by Chauncey Tinker – 23 Sep 2019
For some time the BBC website has been publishing a steady drip-feed of articles on their front page that wildly exaggerate the threat from the so-called “far-right”. However this narrative was ratcheted up a notch or two last week following an announcement from Neil Basu, the Assistant Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police. The announcement was reported in this article from the BBC:
Fastest-growing UK terror threat ‘from far-right’
The BBC article contains many references not only to the so-called “far-right” but also several times even simply refers to “right-wing extremism”:
Speaking at a briefing on Thursday, Mr Basu said about 10% of around 800 live terror investigations were linked to right-wing extremism.
“Despite the increases, right-wing terrorism remains a relatively small percentage of our overall demand, but when nearly a third of the plots foiled by police and security services since 2017 relate to right-wing ideology, it lays bare why we are taking this so seriously,” he said.
Obviously this claim is very seriously misleading because there is no such thing as a “right-wing ideology” that encourages terrorism. By contrast the much larger problem that he does at least imply is still at “a very high level”, i.e. Islamic Jihad, very much does have a common ideology that explicitly incites acts of terrorism, one that is clearly written down in books that are perhaps surprisingly still available at most public libraries and ordinary bookshops in the land. Insofar as there is a common factor motivating the people he is referring to as “right-wing” that common factor relates to the questions of immigration and the growing Islamic presence in our nation rather than anything to do with what could reasonably be described as “right-wing ideology”.
Furthermore, the article links to another BBC article (from 30th August) which attempts (not for the first time in a BBC article) to associate people with violent extremism where there is no proven link, including Martin Sellner of Generation Identity and most laughably perhaps referring to Alex Jones of Infowars:
YouTube restores far-right channels after appeal
The second problem with the claims is one of categorization of offences and jiggery-pokery with statistics. As far as successful terrorist attacks go, the number of victims who have died in incidents in the UK this century where the perpetrator is known to have been motivated by anti-immigration or anti-Islamic sentiments has so far been very small (just 3 fatalities according to this list in 3 separate incidents including the murder of Jo Cox); in comparison we have 7/7, the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, the London Bridge attack, the Westminster Bridge attack, in all of which incidents there were many fatalities. We should also mention the single victim incidents including Lee Rigby's murder and Ross Parker's murder (which came just ten days after 9/11, but was not classified as terrorism).
There is also a huge failure to categorize a great many less high profile cases involving Muslims as motivated in any way by ideology. The BBC article includes a large picture of Vincent Fuller, who was jailed for 18 years for a violent rampage which culminated in a stabbing. Quote:
Judge Lodder told Fuller he was “motivated by the cause of white supremacy, and his personal anti-Muslim sentiments”, adding: “This was a terrorist act.”
This case has a page at the Counter Terrorism policing website:
Surrey man jailed for attempted murder
Consider a comparable incident that was recently tried in the UK however, involving a Muslim wielding a machete. Notice the shorter sentence (12 years) in this case and lack of mention of a terror motive despite the fact that the perpetrator shouted about Allah. From the Law Pages:
Daouda Sy sentence
The BBC also reported on this case (notice how the BBC omit any mention of “Allah” in this case, but refer only to “God”, despite the fact that even according to the CPS report he did refer to Allah):
Man jailed over Sheffield McDonald’s machete attack
The CPS said the victim, who had been bleeding from the head wound, ran into a nearby branch of McDonald’s fearing for his life.
Sy followed him inside and shouted again, “If you don’t believe in God… I’ll kill you all.”
According to the reports, in both cases the perpetrator was under the influence, in Fuller’s case it was alcohol and in Sy’s case it was drugs. I searched in vain for any mention of this second case at the Counter Terrorism policing website. How can we know whether this “rise in far-right extremism” is in fact arrived at by downplaying the comparative number of recent attacks such as this one by Muslims? In other words the “rise” may quite possibly be entirely fictitious.
Another incident reported by the Daily Mail from December last year (2018):
‘Long live the caliphate’: Police raid suburban home as it emerges ‘terrorist knifeman shouted ISIS slogan as he stabbed three in New Year rampage’ at Manchester station before hero cops tackled him
We see the same pattern again in the many rape gang cases that have hit the news in recent years, perpetrators being quite open about their motivations. From the Daily Mail):
Rotherham child sex gang shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ in court as they are jailed for 80 years for abusing girls, including one who became pregnant at just 12, after being groomed with alcohol and drugs
There were emotional and chaotic scenes at Sheffield Crown Court after two of the latest defendants shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they were led from the dock.
In another case:
Asian grooming gang’s rape of white girls not racist, rules judge
The use of rape in the persecution of non-Muslims worldwide is well documented:
For Christian Women, Persecution Looks Like Rape
My conclusion is that the mainstream media and law enforcement authorities are conspiring to downplay the extent of violence inspired by Islamic ideology, and so therefore I conclude that this claimed comparative rise in misleadingly named “far-right terrorism” is more than likely entirely fictitious. The claimed rise is also entirely fictitious in any case in the sense that it has nothing to do with “right-wing ideology”.
[Apologies for stating the obvious all over again above, but since the UK authorities and far-left media relentlessly use the technique of saturation, it is necessary to respond with an appropriate degree of counter-saturation.]
List of terrorist incidents in Great Britain
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