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Right-wing Terror Threat as High as Ever - Overview

"The right- wing threat was not previously organised," declared Mark Rowley, outgoing assistant commissioner at the Metropolitan Police and head of counter-terror policing in the UK, at the end of February.

"Every now and then there's been an individual motivated by that rhetoric who has committed a terrorist act but we've not had an organised right-wing threat like we do now."

    Rowley revealed that four extreme rightwing-inspired plots were foiled last year, emphasising that the far right terror threat was "significant and concerning" and that the public should be "gravely concerned" by the existence of National Action, the white supremacist, nazi group banned, in 2016, by the Home Secretary under terror legislation.

With 28 far right supporters convicted or arrested for terrorism or similarly violent crimes over the last 12 months, Rowley is not wrong.

As HOPE not hate can reveal in this 2018 State of Hate report, the threat from far right terrorism is growing, a trend that is likely to continue.


We profile every far right organisation currently active in the UK, highlighting those that are on the rise and those in decline. We measure the growing threat of online hate and identify the figures to watch in 2018.

Central to the 2018 report are several investigations:

  • We uncover a National Action leader who continues to agitate for white revolution through a new, and so far unbanned, group.

  • We reveal how pro-Ukrainian extremists are recruiting for the nazi Azov Battalion here in the UK. And we reproduce a photograph of a National Action member in the group's Ukrainian headquarters.

  • We chart the mounting numbers and influence of Polish extremists in the UK, naming their leaders.

  • And, we expose the leader of one of the newly emerging hooligan "anti-terrorist" groups (that sprang up in response to the recent terrorist attacks) as a convicted terrorist.

With the far right becoming increasingly transnational, we also profile the main far right organisations across 27 countries in Europe.

We conclude the report by revealing how the Hungarian-born financial magnate and philanthropist George Soros has become the far right's Public Enemy Number One, mainly as part of thinly veiled anti-Jewish conspiracy theories.  

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Right-wing Poland leadership became a partner of Netanyahu's Israel ... until they got into a quarrel!

Polish officials may cancel Israel trip as spat over Holocaust spirals | Ynet News |

by Oui on Mon Feb 18th, 2019 at 11:07:08 AM EST
by Oui on Mon Feb 18th, 2019 at 11:12:23 AM EST
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< wipes tears >

So yeah. My man Jared Ball (outta Morgan State U.) has been running an annual Hate Awards panel since, oh, '08 or so, from WPFW (FM radio) in D.C. The Hate Awards is a feature of the Power Hour (I Mix What I Like) talk-show that he hosted in the afternoons (not "prime-time") before, well, Pacifica Radio purged several station affiliates of ahh colored people. I can't speak to the quality of every single year of the awards, but mostly the "winners" were foolish ahh colored people in the USA who distinguished their media celebrity with some feat of political calumny, unmitigated ignorance, really bad timing, race baiting, or combination thereof. Funny stuff: The panelists scarcely contain their laughter through the whole presentation --which might make listening to podcasts challenging for some ESL audiences. (Sorry, no transcripts.)

The series title has been updated to acknowledge the second decade of laureates.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Feb 18th, 2019 at 03:48:24 PM EST
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Choosing one's friends ...

Israel-Central Europe summit canceled after Polish pullout | Ynet News |

The planned five-way summit in Jerusalem between Israel and four Central European nations--known as the Visegrad group--was cancelled after Poland withdrew from the conference in protest at remarks about his country's role in the Holocaust.

With the Hungarian and Slovak prime ministers already in Israel, bilateral meetings will take place instead, according to announcements by Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis and Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon.

 "There will be no full V4 meeting," Nahshon said in a text message, using a term for the central European bloc. "Three PM's are arriving and will hold meetings with (Israel's) PM."

Poland's prime minister canceled plans for his country to send a delegation to meeting in Jerusalem on Monday after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk."

Poland is trying to rewrite history with this controversial new holocaust law | The Conversation |

Anyone suggesting that Poland was complicit in the Holocaust could face fines or even imprisonment of up to three years under a controversial new law approved by president Andrzej Duda. The law makes it illegal to accuse the Polish nation of having taken part in the atrocities and the systematic mass murder of the Jews committed by the Germans during World War II.

Initially, the law was designed to criminalise the use of the phrase "Polish death camp" for extermination camps such as Auschwitz Birkenau. With this, Polish politicians wanted to make clear that the it was the Germans who set up the extermination camps - on German-occupied Polish soil. But while that is true, the law has much broader implications.

PM Netanyahu and his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki signed a Holocaust declaration | Times of Israel - July 2018 |
Israeli Cabinet minister condemns joint statement on Poland's wartime record | JTA |

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Jews in Occupied Poland: The Massacre in Jedwabne

After being controlled by Russia for two years, Jedwabne, a small town in northeastern Poland, was captured by Germany on June 22, 1941. One of the first questions the Poles asked the Nazis, their new rulers, was if it was permitted to kill the Jews.

Brutal killings by the Poles immediately began, and included a Jew stoned to death with bricks as well as a Jew slashed with a knife, his eyes and tongue cut out. According to Jan Gross's book, Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland, the Nazis tried to persuade the Poles to keep at least one Jewish family from each profession, but the Poles responded, "We have enough of our own craftsmen, we have to destroy all the Jews, none should stay alive."

Gross writes that Jedwabne's mayor agreed to help facilitate a massacre and that Poles from local villages came in to watch and celebrate the event as a holiday. About half the men of Jedwabne's 1,600 Catholic community participated in torturing Jedwabne's 1,600 member Jewish community, corralling them into a barn, which was then set ablaze.

Until recently, a stone memorial in Jedwabne blamed the massacre on Nazi and Gestapo soldiers, but Gross's book uncovered that the mass execution was actually performed by locals, who, for decades, had shifted the blame away from themselves.

by Oui on Tue Feb 19th, 2019 at 12:47:47 PM EST
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Historic legacy of Zionism ...

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AIPAC, AJC issue rare rebuke of Netanyahu for drawing in extremists | JPost |

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Likud and Netanyahu hand-in-hand with rightwing extremists across the globe, setting their agenda for "survival" ... creating instead their downfall.

Cross-posted comment from a former progressive community across the big pond ...

by Oui on Sun Feb 24th, 2019 at 12:10:53 PM EST
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