t really need anything else.

    15. staybryte — on 7th July, 2009 at 8:48 pm  

      Imran Khan — on 7th July, 2009 at 4:49 pm

      Even the Daily Mail … [Even the Daily Mail!!!] said there has been a surge in right-wing incidents [you mean Islamist attacks on Jews don't you?]

      ….Ten years after the Nazi nail bombings in London, we are seeing increasing numbers of neo-Nazis being arrested [AN INCREASE FROM ONE TO MAYBE TWO?] in their attempts to start some kind of so-called race war.

      ‘Worse still, the recent electoral successes for the BNP may cause some would-be terrorists to be further emboldened in their actions.’”

      Is that it Imran? “May, could, might, appears?”

      “yesterday, staybryte said that there had been a marked increase in people painting his childrens’ underwear a bizarre shade of bluish green while it was out to dry, and called for a gazillion pounds in community funding to combat this entirely imaginary threat.”

    16. staybryte — on 7th July, 2009 at 8:52 pm  

      BTW Sunny, any chance of you reappearing on Laban Tall’s recent post to answer for the thorough Fisking you endured on it, Mr “white terrorist” hunter?

    17. JuliaM — on 7th July, 2009 at 9:14 pm  

      Not a chance. The weather has changed. It’s not Sunny any more… ;)

    18. Rob — on 7th July, 2009 at 9:15 pm  

      The Muslims have an official score of 52.

      What did the Nailbomber do? Four?

      Muslim cranks are a bigger problem than Nazi ones.

    19. marvin — on 7th July, 2009 at 9:36 pm  

      So if we have a Nazi ‘7/7′… Just wandering about the Guardian take…

      I wonder if perhaps the Guardian will employ a member of Aryan Nations to write a piece on how the youth of today are a lot ’sassier’ in their opinions

      And I can’t wait to see opinion pieces by leader of the white supremacist political wing, “the White Convoy” Nick Griffin

      Perhaps we’ll have martyrdom videos that will explain, quite simply, that they “fucking hate all these foreigners”, for the Guardian to tell us, that hey, that’s just an ideological vehicle, the real fault lies with us and our selfish and harmful attitude towards them…

      Of course this is never going to happen with the Guardian, because if you deconstruct their whole schtick you get… white extremism = very bad, brown extremism = somewhat understandable reaction…

      Still, I won’t discount the fact that actually the right wing tabloids like the Express and Mail won’t take the job of apologists for deliberate mass murder of innocents… There would be little difference between them and the Guardian’s despicable terrorist apologist pieces. :P

      I wonder now if white people with grade 1 haircuts will face ‘humiliating degradation’ and ‘disproportionate’ stop and search? … Grrr. I’d hope so - if this these threats are approach 1/10th of the current Islamist terrorist threat.

      /Rant

    20. marvin — on 7th July, 2009 at 9:40 pm  

      Know for sure had the perpetrator been a Muslim it would have been all over the press

      Of exactly the same was said for years with regards to if a white person had killed a black boy through hate. The scales have tipped again, now it’s Muslim killing through hate. The news media has always been disproportionately faddish.

    21. douglas clark — on 8th July, 2009 at 12:39 am  

      Sunny,

      I’ve been concerned for a while about the apparent lack of equality, in justice, that sentencing of white threats -v- muslim threats might mean for social stability.

      I’d come down on both, very, very hard.

      It’s what is needed, if we are ever to see a back of this mutual glorification of violence. The two extremes feed each other, I think.

      So, if one side is ‘let off’ with comparatively light sentencing, then that is not the state acting in our best interests.

      Contrarywise, I think that we are now into a general fishing expedition to find anyone, anywhere, that fits the states broadest possible definition of a terrorist. You will recall the case of the chap that downloaded the Al Quaida training manual or somesuch from the CIA web site? Who was found innocent and then threatened with deportation?

      I wonder how that all worked out?

      Dunno what the answer is, but the way we are going simply passes more authority to the state methinks. For it to use or abuse as it pleases.

      That ain’t a solution.

    22. douglas clark — on 8th July, 2009 at 1:12 am  

      marvin,

      Well, if you can rant, so can I…

      Martyrdom is pretty disgusting. So is letting off bombs because you are a Nazi sympathiser - at the Admiral Duncan Pub. Perhaps he wasn’t a member of the BNP, but he certainly had been - a pretty sick little puppy, don’t you think?

