“Leaked list outs Aussie fascist supporters”
* No, Â it outs you as a nitwit, Moses!
* Gee, that was quick! Just wondering who has such an interest to smear those who are still upholding values of basic human rights and refuse to submit to Islam…?
Australian residents outed as right-wing extremists on a leaked membership database for the controversial British National Party say they are unashamed and reject any suggestions they are racists.
The party, which is shunned by many of those outside Britain’s ultra-conservative sphere due to its hardline, racist views – including that foreigners should be sent home – has been thrown into chaos after miscreants leaked its membership list on to the internet.
* Which race is Islam again, Asher?
It includes the name, address, age, phone numbers, occupation and hobbies of 10,000 BNP members, including children, school teachers, police, clergymen and goverment employees. Several names were marked “discretion requested” because many do not want to publicise their support for BNP policies.
Of the 10,000 members listed, 15 were based in Australia. ‘
“It’s water off a duck’s back to me,” said Australian member Benjamin Hugh, who cared little that his personal details were now in the public domain.
The list – which BNP leader Nick Griffin said was leaked by a disgruntled former BNP official – remains online at BitTorrent sites such as thepiratebay.org and the whistleblower site wikileaks.org, despite a court injunction.
The file was so popular on wikileaks – up to 6 million hits in 24 hours, according to reports – it crashed the site. A heat map plotting the addresses of members on a Google Map has also been incredibly popular.
Arthur Grice, a 51-year-old British expat living in Brisbane, said he was “proud” of his five-year association with BNP and was not deterred by reports of death threats and abuse hurled at British members.
“I’ve got my [membership] card in my pocket now and I’m prepared to show it to anyone that wants to see,” he said.
Grice said he was not racist and did not believe whites were inherently superior but he was opposed to migration because Britain was buckling under the strain of too many people.
“We see every year 10,000 or so acres of crown land chopped down to make way for houses that a country the size of the United Kingdom shouldn’t really need,” he said.
“You don’t put 100 people in a boat built for 20 … this isn’t a question about race, it’s a question about culture.”
It is not illegal to be a member of the BNP but membership is forbidden for some British public service workers such as police and prison officers. One Merseyside Police officer has already been suspended from duty due to his presence on the BNP list and more suspensions are expected.
“I just feel a connection – like most white Australians – with Britain and my ancestry and I care deeply about the survival of the British people,” he said.
Like Grice, Hugh rejected suggestions he was racist – he just feared white Britons would “be a minority in their own country” if migration wasn’t curtailed.
He was concerned that “those that can’t speak English” were getting more attention in school than white people and mass migration meant there were huge waiting lists at hospitals.
“If you’re a white person and you’re not very skilled well I suggest you’d better hurry up and get skilled because why the hell wold you want to hire a white person that’s unskilled – if you’re a businessman you’d rather hire and Asian or an African because they’re a lot cheaper and they do the job for you,” Hugh said.
But while members deny any semblance of racism, BNP leader Griffin has a conviction for inciting racial hatred and is an outspoken Holocaust denier. He has applied to visit Australia to address the issue of “the demographic genocide caused by large-scale immigration of people from the Third World”.
Many of the members outed on the leaked list have turned to ultra-nationalist online forums such as stormfront.org to vent their anger and fears of repercussions.
One wrote: “I don’t want to lose my job over this. Just now my mate Chris rang me, he works in the public domain, and all he could do was scream: ‘Unbelievable Jeff!’ Down the phone at me. I could not calm him down at all.”
Another said: “No company will ever want to employ anyone on the list ever. Class action?”
* In NZ the story was picked up by this little wanker here, calls himself an ‘activist’- activist for what?
Fascist leaks spread member’s details in UK and Aotearoa
Several websites have sprung up that make healthy use of this information. One,Â BNP Near Me, merges the information with Google Maps to show the strength (or weakness) of the BNP across the UK. TheÂ BNP member proximity searchÂ allows British users to enter their post code and then returns all BNP members in their area, with links to find their house on Google Maps.
Some high profile people are listed, including British Motorcross/Supercross star, William ‘Billy’ MacKenzie.
The list also includes a number of members (and former members) now living overseas, including some serving as mercenaries in Iraq, 16 people in Australia and four members in Aotearoa / New Zealand – in Auckland Central, Glenfield and Hunua in greater Auckland, and Whitby in Wellington.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand National Front had theÂ email addresses for its 53 members/supporters leaked on Aotearoa Indymedia.