The English Defence League may have gone too far in Tower Hamlets. Under no circumstances should Aslan the Lion be underestimated.
In defense of Anders Breivik, the cockroaches begin to apppear. Prominent Italian politician and former minister Francesco Speroni has said:
"Breivik's ideas are in defence of western civilisation."
Her colleague Mario Borghezio who sits in the European Parliament's committee for civil liberties (yes you did read correctly) has also defended Breivik:
"Christians ought not to be animals to be sacrificed. We have to defend them." he has also said that "this massacre is being used to condemn positions like that of Oriana Fallaci".
Oriani Fallaci popularized the term 'Eurabia' to describe a future europe dominated by Islam. Boghezi's outrageous comments were defended by Speroni:
"I'm with Borghezio.......... If [Breivik's] ideas are that we are going towards Eurabia and those sorts of things, that western Christian civilisation needs to be defended, yes, I'm in agreement,"
ps. No offense to cockroaches
As we pass our deepest sympathies to the people of Norway, the teenagers who managed to escape, swim away or hide and the family and friends of those who's lives were extingusihed in such a horrific way, we are reminded how the hateful ideology of the far right is so far from benign. In fact it is alive and on the march in Europe, expanding in particular in France, Germany, Italy and notably In the Netherlands. Publicly the far right organisations are typically dressed as being plausible and even benevolent but you never have to scratch too deeply from the surface to expose the irrational and misguided hatred that lies beneath. Personally It saddens me on a regular basis to know or to have known so many people who should be today's socialists but instead succumb with no apparent resistance to thinking in ways concordant with the far right. Perhaps this act will make at least some of them who exist on the fringe of this ideology; reconsider.
Anders Brehing Breivik has killed at least 91 people the majority of whom were aged only 14 - 19 years and members of a left leaning political youth group. Many details are still to emerge but witnesses report that more than 100 people were rounded up by the man dressed as a police officer, assuming this was a person who could be trusted, he then opened fire, killing in the region of 60 people in just a few short moments whilst the others began to run for their lives.
The guardian reports on the link between Breivik and the English Defence League
Breivik had talked admiringly online about conversations he had had with unnamed English Defence League members and the organisation Stop the Islamification of Europe (SIOE) over the success of provocative street actions leading to violence"
A translation of Breiviks writings appeared in part in the Guardian but more fully in Socialist Worker
"I have on some occasions had discussions with SIOE and EDL and recommended them to use certain strategies,"
" I am very impressed with how quickly they (the EDL) have grown but this has to do with smart tactical choice by management"
(He refers to a win win situation for both EDL and BNP and is likely refering to BNP as being Management)
" Creating a Norwegian ' EDL' should be No. 3 on the agenda after we have started up a cultural conservative newspaper with national distribution.
The agenda of the Norwegian cultural conservative movement over the next 5 years are therefore:
1 Newspaper with national distribution
2 Working for the control of several NGOs
3 Norwegian 'EDL'”
There is a protest against the EDL in Tower Hamlets, London on Saturday 3 September. Hope to see you there.
CHARACTERISTICS OF FASCISM
c.5000 anti-racists took to the streets of Luton yesterday outnumbering less than 3000 EDL supporters. Jon Berry from Unite Against Fascism (UAF) speaking at yesterday's demonstration in Luton: