The final part of their policies lead me quite nicely on to Brietbart losing Kellogg’s as a sponsor and advertiser citing that Kellogg’s do not stand for the right wing mantra spewed by Brietbart. In reply to that Brietbart instead of talking to Kellogg’s chucked their toys out of the pram. I urge all of you to buy Kellogg’s products or at least leave a review on their pages. Brietbart if you are not aware are one of the biffers favourite news sources and certainly fly very close to lying about Islam and anything slightly liberal. Which, in the case of biffers and their final policy, making it a crime to publish lies in the media will be totally laughable as any of their sources can be picked apart pretty rapidly to leave the prisons full of hacks.
This ridiculous meme appeared on Britain First’s Facebook page on Sunday 18th October 2015. It was a bit of a dead giveaway from the far right group that protests so vehemently that since Islam is not a ‘race’ they can’t be ‘racist’. We have already blogged about this here.
The case for Britain First’s racist credentials has already been made many times. There is so much evidence of their white-supremacist, hate-filled agenda, from images promoting the myth of ‘white genocide’ to well-publicised policies and propaganda that don’t only mirror, but in many cases directly repeat the tactics of Nazi Germany in the run up to and during World War II. But this particular meme effectively bridges the gap between ‘race’ and ‘religion’ that the Biffers have tried so hard to hide behind for so long.
It’s clear that Britain First sees Islam as a religion for brown people only. In fact their problem isn’t really with Islam at all. They know full well that Muslims are no better or worse than any other religious group. That’s why they devote so much of their time to spreading deliberate lies intended to demonise Islam and promote the fantasy of a Muslim take-over. If there was any truth to their claims the evidence would be plain for all to see – they wouldn’t need to photoshop pictures or promote innocent images with entirely fabricated contexts.
Like other Nazi, ‘white power’ groups, Britain First misrepresents Islam precisely because the Biffers know that they have no legitimate case to make.
It’s not Islam that they hate – it’s non-whites. Islam is just a convenient, superficially acceptable motif that the Biffers use as a convenient proxy for ‘brown-skinned’. This Facebook meme, with its obvious outrage at the fact that some white people are Muslims unequivocally demonstrates their meagre ‘understanding’ of Islam as a religion for non-whites.
As if the meme itself wasn’t enough, have a look at the comments. These statements by rank and file Biffers were all made within just a few hours of the obviously photoshopped image’s appearance online.
Do people really deserve to be hanged, drowned, exiled or shot simply because their religious choices don’t match up with Britain First’s simplistic categorisations of race and skin colour?
As usual, Britain First has been out and about stirring up trouble. In a recent video they feature several ‘activists’, at least two of whom are minors.
We recently posted an article relating to the government’s anti-radicalisation drive. The article makes the obvious point that those most susceptible to intolerance and radicalisation are the young, the inexperienced, the naive.
Here we see the teenage daughter of a Biffer ‘RCO’ being put through her paces as the indoctrination continues. She’ll soon be a fully committed young racist if this abusive brainwashing is allowed to continue.
Yet again it appears that Britain First didn’t get the memo as they continue to indoctrinate children with their lies and distortions. For the Biffers it’s ‘business as usual’. For the rest of us it’s good thing that the British government is finally waking up to the dangerous absurdities that they preach.
If these kids were from Muslim households, social services would be all over them and their parents. We at EBF see no significant difference where Biffer households are concerned. Extremism is extremism and these children must be protected from the exploitative, radicalising influence of the far right, racist propaganda they’re currently being exposed to.
Here’s hoping for some swift intervention!
The character of Winston Churchill looms large in British history to an almost mythical degree. Islamophobic Britain First attempt to claim Churchill as one of their own.
This is deeply ironic for the man who is most prominently renowned for his stand against fascism! The man who lead Britain in a brutal war to stop a far right wing movement which advocated the extermination of all people of a particular religion. Sound familiar?
Britain First have dredged up three quotes that they say align Churchill with their own Islamophobic views.
All seems pretty solid at first glance. However.
All three of these quotes come from just one passage of writing from Churchill’s book ‘The River War’ published in 1899. Yes, a single passage from 116 years ago!
Also, to make things even more flimsy, there is an omission in the last quote. The passage should read;
” Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion… etc”.
Obviously it’s a bit too politically inconvenient for Britain First to acknowledge the contribution that Muslim troops made to the armies of the British Empire!
The River War was written about the British military campaign in the Sudan to combat Dervish forces. What Churchill writes must be assessed in the historical and regional context of that specific conflict. Failure to add context renders such quotations meaningless. Britain First do not give any context; not even a source for the quotations.
