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BNP-leder, Nick Griffin, sier at innvandringen til Storbritannia er et pågående, «folkemord uten blod». Griffins eget forhold til Holocaust og jøder gjør dette er grumsete uttalelser.

Guardian har sett nærmere på hva Griffin hevder idag og hvordan det passer med fakta.

Griffin kan ha rett i at situasjonen i Storbritannia er ekstrem. Men når han blander det med folkemord-begrepet, og samtidig har et urent forhold til Holocaust, blir det vanskelig. Det blir ikke bedre ved at BNP frem til nå har nektet ikke-europeere medlemskap.

«The indigenous people of Britain have been victims of a genocide in recent months». The BNP leader first publicly referred to a «bloodless genocide» when commenting in April on the language in the party’s «Language and Concepts Discipline» manual, which says that black and Asian Britons should be called «resident foreigners’, saying recent mass immigration was denying the English their ownidentity, and that the children of migrants did not become British simply by being born in Britain: «In a very subtle way, it’s a sort of bloodless genocide.»
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On fascism
«I am not a Nazi and never have been.» Griffin was convicted in 1998 of inciting racial hatred for articles that denied the Holocaust and praised the Waffen-SS.
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On Israel and Islam
Griffin said the BNP was the only party which, in the clashes between Israel and Gaza, «stood full square behind Israel’s right to deal with Hamas terrorists.»

Analysis: He has replaced antisemitic rhetoric with Islamophobia. Perhaps the most curious BNP policy is its «ironclad offer» to the Muslim world to give them a free hand in the Middle East if they will take back «all their people currently colonising this country».

On Holocaust denial
He said EU law stopped him from explaining his beliefs on Holocaust denial and that he would be prosecuted in the French and German courts.

Analysis Holocaust denial is not illegal in Britain. He told a court in 1998 that orthodox opinion was that 6 million Jews were gassed: «Orthodox opinion also once held that the Earth is flat».

Det problematiske ved BNP understreks ytterligere ved at de har dannet en allianse med andre høyreekstreme, blant dem ungarske Jobbik, som viser klare antisemittiske tendenser. At et palestinsk senter er villig til å delta på møte med de samme menneskene, sier noe om hva som forener.

Dette er krefter og tendenser som bør frem i lyset og ikke stikkes under en stol.

What BNP leader says and what the facts show