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  • 12th July, 2011

    Rupert Murdoch: papal knight

    by Rumbold at 8:58 am    

    Amid the News International scandal, details have remerged about the papal knighthood given to Rupert Murdoch back in 1998 after a donation to a Catholic organisation. Now debate is raging over whether to strip him of it:

    In 1998 Rupert Murdoch was made a Knight Commander of St Gregory. He had apparently been recommended for the honour by Cardinal Roger Mahony, after giving money to a Church education fund. A year later he donated $10 million to help build Los Angeles Catholic cathedral.

    Just another group/institution that lined up to pay homage to Rupert Murdoch.

    (Via Richard Bartholomew)

    Filed under: Religion
    22nd March, 2011

    Richard Bartholomew smeared and targeted by cyber bullies

    by Rumbold at 9:06 pm    

    Richard Bartholomew, an excellent blogger who chronicles religious extremism, has been smeared by his enemies after his extensive exposing of vicious attacks on child ‘witches’ in Nigeria by Christian extremists:

    A couple of weeks ago, several hit-and-run one-post smear blogs were created to – once again – spread the idea that I’m a far-leftist who collaborates with Islamic extremists while hating religion.

    The author of these blogs wants to give the impression that he is associated with a neo-Pentecostal church in Nigeria; I have criticised this church for spreading the idea that children can be witches, and as a result the church has created a website attacking me (along with some other people) in crude and abusive terms – this includes the claim that I am a rapist . The new author has also created a Twitter feed linking both to the church’s website and to the new attack blogs, and he has generated a fake Facebook profile with a Nigerian name, which he has used to advertise the Twitter feed on the church’s Facebook page.

    The insults and smears were lifted from his domestic enemies, who have long been after him and another blogger, Tim Ireland, for the crime of exposing their thuggery and bigotry:

    However, it is no great surprise that the new blogs in fact consist exclusively of accusations which have been made by the cyber-bully Charlie Flowers on his “NiceOnesUK” Facebook group (see here), including the bizarre claim (which Flowers made back in February) that I am in correspondence with Dominic Wightman. There are also side-swipes at some of Flowers’ other pet hates: these are a Facebook page called “Exposing Racism” (where I occasionally leave comments) and the blogger Tim Ireland.

    Richard has been a long time ally of this blog, and a good friend of Sunny and me. These attacks are disgraceful.

    Update: Richard clarifies in the comments who he thinks he really behind the attacks. Post title updated.

    Filed under: Net Campaigns
    16th February, 2011

    BBC Documentary Explores Anti-Gay Attitudes in Uganda

    by guest at 3:34 pm    

    This is a crosspost by Richard Bartholomew

    On Monday evening BBC 3 broadcast The World’s Worst Place to Be Gay?, a documentary about Uganda presented by gay DJ Scott Mills. There are few surprises: gay people are forced to live in slums, rejected by their families and at risk of violence, while a sampling of random interviewees from the street shows a visceral hatred for homosexuals and a wish for their execution (“everything bad should be done to those people”, says one young woman).

    Mills also spoke to some of the individuals who are actively promoting anti-gay feeling: Giles Muhame, managing editor of Rolling Stone newspaper; Pastor Solomon Male; and David Bahati MP, author of the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill (a bill not unfairly dubbed by critics as the “Kill the Gays Bill”). Muhume is notorious for “outing” homosexuals in his newspaper (although a court injunction recently put a stop to this), and he explained that his paper had got information through having “infiltrated their circles” and by talking to “ex-homosexuals”. Muhame also claimed that stories of attacks on gay people were lies, and (rather unconvincingly) that if his own picture had appeared in the paper he wouldn’t be scared. He added:

    We are not policing but we are assisting the police to do their work.

