He’s prepared to fight America, wants George Bush and Tony Blair murdered and may have faked a conversion to Islam
The BNP’s West Lindsey organiser Andrew Gatward has a disturbing mind. In two of his internet postings, which we re-produce below, Andrew Gatward declares that not only is he personally prepared to fight America but he also calls for both current US president George Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to be murdered. In other postings, Andrew Gatward raises the prospect of violence against non-Whites and British Muslims in order to ethnically cleanse Britain of their presence.
For many readers, their first introduction to Lincolnshire-based BNP organiser Andrew Gatward would have been Lancaster Unity’s recent article, Redwatch threatens to murder councillor after abusive BNP email published. In that article we detailed one of Andrew Gatward’s many abusive emails sent to grandfather of two and Labour councillor John Taylor:
From: AndrewGatward@aol.comDeath to George Bush! Death to Tony Blair! The paradox of Andrew Gatward: (fake?) convert to Islam yet a racist obsessed with Muslims
Date: 03/07/2008 09:54:41
Subject: Re: Welcome to my web site I am a labour councillor in Tameside for the Dukin...
have spoken with my mates in tameside, they dont know what your talking about...so the liar strikes again....you really are worthless to anything decent taylor...your illiterate, retarded, and must have suffered a very bad childhood...was it the sex with your mother thats upset you...and regarding the closure of your site dumbo...you say it your self in one of your latest posts...senile as well, but then so are the rest of your mob...get a life, and stop being jealous of the unity, loyalty, and comradeship we all have in the BNP, which i am sure you all long for in the Labour nazi's......and yes, you will be out your seat in no time, whether it be by BNP candidate, or Conservative, i don't really care at this stage...conservative can win all for me, as long as the Labour Hitlerites are removed.....your very very sad taylor, you need medical help, and I suggest you get it
Andrew Gatward is a racist obsessed with Muslims. His personal blog and other internet postings almost exclusively rant against Muslims and Islam. Yet, we can reveal that in early to mid 2006 Andrew Gatward purported to be a convert to Islam and devout Muslim on an Islamic website, IslamiCity.com! Registered as ‘jajabinks101’ and signing off his posts as ‘Andy’, Andrew Gatward gave the appearance of an enthusiastic convert to Islam. Not only that but he claims that as a Muslim he is more than prepared to fight and kill Americans, and calls for George Bush and Tony Blair to be murdered.
But, we wonder whether Andrew Gatward faked being a convert to Islam or subsequently left Islam and ceased to be Muslim. It is clear from our research that both prior to and after 2006 Andrew Gatward posts numerous racist anti-Muslim postings on the internet.
Posting as UKpatriot on another Muslim website, islamicawakening.com, Andrew Gatward abuses Muslim users on the same thread with the following comments:
“This is our country ... Why dont you just leave OUR country and practice what you believe in freely elsewhere? ... The UK is waking up to this silent muslim invasion and I promise while im alive i would fight to the death ... Like I said when the BNP come to the fore you will wish you never started this whole sorry project”On another blog, again posting as UKpatriot, Andrew Gatward states:
“THE ONLY PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS GROWING ISLAMAPHOBIA IS THE MUSLIMS THEM SELVES..WAR IS ON THE CARDS ... ISLAM WILL BE CRUSHED AND DESTROYED”Openly posting as Andrew Gatward, he then issues the following warning to British Muslims in the guestbook of another website:
“watch out Islam, our time is coming ... when our action groups get together ... so enjoy your time, because it is not going to last”On his personal blog, ukpatriot-keepbritainbritish, under an article in which he condemns British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a ‘traitor’, Andrew Gatward (as UKpatriot) claims that the presence of Muslims in Britain means that there is a:
"A CALL TO ARMS...DON'T IGNORE IT"Andrew Gatward's strange ability to link Gordon Brown with Islam continues in one of his many abusive emails to John Taylor, when he makes the following preposterous claim:
-------Original Message-------But, we also read Andrew Gatward declaring himself to be a convert to Islam and a proud Muslim on Islamicity.com:
Date: 02/07/2008 12:27:17
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Subject: Re: Turncoat
see not only does you, the Labour party, and unelected brown seek to sell out to islam ...
“Im a recent convert to islam ... Dogs are only dirty if you allow them to be, we as muslims are expected to be clean, so, my pets will be too ... evil is in abundance outside islam”.In the rest of that post, he makes the following comments:
It is in the following post on Islamicity.com that BNP organiser Andrew Gatward states his willingness to fight the USA:
"if as a muslim i am called to fight america, I will, once all peacful avenues have been exhausted..to fight and kill like an american is to lower your self to their level...Allah teaches us that peace is what we stand for, and peace is what i pray for..how about the USA letting the rest of the world live in peace, keep your capitalist way of life within your capitalist borders, islam will grow, and it will surround the evil like an anti body, and it will shine light every where that Allah is, and the world will be at peace..
Allah Uakhbar..Allah is just, as he is true, he will guide us to everlasting light, and to paradise.
Peace to all my brothers and sisters”
“If my post appears to be leading away from the topic of conversation, i apoligise...i have so much i want to say, but am not a person able to do it with reserve or compassion some times...perhaps my coversion to Islam will help me in futureIt is in the following post on Islamicity.com that BNP organiser Andrew Gatward calls for George Bush and Tony Blair to be killed:
I posted a couple of questions last week, and mentioned that I was seriously thinking of converting to Islam....I was ridiculed by Americans, more so because Im british, and they think we owe them something....Ive been thinking, and i am going to convert to Islam, Not for any other reason than, that it is the right thing to do...I there for no longer see the USA as an allie, but an enemy that we should not attack physically, but pity because of their ignorance to other peoples freedoms, and ways of life. the hate for Islam and Muslim people i have personally witnessed from Americans, is abhorrant, and comparable to that of the Nazi and the Jew...an arrogance that beggers belief, and a bully boy attitude that has to be confronted.
When everything in the world comes down to money, theres only one country to blame for much of the worlds unnaceptable state, both financially and physically and thats the USA ...
America is the root of all the worlds problems today ...
Take heed America....the hate for America, an all it stands for is being fuelled by your actions around the World today, and you have only your selves to blame ..."
“There is no difference between Bush, Bin laden, or Blair...they are ALL war criminals, and as such should be put to death”.On the same thread, Andrew Gatward then abuses another poster whom he accuses of being a current or former US army soldier.
Interestingly, a year ago, three months after he joined the BNP, Andrew Gatward wrote an article, US and British invasion and oppression, for the Iraqi Arab news agency, Al-Rafdean. Writing on the Iraq war, Andrew Gatward states: “I pray to Allah, that he grants an end to this hate and killing”. We wonder if Andrew Gatward is still pretending to be a Muslim or simply changes tack to suit his perceived audience.
How does Andrew Gatward view himself?
Andrew Gatward describes himself on his main blog, ukpatriot-keepbritainbritish, in the following somewhat gentrified terms:
“I am a person who is loyal to his country..i am polite and respectful when speaking to anyone about their politics or religion, and respect the fact that their views may not fall in line with mine..I am not a racist, but i am loyal to my country and its people, no matter what their colour or religion, but i want immigration stopped, and those immigrants already here illegally, found and deported..I am devoted to the idea that anyone coming here to work or live, should be loyal first to the country, respectful to the laws, and tollerant of our traditions. I would also expect anyone coming here to be able to support themselves for the first 10 years, before being able to claim state help, and never to be able to have a vote in any election”Andrew Gatward’s ideal description of himself certainly does not tally with his actual behaviour as demonstrated by his various emails and internet postings. Contrary to his assertions about himself, Andrew Gatward is clearly impolite, racist, disrespectful about the politics and religions of other people as well as disrespectful to British law. Combined with a fascination for nazi memorabilia and bayonets and a possible fake conversion to Islam whilst abusing Muslims through his racist postings, Andrew Gatward is indeed a strange character.
Andrew Gatward’s campaign of threats, harassment and abuse against John Taylor
For the past 24 years, John Taylor has served his local community as the Labour councillor for the Dukinfield ward in Tameside, Greater Manchester. Yet, his area has been repeatedly targeted by the BNP. Due to his electoral successful, John Taylor has been subjected to a consistent and targeted campaign of harassment by the BNP. The intensity of this harassment has been such that the local courts granted John Taylor a legal injunction against failed BNP candidate Roy West who stood against John Taylor.
