Biffers, Islamists, God and me

I’m not really very religious but I thought perhaps I should have a little word in God’s shell-like. Too much stuff didn’t make any sense. So I sat down in a quiet room with curtains drawn and meditative candles duly lit, all set to talk to my maker.

It wasn’t a long conversation but it seemed to straighten a few things out for me. It went like this…

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Biffers bested by Bedfordshire Bobbies

Britain First have managed to get their own way for once…

The Britain First manifesto is a document that they shamelessly copied from Adolf Hitler himself in the shape of the German NSDAP’s 25 point plan. It calls for consequences for all those who knowingly publish lies to mislead the public. Today they learned just how attentive the British legal system has been to their plagiarised demands.

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The High Court delivered a ruling today that extends Fransen and Golding’s ban from Luton for a further 3 years. That might seem like small potatoes at first glance but it really isn’t. It’s a precedent in law that can only be overturned by appeal to the judicial chamber of the House of Lords, The Supreme Court or, ironically enough, the European Court of Human Rights.

In the absence of such appeals which take a lot of time and money to mount there’s a handy precedent available to local authorities and police forces all across the UK to have the Biffers banned from their areas.  There seems to be nothing now remaining to prevent similair actions from other Biffer targets like Rochdale, Rotherham, Dover, Gillingham and the rest.

Even better, depending upon the exact nature of future demonstrations, Fuhrer Golding and Frau Fransen might have scuppered the whole demo set up for other fash groups like Pegida and the English Defence League. They were already hated by the rest of British fascism. Now they’ll be total pariahs!

Well done Bedfordshire police. We salute you!

The EDL are getting despondent… again

Ever since their original Fuhrer, Tommy Robinson and his ‘cuz’, Kev Carrol defected to Quilliam the EDL has been in disarray. Like a snake without a head the toothless, remaindered racists and Nazis have represented the very epitome of ineffectual fash, running around trying to find a purpose and resorting to factional fighting as different elements of ‘the Master race’ vied with each other for dominance. Who can forget the infamous car park Kettle wherein coachloads of frustrated regional ‘Defenders’, unable to get to any brown people simply made the best of a bad job and battered each other instead? Ah… happy days!

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Now we hear that the divisions within the ranks have grown so serious that a small group of EDL rebels have decided to form their own, rival organisation, the United People of Britain. Just like the gang of four who left the labour party to form the Social Democratic party (now part of the LibDems) these turncoats look likely to split the EDL’s dwindling support, making both organisations even weaker. We wonder what motivated them to split their numbers even further. We wonder what might motivate any established EDL footsoldiers to join them in the inevitable destruction of Robinson and Carroll’s erstwhile ‘baby’. We wonder how long it will be before both groups disintegrate into the irrelevance they so richly deserve.

That’s the beauty of far right groups like this. They split every so often. Paranoia and mutual resentment gets in the way of any cohesion they might otherwise enjoy and before you know it their numbers fall exponentially as new groups constantly poach from each other.

So – to Andrew Edge and his (very) little band of rebels – we at EBF wish you well. We look forward to your ranks swelling as the EDL membership diminishes and new inter-fash rivalries take root. We especially look forward to the next time you find yourselves in a police kettle together. Now that will be a scrap worth watching!

Britain First and the history of European Nazism

The problem with making historical comparisons is they’re never precise enough to satisfy the pedants and rarely obvious enough to catch the attention of most people. That’s because the majority of us have enough to deal with just coping with the necessities of everyday living. People haven’t time to go around studying political history and most don’t have the inclination to search for comparisons and similarities between modern UK and the worst of European thought.

EBF understands that. We know that to many this article will seem like an over-reaction to current events. But we think it important that we highlight the broad trends of 21st century ideologies even if the exact details differ from the precise events of the past. Modern Europe is very different from that of 80 or 90 years ago. Mass communication is easier and less controlled which accelerates the speed of social change. Deceitful propaganda is more easily spread and ideas, even dangerous ones can take hold of a population like wildfire.

EBF BF Wake up and rise up.pngBut people are still essentially the same. Their fears are the same, their vulnerability to manipulative ideologues is the same and their tendency to look for scapegoats to blame is the same. Our species hasn’t evolved at all in a few decades. We are as we were and what we were was frightening.

In 1920s Germany economic hardship was rife. People were literally starving to death as food became more and more expensive and wages, even for those lucky enough to be employed at all couldn’t keep up. Many felt hopeless and helpless.

In post 2007 Europe whole countries went bankrupt and others, like UK saw the weakest citizens, those suffering from disabling conditions or those who were unable to find work stripped of their incomes, sanctioned by civil servants or forced to work for nothing to ease the wage burden on large companies like Tesco, Asda and even’ the Biffers’ favourite’ – Gregg’s the baker’s. Many argue that this was little more than state-sponsored slavery designed to increase private, corporate profits at the expense of the public purse as several employers cut jobs, replacing paid employees with unskilled, forced (workfare) labour instead. Many at the bottom rungs of society felt hopeless and helpless.

