Inside the mind of a Biffer

A regular topic in the EBF office is motivation. What drives the Biffers to be so hateful? How can otherwise ordinary people embrace such malice and wish so much harm on their fellow humans?

Over the last few days I’ve made it my mission to try to answer this question, not for every Biffer but at least for some. It isn’t always easy to trawl through the comments on the Britain First Facebook page but it seemed to be a reasonable place to find the answer to my question. What did the Biffers themselves say about their concerns and how do these comments fit together to produce the hatred and cruelty they advocate?

Taking a methodical, step by step perspective was quite revealing and whilst not all that surprising did provide some insight into the way that Britain First manipulates ordinary people, just as their German forerunners did almost a century earlier.

‘Our’ people

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The first thing Britain First does is create a sense of identity. Biffers need to be brought to identify with the group of ‘our people’. So Britain First regularly produces memes on social media to help them develop this sense of identity. The Biffer ‘in group’ is made up of white Brits, ex-pats and Christians. Out-groups include Muslims (of course), non-whites and immigrants (unless they come from America or Australia).

Colour

The idea of ‘white flight’ and ‘white genocide’ is a recurring theme in the identification process.

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Regular appeals to increase white birth rate serve not so much to actually encourage more births but to imbue the Biffers with a sense that ‘their’ race is in peril, international statistics on normalisation of immigrant birth rates notwithstanding.

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Religion

The Biffers don’t act like Christians (except perhaps for the congregation of the Westboro Baptist Church) but they repeatedly claim to be Christians. They appeal to the dispossessed and the downtrodden in the same way that early Christians did in Judea and beyond. By hijacking established tenets of traditional Christianity they can present a seemingly familiar front for their decidedly unfamiliar neo-nazism.

The comments from their supporters show just how effective this tactic is as people use a religion that speaks of peace to justify the hatred of fascism, apparently without the slightest sense of irony.

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Nationality

Nationalism is their biggest theme, of course. This is the mainstay of Britain First’s raison d’etre as they work toward an all-British, all-white and decidedly Aryan Britain. So the group identity of Britishness is pushed hard. And the sheeple respond.

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Perceived threat

It’s not enough to establish group identity though. That doesn’t engender hatred. For really fervent malice it’s necessary to pretend that the group is under attack, preferably from those too weak to defend themselves. Groups like minority religious populations or desperate refugees.

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Exaggerated horror to come

The technique is simple. Identify with the in group. Breed fear of the out group and then play on the peoples’ newly installed fears.

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Hatred

Then sit back and watch the hatred develop. It doesn’t have to be rational – it just has to be visceral.

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Hostility

Once that groundwork has been completed it’s a short step to turn fear and hatred into open hostility and the volunteers to fund or create violence come forward of their own accord.

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Malice

Keep fuelling the fire with perceived obstructions to ‘our’ way of life or evidence of ‘alien’ activities to underscore the problem ‘our group’ faces and let the people whip themselves up into their own frenzy of malice.

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And watch the hatred you planted all those memes ago grow and bear fruit.

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View from a cellar 7


Landlord in cellarThat’s it! No more Exposing Britain First!

With effect from Monday, we close the page.

The decision was made to close Exposing Britain First from the first Monday that Britain First disappears forever and Screechy and Goldibollocks desist with their actions.

There you go, if you’re still here you have read the byline. For those who didn’t, we’re closing down the page. This is where our problem with the sheeple at Britain First begins. We aren’t going to educate while the headlines that the Biffers put out whips their supporters into a frenzy, as they can’t or won’t read beyond what the Fuhrer bunker wants you to see.

Take for example the spoof news story from the Southend News Network, the headline was

“Anger as Southend bakery lauches hot cross buns without offensive cross.”

Now we here at EBF and other groups had great fun with the idiots from March for England and the EDL, who read the headline as ‘Muslims forced the banning of the crosses because they’re offensive’. Read the article and you see it was militant maths teachers who were worried about whether it was an x or a + on the buns. It was then that anyone with a bit of common sense would realise that it was a spoof. The comments on the two fash pages were amazing. At the time of writing the article is still up, if you haven’t already, pop on over there you’ll be amazed (as well as probably reading comments by many of the followers of this page).

