Is the BNP really as awful as Rod Liddle claims?

* If you speak out against Islam and dhimmitude you will be vilified, accused from bigotry to hatred and Islamophobia, and possibly dragged through the courts, regardless which political belief’s you hold. In the UK, the BNP is the only party that promises to somehow  reverse the galloping Islamization, and that’s why the BNP is picking up votes. But are they really as bad as Rod Liddle makes out?

Let the BNP speak – and drown in its own poison

Guess what song is Nick Griffin’s ring tone. I was standing next to the British National party leader in a BBC green room last week when his mobile phone rang. Cue chiming guitar – it was Sweet Home Alabama. You guessed Ebony and Ivory, didn’t you? No, what Nick had blaring out of his phone was moderate, acceptable racism – a paean to the segregationist governor of Alabama and two-time presidential candidate George Wallace (who, before he died, rather movingly apologised to black people for his hideous policies).

It is sort of okay to play Sweet Home Alabama in polite company, a catchy howl of disenfranchised redneck southern anguish. There is no mention of black people in the song, it’s all in Lynyrd Skynyrd’s semi-coherent good ol’ boy subtext. It is, I think, how Griffin would like to see the BNP now – incorrigible, anti-Establishment, un-PC, telling a few home truths. Fifteen or 20 years ago I suspect his ring tone would have been by Wagner, and before that the Horst Wessell song. Except they didn’t have ring tones then, obviously.

It is being said that the BNP, along with UKIP, is likely to be one of the main beneficiaries of public fury over the MPs’ expenses scandal. Indeed, Griffin said to me, shortly before his interview, that the front page of that morning’s Telegraph was worth three or four extra seats for his party.

I don’t quite understand the logic of this. Our MPs are corrupt and venal – so let’s take it out on the blacks? But Griffin has been very canny in repositioning his party as a sort of all-purpose anti-Establishment front, rather than as a slightly less intellectual version of the Sturmabteilung. He has been abetted in this policy by all those despised mainstream politicians who join hands and plead that you not vote for the BNP, by local councillors who refuse to work with democratically elected BNP members, by television interviewers who simply bark insults at Griffin when he appears on news programmes and by the thick-as-mince middle-class lefties bellowing, “No platform for raaaaaacists,” every time the BNP stages a meeting.

As soon as the BNP is engaged, however, the poison begins to leak out and we hear the truth. Last week, on the day of its manifesto launch, Griffin was skewered by his fabulously stupid comments about British Asian people not really being British, a position which is not merely impolite and unfair, but illogical. He had made those remarks six years previously but he could not quite bring himself to disavow them, because they are at the heart of the rubbish his party believes.

Griffin the man is shrewd and articulate. There is no doubt that he has managed to secure the angry support of some white working-class British people, a tranche of the population that has been neglected by the mainstream parties and by Labour in particular. There is some truth to the BNP’s claims that poorly paid whites seem to find themselves at the back of the queue for everything. And beyond the racism there is much in the party’s socially right-wing but economically left-wing manifesto which finds accord with a subsection of the population which mistrusts stockbrokers and estate agents almost as much as it mistrusts homosexuals.

But even the BNP’s biggest vote-winner in recent years – attacking Islam – is a case of expediency and opportunism. It should not be forgotten that the earliest supporters in this country of radical Islam were the far right, Griffin prominent among them. Back in the 1980s the Ayatollah Khomeini and Nick Griffin shared rather more than a mutual, ideological dislike of Jews. They also shared a dislike of international capitalism, the USA, gender equality, homosexuals and liberal democracy. There is not much in the BNP’s domestic manifesto today with which Hizb ut-Tahrir would find fault.

The only reason the BNP dislikes Islam now is that it is practised largely by people with darkish-coloured skins. If that intellectual position is good enough for you, then by all means vote for them.

+ Britain has the lowest rate of convictions for rape in Europe and the figure is still falling every year, a new study suggests. This is taken to mean that British juries have a bit of a soft spot for rapists and are increasingly inclined to let them go free, perhaps because our jurors are mad, ignorant, or misogynist, or all three. What the study did not reveal is that the actual number of men convicted of rape has actually stayed pretty much the same, on average, in the past 15 to 20 years – and at a figure which is comparable with most other countries in Europe.