Recently, Andrew Gatward has taken a leading role in co-ordinating the BNP’s campaign of harassment against John Taylor. Within a space of four days, from the 1st July to 5th July 2008, Andrew Gatward bombarded John Taylor with at least twenty emails. Interestingly, Andrew Gatward, intentionally or inadvertently, forward John Taylor internal BNP emails detailing the organisation of the BNP harassment campaign against John Taylor. Below, we reproduce three of Andrew Gatward’s emails to John Taylor, two of which contain threats of possible violence:
-------Original Message-------From Nick Griffin to Sadie Graham back to Nick Griffin: Gatward the Turncoat goes organic
Date: 02/07/2008 10:47:40
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Subject: Re: Turncoat
Your not an MP you moron....you have never been voted in as anything other than a scum bag Nazi lover...take a look at your requests for opinions on myself..back fired a bit don't you think...
I have more loyalty, and trustworthiness in my little finger than any slime ball like your self could ever have....I watch the back of my friends, and am perfectly prepared if called up to do so, kill any of my enemies...you are one of them...I am close to my colleges in the BNP, and the bond, and trust between us, is something you would never understand, being the liar, and gutter snake you are..oh sorry, Labour Councillor, but then, is that not the same thing.....
Come speak with me face to face, lets see who is the gutless wonder then...any time your ready and willing, just let me know when you want to meet...by the way...the night of the long knives has a totally different relevance to your interpretation...perhaps you should get your friend to read you a book all about its one night when your in bed together, then you may understand what its about.....which borstal were you educated at?
Date: 02/07/2008 19:03:01
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Subject: Re: Welcome to my web site I am a labour councillor in Tameside for the Dukin...
oh I dont need to just here tameside...I know exactly where you are
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xxxx xxx xxxx
i see your now going to close the site down..heat a little too much for you is it....the Labour cowards withdraw again...and you reckon you have a hope in hell of stopping the BNP...think again, and i will make a point of dealing with you personally once the BNP take power...only i will have too join a que of about 1700 by the looks of your blog..your a pathetic little man, with nothing going for him...We in the BNP are there for each other, thats why i went back, and i found out that the Voc were the real nazi's, thats why i did not stay with them.....i care not what you think of me, or the BNP...but be careful what you care about when we come to power...
Date: 01/07/2008 08:24:51
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Subject: Welcome to my web site I am a labour councillor in Tameside for the Dukinfield w
Just a quick note. Please read this idiots blog, my letter to him, and take into account his spelling, grammar, and gutter press approach. Is this really the kind of moron worthy of any kind of seat other than the toilet!!?
Andrew Gatward is a pure political opportunist. Readers will remember that back in late 2007, a group of disenchanted BNP rebel members under the leadership of BNP Nottingham councillor Sadie Graham attempted an internal coup against BNP leader Nick Griffin. At the time Andrew Gatward immediately announced his support for the Sadie Graham faction against Nick Griffin. But, within days the BNP website, under an article entitled 'Splinter Group Effort Grinds to a Halt', declared that Andrew Gatward had turned his back on the rebels and rejoined the Griffinite BNP fold. Andrew Gatward was quoted as saying: “The party hopes that this unpleasant episode will soon be at an end and activists can concentrate on the real business of saving Britain”. For this act of political treachery, Andrew Gatward has been dubbed ‘Gatward the Turncoat’ by his rival BNP activists.
According to our source, Andrew Gatward was talked back into joining the Griffinite faction of the BNP by the BNP’s intelligence officer, Arthur Kemp (a former intelligence officer for the old racist South African regime). However, it was this act of betrayal towards his former rebel colleagues that led to Andrew Gatward falling out with millionaire BNP businessman Roger Robertson, one of the main financial backers of the Sadie Graham faction. From mid-2007 Roger Robertson was bankrolling a BNP scheme whereby Andrew Gatward was to start a BNP organic farm. The idea was to commercially produce organic vegetables and attempt to flog them to BNP members and supporters via the BNP website. When Roger Robertson couldn't persuade Andrew Gatward to re-join the anti-Griffin campaign he attempted to recover the money and equipment used for the organic farm scheme. Andrew Gatward now pledging his loyalty to Nick Griffin point blank refused to hand over either money or equipment and to add insult to injury denounced Roger Robertson as a "treasoness Freemason" (ironic given that Nick Griffin’s father has been recently revealed to be a senior Freemason, and the father-in-law of BNP founder John Tynall and initial financial back of the BNP, Charles Parker was also a long-term Freemason). According to our source, Roger Robertson is in the process of taking legal action against Andrew Gatward to try and reclaim the money and equipment.
