Jayda crosses the religious divide

What has an English Catholic, the grandaughter of Anglicised Dutch and Irish Catholic immigrants and a proud ‘Essex girl’ to do with Ulster Unionists?

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This weekend the heroine of the Battle of Hexthorpe, this Roman Catholic of Jewish ancestry who ran so bravely from the children of a small South Yorkshire mining village seems set to take on the Irish Catholics of her own ancestry in all their paramilitary splendour. You really couldn’t make it up… and so we didn’t.

Amid the barely audible cheers of a couple of dozen Belfast bigots, watched by bemused (and armed) police from the Royal Ulster Constabulary, Fransen declared herself the unelected leader of Ireland’s Unionists.

This really could end in tears.

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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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More arrests to come

The last few days have been something of a whirlwind of celebration for Team EBF. Whilst the Biffers were accusing everyone in UK of treachery for not celebrating Easter enough, they also gave us something else that everyone who cares about this wonderful land, Christian or not, could celebrate without reservation. They gave us evidence of their own imminent demise.

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The hilarious way they try to downplay the importance of the ‘political uniform’ offences under various public order acts is a treat to behold. On the one hand they keep banging on about how they’re ‘a registered political party’ and on the other they regularly conduct very public conversations about uniforms and insignia on social media – uniforms they then wear on ‘official’ party demonstrations. They just can’t have it both ways!

Then there are the flash (should we say ‘fash’) demonstrations outside and sometimes inside Mosques, council offices and anywhere where they think reasonable numbers of brown people and/or Muslims might congregate. These are clearly and obviously intended to incite both racial and religious hatred, also illegal under the above acts as well as a host of other related pieces of legislation.

Perhaps most significant of all though are the ‘Christian patrols’ where uniformed Biffers, armed with sticks, decidedly nasty looking gloves, themselves very reminiscent of knuckledusters and who knows what else turn up as self-appointed guardians of a faith that doesn’t want them to harass Muslims on the streets. This is clearly a public order offence, even without the offensive, discriminatory and misleading literature. This string of very serious offences, together with their hateful presence across social media amounts to sedition, incitement of civil war and treasonous attempts to sow discord through the nation, shows  them working hard to alienate and alarm significant factions of the British population.

And still the Biffers complain that the police should be off catching proper criminals.

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We have news for you Biffers… that’s exactly what they are doing!

We anticipate even more arrests to come. That’ll be good!

The agenda-free ‘Quran man’

This Britain First Facebook meme is priceless!

The caption tells us that ‘The Quran Man’ had no agenda. Oh really?

Then what exactly did he expect to achieve by approaching Muslims to explain their faith to them, Quran in hand and a few cherry-picked verses marked in case he forgot them?
What positive outcome could ever come from lecturing believers in the street about a faith that you don’t share?

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Not so very long ago Dutchy Fransen was making a nuisance of herself outside a Mosque when a policeman reminded her of some of the sillier verses in the Bible. She was outraged!

How is this different?

We’re sorry that this man was punched. Here at EBF we’re always sorry to learn that violence has broken out. There should be better, more civilised ways of dealing with political and religious differences than by hitting or even killing each other (Biffers take note). But to suggest that ‘Quran man’ wasn’t deliberately trying to provoke just that sort of reaction is ludicrously transparent.

Come off it, Britain First. This is one of the most transparent lies you’ve ever told.

Are you starting to get desperate?

Fun with trolls!

EBF Troll hunter badgeWe’ve been having fun with trolls on the blog lately. As usual the same old accusations have been brought up from supporting terrorists to enabling paedophiles. Equally predictably the trolls, whilst advising us to read history, seem to have no grasp of the relevant facts themselves.

It’s because we understand history that we oppose neo-nazis like Britain First so vehemently. We know only too well what happens when religious and racial groups are demonised and alienated. We saw it in nazi occupied Europe, we saw it in the former Yugoslavia, we saw it in Rwanda and, much to the Biffers’ dismay, history saw it when European Crusaders invaded the Holy land, slaughtering Muslims, Pagans, Jews and even fellow Christians as they went.

So – just to be clear…

We oppose terrorism from ALL quarters, including terrorists like the Biffers.

We oppose ALL paedophiles but not all members of any religious group.

We don’t hate white people – we just don’t think white skins make us special.

We don’t hate our country – we just have compassion for others.

We don’t support sexism – we just prefer to address real issues rather than overly-simplistic generalisations.

We don’t support rape – we just don’t blame ALL members of a particular demographic for the actions of a few.

We DO despise fascism BECAUSE we understand the lessons of history and refuse to accept the repetition of one of Europe’s greatest mistakes!

Rights the Allies already fought for

Britain First recently posted this (ironic for them) image.

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We agree. Those rights include the right to freedom of conscience and religious expression and the right to freedom from discrimination. They also include the right to fair treatment under the law and freedom from exploitation. All these rights are to be found enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) which effectively guarantees that Nazi groups like Britain First will never again gain a foothold anywhere in any European country (including UK) that has signed up to it.

These rights are very well established and certainly beyond the gift of tin-pot neonazis to undermine. They originated with the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights before being adopted by the European Convention and latterly introduced into UK domestic law with our own Human Rights Act.

Face it guys – you’ll never be able to revive Hitler’s regime no matter how much rubbish you post on social media.

White converts upset ‘non-racist’ Biffers

BF white muslim 20 comment screensThis 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?