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Exiting the Echo Chamber: Ivan Humble and Manwar Ali on Radio Suffolk

‘This country will be an Islamic state within 30 years’ says Barry from Felixstowe
Manwar Ali, a Suffolk Imam who runs the charity JIMAS, was a mujahedeen fighter in the 80s and 90s but is now trying to stop Muslims going to Syria or Iraq.
Ivan Humble used to be the Eastern regional organizer for the EDL, [...]

Gateway to terror: a new report from Hope not Hate

Today Hope not Hate is launching a new report exposing the terrorist connections of al-Muhajiroun, the group led by Anjem Choudary.
Gateway to Terror reveals that at least 70 people who have been convicted of terrorism or terror-related offences, or who have actually participated in suicide attacks, have been linked to the group. We reveal that [...]

Waiting for the Fascists

What a lot there has been about the turning of Tommy Robinson, once leader of the EDL.
I don’t want to make light of the fear the EDL inspired in Asian shopkeepers who were victims of their haphazard campaign against Islamic extremism, but I always thought they were a feeble lot compared to the real horrible [...]

Power to the EDL!

I mean the English Disco Lovers, of course.

As their new website explains:
The English Disco Lovers (EDL) are a pro-disco, anti-racism group. We aim to spoof the slogans and emblems of The English Defence League, showing them for what they really are – racist, outdated and not the type you’d invite to your disco! Unus Mundas, [...]

Roma in Hungary: time to pay attention

“A significant portion of the Gypsies are unfit for coexistence. Not fit to live among human beings. These people are animals and behave like animals. … From his animal skull only inarticulate sounds come out and the only thing he understands is brute force… This must be solved, immediately and in any way.”
Zsolt [...]

Vidal Sassoon

Vidal Sassoon, the legendary anti-fascist, has died:
Born in Britain to Sephardi Jewish parents from Greece and Spain, his father abandoned the family when he was a young child and Mr Sassoon spent seven years living at the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Orphanage in Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale.
After starting as an apprentice hairdresser [...]

Former Waffen SS member criticises Israel

Gunter Grass has utilised his aging intellect to launch a scud missile of a poem at Israel. It’s the sort of thing you might hear from UK intellectuals, but coming from Grass it has a certain scent. In the poem Grass turns the potential existential threat facing Israel from Iran on its head. The real [...]

Who is Arthur Kemp?

This is a cross post from slackbastard

A short while ago my blog was the subject of a complaint. As a result, I have had to temporarily remove one image. The image is of a man named Arthur Kemp. In the image — a photo — Kemp is sitting down and there is a Nazi symbol in [...]

London BDS, Carole Swords & the PSC, August 13th 2011

On August 13th 2011, Harvey Garfield was attacked by RESPECT chair Carole Swords. Swords has now been convicted of “threatening and abusive words or behaviour to cause harassment”.
Carole Swords was participating in a demonstration organised by a group called London BDS, who work alongside the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Carole Swords with “Natasha” of London BDS, August [...]

The Daily Mail: Then and Now

In 1934, Lord Rothermere published a self-penned article entitled “Hurrah for the Blackshirts“.
Last week, the Daily Mail published an article by Richard Waghorne, entitled “French downgrade shows that Marine Le Pen’s role in French public life is not just legitimate but increasingly necessary“.
The elegant and increasingly incisive leader of the French National [Front] appears to [...]