Another one from today is more telling :

“TERRORISM: Deadly Berlin car bombing as explosive device detonates in German capital”

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Yes, there was a car bomb, yes, it was in Berlin, but police were quick to point out there were no links to terrorism whatsoever…but the damage was done, the Fuhrer bunker had put it in the minds of their sheeple that it was terrorism and nothing will stop the blind leading the blind.

Nothing beats a bit of propaganda even if it can ultimately proved that it is bullshit, the damage is done. One more nail in the Islamic coffin. Their sheeple have already seen what they want and the comments show this.

BF East London Mosque March 2016 DemoThe Fuhrers, sitting on high (or low) in their bunkers have decided to use the misleading headlines from the doom and gloom twins aka The Fail and The Liexpress, add a twist, and voila, they have their idiot followers hooked. The weekend’s videos, heavily edited and again misleading, said that 300 islamic extremists were attacking them, their female activists were kicked, they were punched and abused.

Lets get past the part where 25 or so of their vile activists brandished crosses and shouted about Jesus, God and scriptures along with “Go back to your own country”. All this outside a place of worship. I think even I would get pretty pissed off with them, the same way I would if they picketed my pub. Goldibollocks even seems to threaten them. Even a vicar (who I would guess has seen more church services than the whole lot of the demonstrators put together) was abused by the Biffers. He’s a lefteye traytor according to them. Again I digress, a picture of these wankpuffins at the pub later showed nothing of the violent assault they allegedly received.

So this is what Exposing Britain First do…

First we look at the headline, then the article they put up (usually from a right wing think-tank or paper), then we root round finding the same story from other sources (usually independent) before putting our side of the story. I listen to Billy Bragg’s music quite a lot and keep referring to his song “It says here” and specifically the line

“When you wake up to find your paper is Tory, just remember there’s two sides to every story.”

No pasaran!

BF Reich eagle naziIt’s easy to pretend that stuff doesn’t matter, that it doesn’t concern us or that it just couldn’t possibly be as bad as all that because people wouldn’t allow it. We can sympathise with that view. People really won’t allow it. We won’t allow it!

It really is inconceivable that Nazism could rise again in modern UK. But why is it inconceivable? It’s not because there aren’t any Nazis left. We know there are plenty of those, not only here in UK but across the developed world. That’s the price we pay for our society’s tolerance – there’s always someone ready to hi-jack what we’ve built.

The real reason why Nazism cannot thrive in decent societies is ordinary people. People like you who don’t just assume that someone else will stop them. We all have our part to play in beating the modern threat of neo-nazism whether it comes from Britain First, the English Defence League, the New British Union, Unity, Pegida or anyone else.

If you pretend it doesn’t matter, you make yourself complicit. If you wait for someone else to spread the word and expose these thugs you miss an opportunity to halt the propaganda war that won’t simply stop with muslims or ‘lefties’.

All any of us have to do is tell our friends what we know whenever the subject comes up. When they share that Facebook meme from the EDL challenge it. When they praise the Biffers for facing up to extremists tell them about their true cowardice, hiding behind police and harrassing women and old men. When your relative likes that clickbait picture of kittens or traditional British fish and chips make sure you let them know who they’ve just ‘liked and shared’.

There is no official body of anti Nazis ready to swoop on fledgling fash like Britain First There are only ordinary people – individuals like you, doing their little bit when the topic comes up. That’s all we ask.

Will you do your part in this war of ideas?

They shall not pass!

No pasaran!

Sharks attack in South Yorkshire

Once again we hear of an horrific attack in Rotherham. This one took place during the early hours of the morning. A lone Asian man was attacked by two white males, one of whom hacked off part of the victim’s hand with a meat cleaver.
There’s no way to be sure that this was a racially motivated attack (although the police are treating it as one).