In Post WW1 Germany a group of veterans calling themselves the Frei Corp (Free Army) began releasing propaganda explaining that Germany’s predicament was all the fault of international Jewry. This wasn’t true but it suited the emotional need of some of the people to scapegoat someone other than themselves.

In post-recession UK groups like Britain First began releasing propaganda blaming Muslims for all the country’s problems. This isn’t true either but it suits the emotional need of some of the people to scapegoat someone other than themselves.

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In 1920s Germany Adolf Hitler joined a small group of far right nationalists and quickly rose to prominence within what was one day to become the Nazi party.

In 2010 a relatively minor official in the British National Party (a far right nationalist group) broke away from the party to form his own rival group – Britain First.

In 1920s Germany the government largely ignored the Nazis. They were only one of many far right factions and they seemed too busy fighting amongst themselves to be of any significance.

In 2010 the UK government largely ignored Britain First. They were only one of many far right factions and they seemed too busy fighting amongst themselves to be of any significance.

In 1920s Germany Hitler’s Nazi party made very little impact. The demonstrations they held were violent armed conflicts and so the authorities eventually acted. When Hitler tried to begin an armed revolution and held hostage two government officials he was overwhelmed, tried and imprisoned for sedition.

In modern UK, Britain First incites violence against Muslims and immigrants but Golding et al have learned from history and never personally involve themselves in such crimes.

In 1930s Germany the Frei Corp became the Brown Shirts – the organised street fighters who persecuted Jews – their most infamous incident was ‘The night of broken glass’ or ‘Kristalnacht’ during which Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues were attacked in a domestic atrocity ordered by Hitler himself.

In modern UK we have not seen anything on the scale of Kristalnacht yet. We have however seen attacks against Muslim shops, Mosques and businesses, including arson and several Muslim deaths. At least one 81 year old Muslim was beaten to death by Britain First supporters whilst on his way to his local Mosque for morning prayers.

From the 1920s onwards Hitler and his cronies used dehumanising propaganda to isolate and encourage violence against German Jews.

From 2010 onwards Britain First has used dehumanising propaganda to isolate and encourage violence against British Muslims.

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The German Nazis relied upon nationalism and a sense of ‘taking back control’ to fuel their hatred.

Britain First relies upon nationalism and a sense of ‘taking back control’ to fuel its hatred.

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The internet and the speed with which social media spreads ideas around means that the popular nationalism that took the Nazis 15 years to achieve has taken Britain First with its social media savvy operation a third of that time. What they lack is political clout but there’s time for that and they’re certainly trying hard.

And it’s not just Britain First. There are other, equally disturbing groups at work in the UK. Nationalists organisations echo the same message of hate. Groups like the English Defence League and countless others also rely upon the same propaganda to fuel a nationalism that seems hell bent on taking this country back to a past that only really existed in their imaginations. Respectable political groups like UKIP seem almost to legitimise the nationalist agenda and may well be the key to political influence for all the other nationalist groups.

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It’s no coincidence that ‘Vote UKIP’ is a common refrain from the racist nationalists we interact with across social media. Britain First is unlikely to gain any political power but that doesn’t mean they can’t support UKIP. Golding and Fransen have already created something like a Frei Corp in waiting. Their own website describes Britain First as a ‘Street defence organisation’ and their regular calls for civil war against Muslims and their (admittedly laughable as yet) attempts to train their members in combat skills seems to point very clearly in one particular direction. Might they become UKIP’s Brown shirts in time?

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If the problem was only UK based that might be less of a concern but similair trends can be seen across Europe. Some countries are further along this dark path and it’s not hard to see where we’re all being driven. This week in Austria a far right party using the slogan ‘Austria First’ (there’s a coincidence) narrowly failed to become the ruling political party in the country’s national election.

EBF BF Austria far right Nazi election.pngIn the style of their Austrian predecessor, Adolf Hitler they are now forcing a new election. Hitler’s Nazi party also forced elections until they got the result they wanted. We’d hoped that Austrians would know better, given their country’s part in WW2 but seemingly not. Like Brits and many other European nationals they have short memories. It remains to be seen how prophetic the result of the UK’s recent ‘Brexit’ referendum may be. The result (48% v 52%) is strikingly close to the Austrian result after a campaign that was fought much more along nationalist and racist lines than any other issue. We believe that there is very real cause for concern both here in the UK and abroad.

Holland, a country defeated by the Nazis and subjected to all the horrors of occupation is currently seeing the rise of its own brand of Nationalism. Even Germany, the birthplace of Pegida has a growing number of fascists within its population. Similair stories can be told about many Western nations from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean. The far right hasn’t won yet but it’s making remarkably good headway.

There’s still time to turn this around. Please help us to spread the word and stop the neo-Nazis from dragging us back into the darkness of former decades.