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    22nd December, 2010

    EDL’s Sikh spokesman arrested

    by Rumbold at 7:39 pm    

    Guramit Singh (sometimes called Amit Singh) has been arrested today by Cambridgeshire police on suspicion of “intentionally causing religiously aggravated harassment alarm or distress, under section four of the public order act 1986.” following a speech on December 11th. Mr. Singh is perhaps the most high-profile non-white member of the English Defence League (EDL), and has been in trouble before, after boasting on his Facebook page about his hatred of Muslims:

    the muzzies wanna keep away from me im just looking for an excuse im fucked off at the mo fuck the pakis … i just think we shud burn the cunts now!!

    After that controversy he apologised, claiming he only hated militant Muslims. Was his apology sincere? It seems unlikely, given his latest remarks. Richard Bartholomew has an extract from his speech (available on YouTube):

    I’m going to tell you precisely right now what threat of Islam is. Muhammad and Islam is not a religion… Muhammad was a paedophilic pirate… Islam, in not just this country but around the world, has been using their disgusting threat, their threat has been going on for 1400 years, “if you do not bow before Muhammad and his so-called Allah, you are to be beheaded”… Hitler had fuck all on Muhammad.

    The Koran and the Hadiths is written in Arabic. Muslims are not allowed to be taught Arabic in the mosque. Muslims are told, “do not question what your Imam says, although they don’t even know what the Imam’s saying, because the Imam’s just a “Allah, fuck it”. Stick your Allah up your arse, you cunt. Fuck em, fuck em, fuck em. I’m not being funny, fuck em. I may get arrested for this shit, but fuck em, fuck em, I’m not having it, fuck em, fuck em, fuck em, fuck em.

    Filed under: EDL,Sikh
    14th December, 2010

    Pastor Jones to speak to the National Front instead

    by Rumbold at 1:37 pm    

    Pastor Jones, who was due to address the English Defence League (EDL), has had his invitation withdrawn by the EDL and has now been invited to Britain by the National Front instead. As Richard Bartholomew reports, this was after a media storm led the EDL to ‘reconsider’ his invite and withdraw it on the grounds of his homophobic and racist views, despite the EDL knowing about them all along.

    Filed under: EDL
    12th December, 2010

    Qur’an-burning pastor to visit UK

    by Rumbold at 8:23 pm    

    Richard Bartholomew has the news that Pastor Terry Jones, who earlier in the year threatened to burn the Qur’an in America to protest against freedom of worship in New York, has been invited to come and address a national meeting of the English Defence League (EDL) in February in Luton. Richard has also highlighted some of Pastor Jones’ views which weren’t widely known before:

    He claims that it is not racist to use the slur “nigger”, on the grounds that it doesn’t apply to intelligent black people but can be used to refer to foolish white people. He also reportedly at one point threatened to burn the Talmud as well as the Koran, although I haven’t been able to find an authoritative source for that.

    This continues the EDL’s attempt to position themselves as a purely anti-Islamic group, with the media focus on the Pastor’s Islamophobia rather than his racist language. Will Theresa May ban him from coming here? Such a decision would undoubtedly be popular, but it would also feed into the narrative of the EDL that Islam is taking over the UK and that criticism of Islam and Muslims is being muzzled.

    Filed under: EDL
    12th September, 2010

    EDL members go to New York protest

    by Rumbold at 8:45 pm    

    Members of the English Defence League (EDL), perhaps confused about what their moniker actually means, have been in attendance at the anti-mosque protest in New York. Richard Bartholomew reports:

    A few specific groups and individuals could be identified; LGF shows a picture of several English Defence League members, and TPM picture 11 shows EDL activist Kevin Carroll (I previously blogged on Carroll here) [UPDATE: Apparently Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who heads the EDL as "Tommy Robinson", was refused entry at JFK Airport].

    Filed under: EDL,United States
    14th July, 2010

    Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens single-handedly makes libel lawyers obsolete

    by Sunny at 10:00 am    

    Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is the son of Christopher Hitchens. That’s about the only thing going for him it seems. Yesterday, he wrote an article for Guardian explaining his side of the story, in response to an article by David Miller.