Churchill was prominently active in public life for over 60 years. During this time he published dozens of books, wrote thousands upon thousands of letters, newspaper articles, policy & ministerial documents and notes. Not to mention also making a great many well documented speeches.
Out of all this, Britain First can present essentially only one passage, denuded of historical context and written over 100 years ago, that can be interpreted as critical of Islam.
Britain First claim that Churchill ‘despised Islam’. Surely, if Churchill was as anti-Islam as they make out, there would have been more than this? Churchill was never shy of sharing his views. Surely there would be more evidence of how much he ‘despised’ Islam? More than one passage out of a lifetime of writing??
Also, if Churchill was so opposed to Islam, why in 1907 did his future sister in law think hat he might actually convert to Islam? And why n 1940 did he approve the building of a mosque in central London (London Central Mosque, Regents Park)? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/11314580/Sir-Winston-Churchill-s-family-feared-he-might-convert-to-Islam.html.
Was Winston Churchill an islamophobe? The conclusion is too obvious to even state!
One of our most prolific Facebook administrators, Kit has decided to try their hand at blogging. And what a fantastic debut this is (EBFBlogger).
‘All part of the plan’ What plan? This is quite possibly one of the worst examples I have ever seen of victim blaming. Refugees have lost everything. Their country, their homes, their jobs, their freedom, their family and their dignity. Britain First ARE seriously suggesting that it’s all part of some sort of plan to spread Islam. There are some flaws in their thinking.
While SOME in the West are concerned that refugees will change the demographics of Europe, Daesh believe otherwise.
Daesh DO NOT want refugees to seek refuge in the West. They have called it ‘a major dangerous sin, a sin that mortgages the lives and souls of their children’. They are concerned that western influences will dilute their ideal of Islam and the caliphate that they are trying to establish in the middle east. So how can Britain First believe that refugees are all part of the plan to spread Islam?
While we ponder about this, refugees are stuck in the middle of it. They ARE the VICTIMS. They are victims of the West bombing their countries. Victims of the West’s indecision on how to deal with the crisis and they are victims of the brutal Daesh.
Britain First have thrown everything at demonising refugees because they are Islamophobic. They hate all Muslims, but do you think it would matter what religion refugees were? It wouldn’t because they are also xenophobic and racist as well. It’s just that Syrian refugees happen to be, for the most part, Muslim.
Today David Cameron gave a speech. It wasn’t just any old speech. It was a speech intended to jump on the Islamophobic bandwagon (not that he’s ever really been ‘off the wagon’).
When Team EBF read about it we despaired. This speech is just another blatant attempt to pander to the petty xenophobia and Islamophobia that pervades British society. What could he be playing at?
We’re sure that other people will have wondered the same thing. So we thought we’d try to identify the rules of this divisive game.
The rules of the game (Divide and rule)
The game involves two teams
Team 1 is called ‘us’
Team 2 is called ‘them’
Team 1 players (us) are allowed to know the rules
Team 2 players (them) are not allowed to know the rules (it’s a rule)
Whatever the score Team 1 (us) always wins
Most players start the game in team 2 (them)
Team 1 (us) has to win the game by keeping all the other players trapped within team 2 (them)
Team 2 players (them) have to try to get into team 1 (us). This is extremely hard to do
Team 1 (us) wins by making team 2 players (them) think they’re part of team 1 (us) when really they’re still just another bunch of team 2 players (them). This is extremely easy to do
Team 2 (them) players pretend to win by creating other groups of ‘them’ (sometimes referred to as teams 3,4,5 etc) ad infinitum
Team 1 (us) strategies include…
Telling some team 2 (them) players that they’re actually team 1 (us) players, even though they’re not. This makes team 2 (them) waste a lot of time and energy fighting amongst themselves (teams 3,4,5 etc) whilst team 1 goes on to score
Team 1 players (us) sometimes pretend not to support each other, although really they (we) do. This is called ‘statesmanship’
Sometimes team 1 players (us) pretend to support some but not all team 2 players (them). This is called ‘politics’
Team 2 (them) only succeed by working together to defeat team 1 (us). In the event that this appears possible team 1 players (us) must invent further subdivisions within team 2 (them). It’s a rule.
