Jo Cox, Paul Golding and Britain First’s indelible shame

We’ve waited a few days to post this. We wanted to let the dust settle a bit. We wanted to show respect for a grieving family and we didn’t want to join so many others in capitalising on the internet frenzy that always accompanies high profile killings. Jo Cox was many things apparently but she should never become mere clickbait at the height of a media frenzy.

Reuters Jo Cox MemorialLike the rest of the EBF team I’ve been unsure how to respond to this awful attack, not only on a young mother of two but upon the very nature of British representative democracy. The vigils that were held over the weekend across the country were not for Jo Cox personally. How could they be? Most of the attendees at these events, like me had never heard of her before Thursday. The mood of the nation isn’t grief – it’s outrage.

I won’t pretend to be racked with grief for a woman I never knew. I won’t do a hasty internet search and write a sentimental blog about Jo Cox as though she was an old friend I’ve known all my life. And I won’t be making any pretentious claims to know the precise details of the motivations that drove her killer, allegedly Tommy Mair to murder her in cold blood. I will be making a few observations about the far right and the way that groups like Britain First must acknowledge the blood indelibly staining their own hands.

Much has been said, written, shouted, even screamed about the words ‘Britain First’, apparently shouted by Jo’s murderer as he attacked. Whether he said ‘Put Britain First’, a campaign slogan for many in the nationalist/Brexit camp or whether he said merely ‘Britain First’, referring to the neoNazi group that regularly calls for British politicians to be executed seems to be a moot point. The undisputed fact is that Tommy Mair made clear his white supremacist and nationalist sentiments at the moment he (allegedly) carried out his crime. It is also obvious that this is a crime precisely in keeping with the rhetoric of Britain First.

EBF BF camping Wales ban the berkIt’s not clear whether or not Tommy Mair was associated directly with Britain First. He may have been. He certainly had aligned himself with overseas neo-Nazis. It seems unlikely that he’d never come across UK based Britain First as well. It is clear that a fully paid up Britain First ‘footsoldier’ (see the image left – that’s the name they give themselves) couldn’t have followed the party line any more accurately than Mair did last Thursday.

Paul Golding, leader of Britain First was quick to deny any association with Tommy Mair and denounce his crime. His video denial was in part an attempt to deny almost everything that Britain First has said over the last few years and partly an attempt to discredit the witnesses.

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Most ironic of all from the leader of a party which thrives on misrepresentation, half-truths and downright fabrication was his appeal for people to wait for the whole truth without jumping to conclusions.

Ok then Paul. We thought we’d help people uncover the whole truth, not about Jo Cox’s death, that’s for the courts but about the fact that this is exactly the sort of murderous, anti-democratic, neoNazi atrocity that you, personally, have been doing your damnedest to incite for the last five years. Team EBF has already published a number of PDF’s on your neoNazi approach to politics and society as a whole. But on this occasion I thought it might be a good idea to focus specifically on your bloodthirsty attitude to British politicians, your support for violent uprising and the way you incite others to murder them exactly as Jo Cox was murdered (perhaps I should say ‘assassinated’).

For those readers who don’t yet understand how Britain First operates or why responsibility for Jo Cox’s brutal murder can be laid so squarely at your door I’m going to spell it out. Please stop me if I’ve misunderstood anything. I’ll be using direct quotes from you, from Jayda and from uncle Jim together with screenshots of your own public pronouncements and internet memes to illustrate my points. You may not like what I have to say here but you’ll know it’s all true (which is more than can be said for your usual social media offerings).

Britain first and violence

Britain First has a long record of inciting violence. Founder Jim Dowson is well known for his desire to incite Holy War against Muslims. Britain first leader, Paul Golding is a former member of the ultra-violent National Front and the British National Party. His violent, white supremacist attitudes are obvious. Equally obvious is his tendency to lie and deceive in order to achieve his aims. Britain First’s Deputy Leader, Jayda Fransen is a former EDL ‘Angel’, another white-supremacist organisation which is equally well known for its violent assaults on British Muslims and non-whites.