      Here is a comment on a poster boy for the right:

      http://www.politicana.co.uk/2009/05/remembering-admiral-duncan-bombing.html

      Given the access to technology, rather than using fireworks as his explosive source, don’t you think your boy would have used something more potent?

      I bet he would.

      The ‘lack’ of a martyrdom video is neither here nor there. He is still “out of order”, as I believe you say…

    23. billericaydicky — on 8th July, 2009 at 2:58 am  

      Having written a good article with three ways to confron the BNP you have gone off the rails again with this one.

      Terrorist acts by the far right are exactly what Griffin and the BNP do not want. Yes Copeland was a former BNP member but left because he found the group too tame. The kind of individual that carries out or even contemplates bombings is a psychological type irrespective of the ideology being espoused. I separate the “lone wolves” from the Basque and IRA type bombers who, were it not for a particular political situation would not have become involved, from the Copelands and 7/7 types.

      Far right terrorism has always been influenced by the theories of “leaderless resistance” espoused by groups like The Order which carried out a campaign of bombings and bank robberies in the north west of the States in the 80s.

      They became the model for other groups around that country and Europe but we also had our own European models in the Italian bombers of the 60s and 70s which tried to bring about a crisis in the Italian state in particular which would have led to the military taking over.

      In some respects the Bader- Meinhof group in Germany and the Red Brigades in Italy carrying out terrorist attacks supposedly from the left were peopled with individuals with a similar mindset.

      The politics very often are irrelevant. What is uppermost in the minds of these people is a sense of injustice that the system cannot be changed. That there is a conspiracy against them be it Capitalism, the Jews, western Imperialism oppressing Muslims, Hindus or whatever.

      Many of these individuals are working out all sorts of personal problems which have simply been attached to some religion or political belief. All of the Madrid bombers were on the face of it pretty much westernised Moroccans with girlfriends who went clubbing. It is as if they adopted extreme Islam as a lifstyle choice.

      To start blaming the Press for the rise in arrests is of course ridiculous. If Phillips or Hitchins points out some new piece of PC lunacy it is because it is true. It is not the fault of the journalists but of a race relations industry which has been persecuting white people for thirty years.

      Equally ridiculous is the claims of idiots like Galloway and the Stop the War lot, now fortunately well in retreat, that suicide bombers in western countries are the fault of the west for the wars in Iraq and Afganistan. This of course is like the childish chant ” look what you made me do”.

      As in America the right wing will prove to be easy for the state to deal with. They tend to be obsessive loners with little sense of security and, so far, have been picked up before they could do any serious damage.

    24. Sunny — on 8th July, 2009 at 3:02 am  

      Oh, it’s good that marvin is playing the whataboutery card. I can later on point him to this thread when he accuses others of the same.

      MaidMarian - media coverage doesn’t affect killers? Have you never read about the impact that media coverage has on potential people who commit suicide?

      It’s well known that massive coverage of a suicide or of a terrorist killing or killing spree (high-school killings in the US) lead to copycat killings.

      The media has a huge impact.

    25. Bill Corr — on 8th July, 2009 at 3:41 am  

      The tragic murder in Germany [sob, sniff] and the very modest electoral successes of Nationalist parties at the EuroElections underlines the rightness of Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s teachings that the Muslimeen and the Kufr cannot live under one roof.

      So here’s a modest proposal for the U.K. and its Muslimeen-free future:

      Assume 2,500,000 Muslimeen in the U.K.
      Assume 200 Muslimeen on a plane.
      That would be 100 flights a day - easily accomplished from, say, ten U.K. airports - over a period of 125 days.

      Easy!

      A much more modest effort than the Berlin airlift and within four months the U.K. would be Muslimeen-free.

      One could start with the 8,000 Muslimeen in British prisons [10% of the U.K. prison population.]

      Bill Corr
      Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

    26. Bill Corr — on 8th July, 2009 at 3:45 am  

      ADDENDUM:
      As a migrant worker in K.S.A., I am well aware of my rights here, which are fairly close to none at all other than the protection of the law.

