Tag Archives: Far Right

Jeremy Bowen, BDS and Obvious Questions

Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s Middle East Editor recently stated: @Jinjirrie sorry didn't get to this. BDS is going from the edge of the debate closer to the centre — Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) April 25, 2014 I feel there are many … Continue reading

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Muslims, The Media And Poor Reporting

We are often caught up with our own lives. Attempting to understand how others see the world is frequently near-on impossible, but we should try, particularly when it comes to societal racism. Daily Racism Since 2001 increasing hatred and loathing … Continue reading

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Rebranding British Neofascism And The EDL

There has been much talk of Tommy Robinson (AKA Stephen Lennon) leaving the EDL. Some believe it is just a put on, whilst others believe his “conversion” is genuine. My own view is that it is merely a rebranding of … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street And Open Racism

The Occupy Wall Street movement is not a single organisation, however, that does not excuse the presence of plain and simple antisemitism on related Facebook pages. This is one example: A cursory glance across their page reveals other little snippets … Continue reading

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The One Law for All Campaign Does Not Even Understand The Question

The One Law for All campaign is run by seasoned political activists. That makes their inability to comprehend the question of amicability to neofascists, EDL supporters/sympathizers all the harder to understand. Reminds me of the old adage “When in a … Continue reading

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Lack of Commonsense At One Law for All Campaign

I find if I make a mistake it is good to apologise, but there is a need to do it sincerely. Conversely, I find amongst most politicos, the university educated and with many men: a serious reluctance to ever admit … Continue reading

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The Twitter Parody Of “I’m Not Racist, But…”

Xavier Toby’s piece on Huff Post rings true: “Here’s one quick way to work out if someone’s racist. If they say, “I’m not racist, but…” Then they’re definitely racist. Really, that phrase should be outlawed. If it actually worked, nobody … Continue reading

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Norman Tebbit, Making Excuses for The EDL

Norman Tebbit’s claim to fame is a stupid comment concerning a bicycle. That was over 30 years ago and time has not improved Tebbit’s judgement. Whilst most professional political commentators and academics would fairly and squarely place the English Defence … Continue reading

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A Poor Excuse For Rationalists

As an atheist, secularist and rationalist I should be within the ideal catchment area for the Rationalist Association. I should be, but I am not. Having read their recent contributions to the discussion over Richard Dawkins’s conflating Islam with Muslims … Continue reading

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Storify, Richard Dawkins Problem With Muslims

Just started using Storify as a quick and easy platform for relaying exchanges on Twitter. It is not too bad, when it works. Storify seems to have an issue on Chromium with “This webpage has a redirect loop”. Hope it … Continue reading

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Antisemitism, Anonymous And Twitter

Finding antisemitism on Twitter is easy, but it’s surprising how few attempt to stop it, as witnessed by the 170,000 plus followers of the Anonymous Operations account. Remembering that wherever you find racism, sexism and the degradation of women is … Continue reading

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National Secular Society: Occasionally Agitated

Lingering prejudice in Britain can bring out the worst in people. Such attitudes are not confined to thugs in the EDL or the BNP, rather are often found on the periphery of the Hard Right, spoken in polite tones and … Continue reading

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SWP Warned About Their Collusion with Antisemitism In 2005

[Editor's note: I have taken the liberty of re-publishing an article by David Aaronovitch from 2005. There may be minor typos, if so they are my fault. It deserves to be read and re-read.] I remember reading it at the … Continue reading

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Douglas Murray, The English Defence League And The Jewish Chronicle

That is Douglas Murray umming and ahing when asked about supporting the EDL. His inability to criticise the Far Right thugs in the EDL indicates something deeply troubling about his sentiments. In that wider context, I was exceedingly disappointed to … Continue reading

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Rod Liddle’s Open Racism At The Spectator

This post is a public record, because I would expect that Rod Liddle’s open display of racism at the Spectator will soon be removed. It is utterly senseless and disgusting. Therefore, it is worthwhile recording Liddle’s racism and its appalling … Continue reading

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Di Canio’s Fascism A Round Up

It is irrefutable that Paolo Di Canio is a self-proclaimed fascist. That’s not me saying it, he boasted about it. Di Canio even praised Mussolini. So it’s all the more surprising that senior management in Sunderland football club can’t find … Continue reading

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Genteel Racism at Liberal Conspiracy And Cranks Around Up

We tend to think of anti-Jewish sentiment as coming from the Far Right, yet nowadays it is fairly common to find examples of it on liberal or left wing web sites. It is not overt or blunt as found amongst … Continue reading

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Bold Mehdi Hasan on Antisemitism

I thought Mehdi Hasan’s piece at Huff Post was very bold. He didn’t have to write it, but made a concious choice to combat antisemitism. So commendable: “To claim that your jail sentence for dangerous driving is the result of … Continue reading

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Golden Dawn’s True Face

History has shown that we ignore the growth of neofacism at our peril. Golden Dawn is but one example of that. Konstantinos Georgousis’s film on Channel 4 is a a reminder to never underestimate the boldness, stupidity or vileness of … Continue reading

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The Reality of Anti-Muslim Bigotry

We should not underestimate or diminish the extent of anti-Muslim bigotry in Europe. In Britain, long-standing animosity towards immigrants has been rekindled and focused on Muslims. Police forces and other organisations have been slow to catalogue, detail and deal with … Continue reading

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