EBF BF Dowson Holy War crusade comboIt’s hardly surprising that Britain First supporters are violent. They are spoon-fed violence at every turn. If it’s not fictitious threats from Islamic terrorists it’s frightening fantasies about perverted immigrants out to rape our children. The reality is completely different, of course but what do you and your buddies care about that, Paul? You know that refugees aren’t rapists and terrorists. You know that they’re just desperate people trying to escape a war they didn’t start or want. But they’re not the right colour so you use every dirty trick you can to slander them and all those who support their right to exist. And that’s why you hated Jo Cox. She saw through your lies, your slanders and your cheap, mean-spirited rhetoric and she had the courage to stand up against you.

Jo Cox MP BF comments

Jo Cox represented everything that you could never even hope to be. She was courageous, she was compassionate and she was dedicated to decency, truth and the joy of living a life free from petty prejudice and hatred. That’s why she opposed you. That’s ultimately why she died. You may or may not have given the order but your hands are soaked in her blood either way. You and Jayda have spent so long encouraging your followers to kill all who oppose you, including and especially our elected representatives that it’s impossible for you to distance yourselves from this barbarous murder. As Shakespeare’s Macbeth bewailed…

“Will all great Neptune’s oceans e’er wash this blood clean from my hands?

Or will this, my hand the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red?”

No amount of washing will clean your hands of the blood of Jo Cox – and we at EBF will do all we possibly can to see you and Fransen stand trial for the incitement that led to her vicious, politically motivated murder.

Britain First’s vicious leadership

Steve Lewis used to be Britain First’s Deputy Leader until the party realised that Jayda Fransen’s sex appeal was more useful in signing up a following of disaffected young men. Now he’s one of their quasi-military ‘Regional Commanding Officers’, regularly to be seen throwing punches at ‘lefties’ during their marches.

This is what this ‘high-ranking’ member of Britain First had to say about left wing politicians, among other people…

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In case you have any doubt about just what RCO Lewis means by ‘eradicated’, the words of the current Britain First Deputy Leader, Jayda Fransen below should make it quite clear.

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Britain First has long called for the execution of left wing politicians whom they define as traitors. The extract above actually threatens labour politicians (among others) with execution. It’s part of a longer Email announcing leader, Paul Golding’s hopeless bid for the office of London Mayor. You can read the whole text of this murderous, racist and Islamophobic rant by clicking here.

Britain First and the political process

Britain First has always treated democracy with contempt. Ever since they first began in 2010 they have threatened, intimidated, harrassed and slandered political opponents at every turn. We know of several formerly outspoken ctitics of Britain First who found themselves needing police protection because of death threats issued by Britain First or their supporters. A number of left wing bloggers and activists have had their details published online by Britain First to intimidate them into silence.

Below we see a video still of Britain First’s ‘RCO’ Steve Lewis and ‘Armed Forces Offcier’, Robin Lomax intimidating a theatre group who dared to criticise Britain First and UKIP. Democracy means nothing to these people. Violence is the only change process they understand.

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Given the tragic events of last week it’s not hard to see why Britain First’s intimidatory tactics are so often effective. Few people are courageous enough to put their families at risk from fanatical neoNazis with a grudge. We at Exposing Britain First understand this only too well. That’s why we protect our anonymity so seriously. We have seen and heard what happens when Britain First locates those who oppose them and it’s not pretty. The chilling tweet below from Britain First’s leader, Paul Golding illustrates precisely what lies in store for any Britain First critic who dares to reveal their identity.

BF bullying payback What sort of political party

Britain First does not respect democracy. It is an organisation dedicated to silencing all opposition by any means at its disposal.

 

And that includes executing opposition politicians…

EBF BF Hang all traitors politicians nooseWe at Exposing Britain First have been saying for years now that it’s only a matter of time before Britain First’s propoganda leads to the death of a labour politician. We believe that they have already managed to incite their ‘footsoldiers’ to commit at least one murder of an innocent Muslim. We called for the British government to proscribe this violent group of neoNazis then and we continue that same demand today.

Proscribe Britain First for the hate-filled, murderous, fascist, extremist, terrorist organisation that it really is.