Subdivisions created by team 1 (us) may include ‘the poor’, ‘the indolent’, ‘the immoral’, ‘people from the wrong religion’, ‘people with the wrong skin colour’, ‘people who think it’s OK to tell team 2 (them) what the rules of the game are’ (the people in this last subdivision are usually known as ‘lefties’)
Team 1 (us) scores when their (our) players make lots of money at the expense of team 2 players (them)
Team 2 (them) players are never allowed to score (it’s a rule).
Any success in scoring any point by team 2 (them) will always constitute cheating and the umpire must return the advantage to team 1 (us) in all such situations
Umpires are ALWAYS team 1 players (us)
In the event that any player from team 2 (them) looks like they’re about to score any team 1 (us) player can appeal. In this event the umpire (us) must always declare a ‘foul’ and return the advantage to team 1 (us). That’s a rule too
Sometimes Team 1 players (us) pretend to let team 2 players (them) score but only when ensuring that team 2 players score an own goal at the same time (this strategy is typically known as ‘we’re all in it together’)
The game ends in a team 1 (us) victory when team 2 players (them) destroy each other completely
Unfortunately destruction of team 2 (them) would mean no more opportunities for team 1 (us) to score
So the object of the game for team 1 (us) is to keep team 2 (them) fighting each other but without letting them destroy themselves entirely
The game ends when…. well actually the game never ends.
The rules are defined by team 1 (us) & can be changed retrospectively by any umpire (us) if any team 2 players (them) seem close to actually joining team 1 (us) or scoring in any other way not explicitly described within these rules.
Team 1 is ‘us’. ‘Us’ always wins. Team 2 is ‘them’. ‘Them’ always loses. It might sometimes look possible for them to become us but we will never allow that. The game depends upon there being lots of them for us to score from. So the rules are made by us to keep them trying to stop being them and to become us. That encourages them to follow the rules set by us. Different parts of us pretend to like different parts of them to maintain them in different groups, each striving to become us. The rules demand that different parts of us keep shifting our allegiances between different parts of them to keep them from scoring (which is always against the rules set down by us unless accompanied by them also scoring at least an equal number of ‘own goals’). The umpire’s decision is always final. The umpire is always us.
Simple, isn’t it?
There’s a bit of a problem in Bifferland. The empire is definitely breaking up as uncle Jim Dowson desperately tries to distance himself from the monumental cock-up that is Britain First. Perhaps that’s to be expected. His original thirty grand start-up stake to launch Britain First has more than paid for itself but the pitch is getting old and tired now. He needs another angle and he needs it quick – before Folding and Dutchy finally kill the goose that lays the golden egg altogether.
The problem is simple. Out and out racism has fallen out of fashion, which leaves Britain First with a bit of a problem. In fact, their original racist angle has fallen so far out of fashion that it’s difficult to see how they could ever get back on top without a radical overhaul – especially since the recent High Court injunction against them.
But before they reinvent themselves entirely we thought we’d invite them to take a little trip down memory lane. Remember this….
Ah those were the days. This was Britain First back in the heady days when they could say what they meant. Those were the days when the racist mantras still fresh. Those were the days before the High Court told them to stop spreading racial and religious hatred.
Those were the days when they were quite prepared to admit their racism and religious hatred because it appealed to the uneducated and the easily led. A fool and his money is easily parted, as Britain First know only too well. But fools tend not to have bottomless pits of money and those funds seem to be running out (even allowing for Britain First’s laughably transparent, published ‘accounts’).
So Golding is folding once again. This time the Biffers’ ex BNP, ex NF leader is pretending not to be racist. So, it seems is Dutchy, the former EDL ‘angel’. Both now tell us that they’re not racist at all! How strange.
They even deny targeting any ethnic minorities…
Well isn’t that nice? A loyal band of English patriots dedicated to promoting peace and harmony between all ethnic groups. Such sensitive souls. And they’re art lovers too…
They got that idea from the Fuhrer, apparently.
And, of course – the biffers ran with it as enthusiastically as ever…
Its little wonder that Uncle Jim Dowson is ditching them, is it? Folding and Dutchy are surrendering to the High Court and Dowson’s other money-spinner, the Knights Templar International is condemning their deeds if not their names…
It’s odd that KTI chose to use a 5 year old picture of an early EDL rally instead of the much more appropriate Biffer screenies above. After all – those EDL lads had nothing to do with Golding’s proposed art competition. But then Dowson doesn’t want to risk alienating current BF supporters while there’s still money to be had from them. So he condemns Golding’s actions but not his name.
Either way, Folding and Dutchy are being hung out to dry and everyone knows it.
Such a shame. We’ll be sorry to see them go! They’ve been a very entertaining double act.