A couple of months ago, the 'anti-fascist' group Unite Against Fascism (UAF) sent a letter to the the BBC demanding that it implement what you could only call its Lesser Gulag Policy; or, as they call it, the 'no platform policy'.
It demanded that the BBC â€“ and all other media outletsÂ â€“ never interview anyone who is in any way critical of Islam or of the behaviour of Muslims (as Muslims). That UAF did so was an incredible screech of hypocrisy. They simply didn't get the irony of demanding such a fascist measure to silence what they deemed to be 'fascists' (the UAF's set of fascists has very many members).
Unite Against Fascism
So who or what is Unite Against Fascism? Primarily, UAF is a front group for the Socialist Workers' Party (SWP), which is a Trotskyist revolutionary group that used to severely patronise the British working class until Muslims, in large numbers, came on the British scene. Now it feeds off potential Muslim radicalism at the same time as wanting â€“ or expecting â€“ Muslims to turn into Marxist revolutionaries as some kind of payback for their condescension and political help. Can you believe that?
Unite Against Fascism was formed in late 2003 when the SWP invented â€“ or adopted â€“ the notion of 'Islamophobia' in order to politicise young MuslimsÂ â€“ as well as loads of gullible and privileged university students â€“ into their revolutionary struggle against capitalism.
UAF claims that its primary purpose is to fight against fascism. In its own words, it's an "anti-fascist organisation in the United Kingdom that campaigns against right wing and fascist organisations in Britain". Do you see now? UAF is against all examples of fascism ... except brown fascism, black fascism, Islamofascism, Arab fascism and its own red fascism. Let me explain further. UAF is against all the examples of 'fascism' displayed by white people â€“ primarily when displayed by the British working class (or at least working class 'fascism' takes up most of the time of UAF's predominately white, middle-class members).
So what's the best way for UAF to silence all critics of Islam and Muslims (as Muslims)? Simple. Call all of them â€“ and I mean all of them! â€“ 'fascist' and/ or 'racist' (or try the new word-weapon: 'Islamophobe'). Accusing all your political enemies of being 'fascists', 'racists' or 'Islamophobes' works â€“ politically speaking. Thus UAF uses these words, and others, very often. And according to Jonah Goldberg, in his book Liberal Fascism, it's clearly the case that "no one has to take a fascist seriously". More to the point:
You're under no obligation to listen to a fascist's arguments [surely he can't have arguments] or concern yourself with his feelings or rights [he has none].
One of the honorary presidents of UAF is the well known British politician Ken Livingstone. He is now a keen supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood's Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. 'Red Ken', as he was called by the British public in the 1980s, used to focus on various and many 'identity groups', such as lesbians and gays, until he realised that many of his new-found Muslim friends wanted to kill some of these people.
UAF's 'Joint Secretary', Weyman Bennett, once said that Jews "should go back to where they came from ... New York or wherever" (a claim he's never denied). He's also a member of the Central Committee â€“ yes, Soviet Style! â€“ of the Socialist Workers' Party. Some still argue that UAF has no direct connections to the SWP, despite the fact that nearly all of its leaders are members of the SWP and most of its activists are members too. It must also be noted that the SWP produces UAF's banners and arranges just about everything it does (including its many coffee mornings).
In 2112 Unite Against Freedom elected Azad Ali to be Vice Chair of the organisation. Azad Ali opposes democracy and supports full sharia law; he supported the killing of British and American soldiers in Iraq; he attended talks by the spiritual leader of Al Qaeda in Europe, Abu Qatada (only just deported from the UK); he wants, or wanted, Ismail Haniyeh â€“ the leader of Hamas â€“ to be the Caliph of the next Caliphate; and in response to being exposed by Channel 4's Dispatches, he said to a reporter: "We've got a picture of you and a lot more than you thought we had. We've tracked you down to different places. And if people are gonna turn what I've just said into a threat, that's their fault, innit?"
But despite all that (all ye of little faith), UAF stresses that many of its signatories and members are not SWP members or Islamists â€“ and that, bizarrely enough, is absolutely true! They include Sir Teddy Taylor MP (who apparently likes Bob Marley) and the British Prime Minister himself, David Cameron (who, I think, once smoked a joint but didn't inhale). Because they are only signatories, rather than activists, they don't do much, or anything, for UAF other than appear â€“ or at least their names do â€“ on its website. Nonetheless, it was rumoured that Sir Teddy Taylor originally thought that UAF was a reggae band. As for Cameron, some say that he still supports UAF because, like everyone else in mainstream British politics, he's against 'Islamophobia' and thinks that a few extra Muslim votes will come in handy too.
A Little Bit of UAF History
On the 19th of August, 2009, the British police arrested 19 UAF protesters during a demonstration in Codnor, Derbyshire.
On the 22nd of October, 2009, a UAF demonstration outside the BBC resulted in injuries to three police officers. A UAF national officer and (then) SWP National Secretary, one Martin Smith (later embroiled in rape and sexual assault charges within the SWP), was found guilty on 7th September 2010 at South Western Magistrates' Court, London,of assaulting one of the police officers.
On the 20th of March, 2010, 55 UAF supporters were arrested, including the UAF protest organiser, Weyman Bennett, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit violent disorder in the English town of Bolton. The police blamed "people predominantly associated with UAF for provoking violence" and said that they "acted with, at times, extreme violence".
Finally, and more recently, on the 1st of June, 2013, 58 UAF demonstrators were arrested by police in London under Section 14 of the Public Order Act.
UAF-SWP defends literally everything Muslims do because it thinks that will help radicalise and destabilise the 'capitalist system', and even help to bring about their very own, very white, very middle-class, and very un-Islamic revolution.
The British working class let these middle class professionals down. It never gave them the revolution they fantasised about. The UAF-SWP therefore believes in latching onto any social movement (or even non-Western state) which is at odds with the 'capitalist state'. Thus they even support Iran, as well as various misogynists, killers, homophobes, rapists, terrorists, etc. As long as these nice people have brown skin and are against Western capitalism they will support them.
UAF is the mirror image of the 'fascists' and 'Nazis' they claim to be fighting against. Their fascism is displayed in the desire to suppress freedom of speech; in the use of violence; in political totalitarianism; and even in racism (i.e., racism against whites and Jews, as well as positive â€“ or 'inverted' â€“ racism towards blacks, Muslims, etc.). That's why the members of UAF are obsessed by Nazis/ fascists â€“ they don't like the mirror's reflection of their own Nazism/ fascism. Their seeing fascism everywhere is a psychological projection of their own tendencies onto others. Just as many Puritans saw sex everywhere because they were often sex-obsessed, so the UAF sees racism and fascism everywhere because they are often racist and always fascist themselves.
Indeed the International Socialists of UAF-SWP are fighting the National Socialists (Nazis) over the same political bones: the promise of zero unemployment, selfless leaders, a perfect society, classlessness or class equality, the defeat of 'Zionists', the annihilation of the capitalist order (Das System) and the death and destruction of all their numerous enemies.