    Miller explained how his website SpinProfiles got shut down after complaints by Hitchens Jnr. I expect this sort of behaviour from these idiots, but here’s an immortal line by Hitchens in that article:

    People who are profiled by his websites should be allowed to reserve the right not to have any association with him

    But, but they wrote nasty things about me!!! Richard Bartholomew calls this an “insult to the intelligence”. But actually, apart from the wailing, this is quite clever and we should take up Hitchens on his call. Why not extend that principle to other websites?

    I think there’s a lot of racist garbage posted by commenters at Harry’s Place. The next time they write about me, clearly what I should be doing is contacting their ISP and demanding they take it down. Muslim organisations too should start collecting objectionable views posted on Standpoint magazine’s website. When Hitchens writes about them they should demand their right not to be associated with that website. Win!

    I fully endorse this brilliant new development in our media culture. Why even bother with legal arguments or trying to prove libel when all you have to do is say you don’t want to be “associated” with that publication / website so they can’t write about you. I bet British Muslims are cursing they hadn’t thought of this earlier. Clearly there’s something inherently clever in that Hitchens gene. That Harry’s Place didn’t feel this development contradicted their strap-line (‘Liberty, if it means anything, is the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear‘) is testament to their continuing fearless crusade against… err.. censorship.

    Filed under: Civil liberties,Media
    25th May, 2010

    Nadine Dorries continues to smear Tim Ireland

    by Rumbold at 9:39 pm    

    Nadine Dorries, who engorged thousands of pounds from the taxpayer, is continuing to smear blogger Tim Ireland, this time by comparing him to the mentally ill woman who stabbed the MP Stephen Timms recently. Mr. Ireland’s sin was to be involved in a running feud with Ms. Dorries. As Richard Bartholomew points out:

    Tim satirises Dorries quite mercilessly, and Dorries has made it clear that she has found some of his jibes to be offensive. But that’s life if you’re a public figure. Dorries knows damn well that she is not under any kind of personal threat from Tim. Why didn’t she give the newspaper an example of one of his threats, if she had anything? And – more to the point – why hasn’t the police had any contact with Tim? An MP claims that she has been forced off-line by threats, yet the police can’t be bothered to have a word with the supposed culprit? And the MP just accepts that without any bitter complaint about the unfairness of it all? Come off it. She’s lying, and shamelessly. Lying to the voters, and – if she’s sincere in her supposed religious faith – before God.

    Given that Tim Ireland has been the victim of a campaign in which his family were threatened by thugs, Ms. Dorries needs to withdraw these allegations quickly (especially as the campaign targeting him used such allegations to justify their behaviour).

    Filed under: Current affairs
    15th May, 2010

    EDL/WDL spokesman on the state of the nation

    by Rumbold at 8:36 pm    

    Richard Bartholomew has uncovered a gem of a YouTube channel, which is the domain of ‘Arrylad’, a spokesman for the English and Welsh Defence Leagues. Each video starts off with a bit of jaunty music, followed by a man in a balaclava going on a long rant about anti-fascists (the ‘antifa’ of the title). The comic effect is heightened by the surroundings. As Richard puts it:

    Nothing says “patriotism” like using the St George’s Flag for a tablecloth and plonking a can of cheap lager on it, right?

    Filed under: EDL,Humour
    21st March, 2010

    Combating the English Defence League

    by Rumbold at 2:20 pm    

    The English Defence League (EDL), which is a far-right group that claims to be anti-extremist but not anti-Muslim, has seen a dozen of its members arrested yet again after a street brawl involving UAF (Unite Against Fascism). UAF are right to oppose the EDL, but too often they just seem to end up in street battles with them, which just hands more ammunition to the EDL and their ilk.

    The EDL has tried to cover its tracks in the past by only taking about Islamist extremists in order to garner wider public support, but their imagery and some of their language (including from their leadership) betrays their true feelings, as ordinary Muslims and Asians in general are targeted and insulted.

    The EDL seems to be a different beast from the BNP. It is less outwardly hostile to non-whites (and probably is in reality as well, though that is not saying much), and is defined by its Islamaphobia more than anything else. It has no noticeable political ambitions, and would probably struggle to pick off votes that would normally go to the BNP of the National Front.

