May 24, 2009

Turkey urges police action on BNP flyers

The country's government is considering referring the party to the police over racist promotional material

The Turkish government has demanded the withdrawal of election leaflets distributed in Scotland by the British National party, claiming they are intended to incite racial and religious hatred.

Flyers promoting the BNP’s European election campaign suggest that millions of Turkish Muslims would flood into Britain if the country were to be granted full EU membership. One BNP leaflet being handed out on the streets of Glasgow said taxpayers’ money “shouldn’t be wasted on expanding Europe so that millions of Muslims in Turkey can join the invasion of foreign job snatchers”.

Another urges voters to “oppose the dangerous drive backed by the other main parties to give 80m low-wage Muslim Turks the right to swamp Britain”.

Officials at the Turkish embassy in London have complained to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and have suggested the matter be referred to the police because the leaflets potentially breach race relations legislation.

“It is obvious that these are racist and highly inflammatory statements which insult both Turkey and the Turkish nation as a whole and put hundreds of thousands of Turks and Turkish Cypriots who live and have been born in Britain at risk of racist abuse and attacks,” said Orhan Tung, a spokesman for the embassy.

“I think the leaflets are a clear breach of both the Race Relations Act and the Racial and Religious [Hatred] Act, which makes it an offence to distribute written material with the intent to stir up religious or racial hatred. We believe that the relevant British authorities such as the Equality and Human Rights Commission should consider taking legal action against the party in question.”
The Equality and Human Rights Commission also criticised the material and warned that Scotland needed immigration to counter the effects of an ageing declining population. A spokeswoman said: “Because immigration to Scotland is necessary and because we want to build the population to meet the challenges of the future, we want to work against the tension and unease rather than ignite it as the BNP seems to be doing.”

A spokeswoman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it is examining the complaint and that the government is “firmly committed to the elimination of all forms of racism and intolerance”.

John Walker, a spokesman for the BNP, denied its literature was racist. “We oppose the creeping Islamification of Europe and our country which we see as a threat. If the Turkish embassy doesn’t like it, that’s tough — our duty is to look after Britain’s interests.”

Nick Griffin, the leader of the BNP, launched his party’s European election campaign earlier this month, setting out its opposition to Turkey joining the EU and putting British jobs at risk. He claims the party could win up to seven seats in next month’s European elections. Mainstream parties fear that it may win at least one seat, including in northwest England where Griffin is standing.

Times Online


Anonymous said...

Latest from Darby:

The main BNP website is currently down due to a massive Denial of Service Attack. The site was attacked last night, at one point dealing with 28 million hits, but we managed to block out the traffic which was emanating from Eastern Europe and Russia.

The size of the assault today is unparalleled and there is no doubt that whoever has organised this has had to pay out a serious amount of money to the criminal underworld.

On Friday the servers of Clear Channel, part of a huge conglomerate that provides billboard advertising, suffered a similar attack. Their IT professionals tracked the criminal activity back to a notorious "anti-fascist" organisation openly aligned to the Labour Party and supported by the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. This organisation was protesting at the decision by Clear Channel to allow the BNP to display advertising in support of our European Election Campaign.

As a consequence of the criminal actions against Clear Channel we understand that their legal team is currently in the process of issuing writs against the perpetrators which as well as civil actions will involve the possibility of potential criminal charges including racketeering.

I'll keep you all informed about the above.

Barbara Suzuki said...

The BNP never hold back in displaying the extent of their ignorance about other countries.

They do not have a clue about the importance of diplomacy in dealing with other nations, they cannot conceal their contempt, and they have no grasp of the fundamental notion of reciprocity in diplomatic relationships.

In other words they are revealed as moronic thugs on the world stage now, embarrassing all decent Brits.

Brits with Turkish connections are none too pleased either:

Anonymous said...

Don't let the Master Race loose with new technology!

A bit old but rather good - Richard Barnbrook

DisgustedOfTunbridgeWells said...

What would you bet that the above is complete bullshit ?

shergar said...

Let us remind everybody that, according to fellow BNP members, Mister Walker is into bestiality, which is a criminal offence.

The incredibly sick animal-human porn that John Walker sent to his fellow party members involved humans shagging horses, which is illegal as well as sick.

Once again, like the Collett/Hannam paedo business, the BNP did nothing, refusing to expell the pervert from the BNP party.

I'm sure this story was once covered by this blog, and may be stored as an archive.

ste said...

Sadly Auntie Been has been playing up the BNP, bending over backwards to present their views to voters: -

The BNP are now part of the powers that be. So much for the BBC being controlled by "zog" as many members of the far right like to say!

Anonymous said...

Can he be extradited? Do they have capital punishment in Turkey?

Just a thought...