Ex-BNP members speak out on Andrew Gatward
What do other BNP members think of Andrew Gatward? Two former BNP members recently posted the following comments about Andrew Gatward on the Lancaster Unity blog:
Gatward made a total and utter cock of himself at last years Blackpool conference. He got up to mumble on about every single item raised much to the irritation of all present. He just did not know when to shut up; what a tool.
Later he went onto banging on about how handy he reckoned he was and how he fancied himself as a bit of security! lol. He is just another example of the type of shallow egotistical gimp that Gri££in loves to surround himself with.
He has even appointed himself as the party’s 'Security & Intelligence Officer!' WLF? What a fooking hilarious contradiction in terms that is. The guy could'nt work his way out of a fire-exit.
2:38 PM, July 06, 2008
Another ex BNP said...
"Why is Gatward using ECN to encrypt his death threat Redwatch e-mails, as ECN is an Italy-based anonymous mailing website more often than not used by radical anarchists rather than the far right?"
Gatward is a clueless daftie but he is not the kind of person to make death threats and he hasnt the brains to know how to use the ECN service. Dont make the assumption Gutwad sent the threat.
1:32 PM, July 06, 2008
The comments by Andrew Gatward’s former BNP colleagues don’t exactly read like a glowing endorsement.
Andrew Gatward: Hitler worshipper, collector of weapons and seller of nazi memorabilia
Idiotically and illogically, Andrew Gatward, as the stupid racist he is, argues that all non-whites in Britain are neo-Nazis!:
“Its groups of ethnic pigs in this country that are racist, not the BNP ... the neo Nazis are the ethnic minroities in this country, and they can get away with it at the moment. but it is they who drive greater support to the BNP, and they will ultimatly pay the price for being Nazi racist bigots ... It might be an idea for the ethnic nazi's to make the most of this time...britain will not put up with it for ever...I do not beleive in reprisal, but it will come no doubt”.Apart from raising the spectre of violence against non-Whites in Britain, the fact is this: it is Andrew Gatward who is a secret neo-Nazi. One of our sources confirms that Andrew Gatward recently attended a London event of Hitler apologist and convicted Holocaust denier, David Irving. Further, on a military bayonet collectors forum (that’s right folks, Andrew Gatward collects weapons, a frightening prospect), Andrew Gatward posted under the Hitler-adoring nickname, 'v88strikeforce'. In fascist and racist circles, ‘88’ stands for ‘Heil Hitler’ (the letter ‘h’ being the eighth letter in the alphabet). Further, ‘strikeforce’ is a popular term in neo-nazi circles. For example, one of the publications of neo-nazi terrorist group, Combat 18 (founded by the BNP in the 1990s) was called Strikeforce. It also features as a lyric in a song by the neo-nazi band, Prussian Blue. Not only this, but Andrew Gatward argues: "If someone believes that Hitler was right in his quest, then that is their right to do so". Further, Andrew Gatward sells nazi weapons and memorabilia as a moderator for a website that lists items such as ‘Box of 3 German 15CM Shell Cases Insert Superb’, ‘Superb German WW2 Bunker Lamp Afrika Korps Colours’, ‘German SS Belt Buckle....Original with RZM + SS marking’, ‘WWII Nazi German NSKK Enamel Blue Badge’, ‘Fuse for the mine ZZ-42!Inert, Relic’, etc. and as the owner of the semi-defunct website, Blue Max Militaria (which is reduced to carrying adverts for World War 2 German reference books).
We ask this: should someone like Andrew Gatward be collecting weapons like military bayonets, especially in light of his racist rant on the bayonet collectors forum (see link)?
Did Andrew Gatward lie about his BNP membership?