We have deliberately delayed publishing this article out of respect for Jo Cox and her family. We have no wish to make political capital out of this tragedy but equally we couldn’t just remain silent. The balance between smugly shouting

“We told you so”

and trying to demonstrate the truth about Britain First to the population at large is a fine one.

That’s why we waited until today to spell out our thoughts. We did so out of respect. But now it’s time to speak out.

The tragic assassination of Jo Cox may or may not have been committed by a fully paid up member of Britain First. Either way there can be no doubt that their endless deceit and incitement has played a part in influencing her killer. Tommy Mair certainly knew of Britain First. There’s good reason to suspect that he may even have accompanied Britain First on marches and demonstrations when they came to Yorkshire. The person in this widely circulated photograph may or may not be Mr. Mair. We genuinely don’t know. So far Britain First have refused to identify this BF activist who demonstrated with them in Dewsbury in 2015.

Possibly Tommy Mair Dewsbury BF demo

Whether Tommy Mair is the mysterious Dewsbury activist or not, his comments both at the scene and subsequently in court are unmistakeably ‘Biffer’.  Not for the first time, Fransen and Golding seem to have been instrumental in persuading a British citizen to commit an act of terrorism on British soil.

Proscribe Britain First now!

 

A view from a barstool after a lock in

Beer 2After a weekend away from all things biffer, doing the normal things in life, like shopping, taking the kids out, seeing the in laws, you know the ones that share biffer and EDL posts and think that the world would be better putting an exclusion zone around this island of ours to keep immigrants out, watching the odd neanderthal thug being teargassed, seeing the leader of the opposition on a comedy program and agreeing with John Major (please never make me write that again) I finally got time today to go through the page and see what our lovely friends at Biffer towers are up to.

So the biffers seem to be finding google images of Muslims celebrating and trying to give the opinion that they are slowly taking over. These videos are from years ago and appear to show some pretty peaceful protests with minimal policing and no counter protesting. Maybe the biffers could give their protests up, it would save the tax payers money in the long run.

Next, although they are quick to deny any links, a white only enclave seems to have been set up in deepest Hungary by Dowson and Griffin. Could this be where Screechy has gone? No one knows. It seems strange to me that they want followers to become immigrants when they rage about them non-stop on all of Uncle Jim’s pages. There again, as the media doesn’t like calling English Immigrants or refugees I suppose I better call them ‘Ex-Pats’.

EBF BF camping Wales ban the berkI’ve seen the begging Emails from the Biffers too, although it appears no one really gives a fuck to donate to the Biffer leave cause. I have to say I’m happy my shopping didn’t run to a decorating table costing £4 faaaaasand even if the Landlady has pretty expensive tastes. We haven’t been too political in this debate but I have to say that even a few brexiters in the pub have changed sides due to the fact that the leave campaign seems to have been taken over by the far right and all they want is refugees out.

 

Finally a weekend camping in Wales with full Camouflage, wooden rulers and German Lager!!! My personal thoughts on this are easy, they wanted to go on a lads’ weekend and were going to book a break in Magaluf but realised their gullible disciples hadn’t put enough in their bank account for that. So they ended up on a hill in Wales. But maybe they realised that they would be as welcome there as the English hooligans are in France right now. If we saw this happening in America we’d shake our heads and think it’s just militia. And to be serious for a minute, that is what it looks like to me. Political uniforms, knife training and the rest, it would be funny if it didn’t feel so dangerous. We have been told by Moley that Carmelo was there in clear breach of his bail conditions, and Steve must have felt uneasy as there wasn’t a Greggs in sight! Maybe they were getting in practice for Britannia Fest who knows.

BF camping Wales terrorist militia

So thats it, my brief sojourn away from all things biffer has come to an end. Now I’m refreshed it’s time to get back to work hassling, debunking and answering your questions. I’ve managed to get a new cooker, bbq and decking for our personal garden, a couple of sun loungers for the 2 days of summer and the kids stocked up with games, toys and renewing their relationship with their dad.

Now what have those cockwombles got in store for us this week.

Cheers

Real or replica?

The best bit about Biffers is their discretion!

