February 15, 2010

BNP's constitutional change means nothing

Swiftly following on from the announcement that the BNP is changing its constitution to 'allow' non-whites to join the ranks of anti-semites, Islamophobics, nazis and racists in the party, a black face appeared in among the site members, claiming to be one Daniel Muranbuti.

Daniel included a brief note about himself:

'I am a young and laid-back kinda guy, I like reggae and poetry, and I fully support your aim to keep Britain British, now I know you ain’t racist and against my People. We’re all on the same side, and I just know it won’t be long before we can celebrate together like the Americans do with their black president.'

Fair enough. If Daniel (pictured, left) is stupid enough to join a notoriously racist party that's packed with nazis and has a leadership that almost entirely consists of ex-National Front activists, that's his problem. Or rather, it isn't. Because there's no such person as Daniel Muranbuti.

The picture that the mythical Daniel supplied is actually that of Oscar Grant, a young father who was killed by a police officer on a crowded BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train returning from San Francisco after a New Year's Eve party.

Oscar died on January 1st 2009. He was shot in front of numerous witnesses, many of whom filmed the event on digital cameras and mobile phone cameras, and who had started recording because they believed BART officers were acting too aggressively.

One wonders at the mentality of someone who chooses a victim of murder as their avatar - until we remember that Oscar Grant was black and the BNP seems to applaud the violent deaths of or attacks on non-whites.

Regular readers may recall Lee Barnes, the BNP's unqualified and certifiably insane 'legal officer' posting a video of Rodney King on his blog, which he described as 'brilliant'. In the post from June 2009, he added, 'the beating of Rodney King still makes me laugh'.

King was attacked by police officers back in March 1991 and severely beaten. In fact he was rather more than severely beaten. A video of the event shows that he was tasered twice, received six kicks and the horrific total of fifty-six baton blows. He suffered a fractured facial bone, a broken right ankle and numerous bruises and lacerations. King later stated that he had also suffered '11 skull fractures, permanent brain damage, broken [bones and teeth], kidney damage [and] emotional and physical trauma'.

If this kind of nightmarish attack on an unarmed man can give Lee Barnes a good laugh, should we be surprised that a supporter chooses another victim of a similar and murderous attack to use as an avatar? No, of course not, because - changes to the constitution notwithstanding - the BNP always has been, is now and always will be a racist organisation that enjoys seeing the people it most despises suffer.

The BNP's constitutional change is as cosmetic and worthless as its change from boots to suits - a fact that is amply illustrated by the page of another BNP site member (below).

23 comments:

Jo said...

"The picture that the mythical Daniel supplied is actually that of Oscar Grant"

Bloody well spotted.

Anonymous said...

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/bnp-drops-white-men-who-secretly-fantasise-about-denzel-washington%11only-policy-201002152470/

peewee said...

Shock horror - lol - a BNP member using the official website to display a swastika.

They are feeling more confident to come out in their true colours these days!

JCB said...

Nice neat article, thanks. Bloody well spotted indeed.

Dave T said...

A classic LU article. :) Good stuff.

John P said...

Here is a screengrab of the page that I took last night.
http://www.imagebam.com/image/05927668213636

Anonymous said...

The BNP thickos have obviously never heard of 'tineye'.

It's an on-line digital image recognition site where you place in an image and it will report on where this photo has appeared elsewhere on the web, if not original.

Anonymous said...

This is precisely what we expect from the BNP - stupidity at its most obvious. This article is also what we like to see from Lancaster Unity. Keep on exposing the worthless BNP, guys.

Mrs Barnes said...

That Lee Barnes sounds a right cunt!

Anonymous said...

A laid back black guy who like reggae? Great to see the BNP rip up the racial stereotype handbook there -NOT!

Anonymous said...

Nah Mrs Barnes, don't call Looney Lee a C**t = cos that is something useful ! Unlike Barnes !

Old Sailor

Raymond said...

please post the Pauline Hanson story. Could do with a laugh

Anonymous said...

Jo said...
"The picture that the mythical Daniel supplied is actually that of Oscar Grant"

Do you really think they could care less?

myinfamy said...

Another brilliant, shocking article on the British Nazi Party's desperation to look respectable when they are ignorant, intolerant, bigoted scumbags. This is a new low even for them though. Disgusting.

A. Reader said...

"The BNP's constitutional change is as cosmetic and worthless as its change from boots to suits"

I'm glad you've come out and said that instead of sounding defeated like someone I chatted to today who reckoned it would be impossible to fight the BNP now because they were no longer racist. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

This guys picture appears on the first page of google image search if you type in 'black man'

Victoria said...

I am a disabled white British Woman and I have to say that I would be happy to have neighbours from any religious or ethnic background living next door but if a member of the BNP moved in I would genuinely be terrified. They are thugs who are prepared to lie and stomp on anyone who gets in their way.The use of this poor lads picture proves that.

Anonymous said...

"like someone I chatted to today who reckoned it would be impossible to fight the BNP now because they were no longer racist. Idiot."

Bollocks to that. We've all seen in recent years how they've steered clear of overt racist statements in public but scratch the surface and it's the same old BNP underneath. There is no way on this earth they'll be able to live up to a constitution that requires them not to discriminate on the grounds of race.

Let's face it most claims of race discrimination aren't because someone has made their racism plain by making a racist statement, they usually happen because some spurious cover reason has been given to turn someone down for a job/ services or something similar.

In the short term the BNP may gain very slightly in terms of image in amending the constitution but in the long term as we've seen with every other attempt they make at respectability, they just can't keep it up.

Even leaving race aside -look how they responded to the presence of a Times journalist at their meeting. Try as they might to present themselves as a normal political party they just cannot do it. Then there are the links to terror of certain members. Again do we hear about Lib Dems/Tories/Labour/SNP etc getting caught with arms and explosives every few years or so?

John P said...

It's a strange world where you can see the BBC giving the BNP the soft gloves treatment and News International having a go at them.

Pete Green said...

Hey, well done Lancaster Unity. You got a mention in the Guardian.

"The first thing to be said about Daniel Muranbuti is that he was quick off the mark. No sooner had the BNP voted to change its constitution and allow non-whites to become members than Daniel, from London, appeared on the party's website. "I am a young and laid-back kinda guy. I like reggae and poetry and I fully support your aim to keep Britain British. Now I know you ain't racist and against my People [sic]. We are all on the same side, and I just know it won't be long before we can celebrate together like the Americans do with their black president," he said. Thus did a significant decision yield instant results. Or at least that seemed to be the case. But if you look for Daniel's entry now, you won't find it. Because after a few checks were made by activists at the anti-far right group Lancaster Unity, it appeared that the picture of supportive Daniel posted on the BNP site was in fact that of Oscar Grant, a young black man shot in the back on New Year's Day by transport police in Oakland, California and thus featured on Wikipedia. And we know that Oscar didn't rush to join the BNP, because he died in hospital a few hours after the shooting. So what of Daniel Muranbuti? He may exist, he may not, but just to be safe he has been excised from the party's website. And if you do exist, Daniel, and are keen to join up, good luck with that."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/feb/16/hugh-muirs-diary-bnp-constitution-change

Jo said...

Hey, well done Lancaster Unity. You got a mention in the Guardian.

Quite right too! :)

CJ said...

Site member, but not BNP member, wonder who made that person up?

Anonymous said...

you realise that this image is on the first page of the results on google if you do an image search for "black man"?

seriously, the bnp are absolute noobs.