“Det Insp Richard Partridge said detectives were treating the incident as a “racially aggravated” assault”

We learn this on the very day that the second defendant in the Mushin Ahmed trial, Damien Hunt was convicted of the racially aggravated killing of 81 year old Mushin Ahmed in the town. Dale Jones was convicted of murder last week whilst his friend, Hunt was today found guilty of manslaughter. They were given custodial sentences of 30 and 14 years respectively.

Dale Jones Damien Hunt convicted of Mushin Ahmed murder Rotherham 29 2 2016

The Biffers protracted campaign of hatred seems to have paid off for them. They’ve set this community ablaze with their lies and misinformation and now they can just stand back and watch the fireworks. Well they could – but they won’t.

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What we can be certain of is the fact that the Biffers, like a shoal of sharks detecting the blood of their victims in the water are launching themselves into their own version of a feeding frenzy. And the shark analogy is a good one.

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Ruthless and uncaring, devoid of conscience and attracted to the weakest it’s hard to separate the two examples of merciless hunters. Like sharks, Biffers capitalise upon vulnerability. Like sharks, Biffers hang around on the periphery, strike intermittently and quickly recede into the background.

Unlike Britain First, sharks aren’t supposed to know any better. They’re doing what their species has evolved for and in that respect effective killing demonstrates that they are in fact, good at being sharks. The Biffers on the other hand have no such excuse. Humans aren’t limited to a simple kill and eat methodology. We have much more to occupy our time and our interests.

We can enoble ourselves with art or music. We can philosophise and develop ideas. We can work for the good of our species and indeed for the planet. We can do so many worthwhile things that sharks cannot even begin to dream of. Skill at being human means so much more than skill at being a shark

And what do Britain First do with all their human potential?

They attack, they incite, they intimidate and they defame the innocent.

On second thoughts – it’s not a fair comparison.

Sharks are far more respectable than the Biffers!

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ISIS don’t ‘alf get about, don’t they?

We came across this startling piece of news about ISIS killing people in a running gun battle on the streets of Chesterfield, the home of Britain First ‘Armed forces division’ boss, Robin Lomax. WARNING – depending upon your PC’s web browser settings clicking the above lonk may result in lots of pop-up advertising.

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Our first thought was to wonder why the brave Biffer army hadn’t seen them off. But then we realised that they may have been distracted doing their bit for our collective safety in nearby Wakefield instead. Go for it fellas!

Lie about ISIS in Wakefield
Or maybe they were off being brave in Bradford.

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Or Basingstoke

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Perhaps they’d made their way to Cornwall to defend Launceston

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Or Wolverhampton

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Were they across the pond in America?

Lie about ISIS in Memphis

Lie about ISIS in Minneapolis

Eventually we began to smell a rat.

Can you guess why?

A view from a barstool #15

Beer 2Where does the time go? Another week gone, kids ensconsed nicely at school, the landlady still unhappy at me for whatever reason (probably spending time at the EBF office, sniggering in general at the Biffers or just in general like usual), and shock at the death of some celebrities. Don’t get me wrong, the passing of celebrities is awful, especially if they shaped your life but too many things are going on in the world for me to do anything more than raise a glass to them, watch one of their films or listen to an album on the record player.

So what has happened in bifferland this week, the usual mix of lies,lies and inflaming posts. More and more religious posts, more tinfoil armour and a TV studio news report from Goldibollocks himself.

I don’t know about you but Jon Snow et al don’t have much to worry about when it comes to Goldibollocks taking their jobs. A near 10 minute rant, badly written, littered with lies, false figures and misinformation had me laughing all the way to the cash and carry. The irony is they let their sheeple know it was from the “Britain First TV studio” but a quick search by our computer experts and lo and behold it was a 15 quid app that anyone can use. Nevertheless stand by for the begging letters for TV studio time that will be lapped up pretty soon.

The MBE for one of our military heroes Captain Naveed Mohammed went totally unnoticed by the biffers who by their own admission are supporters of all our troops. I wonder why this could be. It seems you can put on the military uniform, go to war, be prepared to lay down your life for your country but please don’t be a Muslim or Bifferdom will shun you.

Sir I salute you.