OK, OK – we’re just joking. They wouldn’t understand discretion if it came up and bit them on the a**e! They know how to drop themselves (and each other) in it though.

Our Bifferland mole just passed us this very interesting photograph. We’ve obscured the name on the Britain First membership card because for all we know it’s a replica posted as part of the usual keyboard warrior bravado. For all we know.

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According to our source ‘the management’ over at Biffer Towers was a bit spooked by this image when they saw it. They’re entrepreneurs with a business model based upon hatred but the idea of Folding Golding being brave enough to be associated with an actual shooting is a bit much. The last thing they need is to be charged with incitement to murder and have to explain away this sort of evidence in court.

Moley wouldn’t say which of ‘the management’ actually lifted the phone this afternoon but apparently somebody did – right to the police. It seems that some sad Biffer will be getting a knock on the door pretty soon. We hope for their sake it’s just a replica. They really don’t want to tussle with police marksmen.

We’ll let you know if we hear anything more about this potentially worrying development.

What sort of political party…

What sort of political party targets heavily multicultural areas with anti-Muslim leaflets trying to stir up racial and religious tensions?

What sort of political party needs to run fighting classes for its activists?

What sort of political party needs to invest in paramilitary gear?

What sort of political party runs an anti-Muslim organisation (KTI) that wants to start a modern Crusade against Islam?

What sort of political party wants to hang political opponents?

What sort of political party needs to radicalise children into racism and hatred?

What sort of political party advocates a ‘white breeding’ campaign?

What sort of political party has to photoshop images to distort the truth?

What sort of political party tries to develop a street army because they can’t get elected democratically?

Well….?

What sort of party would that be?

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Biffers build a street army

The latest begging letter from ‘Grasping Golding’ is at the same time both pitiful and disturbing. These regular missives go out to everyone on Britain first’s Email list, always describing some hare-brained project or other and always begging for more money.

Often the begged-for cash is supposed to be used to fight political campaigns (that won’t necessarily happen) or to fund law-suits (that also often never happen) but sometimes, just sometimes its intended for something genuine. We think that this fund-raising push is genuine and that’s why it’s so disturbing.

You can view the BF Fight club letter in full here. Otherwise we’ve picked out the edited highlights for you below. Trust us, at almost 1,500 words the full thing really does get very tedious. The video of Golding putting the rest of the Biffers through their paces is worth watching though. Click the image to play the video…

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To date Britain First’s biggest success, outside of making themselves rich has been their habit of inciting violence. We’ve mentioned this aspect of their modus operandi many times before. We won’t review the reasoning for it again in this blog but if you need to catch up you can find out what it’s all about here, here, here, here, and here.

The Biffers just love to send other people into battle in their made-up war for the streets of Britain. And now they plan to train them to become better, more dangerous street-fighters, as if beating an old man to death wasn’t dangerous enough.

BF Street army blog screenshot 1This bravery seems to amount to little more than cowering behind Police lines at demonstrations or turning up at dawn for a quick photo-shoot and then running away like naughty schoolchildren before anyone notices them.

Golding’s a coward – we all know that. The heavily edited videos in which he appears to ‘confront’ dangerous terrorists (or rather their middle-aged mothers) don’t even bother to hide the group of thugs who accompany him. The Britain First ‘security’ team looks more like a group of seedy unlicensed bouncers than of reputable professionals, which isn’t all that surprising in the circumstances.

But for all Golding’s cowardice, his activists are still expected to go out and stir up trouble wherever they can. That’s why they target areas with significant Muslim populations to distribute their racist and Islamophobic filth. And that’s why, just as Golding intends, they occasionally get into difficulties.

Any truly concerned ‘leader’ when faced with the prospect of his activists being hurt might think about a change of tactic. A concerned Fuhrer might decide to stop getting his followers to invite such trouble and consider more reasonable, less provocative methods to get his point across instead. But not our Paulie. Oh no – he’s not really into other peoples’ safety. So long as nobody has a genuine opportunity to hit the Fuhrer himself, he’s not bothered. And his private army of ‘security’ thugs is always on hand to ensure his personal safety so what’s the problem?

