BNP ‘chairman’ Nick Griffin is the author of a book called Who are the Mindbenders? which purports to expose a Jewish conspiracy in the media to promote ‘an endless diet of pro-multiracial, pro-homosexual, anti-British trash’. He has claimed that the Holocaust is ‘the Hoax of the Twentieth Century’ and ‘a mixture of Allied wartime propaganda, extremely profitable lie, and latter-day witch-hysteria’. In 2006, it was exposed that he had named two of the pigs on his farm ‘Anne’ and ‘Frank’. When Griffin’s former MP, Alex Carlile, reported his racist rag ‘The Rune’ to the police (leading to a two year suspended jail sentence for publishing material likely to incite racial hatred), Griffin referred to him as ‘this bloody Jew … whose only claim is that his grandparents died in the Holocaust’.
However, today’s Independent on Sunday reports that in a recent interview with Tel Aviv newspaper Ma’ariv, Griffin has stated that he has ‘no time for anti-Semites’.
We can, therefore, look forward with baited breath to Griffin expelling anti-Semites from the BNP, publicly repudiating his former views, apologising to Holocaust survivors and the families of Holocaust victims, refusing to associate any more with American and European far-right figures who promote anti-Semitic ideas, issuing condemnation of the Nazi loving BNP supporters currently found on YouTube, on blogs and discussion forums, and in the neo-Nazi music scene, and the beginning of a new era of anti-Nazi activism from the BNP. Or maybe not.
Not everyone is happy with Griffin’s turn away from Jew baiting of course. The jolly folk over at Stormfront UK are perplexed. It’s ‘grotesque’ says ‘Grimoir’, who wants to know ‘What the hell is Griffin doing even talking to Israeli newspapers?’ George Lincoln Rockwell loving former Griffin bodyguard Joe Owens, AKA ‘Pure Rage’, a self-confessed ‘loser’ who served prison time for sending razor blades to members of Liverpool’s Jewish community and whose concerns include ‘breeding the untermenchen out’ and transvestite DJs, says of Jews that ‘I’d rather have none of them’, because ‘their usual shenanigans’ include ‘undermining Gentile society’. Nonetheless, he’s ‘not suggesting Griffin [is] in the pay of Mossad, but more of being used by them’. ‘Grimoir’ disagrees, and for ‘Byzantium Endures’, Griffin has ‘prostituted his principles’ and he smells Masonic involvement.
Long may the fragmentation of the British far-right continue. Whether anyone will take Griffin’s latest whitewashing attempt seriously remains to be seen. Let’s hope not.