Cultural Marxism and lefty politicians have come under fire as well, as the churchgoing public dwindle. This according to the biffers is a show that Islam is rising and all us lefties are somehow picketing churches on a Sunday.

I’m not a religious man, I was thrown out of the scouts for daring to question religion, but surely the reasons for this is the latest generation’s choice to play Xstation, dream of being a reality TV star or a premiership footballer. The Anglican church is also angering both conservatives and liberals with various rulings. If the biffers want British church levels to rise then surely all of them should shrug off their hangovers and go and put bums on seats, however as only 60ish% of their followers live on this Isle it won’t make much difference. EBFblogger has more reasons why and she puts her finger on the issues, these are only my musings.

Something away from Bifferland but still within their radar is the rise of Pegida in Europe and the person in charge, convicted criminal Tommy Robinson. He’s been inciting hate over in Germany and the eventual rise in tensions appear to be from Pegida’s message of hate. They are coming over here, the last two times they managed 50 or so marchers as the right wing over here is fragmented and suspicious of each others groups. The German police have caught a neo-nazi group attempting terrorist attacks against mosques and Muslims, but again no condemnation from Europe, no leaders sending messages of support to the Muslim community just a media blackout.

Finally the new marching season appears to be on the horizon, with the right wing cockwombles visiting various places in Britain under various guises, BUF, BUP, White man march, Biffers, EDL, Casuals, National Unity, This is England and on and on and on. They think they are clever trying to pull those who can’t abide these idiots from place to place but the truth is their marches will be countered and will be in numbers the right can only dream of.

Now back to the studio (thats a better link than Goldibollocks ever dreamed of), we are still gaining sponsorship money for the Industrial estate shuffle but would still like to raise more to help the victims of the floods, we are still mainly countering the biffers but cockwombles like the EDL, Trump, Pegida et al will all be scrutinised, we are all refreshed and raring to go.

I was asked if my handbag present to the Landlady worked, I have the pleasure to report it did which is why this week I have tried my best not to laugh at the Biffers attempts to get me a divorce.

Cheers

Britain First: Martyrs, victims and pseudo-saviours

Question: How do you turn otherwise reasonable people into bloodthirsty cash cows?

Answer: That’s easy – just follow the formula.

First – you need to find some really big lies and keep repeating them. It doesn’t matter that they’re outrageous – repeat them regularly enough with conviction and people will believe you all the same.

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Second – find a threat to scare people with. That can come from just about anyone but for really effective ‘fear propaganda’ you should identify someone visible but too few in number to stand much chance when the mob turns nasty.

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Third – identify ‘your people’. This should be a group of people that’s very much bigger than the group you’re pretending is a threat.

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Fourth – identify victims. You must point to people who have been harmed by the ‘threat’ (even if it’s not true). Without victims to demonstrate the threat it’s harder to convince the mob (and without the mob on your side you have precisely nothing).

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Fifth – Even though there’s no real threat you need to present yourself as the popular solution to the problem you’ve invented. If possible find ways to pretend that you’re taking great risks on behalf of ‘your people’. The braver and more popular you seem the more grateful ‘your people’ will be.

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Sixth – create willing martyrs (it’s not helpful to be a martyr yourself). You need to stay around to profit from other peoples’ martyrdom, not to join them in their misery. Incite others to make stupid gestures, perpetrate crimes and commit acts of violence that you’re not really prepared to do yourself. It’s OK for you to say nasty things so long as there’s no comeback but if there’s any actual violence to be done you need others for that. Then any serious prosecutions will affect them, not you.

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Seventh – Even though others take the fall you can profit from the argument that you are at great risk yourself. Get yourself arrested on minor charges regularly – it’ll make you seem like the victim of police harassment or a conspiracy by ‘the establishment’. Remember that ‘the establishment’ will be interpreted by your followers as whoever they’re most frightened of so DON’T ever be too specific. Let your followers imagine their own version of ‘The man’.

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Eighth – Your martyrs aren’t important as people – only as martyrs. Don’t waste your own time and money trying to help them. Their sacrifice is necessary for your gain.