Well – the problem is that his street activists just aren’t hard enough. They’re mainly keyboard-warriors trying to pretend they’re hard and therein lies the rub. They’re wimps!

Now then – what’s a fascist to do?

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That’s it! Start a fight club!

BF Street army blog screenshot 3Here’s a thought, Paulie. If you’ve got such a lot of support, and if you’re so worried about the safety of female activists… stop sending girls (and we mean girls – not women – adolescent children) out to provoke people. Your cowardice is showing through here in a really big way.

BF kids Bobbie Lomax and friend anonymised radicalisation indoctrinationIf you stopped sending people out to cause trouble then you wouldn’t need to teach them to fight.BF Street army blog screenshot 4No other political party in UK feels the need to develop a street army. Why would you? Is it because you want to start a Holy war?

EBF BF Dowson Holy War crusade comboWhy else would you need to do this…?

BF Street army blog screenshot 4And at what cost? This seems like an awfully large ongoing investment (monthly rental isn’t going to come cheap).

BF Street army blog screenshot 5You’re certainly optimistic, Paulie, we’ll give you that. Do you really think anyone wouild be stupid enough to give you a grand? A whole grand?

BF Street army blog funding buttonsDo you really think that this cheap, standard font pro-forma ‘certificate’ that you and Jayda couldn’t even be bothered to actually sign (the ‘signatures are in common or garden Microsoft Word fonts)?

BF Street army blog donor certificateStill – as the saying goes…

“A  fool and his money are easily parted!”

By the way – we know that either James Wilson hasn’t actually paid you any money (you’re lying again) or you lied in your mailshot when you claimed that no donations had yet been received.

BF Street army blog screenshot 5You really shouldn’t tell contradictory lies in the same Email, Paulie. It’s so bloody obvious that even your handful of loyal biffers will spot the con. Like this bit, for example.

BF Street army blog shopping listBut never mind all that – explain again why this is necessary. What on earth does a political party want to start a private army for? Who do you think you’ll need to fight on the streets of the UK?

BF Street army blog screenshot 6Ah, right. Now we’re getting there. This isn’t about protecting activists at all, is it? This is about preparing for war! More realistically it’s about inciting more violence and encouraging more people to sacrifice their futures as they get dragged into the criminal justice system, all in the name of your personal gain.

BF Street army blog screenshot 7Oh dear. We’re back to the ‘white genocide’ myth again are we?

Why not just come out and say it? Your letter would be a lot shorter and a great deal more accurate if you just wrote…

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BF DBS CRB BS

EBF BF Armed forces 1We’re sure we’re not the only ones who’ve long wondered just what the Britain First claims about the long-unavailable ‘CRB’ check is all about. On one level, of course it’s just funny. They’re so out of touch that they can’t even use the right term in their lies. The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check has been unavailable for years. It’s been replaced as part of the wider overhaul of Safeguarding legislation in favour of the new Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The point of the DBS check is to ensure that organisations working with vulnerable groups (health, social services, childrens’ workers, teachers etc) don’t unwittingly employ people who present a risk to the vulnerable people they work with. It’s a highly confidential service and only relevant organisations have access to the information revealed by the check.

One reason for this is because the DBS check doesn’t just rely upon public domain records of convictions. It also includes police intelligence, spent convictions, suspicions and even potential guilt by association. This is because the risk to vulnerable people outweighs the obvious difficulties associated with barring people who may not have been convicted of any crime from working in particular professions. It’s not always fair but the government thinks it’s better than letting people who are likely to be criminal have unrestricted access to easily exploitable potential victims.

Just think about that for a moment though. DBS checks provide information about people who may be completely innocent. That’s justifiable when the checks are used to protect the most vulnerable. It’s not justifiable to use it to decide whether or not a person can be affiliated to a political party. The fact that someone may or may not have a criminal record has no impact upon their right to hold a political viewpoint or to join a Facebook group. There is no legitimate reason for Britain First (a political party) to vet its members through DBS. No political party has access to the DBS checking system. The list of organisations that can access the list is here. It’s easy to see that Britain First would never be able to fulfil these functions. Therefore – they have no access to DBS.