    How best to combat it? Firstly, we need to continue the excellent work done by Richard Bartholomew and others in order to expose their unsavoury links and views: the EDL must not be allowed to become seen as a genuinely anti-extremist group. Their inconsistencies and bigotry needs to be publicised so they can’t get away with their public pronouncements of only being anti-extremist, not anti-Muslim/Asian.

    Secondly, continue the protests against it, but don’t under any circumstances get involved in a conflict. Innocent people get hurt and it just makes UAF protestors look like a bunch of thugs to the general public, thus undermining any anti-EDL campaign.

    Filed under: EDL
    19th March, 2010

    Defend David T

    by Rumbold at 1:17 pm    

    David T of Harry’s Place is being sued by George Galloway and one of Mr. Galloway’s collegues, Kevin Ovenden. They are demanding £50,000 for a comment left on another blog. The comment he made wasn’t nice or correct, but as Richard Bartholomew put it:

    The legal threat seems to me to be badly conceived. I’m sure that Galloway and Overden are against the anti-Jewish hadith in Hamas Covenant, but while it’s there anyone who meets a Hamas governmental official risks being tarnished by association. Blame Hamas for that. And of course it’s annoying when a political opponent extrapolates a supposedly logical chain from one’s activities or position to the conclusion that in some deeper “objective” sense one is in fact supporting something else, but that’s life and to be allowed to do it is essential to public debate.

    A lot of people have a lot of criticisms to make of David T and Harry’s Place. Fine. However, it is irrelevant in this context. The comment was clearly a joke, and should in no way be the cause of a libel action. Bloggers are only able to operate because of a modicum of freedom of speech, and for every frivolous libel action we fail to stand against, our future as bloggers becomes that bit grimmer.

    Filed under: Blog,Civil liberties
    14th February, 2010

    The dangers of the blogosphere

    by Rumbold at 3:23 pm    

    Councillor Terry Kelly (Labour, Paisley) isn’t an easy man to defend. A fan of despotic regimes, he has praised Stalin in the past. I often find myself disagreeing strongly with his views, particularly on foreign countries (most notably Cuba and Israel), and have found them very unpleasant on occasion. He has frequently attacked others, most notably accusing Clairwil of this parish of being mentally ill. He refuses to provide evidence for most of his assertions, and has been investigated several times by the standards board.

    Yet now he is the victim of a series of comments posted under his name. To my knowledge, Terry Kelly never leaves any comments on any blog other than his own. Examining the things he writes on his blog, it is unclear why he would leave comments under his own name and then pretend he never wrote them.

    Given some of Terry Kelly’s blog posts in the past, why should people bother to stick up for him? Well, apart from basic human decency, there is also an important principle to defend: on the blogosphere we are all judged on the comments we leave and the blogposts we write. Compromising that (by having people post under our monikers) creates serious problems, particularly for those writing under their own names. Take the Terry Kelly case. An individual is under attack despite there being no actual evidence that he made said comments. Some left-wing blogs have recently seen an imposter pretending to be various bloggers/commentors.

    Other dangers lurk too. Richard Bartholomew and Tim Ireland are still under attack from a thuggish group calling themselves ‘The Cheerleaders’. Tim has had his family threatened and has been smeared as a paedophile because he and Richard have worked on exposing the dubious nature of some ‘anti-jihadists’.

    Ultimately, those of us who enjoy blogging are all in the same boat. In order to combat impersonators, we need to start taking denials at face value, especially when the comment seems out of character; after all, why leave a comment under your own name/moniker only to deny it later? As for threats, we need to highlight them as quickly as possible, as was achieved most notably in the Usimov affair.

    Filed under: Blog
    18th November, 2009

    Stories round-up

    by Rumbold at 3:46 pm    

    Lawyers give thanks for the new educational bill, as it creates opportunities for many more court cases.

    Richard Bartholomew reviews Peter Oborne’s programme on the pro-Israel lobby and finds it flawed.

