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Unite Against Fascism: Philosophy, Purpose and Methods

Unite Against Fascism: Philosophy, Purpose and Methods

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A six page document exposing Ken Livingstone's Unite Against Fascism (UAF).
A six page document exposing Ken Livingstone's Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

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The Unite Against Fascism (UAF) is registered with the Electoral Commissionas a ‘Third Party’ political organisation. The organising committee consists of:
Chairman: Ken Livingstone (
New Labour Party 
)Joint Secretary: Weyman Bennett (
Socialist Workers Party, Socialist Alliance 
)Joint Secretary: Sabby Dhalu (
NAAR 
)Treasurer: Bill Hayes (
Official of The Communication Workers Union 
)
The Unite Against Fascism (UAF) claims support from (amongst others) David Cameron MP (leader of theConservative Party); Peter Hain MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and of Wales); Tony Benn; DianeAbbott MP; Keith Vaz MP; Glenys Kinnock MEP; Leroy Logan (Chair, Metropolitan Black Police Association); AfzalKhan (Muslim Council of Britain); and Dr. Siddiqui (Leader, Muslim Parliament of Great Britain).The organisation Unite Against Fascism (UAF) was formed in 2004.
UAF Chair, Ken Livingstone
Unite Against Fascism:
Philosophy, Purpose and Methods
[1] An Anti-white, Racist Hate-Group
In January 2007 UAF protestors gathered outside the London Coliseum theatre to disrupt theperformance by English National Ballet prima ballerina Simone Clarke. The basis for their protests(and their attempts to get her sacked from the ENB) was the ‘revelation’ by the Guardian newspaperthat Simone Clarke was a member of the British National Party. The protestors’ chants included: “
Weare Muslim, black and Jew, there are many more of us than you
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– thus revealing their racist agenda.Clearly Simone is white, but they did not presume to consider that she might also be Jewish (or,indeed, a Muslim). The message is clear: “
there are many more of us than you
[white, English,Christian people]”.A few months earlier, in a statement on the acquittal of Nick Griffin and Mark Collett on race hatecharges in November 2006, the UAF critically remarked on the “
all white jury
2
– a bigoted smearagainst
all
indigenous British people. This comment therefore provides yet another disturbing insight into the core anti-white racist mentalityof the UAF.
Very occasionally the mask slips
.There is, from the UAF, a notable and rather telling lack of attribution of racism (or fascistic ideology) of groups within non-white (BME)communities. For example it is noted that no equivalent prominence is given to the immense popularity of Black rap music with lyrics thatcelebrate (promote?) violence towards women and homosexuals, and, most especially, a form of anti-white racism of the most disturbing andviolent kind.Nor is there mention by the UAF of the intolerance of large sections of the Muslim community to alternative forms of belief or socialconduct, and in particular of the anti-Semitism of Muslim and left-wing pro-Palestinian groups
3
. There are no critical examinations of demonstrations in London calling for the murder of the
kufr 
‘unbelievers’, or of the widespread teaching from al-Hilli text (in Londonespecially) in which “
disbelievers
” are described in the context of “
dogs and pigs
4
.The UAF refuses to acknowledge such matters. Clearly the UAF staff and activists wish to portray racism and fascism as a characteristicexclusive to white people. This is not a simple error of omission – it is systematic and enduring. It is a fundamental part of UAF politicalculture and ethos. In the UAF founding statement
5
we find the problems of racism and fascism attributed
only
to members of the white,indigenous community. There is no mention in this founding document of the very real fascistic thinking and racist attitudes to be found inthe BME communities. And, of course, there is no mention of the hugely disproportionate number of white victims of racist violence withinthe UK.
The UAF is a racist organisation that clearly wishes to direct its hate mongering against
only
white people.
Therefore it is in this context that the serious matter of criminal offence needs to be considered – in terms of an incitement to racial hatred orracially aggravated offences (including harassment). It is
not 
an accepted defence to argue that the defendant is of the same ethnic/racialgroup as the victim
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. Obviously this is something that needs to be considered by those members of the UAF who are white, and who believethey therefore have license and legal immunity to racially abuse, threaten, harass or insult other white people. They haven’t. The maximumpenalty for the offence of ‘racially aggravated harassment or alarm’ is 2 years imprisonment
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.
[2] Proven Liars
Under a heading ‘The Truth About The BNP”, the UAF has previously stated on its website: “
The BNP is a Nazi organisation
 .
TheStandards Board for England and Wales has officially ruled that the BNP could be called a Nazi party.
” We have previously downloaded acopy of this material. This claim was also repeated by a UAF representative, in front of national TV cameras, following the conclusion of thetrial of Mr. Griffin and Mr. Collett in 2006.We understand that the Standards Board of England demanded that the UAF remove this lie from their website. It was promptly deleted. Ithas been recently confirmed in a communication
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with The Standards Board for England that, not only is there no record of the UAF havingrequested endorsement of their claim, but that The Standards Board of England would
never 
endorse such a statement in any case.
The UAFare liars
.Of course what is deliberately omitted from UAF analysis is the fact that there are many British National Party members who risked theirlives more than sixty years ago fighting against Nazi Germany. There are many BNP members and supporters whose partners, parents orgrandparents were killed or were gravely injured fighting Nazism – and it is also highly likely that there are members and supporters whoalso have family or close relatives killed or maimed in the conflicts with Marxism (in Korea and Malaya, for example).
As will be shown in a later section, the UAF’s approach to hate mongering is based on Stalin’s use of the BIG LIE – that the moreoutrageous the lie, then the more likely (the UAF confidently assumes) people will believe it.
The tactics employed by the UAF are very simple – to lie and grossly misrepresent the policies of the BNP, and then to attack those lies andmisrepresentations as if they are actual BNP policy. We see this repeatedly on the leaflets printed and produced by the UAF at both local andnational level. If we add to this the indulgence in pure fiction and compulsive fantasy, then the nature of UAF political philosophy becomestransparently obvious.
 
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[3] Appeasing Islamic Fascism
The UAF is endorsed by, and operates in cooperation with, the Muslim Council of Britain.In response to perceived ‘negative’ attitudes towards Islam, the secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain (Mohammad Abdul Bari)is reported to have threatened: “
 If that demonisation continues, then Britain will have to deal with two million Muslim terrorists – 700,000 in London
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. This, presumably, is the basis on which ‘respect’ is to be gained.Perhaps the UAF need to consider the following report: “
Chief among these is the Muslim Council of Britain, whose leadership hasestablished sympathies for the Jamaat-i-Islami in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Both the Brotherhood and the Jamaat believe in the creation of an Islamic state and the establishment of Sharia law
.”
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It should also be noted that the rise of the Muslim Council of Britain (under IqbalSacranie) can be traced to the ‘Satanic Verses’ affair, and the support given to the book-burning and the raising of a
fatwah
for the murder of the author Salman Rushdie. In 1989 Iqbal Sacranie said “
death was perhaps too easy
” for the writer
11
.The Chairman of the UAF is Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London. It is worth recalling Mr. Livingstone’s previous willingness toentertain members of Sinn Fein at the height of the murderous bombings in London by the IRA. What should we therefore conclude, in thelight of the ‘terrorism’ comments by Mohammad Abdul Bari (above) and the Rushdie fatwa, with the keenness with which the UAF seeksMCB endorsement and collaborative support for its hate mongering activities?From the 7
th
to 11
th
July 2004 the Greater London Authority (City Hall) was the venue for the annual session of the ‘European Council forFatwa and Research’, headed by
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi
. On the 12
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July 2004 Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi also spoke at the ‘Assembly forthe Protection of the Hijab’ conference – during which Mr. Livingstone also issued a personal invitation to Dr al-Qaradawi to attend theEuropean Social Forum (ESF) event planned for October. It is interesting that Sheikh al-Qaradawi’s visit should have been so robustlydefended by London Mayor Ken Livingstone, given comments credited to Sheikh al-Qaradawi such as: “
O God, protect them and show themthe right path. O, God, destroy the usurper Jews, the vile Crusaders, and infidels
.”