Our sources tell us that Andrew Gatward joined the BNP in March 2007. Yet, in a March 2007 posting on The Times website, Andrew Gatward claimed not to be a BNP member:
“times are changing, and the BNP are winning...I am not a BNP member, but can see why people are joining...my vote will certainly be going to the BNP ....We know that prior to March 2007, Andrew Gatward was posting pro-BNP statements all over the internet. But, in light of his The Times posting did Andrew Gatward lie about his membership of the BNP? We leave this as an open ended question.
andrew gatward, Lincoln, Great Britain”
Split personality? Is it ‘Andrew Gatward, BNP organiser for West Lindsey’ or ‘Tony, BNP organiser for Boston Holbeach and Spalding’? Or, are they the same person?
Another source of ours claims that Andrew Gatward may also be moonlighting as ‘Tony’, the BNP’s organiser for Boston Holbeach and Spalding (also in Lincolnshire) and operator of the racist pro-BNP blog, The Lincolnshire Patriot. Our source points to four circumstantial factors that leads our source to believe that ‘Tony’ may also be Andrew Gatward. Firstly, the highly idiosyncratic writing style and grammar employed by Andrew Gatward on his main blog, ukpatriot-keepbritainbritish (as well as in his other numerous internet postings) is virtually identical to the writing style and grammar used by ‘Tony’ of The Lincolnshire Patriot blog. This is demonstrated in the blockquote below which compares the ‘Profile’ segment on Andrew Gatward’s ukpatriot-keepbritainbritish blog with the ‘Welcome’ segment on Tony’s The Lincolnshire Patriot blog. What the reader will clearly see from the blockquote, apart from the very similar writing styles and childishly over the top bombastic rhetoric, is that in any sentence that both Andrew Gatward and ‘Tony’ begin with the capital letter ‘I’ any subsequent use of the letter ‘i’ is in lower casing or if a sentence is not begun with ‘I’, if that sentence later then uses the letter ‘i’, again ‘i’ is used in lower case:
Andrew Gatward (BNP organiser for West Lindsey, Lincolnshire)
‘Profile’ (on right hand side): http://ukpatriot-keepbritainbritish.blogspot.com
“I am a person who is loyal to his country..i am polite and respectful when speaking to anyone about their politics or religion, and respect the fact that their views may not fall in line with mine..I am not a racist, but i am loyal to my country and its people, no matter what their colour or religion, but i want immigration stopped, and those immigrants already here illegally, found and deported..I am devoted to the idea that anyone coming here to work or live, should be loyal first to the country, respectful to the laws, and tollerant of our traditions. I would also expect anyone coming here to be able to support themselves for the first 10 years, before being able to claim state help, and never to be able to have a vote in any election”
‘Tony’ (BNP organiser for Boston Holbeach and Spalding, Lincolnshire)Secondly, Tony is short for Anthony and Andrew Gatward’s original birth name is ‘Anthony Cooper’ (Andrew Gatward was adopted at birth).Thirdly, both the ukpatriot-keepbritainbritish blog and The Lincolnshire Patriot blog are singularly obsessed with racist rantings against Muslims (an indirect reference to Asians), Andrew Gatward’s favourite hobby horse (see above). Fourthly, both blogs make repetitive use of the same shared phrases such as ‘Great Britain’ and ‘Islamification’, key Andrew Gatward signature traits and many postings on both blogs are partially written in capital letters.
‘Welcome’ (on left hand side): http://lincspatriot.blogspot.com/2006/12/welcome-to-blog.html
“Welcome all - This is my blog with which i hope to lay down some of my thoughts on the state of the nation that is Great Britain in the early 21st century. I will also look at some of our nations history - i believe it is important to know and take an active pride in your history and culture. As a Nationalist i am a proud member of Britains finest and most decent political party - the British National Party. I am a white middle class taxpayer and as such despised and ignored by the establishment lackeys whose wages i pay.”
Our source may be right. But, we would also like to hear from any informed readers who may be able to confirm this.
Clearly Andrew Gatward is a potentially dangerous person. He has unequivocally stated in his emails that he is prepared to commit violence against John Taylor, a grandfather of two. Further, let’s not forget his open admission that he’s prepared to fight Americans and raises the prospect of violence against non-Whites and Muslims in Britain. From our understanding, John Taylor has discussed the Redwatch death threat and Andrew Gatward’s abusive emails with the police. Let’s hope that arrests soon follow. The lessons of World War 2 and the Spanish Civil War serve as bitter reminders as to why we should not forget the reality of the BNP as fascists and racists intent on achieving their goals by any means necessary. ¡No Pasarán!