    27. billericaydicky — on 8th July, 2009 at 8:45 am  

      I hope Bill Corr is not his real name otherwise he might find himself assisting an Islamic Inspector Plod with his enquiries.

    28. Boyo — on 8th July, 2009 at 9:27 am  

      “The media has a huge impact.”

      It does indeed, which is why it matters, and why organisations spend millions on every form of spin.

      It’s all propaganda in one form or another.

      But this is also why what people like you (yes, humble you ;-) ) say and do also matters - you can’t blame right-violence on the Mail on one hand, then ignore how your fixation with Israel (on this, a blog with a supposedly “south Asian tinge”) does not fuel anti-semitic hate.

    29. munir — on 8th July, 2009 at 9:30 am  

      billeracy dicky
      “I hope Bill Corr is not his real name otherwise he might find himself assisting an Islamic Inspector Plod with his enquiries.”

      The fact you make this comment rather than express outrage that he has called for the ethnic cleansng of the entire Muslim population of the UK (and I trust his post will be removed) is highly indicative of your attitude dicky. Anti-BNP my foot.

    30. munir — on 8th July, 2009 at 9:36 am  

      billeracy dicky
      “All of the Madrid bombers were on the face of it pretty much westernised Moroccans with girlfriends who went clubbing. It is as if they adopted extreme Islam as a lifstyle choice.”

      You hit the nail on the head without understand it. The madrid bombers werent religious Muslims and werent interested in what Islam said on such matters- had they been they wouldnt have gone clubbing or had girlfriends. They simple reacted out of a twisted sense of vengenance not Islam. Likewise the 9/11 bombers who spent the last night of their lives in stip joints and bars something no Muslim with an ounce of piety would do.

      Attributing their actions to Islam is being ignorant or deliberately dishonest

    31. munir — on 8th July, 2009 at 9:38 am  

      Bill Corr
      “ADDENDUM:
      As a migrant worker in K.S.A., I am well aware of my rights here, which are fairly close to none at all other than the protection of the law.”

      Willy no one has any rights in Saudi except members of the royal family. As a white westerner you have more rights and priveleges than say someone from Pakistan or the Phillipines. Maybe calling for genocide isnt the best way of eliciting sympathy.

      “So here’s a modest proposal for the U.K. and its Muslimeen-free future”

      Much too much hassle. Surely it would be easier for the Saudis to just drop you into the Atlantic Ocean

    32. billericaydicky — on 8th July, 2009 at 9:53 am  

      Munir,
      You should develop a sense of humour. Your running HDD here. Just because someone differs from the mould imposed by the left and the race industry doesn’t mean they are racist. It just means they can think independently.

      What is the answer to the supposedly racist media? Do they not report issues which might inflame tensions on either side or do they report them and are then condemned for doing so. It seems as if they are damned both ways or rather PP can’t have its cake and eat it.

    33. Kismet Hardy — on 8th July, 2009 at 2:10 pm  

      The bomb thing is just a smokescreen, but more stories like this will do the trick. Stoke racial tension, Asians will fight back, black people will feel drawn in, cue riots, ergo rise of BNP. Bit genius, really.

    34. 1mongrel — on 8th July, 2009 at 4:08 pm  

      Publishing this rubbish the 7th. of July was crass even by Govt. standards. Do they really think they can remove the memory of what actually happened with this technique?

    35. Carmenego — on 8th July, 2009 at 4:22 pm  

      How does erecting a statue in Hyde Park to commemorate what happened on 7/7 remove the memory of what happened on 7/7?

    36. Imran Khan — on 8th July, 2009 at 4:41 pm  

      Bill Corr - “ADDENDUM:
      As a migrant worker in K.S.A., I am well aware of my rights here, which are fairly close to none at all other than the protection of the law.”

      Do you pay income tax over there? No. You are there for the money. They pay you handsomely because they don’t want you to stay and everyone knows that.

      Here we pay income tax, NHS contributions, council tax, VAT etc. So we contribute not just to the economy but to the government coffers which helps people like you when they come back from abroad.

      So stop bloody complaining. In Saudi Arabia and the Middle East you are getting hugely rewarded and contribute little in financial terms to the country itself which is a contrast to the immigrants and workers from abroad here who pay many forms of taxation to help the country.