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In response to bitter criticisms of his visit, the GLA issued a lengthy justification in which Ken Livingstone proclaimed: “
 As Mayor of  London, I regard it as my responsibility to welcome a leader of any great religion, such as Dr. al-Qaradawi. I would welcome any leader of any other great world religion if similar standing, notwithstanding the obvious fact that we disagree on particular issues
.” In the ‘analysis’that followed the GLA dismissed all the criticisms and allegations laid against Dr. al-Qaradawi.
13
Unfortunately for Mr. Livingstone a rebuttal of the GLA document was soon to appear in the public domain (in February 2005). Thisprovided the evidence that Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi,
widely regarded as the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual head
, supports: the murder of people who have turned away from Islam (apostates); female genital mutilation (FGM); that a husband must compel his wife to wear thehijab; domestic violence in certain circumstances; targeting Israeli civilians; and suicide bombing (including by women).
14
The self-serving UAF cannot acknowledge the Islamic dimension of both contemporary fascism and contemporary terrorism sincethis would compromise the particular, anti-white (British, indigenous, Christian) form of its racist political ideology.
The most recent terrorism outrage in the UK was an attempt to explode nail-bombs in the centre of Exeter, East Devon. The Exeter nail-bomber was the Muslim convert and Plymouth student ‘Nicky’ Reilly. Reilly, a radicalised Islamist, was a friend of the President of thePlymouth University Islamic Society
15
– a student very active in promoting the UAF within the University (he seconded the motion toaffiliate the University Student Union to the UAF). The UAF have, perhaps not surprisingly, kept very quiet about this.
[4] A Totalitarian Agenda
It was the UAF who organised the demonstrations against ballerina Simone Clarke. Her ‘offence’ (apart from belonging to a political partyof which the UAF disapproves) was to express her opposition to mass immigration. An opinion that the UAF clearly believes that, if expressed, should result in severe punishment. For this the UAF sought to ‘punish’ Ms. Clarke by taking away her livelihood and effectivelyruining her life.In an extreme left web site
16
Bill Hayes, the UAF treasurer, described the British National Party as “
a pernicious virus
” and that the UAF arefully engaged in “
activities designed to stamp out the BNP
” – an interesting choice of words. We also find Sabby Dhalu, joint secretary of the UAF, declaring that the BNP “
is not a legitimate party
” presumably on the basis that membership should be considered as an illegitimate(criminal) activity. This is reminiscent of the policies and activities of the totalitarian regimes (communist and fascist) of 1930s Europe.To gain an insight into the UAF’s core ideological beliefs it is useful to consider their roots and political affiliations. The UAF is affiliated tothe Anti-Nazi League (ANL) and shares much of the same membership – the ANL’s National Organiser is Weyman Bennett who is alsoUAF joint secretary. Weyman Bennett is a high-ranking member of the Socialist Workers Party and is on the National Executive of theSocialist Alliance.The UAF is a Marxist group. However it is worth recalling that two notable 20
th
Century philosophers, SirKarl Popper and Nobel Prize winner Freidrich von Hayek, saw communism/Marxism and fascism/Nazismas essentially two sides of the same political coinage.
