Sunday, August 07, 2005

In its obsession with the BNP, the Government has been barking up the wrong tree

As the evidence grows against the failed suicide bombers of 21st July, what has become abundantly clear is just how naive the Government has been in its dealings with Islamofascists, whilst being only too happy to crack down on white fascists.

As the Government comes up with yet another raft of measures to deal with Islamic hatemongers, the predictable chorus of civil libertarians and "experts" have materialised to explain how difficult the laws will be to enforce. If this is the case, why does the Government find it so easy to prosecute the British National Party?

Only last April, its leader, Nick Griffin was charged with inciting racial hatred following an undercover investigation by the BBC. Amongst the incriminating comments he's alleged to have made, he referred to attacks on soft targets by suicide bombers who were either asylum-seekers or second generation Muslims recruited in places such as Bradford, comments that have sadly been proved to be prophetic. As a result of the recent terrorist attacks, the prosecution case against Nick Griffin may collapse, and the result could be to give the BNP the very credibility the Government has sought to deny them.

Contrast this with the Government's reaction Al Mahajiroun, an Islamic extremist group who openly declared their hatred for the west and praised the "magnificent 19" behind 9/11 whilst the police stood by. We were told at the time that to prosecute such people would drive them underground and make it impossible for the Government to monitor them. Presumably, the police don't employ undercover officers.

It all goes to show that where there's a will, there's a way, and over the last eight years, the Government has been more willing to prove it's multicultural credentials than to take action that might be construed as "anti-muslim".

The BNP might be a bunch of anti-semitic thugs, but as far as I know, they're not planning (at least not openly) to bomb either ourselves or our allies into oblivion. It's time the Government woke up from its BNP fixation and realised that you don't have to be white to be a fascist.