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Ninth – keep trying to provoke backlash from the group you’ve identified as a threat. That way you get evidence of their hostility that you can use to demonise them even more. This will keep your paranoid followers convinced about the threat you imagined and also keep them devoted to (and donating to) you, personally.

Remember above all that you must have martyrs – and lots of them. If the supply of victims from your in group dries up your persuasive appeal will dry up along with it. Whatever else you do, no matter how much you have to lie you absolutely MUST keep people frightened of the out group you’ve chosen to represent the threat.

Ideally of course it’s better if there really are victims to capitalise on – they’re always the best for raising funds but if you can’t find any real victims there’s nothing to stop you making some up. Often you don’t even need to be specific – people are much more likely to respond to emotion than to actual information. Just make them feel threatened and they’ll think they know much more than they actually do.

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As a Shepherd, your job is to keep the Flock interested enough to follow you. They need to identify both threats and Martyrs. If you’re really lucky someone will get badly hurt or killed – the propaganda value of tragedy can never be over-estimated.

A terrorist attack is like Gold in your bank account and if you’re persistent you can keep its memory alive to profit from for years to come.

What you really want is the slaughter of innocent people on Britain’s streets. You can make a fortune from that!

Be careful though – even the terminally stupid will work out that they’ve been conned eventually. This sort of deception, successful though it is in the short-term, won’t last forever.

More stuff and nonsense about Creeping Sharia

BF ShariaBritain First are at it again. Upstanding citizens like Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, apparently tired of their High Court appearances and the seemingly endless injunctions and Section 12 notices served against them have decided to become all law-abiding instead. That’ll make a nice change.

In keeping with their new-found respect for existing British law they’ve rekindled one of their old hatreds. They learned to rant about this particular emotive cash cow during their EDL days when fears about ‘creeping Sharia’ were as rife amongst the legislatively illiterate as they evidently are today. We’re sure it’s still good for a few quid and Golding and Fransen will certainly be happy to fleece their supporters for a bit more cash by pretending to defend this nation’s law against the invading Moose Limbs. There’s just one problem – it’s all bollocks.

What we’ve come to know as Sharia ‘courts’ are in reality nothing more than religious arbitration councils. This country operates a range of arbitration services which, with the consent of all involved can acquire a legally binding status in exactly the same way that other forms of contract have binding status.

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They’re no different from organisations like ACAS or industrial tribunals in that respect. They don’t deal with matters of criminal law (because criminal cases are about affronts to the state). They only deal with civil matters and they do so with consent. Not that Britain First’s followers are interested in such trivial details…

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We read in the same fact-checking article…

“Law versus reality

The last government has said that it doesn’t think that changes are needed to mediation or arbitration, or to regulate Sharia councils. From a purely legal perspective, the courts have the powers they need to protect people from coercion and unequal treatment.”

https://fullfact.org/law/uk_sharia_courts-39429

The Biffers have their own ideas though…

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We agree. Operating an illegal court would be a felony. However…

Religious arbitration is perfectly legal here in UK, just like any other form of arbitration. Not that the Biffers have noticed…

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There are concerns that religious courts, including Sharia courts may be coercive.

“But campaigners like Baroness Cox reply that whatever about the strict legal position, “the power of Sharia councils lies in how they are perceived by their communities”

https://fullfact.org/law/uk_sharia_courts-39429

That seems a legitimate enough issue to us. But it doesn’t mean that Sharia should be singled out for special hatred whilst their Jewish and Christian counterparts are ignored – unless of course there’s some sort of anti-Islamic bias motivating Golding and Fransen. Surely not!

Some of the Biffers still seem to think that the British legal system is based upon Christianity.

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The law is very clear but for the hard of understanding one of the country’s senior Law Lords, Lord Justice Mumby laid it out as follows…

“However, it is important to realise that reliance upon religious belief, however conscientious the belief and however ancient and respectable the religion, can never of itself immunise the believer from the reach of the secular law. And invocation of religious belief does not necessarily provide a defence to what is otherwise a valid claim.”