The UAF (and other ‘far left’ groups) wish to do toBritain what Hitler could not do in 1940
. The ambition of groups that are behind the UAF (such as theSWP) is the removal of sovereignty (the de-nationalisation) of the UK, accompanied by the application of ethnocide against the indigenous population. The picture opposite is taken from the UAF website and showsa UAF rally in Derby in 2008. Both the Socialist Workers Party banners and the ‘Hammer and Sickle’ flagof Marxism are prominently on display. It is estimated that 94.5million men, women and children have beenkilled as a result of crimes carried out in the name of Communist and Marxist ideology since 1917
17
.The political agenda is therefore clearly totalitarian – of the curtailment of free speech and of the right todissent. Any behaviour that threatens the political orthodoxy (multiculturalism, diversity, denationalisation)is to be considered a crime. On the 19
th
May 2002, for example, Julie Waterson (then ANL National Organiser) declared: “
We have to forget about freedom of speech
” in reference to those groups the ANL wished to have banned
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. The ANL earned a reputation for violentconfrontation, drawing the comment from Sir Paul Condon in October 1993 (he was then the Commissioner of the Metropolitan PoliceService) that: “
 Again in London we have seen a cowardly mob of extremists turning up … to cause disorder, violence and damage
”.More recently the ‘on-line’ newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party published an article by Anindya Bhattacharyya calling for “
illegal and unconstitutional means
” and “
 physical confrontation
” to stop British National Party members going about their lawful business (of contactswith the public, engaging in debate, of election campaigning).
The Marxist SWP brazenly promotes Nazi-style political thuggery
.Therefore we should not be too surprised to find the UAF (whose senior members and principal activists are drawn from the SWP) adoptingthese same Fascistic tactics.
 
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[5] Flirting With Nazism
Unfortunately for Ken Livingstone (and the UAF) the name
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
and The Muslim Brotherhood (see above) also crops up inan exceptionally disturbing context.The historical link between extremist Islam and Nazism is well known: “[Charles]
Moore, for instance, fitted the search by New Labour’s Foreign Office for radical figures it could do business with, such as
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
 , into a wider historical perspective. In the 1930s, we
[the British politicalestablishment]
adopted a similar strategy with the Mufti of Jerusalem to 'deliver' Muslim opinion. The Muftiwent on to support the Nazis
.”
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The picture opposite shows Amin Al-Husseini of the Muslim Brotherhood(and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem) in a meeting with Adolf Hitler during WW 2 (in, it is believed, 1942). Infact Al-Husseini had frequent contacts with the Nazis throughout the 1930s and 1940s, and was one of thechief architects of the preparations for the extermination of Jews.But presumably the UAF know the history of such groups as
The Muslim Brotherhood
, of its founderHassan El Banna and subsequent Jerusalem representative Amin Al-Husseini. Presumably the UAF alsoknows of the genocide of 1.5million Armenian Christians, of Al-Husseini’s pact with Nazi Germany and participation in the ‘final solution’.And presumably the UAF knows of the Pejani Plan for genocide in Bosnia and the subsequent extermination of 200,000 Orthodox ChristianSerbs, of the SS Hanzar Division of Nazi Muslims, and of the ‘Islamische Zentralinstitut’.But it would appear that the UAF is more concerned in acquiring powerful political allies than any concern it may have in this ‘widerhistorical perspective’.The UAF claim that their aim is to confront present day Fascism and Nazism - but not, it would appear Islamo-Nazism. On this, they remainstubbornly silent. We find no condemnations of the Hizb-ut-Tahrir, or of the al-Muhajiroun. Perhaps the UAF members have not noticed thereligious supremacism, the racist language, the fanatical mass rallies – or the considerable alarm within UK academia of the use of university‘Islamic Societies’ as recruiting organisations for these extremist Islamic Fascist groups
20
. Or perhaps the UAF is simply not that bothered.However the UAF leadership, and the UAF sponsors (see top of page 1) will know these facts. Therefore, given the support for the UAF byIslamic groups such as the Muslim Council of Britain and the Muslim Parliament of Britain, and the existence of established groups such asHizb-ut-Tahrir within the British Isles, we would expect the UAF to have taken a considerable interest in these matters. But apparently not so- the UAF are only interested in venting their hatred against members of the white, indigenous population.The reality is that it is the present political aristocracy (and the Government’s Home Office, and Foreign Office especially) who are preparedto “
outreach
” and appease neo-Nazi terrorist organisations. This is a matter of record
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. And, as we have seen, it is the members of the UAForganisation that are prepared to embrace movements (or representatives of those movements) whose ideological roots are fundamentallybased on fascistic ideology, and which have close and extensive historical links to Nazism.The UAF’s chairman, Ken Livingstone, has previously offered his opinion that "
what Britain did in Ireland was worse than what Hitler did to the Jews
"
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. A sentiment that will no doubt help ease the conscience of those radical Muslims and adherents to the philosophy of Islamo-Nazism, currently resident in the UK.The obscene irony of the UAF’s flirtation with neo-Nazism will not be missed when one considers the crude tactics of such organisations asthe UAF – tactics designed to represent the stubbornly independent native Britons as a ‘Nazi’ adversary. The history of the British peopleover the last century is that of the rejection of these imported, totalitarian beliefs (fascism and communism). It is this spirit of nonconformistindividualism that draws down the hatred of extremist groups such as the UAF.
