Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Hope Not Hate are oppressive, authoritarian fascists - check it out.

On the Hope Not Hate website they have a graphic 'Putting UKIP under the magnifying glass', so I asked how many Mosques they had 'under the magnifying glass', and whether they suspected/examined all muslims in case they supported sharia... oddly enough no answer has been forthcoming. Hope Not Hate are oppressive, authoritarian fascists - it is only their target that is different to the 'traditional' fascist.

Prejudice is the root evil behind racism - pre-judging people based on their appearance, ignoring the unique individuals that each of them is. Racism is a subset of prejudice, making prejudice at least as bad as racism, if not worse.

In a recent twitter exchange Hope Not Hate, showed its own prejudice.

For some time it has been clear to many people that Hope Not Hate, Unite Against Fascism and other far left protest groups are no better than the people they claim to oppose, in fact these groups appear to be exactly the kinds of people they claim to oppose. Furthermore, unlike the groups they attack, these groups are large, high profile, well financed, powerful - hiding their authoritarian fascism 'in plain sight'.

In the twitter exchange, a UKIP member was attacked for saying sharia law (the islamic legal system) had some elements that he thought would probably have some success - threatening to cutting of the hands of thieves for instance. While most people may not support such a punishment, they may well agree that it would be quite a deterrent, does this make them 'supporters of sharia' does this mean the 'embrace sharia'? I hardly think so.

However, Hope Not Hate (presumably in the person of Simon Cressy) tweeted, and blogged that a UKIP member (and parliamentary candidate, I understand) had 'embraced sharia' and then went on to attack him for it.

I challenged Hope Not Hate on whether they condemned all supporters of Sharia Law - and they confirmed that they did. I then went on to challenge them to show that they had attacked such supporters in the past - they could only cite mentions of the notorious Anjem Choudary and some Saudi who had wanted to visit the UK, they had no mention of attacking Sharia supporters equivalent to the UKIP members they attack

On the Hope Not Hate website they have a graphic 'Putting UKIP under the magnifying glass', so I asked how many mosques they had 'under the magnifying glass', and whether they suspected/examined all muslims in case they supported sharia... oddly enough no answer has been forthcoming. Hope Not Hate are oppressive, authoritarian fascists - it is only their target that is different to the 'traditional' fascist.