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/andrewbrown/2011/feb/28/christianity-gay-rights-english-law

Christian Barrister, Paul Diamond agreed, possibly (but not necessarily) through gritted teeth…

“Some cultural beliefs and practices are simply treated by the law as being beyond the pale. Some manifestations of religious practice will be regulated if contrary to a child’s welfare. One example is the belief that the infliction of corporal punishment is an integral part of the teaching and education of children and is efficacious … And some aspects of mainstream religious belief may even fall foul of public policy. A recent striking example is Westminster City Council v C and others [2008] EWCA Civ 198, [2009] Fam 11, where the Court of Appeal held on grounds of public policy that a ‘marriage’ valid under both Sharia law and the lex loci celebrationis despite the manifest incapacity of one of the parties was not entitled to recognition in English law”

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/andrewbrown/2011/feb/28/christianity-gay-rights-english-law

Even the Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton has weighed in on the side of common sense …

“The individual conscience is free to accept such dictated law, but the State, if its people are to be free, has the burdensome duty of thinking for itself.”

“So it is that the law must firmly safeguard the right to hold and express religious beliefs. Equally firmly, it must eschew any protection of such a belief’s content in the name only of its religious credentials. Both principles are necessary conditions of a free and rational regime.”

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/andrewbrown/2011/feb/28/christianity-gay-rights-english-law

The foam fest continues unabated over at Biffer towers.

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One Biffer has identified a solution though…

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Phew! We’re glad that’s sorted out!

Sharia courts are not only legal in the UK, they are also subject to the law and have no place in the administration of criminal matters. Criminal matters like inciting violence or stirring up religious hatred for example.

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To put it another way – they cannot mete out the kinds of punishments regularly claimed by the likes of Golding and Fransen. They only have a role at all in civil cases where both parties actively choose and agree to pursue the Sharia route. If even a single participant refuses to abide by the Sharia ‘court’ the case automatically moves on to the civil courts or some other form of arbitration. We might almost forgive Golding for his lack of legal understanding but Fransen, who claims to have a law degree really should understand this basic (and obvious) fact. Perhaps she’d be kind enough to put some of her followers straight.

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Erm…

The legal basis of British Sharia courts is no different from that of their British Christian and British Jewish counterparts.

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Much the same can be said for Christian ‘courts’ which also operate within UK and have done for centuries alongside both their Jewish and Islamic equivalents. In each case, criminal matters are referred to the secular courts because, as we reported above, no British religious tribunal has any jurisdiction in criminal matters.

The Assemblies of God (AOG) operates its own Christian arbitration ‘courts’ too – and it does so along very similair lines. Perhaps someone should tell the vociferous (and extremely silly) biffer who left this next comment.

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Perhaps we’re being a little too hard on poor old Kipmutai though. The real blame lies with Fransen and Golding who continue to mislead their followers, presumably as a result of the Dynamic Duo’s remarkably inadequate legal awareness.

The following describes how the AOG ‘courts’ operate (albeit taken from an American branch of the AOG ‘family’)…

http://www.gate-way-fellowship.com/about-us/bylaws/article-xiv-arbitration-of-disputes.html

“Inasmuch as the Scriptures require Christians to take their disputes to the saints and not to the civil courts (1 Corinthians 6:1-8), all disputes which may arise (1) between any member of this church and the church itself, or (2) between any member of this church and any pastor, officer, director, employee, volunteer, or other worker of this church, shall be resolved by binding arbitration if efforts to mediate or conciliate the dispute have failed…

All arbitrators must be born-again, Spirit-filled believers who are members of an Assemblies of God church…

The arbitrators may hear and determine the controversy upon the evidence produced notwithstanding the failure of a party duly notified to appear. The parties are entitled to be heard, to present evidence material to the controversy, and to cross-examine witnesses appearing at the hearing. The hearing shall be conducted by all the arbitrators, but a majority of them may determine any question and render a final award…

The arbitrators may in their absolute discretion admit as evidence any affidavit or declaration concerning the matters in dispute, a copy thereof having been given at least 5 days previously to the party against whom the same is offered, but the person whose evidence is so taken shall be subject to cross-examination by such party. The arbitrators shall have the power to order and direct what they shall deem necessary to be done by either of the parties relating to the matters in dispute. Cost of the arbitration shall be determined and assessed by the arbitrators…

The decision of the arbitrators shall be binding on both parties, and both parties submit themselves to the personal jurisdiction of the civil courts in this state (including federal courts), as well as the courts of any other state which may have jurisdiction over any dispute contemplated by this Article, for the entry of a judgment confirming the arbitrators’ award. The arbitration process is not a substitute for any disciplinary process set forth in the constitution or bylaws of the church, and shall in no way affect the authority of the church to investigate reports of misconduct, conduct hearings, or administer discipline.”