    Richard again on the Sun’s initial response to the fake ‘Alan Sugar terror’ story.

    South Asian babies in Britain are more at risk of death than other babies, and doctors do not know why.

    The Telegraph is harrumping at the news that children are being taught not to stereotype by having to disprove such statements as “all white children are fascists” and “all Muslims are extremists” (the paper edition takes the former quote as its headline). This seems a sensible way of proceeding to me, as it doesn’t allow people to indulge in generalisations.

    And finally, Unity and friends respond to fears that the Press Complaints Commission will now try and regulate blogging.

    Filed under: Culture
    1st November, 2009

    1984 massacre: still waiting for justice

    by Rumbold at 1:10 pm    

    Twenty five years ago around 4,000 Sikhs were murdered in Delhi after the death of Indira Gandhi, then prime minister of India. The prime minister had been assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards in revenge for the dispatch of troops into the Harminder Sahib (Golden Temple), the holiest site in Sikhism. Leaving aside the rights and wrongs of that conflict, what followed was quite simply a massacre. Mobs began to roam the streets in morning after the assassination looking for Sikhs, who were all too readily identifiable.

    In some ways, the 1984 anti-Sikh riots followed a depressingly similar pattern to other, older religious riots. While the exact extent of state control is unclear, the killers were enacting out what Natalie Zemon Davis called ‘The Rites of Violence’ (pdf). Professor Davis, taking the sixteenth century St. Bartholomew’s massacres as her example (and writing in the 1970s), argued that many religious riots were not characterised by random acts of violence, but rather followed certain patterns in which the violence is “aimed at defined targets and selected from a repertory of traditional punishment and forms of destruction.” Under Professor Davis’ formulation, the rioters, while not officially authorised, thought that they were acting for the good of the country, and had some supporters/leaders in a government.

    Religious massacres were often triggered by a fear that if they (the rioters) didn’t take action, they themselves would be attacked by ‘the other side’. Thus the Catholic killers on St. Bartholomew’s Day expected the Protestant troops outside Paris to attack them. In Delhi rumours began to spread that the Sikhs were poisoning the water supply and that trains full of dead Hindus were coming into Delhi from the Punjab (where Indian troops were battling Sikh separatists). Neither rumour was true, and the rumour about Sikhs celebrating Mrs. Gandhi’s death was never substantiated, but under those conditions rumour became fact, especially as police drove round the city advising residents not to drink the water and telling them about the trains.

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    24th October, 2009

    Founder of EDL linked to former neo-Nazis and terrorists

    by Rumbold at 9:55 pm    

    Richard Bartholomew reports that Paul Ray, the founder of the English Defence League (EDL), is now consorting with various unsavoury types:

    “Paul Ray, originator of the English Defence League, has found a new friend: Nick Greger, the German former neo-Nazi who is now a close associate of the Northern Ireland Loyalist Johnny Adair. On Ray’s blog, he and Greger pose together with a t-shirt glorifying Loyalist terrorist organisations as part of a gallery announcing the launch of “The Ancient Order of Templar Knights”. Other pictures feature Greger’s Tanzanian wife (wearing a Johnny Adair t-shirt) and an unnamed black man who represents “Ghana” to match Ray’s “England” and Greger’s “Germany”. The two men also sport fresh matching Star of David tattoos on their wrists.”

    Paul Ray seems to have left the EDL, but, according to Richard, might still control an offshoot of the main EDL. Mr. Ray’s associations, even if he is no longer the leader of the EDL, are another blow to the EDL’s attempts to portray themselves as an organisation only devoted to attacking Islamic extremism, not Muslims/non-whites in general.

    Filed under: EDL
    30th September, 2009

    Tim Ireland threatened by thugs

    by Rumbold at 9:59 pm    

    Blogger and friend of Pickled Politics Tim Ireland has been threatened with violence by a group that has been posting his home address all over the internet. As Richard Bartholomew points out, one of the members of the group e-mailed Tim, saying:

    “I’m coming round to your house in the week. Fight or no fight?”

