Infidels Or Imbeciles?

26 04 2012

Interesting to see how different infidel groups behave in different parts of the country – these midlands fella’s have completely given up trying to hide being fascist! (article below is a re-post from East Midlands Anti-fascists)

The recent arrests of members of EDL splinter group, the Infidels, have raised the profile of this tiny far right protest group. Anti-fascists might be wondering whether the Infidels have a local presence and what kind of threat they pose. We did the dirty job of scouring their websites so you don’t have to. Here’s the deal:

Derbyshire Infidels

These guys go for an old school white supremacist vibe, devoid of punctuation or grammar: “The futures bright the futures white ktf ns!”, “Unite the right to be white”, “white white white is right kick them and fight fight fight”, etc. As with many of their fellow on the far right, the urge to write bloody awful racist songs and ‘poetry’ cannot be suppressed:

They say they are “sometimes violent” and use fascist imagery of

fighting for the white race, etc. So are they a threat?

Erm… don’t think so.

Leicester Infidels

These fellas are more happy to show their links to Nazism, littering their posts  with “14w” (reference to a 14 word phrase from Mein Kampf) and “88″ (8th word of the alphabet is H, HH stands for Heil Hitler). They think that “jew scum took control of the uk/world media” and are obsessed with anti-semitic conspiracy theories and holocaust denial. Fortunately they seem like too paranoid a bunch of lunatics for most people to show the slightest bit of interest in them and have to resort to liking their own posts.

Nottinghamshire Infidels

A relatively new Facebook group that seems to have aroused very minimal support. Set up by Phil Murfet, a Notts County fan whose speciality is rape jokes, race hate jokes and jokes about Tommy Robinson involving race hate. ” ‘Sex with someone who doesn’t want to is rape’ … I call it marriage” the little charmer wrote in a recent status update. Another recent ‘joke’ called black people at KFC “native, wild black members in their home tribe” an “uncivilized group” who “sloppily munched into their food”. Little Miss Murfet refers to Tommy Robinson as a “fenian” funded by “jew boy” Alan Lake. A nasty piece of work to be sure, but without any support.

What is noticeable about all of these tiny Facebook fan pages is that they have very little local support and seem capable of very little independent action.  They are full of links to the North West Infidels, British People’s Party and National Front and their members occasionally report going to fairly small demonstrations in the north. In short, although they love to think of themselves as the hardcore street army who have had enough of what they see as the multicultural, Zionist, Irish-led EDL, they will always be in its much larger shadow.

The threat of more militant, hardline fascist groups like these is not that they might have any mass influence, but that they might give rise to future ‘lone wolves’ – radicalised individuals who resort to violent atrocities in order to ‘fight back’ against ‘the Jewish conspiracy’, ‘multiculturalism’, ‘cultural Marxism’, ‘Islamic takeover’ or whatever their current bogeyman is. We have had homegrown Breiviks in the past – David CopelandMartyn Gilleard andRobert Cottage spring to mind.

Fortunately the Infidels phenomenon does not seem to have taken off in the Midlands and the police raids on several of the leaders of the movement in the north and London will hopefully dampen their spirits. However, we should not be complacent. These fascists need to be stamped out.

Repost – Antifascist Action In Liverpool

21 04 2012

Below is a re-post from LIBCOM 19/04/12. There are also articles about it on Liverpool Antifascists and on Truth Liberty & Reason.

“Today has been a bad day for UK fascism. There have been several arrests in dawn raids by anti-terror police following a tip off. They were then run off the streets by anti-fascists in Liverpool.

Today should have seen a debate at Liverpool University featuring all twelve prospective candidates. Amongst them was to be a BNPcandidate, an NF candidate, and on from the English Democrats.

As soon as it was announced that the fascists were to be given a slot at the debate, a demonstration was called by Liverpool Anti-Fascists. The event was cancelled with two days’ notice. There have been several reasons suggested as to why but it would seem that the University has bowed to pressure from students, and the added concerns of security and safety.

Despite there being no debate, we decided to still have a rally at the university. Numbers had understandably not what they would have been had the debate actually taken place but we numbered around forty.

Soon after the first speaker had started we received word that a group of around twenty boneheads had left a pub in the city centre, and were heading up to find us.

We decided to walk towards them and meet them half way. We didn’t have to look too hard to find them. Around thirty fascists came towards us, signalling their intent by aggressively throwing a plastic bottle of strawberry milkshake in our direction. Blows were exchanged between four of five people before the police came around the corner. We stood our ground as several fascists sprinted down a side street, whilst the others quickly made their way back across the road.
Within minutes there was thirty or forty police between us and the fascists. Following a quick discussion we decided to cross over and confront the fascists. Not as confident as they were initially they just stood still and allowed the police to push us back.

Over the next thirty minutes we managed to push the fascists back towards the town centre. Every time we moved, they move back. They were more than happy to stand behind the police, call people ‘faggots’, ‘paedo’s’, ‘IRA’, etc. They even accused of being anti-working class, ironic considering that they are all NF street thugs acting on the orders of a millionaire local businessman.

One comrade was arrested for a public order offence after he attempted to break the police lines and get at the Nazi’s. The confrontation ended as the fascists were escorted back into the city centre by the police. A small group of antifascists then made their way to the local police station to show some support for the arrested comrade.

As always seems to be the case recently, most of the fascists had come from outside the North West. Several of them were boneheads from the Yorkshire area, involved with the National Front, and the British Peoples Party. One of the fascists who exchanged blows with anti-fascists was the BNP candidate from Birkenhead, Joe Killen.

It has been a bad day for the bone heads of the Infidels of Britain, NF. Firstly, several of them had been arrested by anti-terror police in dawn raids, and then their rag tag bunch of goons was embarrassed on the streets of Liverpool.

No Pasaran!”

So Looks like the toothless boneheads ain’t had a good time of it up in the North, Tomorrow it’s the South coasts turn to keep the streets  clean of the ‘new’ fascism. Check out the Brighton Anti-Fascists  blog for more info and also Stop MFE!