[6] Fear Mongering, Hate Mongering and Threats
The UAF, although registered with the Electoral Commission as a ‘third party’ political organisation, espouses an almost totally negativepolitical agenda. It concentrates on fear mongering, hate mongering and issuing implicit threats – and habitually lies. And (of course) it keepsvery quiet about its own core political agenda.
In terms of fear mongering, the UAF concentrates on inciting fear within the minority (BME) communities.
The UAF hate material repeatedly peddles the myth that the presence of the BNP (as a local group, or as elected local governmentcouncillors) poses a threat to ethnic minority communities; that: “
When the BNP makes gains, racism and homophobia increase
23
; or that
Where it 
[the BNP]
wins council seats, it gains a cloak of respectability, legitimising hostilities against Muslims and increasing the climateof Islamophobia
24
; or, more specifically “
 Racist attacks increase where the BNP is active
25
.In fact no
authoritative
evidence to support this particular myth has ever been produced. It appears to be a nasty example of the internet age,where ‘accepted wisdoms’ grow by repeated (and often circular) cross-referencing within a multitude of similar (so called) research articles.This is a myth driven by bigotry, and by the UAF’s own extreme anti-white racist agenda.Therefore the origins of this particular myth have been investigated – and it would seem that this can be traced back to a research study in1997 by the pressure group Human Rights Watch (HRW)
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. This HRW work has now become required ‘teaching material’ in many of ouruniversities (and, especially within the sociology and cultural studies departments). However the HRW ‘research’ is, to be frank, a joke. Ituses as its source information, almost exclusively, highly selective ‘opinion pieces’ from national newspapers and from the Searchlightorganisation, together with ‘analysis’ produced by various ethnic-minority pressure groups. Where the HRW researchers attempt to useoriginal crime data, then their methodology descends into farce. For example, on page 5 of the HRW book the authors declare: “
 All studiesshow that the majority of victims of racist violence are Asian
”. No they don’t. The authors quote from the British Crime Survey (1991) fortheir analysis of racist violence; however it was only after 1994 that the BCS data included
white
victims of racist crime. The HRW authorswill have known this (the HRW book was published in 1997) and yet they make their absurd and entirely unsupportable (and wrong) claim.The overwhelming evidence (Home Office, Ministry of Justice, British Crime Survey) is that the majority of victims of racist violence arewhite.The UAF base their fear mongering on information they know to be wrong. Interestingly, when racist crime is shown to have fallen in areaswhere the BNP is active then the UAF remain stubbornly silent. For example, in Barking and Dagenham where the BNP have a record 12councillors we find that for the 12 months up to October 2008 incidences of racist crime fell by 6 per cent
27
.Unfortunately there seems to be no depths the UAF members and supporters are not willing to plumb in order to promote a climate of fear.The most recent piece of hate literature from the UAF (the ‘postcard’, 2008) contains an especially disgusting stream of bile – that BNPmembers stand for: “the “
 physical annihilation
” of: “
 Jews; black people; trade unionists; Muslims; Asians and all ethnic minorities; lesbian,

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