    The anti-Muslim group calls itself the ‘Cheerleaders’, and seems to have connections with an associate of the disgraced ‘terror expert’ Glen Jenvey, the man who fabricated the ‘Jewish hit list’ story (background here). By posting his home address they not only expose Tim to their attacks but also to those who search for Tim Ireland and find the false accusations of paedophilia planted by Glen Jenvey when he was trying to discredit Tim.

    Filed under: EDL,Media
    23rd September, 2009

    The Sun finally apologises for ‘Jewish hitlist’ story

    by Rumbold at 12:50 pm    

    Richard Bartholomew reports that the Sun, which had claimed in January that a poster on Ummah.com had called for a hitlist of prominent Jews to be drawn up, has apologised to Ummah.com. The poster turned out to be ‘security expert’ Glen Jenvey, who fed the story to the Sun. Last week the Sun finally issued a correction to the story, despite Tim Ireland and friends exposing Glen Jenvey much earlier. This is the first time though that the Sun has actually apologised for its own part in the affair:

    “OUR story on January 7 about a ‘hit list’ of top British Jews on the website Ummah.com was based on claims by Glen Jenvey who last week confessed to duping several newspapers and Tory MP Patrick Mercer by fabricating stories about Islamic fundamentalism.

    Following Mr Jenvey’s confession, we apologise to Ummah.com for the article which we now accept was inaccurate.”

    Update: Yup in the the comments points out the Press Complaints Commission’s reaction to the story, and it seems that no further action will be taken, at least on the part of Ummah.com, who were able to get an apology.

    Filed under: Current affairs,Media
    20th August, 2009

    Glen Jenvey confesses to faking terror story

    by Rumbold at 3:31 pm    

    Glen Jenvey, the disgraced former ‘security expert’ who lied about Muslims drawing up a hit list of prominent Jews, has now admitted what the rest of us long suspected: that he faked the offending comments himself (in a posting on Ummah.com):

    “Brother i’m sorry for the Allan Sugar story plant. I’m retired now from spying on Muslims. I saw a chance to install fear back in Jews who were killing Muslims.I was wrong to use you and your site.If you need any thing to help you in any way in the name of Allah just ask.

    But yes the Sun did not know who posted it.I say sorry to you from my heart. if you want show the police and get me arrested. but with the first ramadaam coming i want to clear my past sin’s before i start my fasting and pray.

    I would write this on your forum but im blocked out. may Allah reward you for your good work you do.Ameen

    Omar Hamza Jenvey

    aka

    Glen Jenvey”

    Richard Bartholomew has verified that the message did come from Glen Jenvey, aka Omar Hamza Jenvey.

    16th August, 2009

    Round up of stories

    by Rumbold at 2:06 pm    

    Richard Bartholomew on the English Defence League’s/Casuals United’s desperate attempts not to appear racist, by sucking up to other groups that don’t like Muslims.

    Afghanistan brings in more repressive laws for Shia women in order to suck up to voters (Hat-Tip: Amrit). Jess McCabe reports on what we can do to help.

    Unity on the authoritarian state of Singapore.

    Julie Bindel defends supermarkets.

    And finally, the fallout from the imposition of direct British rule on the Turks and Caicos islands continues. Ironically enough the imposition of direct rule by a Labour minister is a result of widespread corruption in the islands’ governance. Pot/kettle anyone?

    Filed under: Current affairs
    9th August, 2009

    Far-right protests in Birmingham

    by Rumbold at 2:52 pm    

    Confused reports are emerging about protests in Birmingham between the English Defence League, opposed by Unite Against Fascism. The protests descended into violence, with riot police standing by. Two people were injured:

    “Police arrested 33 people during a clash between anti-fascists and a right-wing group as the centre of Birmingham turned into a war zone yesterday. Terrified shoppers cowered in fear as a group came into violent contact with Unite Against Fascism marchers in a violent brawl that dominated the streets.”