The big change has been a massive (almost twentyfold) increase in allegations of rape and consequent prosecutions which, by the time they reach court, simply do not hold water. The government, led by Harriet Harman, seems to have a perverse wish to prove that more British women are being raped than is the case. It has told the Old Bill that it wants to see more convictions; hence the enormous rise in prosecutions. Isn’t it this politically inspired mania for prosecutions that has resulted in our low conviction rate, rather than the notion that men commit 20 times as many rapes as they did a couple of decades ago?

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    1. But even the BNP’s biggest vote-winner in recent years – attacking Islam – is a case of expediency and opportunism. It should not be forgotten that the earliest supporters in this country of radical Islam were the far right, Griffin prominent among them. Back in the 1980s the Ayatollah Khomeini and Nick Griffin shared rather more than a mutual, ideological dislike of Jews. They also shared a dislike of international capitalism, the USA, gender equality, homosexuals and liberal democracy. There is not much in the BNP’s domestic manifesto today with which Hizb ut-Tahrir would find fault.

      Ha, ha, ha! This is really stretching it. Not a shred of evidence presented to prove that Griffin actually made statements or took actions supporting “radical” Islam and the Ayatollah. The fact is that Griffin was hauled up before the courts twice for disparaging but correct remarks about Islam that he made in private.

    2. This is just Rod Liddle’s pathetic PC left wing attempt at vilifying the BNP. After all we all know Islam is not a race at all and if Rod Liddle doesn’t know that he must be as naive about Islam as his stupid comments prove him to be. This is just another MSM hack shamelessly playing the ‘race’ card and hoping his readers are as uneducated and ignorant of Islam as he obviously is in an attempt to smear and just exposing himself for the PC Moonbat and fool that he is.

    3. 69 year old Canadian, and proud to be a contributing offshore member of the BNP. I was born in England, and my family sacrificed many of its members in the struggles against totalitarianism.
      I don’t understand where the pacifists, socialists, lesbians, homosexuals and new-age beautiful people are coming from – are they incapable of understanding that Nick Griffin and the BNP are the only protection they have against the brutal persecution they would experience under the world caliphate?
      Get a brain!

    4. “The only reason the BNP dislikes Islam now is that it is practised largely by people with darkish-coloured skins. If that intellectual position is good enough for you, then by all means vote for them.”

      What bullcrap – yet another blatant lie, I thought we had laws against that in Britain?

      The reason the BNP despise islam, is the same reason that any non-muslim with any kind of working knowledge of islam despises it: it is violent, oppressive, brain-washing in it’s very worst form. His argument completely null-and-voids istelf anyway, a great deal of middle-eastern muslims are as white as any BNP member.

      This supposed “journalist” is a complete and utter joke!

    5. The fact that Griffin has praised Ayatollah demonstrates one thing quite clearly: that the BNP and Islamists stand for essentially the same sort of thing, and would happily COLLUDE (while claiming to hate each other) to create and maintain an ambiance of fear and hatred in which they thrive.

      There are two sides to this debate: people who support extremists like the BNP and al-Qaida, and people who oppose them. If you support the BNP, then you also support radical Islamism. If you support radical Islamism, then you also support the BNP. There is only one way to genuinely oppose radical extemists, and that is to oppose ALL of them, in ALL THEIR MANIFESTATIONS. Otherwise, you are a SUPPORTER of ALL extremists.

    6. ^@ Alex, nice try idiot! Try looking behind the media smears and lies for change! Where are the BNP members blowing up buses and cars in heavily populated cities? Nope there are none. A lot of people seem to think that london nailbomber Stephen Copeland had BNP “links”, but you know what this supposed “link” was? The police found a BNP flyer amongst his possessions. Guess what, every single household recieves election literature and i’m sure there are a great deal of murderers in Britain that have a nu-Labour or Lib-dem election leaflet somewehere in their house, but we don’t immediately say “oh my god, murderer linked with *add mainstream party name here*”.

      If you ask me the real extremists ARE the current mainstream: indoctrination of children, invasion of other countries on a whim, massive surveillance of largely innocent populations, selling business interests out to foreign owners who seek to do us harm (saudi mainly), allowing violent islamists to preach their hatred in state funded mosques and madrassah’s, treating public money as a personal piggy bank (hmm african despots would be proud). The list of the damage caused to this country by the mainstream is immense, and yet the BNP get labelled as extremists for wanting to reverse this damage? It’s becoming a bit of a joke now, educate yourself!

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