Further relevant reading from EBF

An overview of Britain First (PDF)

Britain First’s Nazi policies (PDF)

Britain First’s general Nazism (PDF)

Jayda Fransen’s Anti-Islamic propaganda – just Like Julius Streicher’s anti-semitic ‘Der Sturmer’ (PDF)

Britain First has blood on its hands

How Britain First profits from violence

Britain First inciting civil war

Britain first as a uniformed, paramilitary militia

 

EDL sent to Coventry today

The EDL are having a shuffle around Coventry today. We wonder if anyone will speak to them. They don’t seem to be expecting a massive turnout. The organisers for their ‘National’ Demo have chosen a single public house as the Muster point. The pub is a decent size but it’s hardly going to hold the attendees of a respectably-sized national demonstration. It’ll do for a handful of racists to get a few pints and act tough though.

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Unfortunately, the Litten Tree doesn’t seem all that sure how to handle the situation. But they are doing the right thing and working with West Midlands police to ensure everything stays peaceful.

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We say good luck to the management and staff of The Litten Tree. It must be hard when a bunch of EDL thugs decide to go to your pub for a pre-shuffle piss-up. So far as we know The Litten Tree didn’t ask for this and they’re doing the best they can to avoid trouble.

Maybe they won’t all make it. EDLNews were first to point out that at least one ‘patyroot’ (with a fair bit of EDL tat) was unlikely to attend.

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But it gets better. We can see from the gov. website that his car hasn’t had tax or MOT for many years. That’s a worry – especially since our contacts within the far right tell us that the car has been found and returned to its rightful owner, a ‘Mr. English’ (sic) from the North West of England, apparently. Perhaps the police will be keeping an eye out for it in future. Be careful if you see this car on the M6 near Coventry today. It just might fall to pieces and cause an accident.

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If you do see this car on the road between Coventry and the North West today you might want to call the police. It’s a serious offence to drive a car without MOT or tax on the public highway.

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Childish EDL plan to disrupt Birmingham Mosque ceremony

This is a secret so don’t tell anybody!

Using their super-secure private Facebook group, Paul Locke’s ultra-competent English Defence League oafs have hatched yet another cunning plan. In utmost secrecy, without any chance of outsiders getting a sniff of the action Locke’s layabouts have planned yet another piss-up. They’re not known as The Imbibing Brotherhood for nothing!

The excuse for this drunken rampage is a ceremony to inaugurate a new Mosque.Paul Locke EDL Birmingham mosque May 2016

Lots of Imbibers plan to attend but only if they can get pissed first.

Paul Locke EDL Birmingham mosque May 2016 where to meetAs the aspiring national leader he is, Locke has taken steps to ensure his drunken mates will be well-pissed before they get to the Mosque. He’s even promised to make contact with a local pub, attempt to get the landlord to break the law by banning Muslims from his premises and arrange a pre-rampage piss-up venue. We’re not at all sure how successful that will be and for all we know the 3 Horseshoes won’t have anything to do with Locke’s Losers but it may be worth avoiding the place on Sunday if you fancy a quiet meal with the kids.

After all, they’ll be turning up to sully the pub’s atmosphere whether the landlord approves of the EDL’s racist views or not,

Paul Locke EDL Birmingham mosque May 2016 3 horseshoesWe’ll be passing on our information to W. Midlands police so hopefully the imbibing brotherhood won’t manage to cause too much disruption. It’d be a shame if they were allowed to spoil this important event with their loutish behaviour. This looks like a public order offence in the making to us. There might even be a conspiracy charge in there for all we know.

That’s for the police and the CPS to decide, of course.

 

Locke the ‘expert’ shows his ignorance again

EDL Imbibing brotherhood brethren Bibo ergo sum in vino veritasPaul Locke, the up and coming would-be leader of the Imbibing brotherhood claims in speeches and through his social media ranting to be something of an expert on Islam. He regularly announces to all who will listen that he has read authoritative Muslim sources on the Quran and Sharia and is well placed to interpret and understand the anti-Western, anti-Democratic ‘evils’ of Islam. Or so he says. We think he’s just lying.

We don’t believe he’s read any authoritative texts and the very idea of a drunken EDL member spending time reading anything more complicated than the hate-filled Daily Mail seems unlikely to say the least.

That doesn’t stop him spreading his ignorant, defamatory lies though. Nor does it stop him displaying his uninformed arse on a very regular basis. The stupidity is strong in this one!

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If Locke really was the expert he claims to be he’d know that the issue isn’t money-laundering – it’s usury (the practice of profiting from other peoples’ financial problems by lending money at interest). Muslims are forbidden from taking advantage of others’ misfortunes in this way. They can lend money but they can’t charge interest on those loans. That’s the real reason why they concern themselves with the idea of Halal (permissible) and Haram (forbidden) financial dealings. They want to be sure that their transactions aren’t Haram.

We can’t help wondering why Locke’s first thought was to do with money-laundering. We do know that the EDL’s first leader, Tommy Robinson was convicted of financial fraud and there have been plenty of rumours and allegations about the financial dealings of many other senior Imbibers so maybe it was the first thing that came into his head. Who can say?

What we do know is that no ‘expert’ in Islam would have been so stupid as to think anything sinister when they came across the above passage. If Paul Locke’s an expert in anything it’s spreading slanderous and libellous bullshit about a group that he and his pissed-up cronies know nothing at all about.

Good try Paul – keep it up – you’ll start making sense one day, we’re sure!