    The English Defence League is a shady group, which tried to distance itself from BNP in public, yet has links to the far-right group. The march had been planned for some time, and it seems that the people involved are anti-Muslim rather than being against all races and religions (or at least that is the image they wanted to portray).

    The excellent Richard Bartholomew has more:

    “The English Defence League had branded banners declaring their opposition to racism and rejection of the BNP (the name “Casuals United” was nowhere to be seen, and I see its website has now been renamed the “British Defence Leagues”); a BBC report shows the crowd singing the national anthem (as ever, first verse only), and chanting “Muslim bombers off our street”.

    Other footage shows some more aggressive behaviour, in particular the “who are you?” football chant; however, there is nothing (so far at least) apparently comparable to the May protest in Luton, where Asian-owned shops were attacked and some protestors wore balaclavas, or the 4 July protest in Birmingham, which included the chant “Muslims out”. Photos from the protest (the Daily Mail has some from Reuters) show some apparent EDL protestors being attacked by what appear to be local Asians.”

    Filed under: EDL
    14th July, 2009

    The BNP on the internet

    by Rumbold at 8:19 pm    

    It is fair to say that we on Pickled Politics are not novices when it comes to BNP internet warriors. Although we won’t link to them, the fascist forum Stormfront has been discussing Pickled Politics/eGov’s questions and Lee John Barnes’ responses on behalf of the BNP. Few support his decision to respond, and many took to calling him “Jew Boy”.

    Thanks to Edmund Standing of Harry’s Place, we now have an even more comprehensive idea of how BNP members conduct themselves on the internet, after his report for the Centre for Social Cohesion was published. I haven’t read through the whole piece yet, but below is the executive summary. Though it contains no shocking revelations, the report, like our ’85 Questions’, is part of the process by which the BNP is exposed for what it really is. The BNP has gained greatly from the main parties and other noted commentators merely yelling ‘racist’ at them, telling everyone not to vote for them, then running away. It makes the BNP’s arguments look powerful and allows them to adopt a faux-victim mentality. We, Harry’s Place, Richard Bartholomew, The Spittoon and others want to keep them squirming under the spotlight.

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    Filed under: The BNP
    21st June, 2009

    Anti-terrorism “expert” Glen Jenvey converts to Islam?

    by Sunny at 11:43 pm    

    Remember that fictitious front-page Sun news story where some Muslims on a forum had drawn up a Jewish hit-list? It got taken down after questions were asked about “anti-terrorism expert” Glen Jenvey who apparently sold the story to the Sun. Anyway, here’s an update.

    Apparently he’s converted to Islam. LOL. No seriously, Dave Bones emailed earlier and has now blogged it. Richard Bartholomew has much more. This really is a bizarre story. If this guy does become a big disciple of Anjem Choudhary then expect him on TV soon.

    Filed under: Humour,Islamists
    14th June, 2009

    Holocaust Museum shooting brings out the unbalanced

    by Rumbold at 8:57 am    

    Richard Bartholomew has chosen his top three unhinged responses to the shooting. Gold goes to Morton H. Pomerantz, though I think it should have gone to this effort by Debbie Schlussel (which won silver):

    Mr. Von Brunn has been on this planet for 89 years, and he didn’t feel comfortable shooting up a Holocaust museum until now–this new era of “tolerance,” in which we must tolerate the most extremist Muslim behaviors and sentiments.”

    Filed under: Current affairs
    25th May, 2009

    Racist thugs

    by Rumbold at 4:18 pm    

    There’s no other name for them:

    “Nine people were arrested yesterday after trouble flared during a protest march against supposed Muslim extremists…

    Yesterday there were about 500 protesters, some carrying banners with slogans such as “No Sharia Law in the UK” and “Respect our Troops”. Several cars were damaged after a small group split off from the march. An Asian-owned business had its windows smashed. In Stuart Street in the town centre, police drew batons. Mounted police and officers in riot gear were used to try to control the mob and stones were thrown.”


    (Via Harry’s Place and Bartholomew’s Notes)

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