Who are Generation Identity?
Generation Identity (GI) are a small, but well-organised group of far-right activists in the UK and Ireland who are part of a network with branches across Europe. … Read the rest
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PRESS RELEASE- Anti racists call for urgent action against islamophobia after Birmingham mosque attacks
In the wake of the attacks on mosques in Birmingham in Erdington, Aston, Perry Barr and two other local attacks, which of course come just days after the appalling Christchurch massacre, anti racists are calling for swift measures and leadership to stop islamophobia.
Years of islamophobia & scapegoating of muslims by mainstream politicians and much of the media has given confidence to the far right. … Read the rest
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"I Disagree With Violence But....": The Justification and Celebration of the Christchurch Mosque Murders By Paul Fromm and Robert Jones
The most relevant section of the forward his here:
Of course long time readers of ARC and those who know the long history of Fromm's support for violent hate groups who do the dirty work that he tacitly promotes know just how hollow Fromm's claim to "disagree with... violence." He has supported groups such as the Aryan Guard/Blood & Honour, Volksfront, the KKK, and a multitude of groups who have engaged in violence and he has rationalized every single instance:
In fact he has his own links to Christchurch, New Zealand where another violent hate group had been founded:
Here Fromm is shaking hands with Kyle Chapman while on a speaking tour of New Zealand in December 2010. Chapman was leader and founder of the neo-Nazi hate group Right Wing Resistance that formed targeting Maori and other Polynesian peoples, other New Zealand peoples of colour, Jews, and Muslims:
Right Wing Resistance also had a number of chapters around the world. Many were quite small including a Canadian chapter whose sole active member was profiled on the blog in late 2015:
Fromm isn't the only prominent disseminator of hate propaganda who has helped to poison the well and creating the conditions that contribute to events such as the Christchurch tragedy. Like others regarded as leaders or (to use a more resent term) influencers in the white nationalist movement internationally, Fromm toes right up to the line where he doesn't overtly advocate for violence, but justifies it when it occurs as the inevitable consequences of an ethnically diverse society and that the remedy is to make society not ethnically diverse.... however that task would be accomplished is left up to the imagination. These dog whistles are heard by those who ARE potentially inclined to commit such reprehensible acts, but those who have helped to foster this noxious environment have their plausible deniability.
A figure on the far right whom I have written about due to his active involvement in protests and groups that are increasingly more extreme, Robert Jones, represents the kind of person people like Paulie are dog whistling too:
We usually find the sort of radicalization Robert Jones is undergoing in teens, however like the children who find their way into hate groups, Jones is someone who seems desperate to belong to something. He has been a member of the Soldiers of Odin, the Proud Boys, and the JDL as an affiliate. He has eventually been booted from all three of the groups mentioned and now he's on his forth, the hate group known as the Northern Guard. He has also embraced overt fascism and worships Donald Trump as a sort of living god (note that he has more than one Facebook account two of which I will be sourcing in the article without bothering to make the distinction):
When the Christchurch murders took place, Jones was immediately drawn to the manifesto which he has spent a great deal of time sharing online:
Jones seems aware that posting links to the manifesto, as well as the video of the murders, violate Facebook's terms of service regarding dissemination of hate propaganda and violence, but he seems determined to share these with a wide audience:
Jones' reaction to the murders has been equally crass:
Duarate seems to be under the impression that Fraser Anning, the Australian senator
who blamed the Muslim community for the the murder of their members for
the audacity of living in New Zealand, is a leftist because he likely didn't
read the article.... because he seems to be an idiot.
The term "retribution attack" used by Jones is telling as he very quickly begins to justify the murders and dehumanize non-white peoples:Read more »
So.... thank you for proving the point I guess?
Journalist Carly Robinson reported on the event:
Another protest at the Alberta legislature today.
This week the counter-protesters had the podium (Yellow Vest movement comes weekly on Saturdays), using their time to call out what they call are "radical patriots" like members of the so-called "Clann" who participate. #YEG pic.twitter.com/qbFsycQMvE— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) March 16, 2019
Jeff Sharpe with the Yellow Vest movement in Edmonton says the counter-protesters are "dividing the community when we should be uniting the community to stand up for civil rights", says online hate comments come from "trolls". #yeg pic.twitter.com/Sda6sySOyZ— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) March 16, 2019
On the counter-protesters side, Dylan Michaels says they are fine with the pro-pipeline/job creation/political expression from the Yellow Vests, they just want them to disassociate and stop allowing members of groups and individuals who have made Islamaphobic comments. #yeg pic.twitter.com/WwcEsA6Yl5— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) March 16, 2019
As a bit of an aside, it is a bit galling to hear Jeff Sharpe claim that the there are no Yellow Vesters who are racists given his own history associating with groups such as the Worldwide Coalition against Islam and the Canadian Combat Coalition.
In any case, an interesting incident occurred during the protest.
One of the Clann members was arrested, evidently on outstanding warrants:
Ms. Robinson witnessed the arrest and included a photo in her Tweet:
Groups they are calling out are Solider/Wolves/Nouns of Odin, The Clann (who were present, one member taken by police for what I am told are unrelated outstanding warrants), Canadian Infidels. Says if YV denounced these groups, they would stop counter-protesting. #yeg pic.twitter.com/fuNgWDG0Tt— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) March 16, 2019
ARC readers will recognize the man being led away in handcuffs as the man in the following photograph alongside Clann leader Tyson Hunt attending a United Conservative Party event in October 2018:
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PRESS RELEASE: LONDON – Thousands march for unity against racism & fascism following Christchurch attack
- Wreath layed at NZ House by representatives of Muslim organisations, Jewish, faith groups and trade unionists.
- Speakers at a rally in Whitehall included Diane Abbott MP, Frances O’Grady, Poet Michael Rosen, representatives of Muslim groups MCB and MAB, Jewish groups JCORE and JSG
- Following Christchurch attack, speakers called for unity against racism, Islamophobia, White Supremacy, antisemitism & fascism
- Many speakers expressed anger that more is not being done to combat Islamophobia, with many politicans and media outlets cotinuing to spread anti-Muslim hatred.
More Reactions From Canadian Racists/Islamophobes to Christchurch Tragedy and The Dangers of Extremist Rhetoric
Knowing that the thread was being watched and that laid bare the real beliefs of their members, the administrators deleted it as well as others that popped up, however the vitriolic hatred of the membership has been rather hard to contain and ARC has been able to collect more screen shots detailing the reality behind Yellow Vests Canada Exposed:
ARC readers know full well that this bigotry, a spreading virus world wide through social media, isn't isolated to the supporters of Yellow Vests Canada or other Yellow Vests supporters in Canada. It didn't take long for other groups that ARC monitors to start commenting on the murder of 49 Muslims. Many of the comments were also celebratory. Some attempted to justify the murders while other started the "false flag" or "the Muslims did it themselves" claims that have become all too common when such horrible events occur. Of course there are the claims that the shooter was actually a far-leftist in order to absolve the right of any culpability. The QAnon fanatics have also gotten in on the act. Finally, there are a few who have actually questioned the presence of mosques in Christchurch and have posited that their presence in the city was a provocation intended by Muslims to claim dominance over Christianity.... because the name of the city is Christchurch.
If they were inclined to do the minimal research required, their minds would be blown to learn there are at least 26 Christian Churches in Islamabad, Pakistan:
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(Scroll down for quotes from Diane Abbott, Frances O’Grady + More)
The horrific attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, that has left 49 dead is a deeply grave example of why it is paramount that the anti racist movement globally takes urgent action in response to a dangerous far right growing in confidence to commit the unthinkable. … Read the rest