    37. marvin — on 8th July, 2009 at 6:13 pm  

      Oh, it’s good that marvin is playing the whataboutery card. I can later on point him to this thread when he accuses others of the same.

      It’s impossible to point out double standards without ‘whataboutery’, of which I have do not accuse people of anyway.

      The only way to highlight hypocrisy or inconsistency is to contrast and compare with other analogical situations.

      Clearly, the Guardian has published articles by Islamists, one a member of a UK Islamist party, and the other being a spokesperson for a designated Islamist terrorist group.

      Again, I beg the question, will the Guardian be repeating it’s flirtation with extremists who represent the most repugnant ideas??

      Of course not. Not with nazi inspired terrorism. Well I doubt it. Morally there’s no difference between the two.

      It’s easy to label things as ‘whataboutery’, then you can just dismiss the apparent double standard. I’ll call it ‘doublestandardsdenialism’. Can apply to any discussion. Cheers!

      The bomb thing is just a smokescreen, but more stories like this will do the trick. Stoke racial tension, Asians will fight back, black people will feel drawn in, cue riots, ergo rise of BNP. Bit genius, really.

      7/7 inspired an extremely small increase in racial violence, especially considering the scale of the massacre.

      I don’t see why Asians would be so much more likely to ‘fight back’ (a term I would never here you say in regards to a citizen response to 7/7). I’m not saying they wouldn’t ‘fight back’ as you so wrongly put it but still… I’m sure you didn’t mean it Kismet.

    38. Adnan — on 8th July, 2009 at 10:58 pm  

      “To start blaming the Press for the rise in arrests is of course ridiculous. If Phillips or Hitchins points out some new piece of PC lunacy it is because it is true.”

      Cobblers, not much digging has to be done behind Winterval-type stories to see that they’re exaggerations or just plain old bollocks.

      Just like … “It is not the fault of the journalists but of a race relations industry which has been persecuting white people for thirty years.”

      Change the record. If it’s true then why don’t you publish this shit on the Hopenothate blog ?

    39. soru — on 8th July, 2009 at 11:53 pm  

      ‘Attributing their actions to Islam is being ignorant or deliberately dishonest’

      Well, yes and no.

      In pre-modern Malaysia, they had this thing called amok, where someone who had various of the usual sort of problems in their life would go on a killing spree, then fall into a kind of trance. Noone outside traditional Malay culture did anything quite like that, and they stopped doing it in about the 1970s. So you have to count it, in a way, as a part of that culture. It’s something people considered as an option: no matter how many people decided _not_ to do it, some will choose otherwise. Ask any survey question imaginable, you will always find 2% who say ‘yes’, unless the suggestion is wholly alien to them.

      Similarly, Christian culture has within it Satanism as an option - you’d never find someone who wasn’t brought up within such a culture sacrificing goats and so on. Some say the whole idea of being a serial killer (killing as a hobby, as opposed to a job) started at a specific time and place, and spread by newspapers and novels like school shootings have since Columbine.

      Coming up with a new plot for a book or TV show is challenging enough for those paid to do it: coming up with a new plot for your life is something few will succeed in doing. It’s going to be clichés all the way, and what the clichés are is culturally specific. Lots of people collect stamps, few collect envelopes.

      Extreme Islamism and Islamist terrorism is to Islam as Satanism is to Chrisitianity, as Nazism is to patriotism: a failure mode. It is just a kind of cultural cliché that some individuals and organisations fall into and get stuck in.

      Normal people living normal lives are very much the same between cultures and nations, at least amongst the ~60% of the global population that lives in houses, commutes to work and watches TV.

      But when people break, they break in different ways.

    40. Der Bruno Stroszek — on 9th July, 2009 at 11:19 am  

      Just because someone differs from the mould imposed by the left and the race industry doesn’t mean they are racist. It just means they can think independently.

      Holy fuck, the proud anti-fascist warrior billericay dicky is defending someone making sarcastic cracks at a woman with a three-month-old baby being stabbed to death. Because chortling it up about young mothers being murdered shows his intellectual independence from the “race industry”, apparently.

      What a mean-spirited bastard. Your neurotic paranoia about for the “race industry” has turned you into exactly the same hate-filled person you pretend to oppose. You ought to be ashamed, though that would require a dignity, conscience, honesty and lack of two-facedness that you have consistently failed to show.



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