So why on earth would the Biffers want us to think they use DBS (or CRB, since they’re so out of date)? We think that’s obvious.

Claiming to perform these checks provides an air of official respectability. If people think the Biffers are performing DBS checks they may think that they’re somehow more legitimate than they are with their secret Facebook groups. As if such a group could ever be legitimate. It reminds us of the childrens’ ‘I-Spy’ club that some of Team EBF were members of as kids. In return for our parents paying our subscription we received a certificate of membership, a badge proclaiming that we were fully-fledged international spies and the opportunity to buy lots of I-Spy books at no discount. It was essentially worthless in real terms but it made gullible children, desperate to belong to something they thought was ‘special’ feel good. It’s very possible that membership of the Britain First Armed Forces Division is just as insignificant, appealing to the immature, the easily led, the gullible and to those most desperate to ‘belong’. It may well be no more significant than that. That’s what Knights’ Templar International is about and the BFAFD may be no different.

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But maybe… just maybe…

Let’s assume that Britain First has a more sinister motive than just making money. Let’s assume that they want to recruit potential terrorists as part of some illegal militia. It wouldn’t be the first time that the British far right has set up their own private ‘armies’. Moseley did it with the British Union of Fascists (BUF) before it was disbanded and the man himself imprisoned. The National Front (NF) did it with the subversive violent, mobile thugs of the ‘Inter-city wrecking crew’ and ‘Combat 18’ and who could forget the violent ‘Infidel’ groups formed under the umbrella of the English Defence League’ (EDL)?

SA Brownshirt Nazi 2It’d be no surprise if Golding had similair aspirations. We know he’s violent – he’s even posted videos of himself to remove all doubt. We know his black-shirted ‘security’ thugs are very happy to assault those who get in their way – there are plenty of videos demonstrating that on line too. We also know that Golding has delusions of grandeur and a tendency to reach far beyond his grasp.

The attempt to set up an illegal political militia (Like Hitler’s Brown-shirted SA) would be right up his street. The claim to have access to CRB/DBS would encourage prospective militiamen to self-identify as violent thugs from the outset, thus allowing Golding to know who to recruit into their secret hit-squad bullshit group.

If they want to join BF they are, by definition already sympathetic to the group’s fascist aims.

The disclosure part of the application form identifies the most violent and unscrupulous.

The secret Facebook group provides a means of communication.

Either that or it’s no different from Knights’ Templar International (KTI) and the Tufty club!

The Tufty club

Britain First ignores the neonazi Swedish swordsman

This week we heard the terrible news that a vicious, unprovoked sword attack on a school in Trollhattan, Sweden had left two people dead and three more seriously injured. When the story broke little was known about the identity or the motives of the killer – simply that a maniac had entered the school and attacked both pupils and teachers, apparently indiscriminately.

Britain First, always on the lookout for a progaganda coup, responded quickly. And it didn’t take long before their obedient supporters began to take the bait. Dowson, Fransen and Golding have already pre-programmed the Biffers to assume every act of violence must be the fault of Muslim aggression. Britain First doesn’t even need to say it any more – just give the context of aggression and let their well-trained indoctrinated flock make the link for them.

EBF BF Darth Vader Islam sword attack Sweden school

The post was quickly removed from the Britain First Knight’s Templar International Facebook page once the reality became clear. Unsurprisingly enough, there has been no subsequent mention of it on any of the other Biffer pages so far as we can tell either. There are many pages under Biffer control, pages where they could have reported the truth, had they wanted to, including KTI (where the above meme first appeared).

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Britain First and KTI both deny that there is any connection between them but we know better than to believe that. The rank and file Biffer foot-soldiers may be too stupid to notice all the indoctrination and financial fleecing but the rest of us see it very clearly indeed.

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far right sweden school sword killer Anton Lundin PetterssonBut let’s get back to the Swedish tragedy – the one that all the Biffer pages have become so very silent about.