You can find your nearest UK AOG church here…

http://www.aog.org.uk/

We think that Golding and Fransen would have more credibility (despite their obvious naivety about how the law actually works) if they were a little more even-handed. They can object to religious arbitration systems if they wish. They can even describe them as ‘courts’ if that makes them happy. But it’s clearly unfair, inappropriate and partisan to single out only Muslim organisations as the objects of their displeasure.

We wonder how long it’ll be before they object to Christian and Beth Din ‘courts’.

Don’t hold your breath!

Jayda Fransen meets Julius Streicher

Jayda Fransen parenthesis Julius Streicher pic 1Jayda Fransen isn’t only Britain First’s ‘Deputy leader’. She’s also the Biffers’ ‘Press officer’ according to her online biography at BiritainFirst.org. So we thought we’d compare her recent article to the German Nazi Party’s equivalent – Der Sturmer editor, Julius Streicher. The results were very interesting.

There are some differences. Streicher’s work in the 1930s and 1940s was all about demonising Jews. Fransen’s task here in modern UK is to try to make us all hate Muslims. But the tactics are the same, the repetitive simplicity of the message is the same too. It seems that the Biffers are learning their lessons from the Nazis and following the instructions to the letter…

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

(Adolf Hitler)

“The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. All you have to do is tell them that they are in danger of being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”

(Hermann Goering)

It doesn’t take a genius to see that this is  precisely the tactic that Britain First has been using for years now:

  • They’ve over simplified the issue of child sexual exploitation to pretend it’s a Muslim issue alone;
  • They’ve over-simplified the issue of religious extremism to make it seem as though it’s a Muslim issue alone;
  • They’ve over-simplified the problem of violent crime on British streets to make it seem as though it’s a Muslim problem alone;
  • They’ve over-simplified the problem of religious bigotry to make it seem as though it’s a Muslim problem alone.

Can you see a pattern here?

EBF Jayda Fransen parenthesis Julius Streicher pic 2Also, just like the Nazis, Britain First has exaggerated the impact of the UK’s minority Muslim population and likened them to subhumans or vermin. This is precisely what Hitler’s Nazi party did to German Jews in the build up to the second world war.

Julius Streicher wrote in Der Sturmer (the Nazi propoganda newspaper) in 1938…

“The Jews are a people of bastards, afflicted with all diseases, They are a people of criminals and outcasts. They are the carriers of disease and vermin among men . . . A rotten apple cannot be assimilated by a basketful of healthy apples. Mice and rats cannot be acknowledged as useful pets and live within the community     . . . . Bacteria, vermin and pests cannot be tolerated . . . for reasons of cleanliness and hygiene we must render them harmless by killing them off . . . Why should we repress our feeling for cleanliness and hygiene when it comes to the Jew?”

In 2015 Britain First had this to say about Muslims…

EBF BF rats vermin dehumanise nazi alienate

Their views on non-white immigrants and Roma gypsies are quite instructive too…

BF EBF Exterminate gypsy Muslim undermenschen Nazi Roma

But the real eye opener is the comparison between the rhetoric of Jayda “Dutchy” Fransen and Der Sturmer’s Julius Streicher. If you still doubt that Britain First is a neo-nazi organisation, we urge you to click the link below, download the PDF and see for yourself!

Extreme Jayda PDF buttonSince this was such an eye-opener for us we went ahead and did a similair piece of work comparing BF’s policy stetements with quotes from Adolf Hitler. You can find that report here together with its accompanying blog post. It’s well worth a look.