Anton Lundin Pettersson, a 21 year old Swedish loner with no current or previous connection to Kronan school. He was a far right, neo-nazi who had fallen for the anti-immigrant, anti-Islam rhetoric of the ‘Sweden Democrats’, an extreme right wing political party. Like so many other far right groups, the Sweden Democrats use the same tactics of radicalising their followers on line and then sitting back whilst the sheep they have groomed go off and commit atrocities. So many of these attacks involve far right loners who are vulnerable targets for the likes of the Sweden Democrats and Britain First.

“He marches through the corridor with his weapons – a large sword and a large, sharp knife. He chose his victims. Those with dark-skin were attacked. He met with lighter-skinned people who were not attacked,” police investigator Thord Heraldsson told Aftonbladet.

Their gullible followers are like ticking time bombs with little more than a circumstantial link to implicate the neo-Nazis who primed them to explode.

EBF BF sword attack sweden ethnic immigrant muslim islam nazi far right

Their own predictable destruction (Pettersson himself was shot dead at the scene by armed police) makes it even more difficult to link the crime to its true instigators, the extremist far right propagandists who convince them about a war against ordinary Muslims, refugees and immigrants that doesn’t really exist.

BF implant bulletsPettersson left a note (now treated as a suicide note) in which he explained his motives. According to the Swedish police he had targeted those whom he considered to be ‘foreigners’ and objected to Sweden’s policy of accommodating refugees. His targets seem to have been chosen by skin colour. He had contact with several white-skinned pupils and staff at the school whom he left alone. He even paused for photographs with white-skinned pupils who thought his ridiculous costume, reminiscent of a WW2 German army uniform was some sort of Halloween stunt.

KTI BF EBF Texas militiaThe incident is just one more in a series of hate crimes that testify to the impact of online radicalisation by extremist right wing groups. Groups like Britain First whose behaviour (in common with other groups who encourage terrorism from the safety of their computer keyboards) has become increasingly extremist, inciting more and more violent behaviour over the last year.

But it doesn’t stop there. Over in the US, Britain First is currently working on a new type of incitement. ‘Knights Templar International Texas’, an offshoot of Knights Templar International which is itself an offshoot of Britain First (all of these are controlled by Golding and Dowson) is actually forming an armed militia to prosecute Holy War. BF’s British contingent is largely comprised of namby-pamby keyboard warriors but the Americans have a long-standing and very different relationship with gun-related crime. Texas, one of the American far right’s traditional strongholds, is fertile ground from which to develop a new anti-Muslim militia. Especially when the group floods their Facebook pages with deliberately fictional horror stories and out of context photographs in propaganda like this.

When we see the anti-Muslim, anti-refugee agenda that characterises both BF and KTI, together with the attempt to start real, on the ground ‘units’ of armed extremists it isn’t difficult to predict where all this is heading.

KTI recruit

It’s easy to pretend that the awful tragedy of Kronan School was just an isolated incident. But we think there’s much more to it. We think that Anton Lundin Pettersson was radicalised on line by extremist neo-Nazis. We think that makes this gullible young man just as much a victim as those he slaughtered in that Swedish school.

We think that Britain First and its offshoots are engaged in the same basic activity – they radicalise gullible people by convincing them that a war is going on where no such conflict actually exists. Of course, as much as anything they do this for money. They extort donations under false pretences, they divert money from legitimate charities and they sell exorbitantly priced merchandise (ironically, made in foreign sweatshops) but their pathological hatred for non-whites is real too. Britain First knows that their livelihood comes at the expense of victims such as those in Trollhattan but so long as the money keeps rolling in they really don’t care.

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The longer these people are allowed to continue spreading their hatred the closer this country will come to the next attack. We’ve already seen some appalling crimes, not least the vicious murder of an elderly Muslim man in Rotherham – an innocent local elder beaten to death by three young neo-Nazis whilst on his way to the Mosque for prayers.

How long will the UK shrug off these atrocities, be they domestic or foreign before we proscribe Britain First and the rest of their ilk?

We say – Proscribe Britain First now! Prosecute the extremist ring-leaders who are the cause of so much misery and destruction. Prevent further betrayal and radicalisation of gullible British citizens just to fill Dowson, Fransen and Golding’s pockets with the next 30 pieces of silver.