Monday, September 22, 2008

Chaos in Cologne


Far Right extremists flee anti-mosque rally in Germany

A weekend gathering in Cologne of far-right European extremists ended in farce when the main rally was cancelled as the organisers fled for their own safety.
Pro-Cologne, a group counting some of Europe's most prominent hardliners in its ranks, had intended to campaign against the construction of Germany's largest mosque, due to be completed in 2010 in the Ehrenfeld district of the city.
The building has attracted controversy because of its size, aiming to cater for up to 4,000 worshippers under a dome 37m (121ft) high and two 55m minarets - although they are shorter than the twin 157m spires of the cathedral that dominates the skyline of Cologne.
Politicians invited to the protest included Filip Dewinter, head of the Belgian Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) party, Andreas Mölzer, an MEP from the Austrian Freedom Party, and Mario Borghezio, an MEP in the Italian Northern League. Two members of the British National Party were also in town, including Richard Barnbrook, its sole member of the London Assembly.

A press conference to launch the pan-European movement against “Islamification” descended into chaos when its secret location - on board a Rhine river cruiser - was leaked. Left-wing activists arrived en masse to disrupt the event and were so successful that only two Pro-Cologners made it on board before the captain cast off in panic and headed for open water
A Pro-Cologne spokesman said: “Stones, bricks and paintbombs were thrown and the panoramic windows of the Moby Dick were shattered.”

The group had then planned to tour the site of the mosque but this was stopped by the police on the ground that a busload of right-wing extremists cruising through a predominantly Muslim area might not be conducive to law and order.
So the only chance that Pro-Cologne had to make an impact was at its main rally on Saturday afternoon in the Heumarkt square. The organisers hoped for about 1,500 people. They had not reckoned on 40,000 screaming anti-fascists trying to break into the square to remonstrate with them.

With leading delegates stuck at the airport and the Heumarkt besieged, the rally was called off after only 45 minutes. The organisers began dismantling their microphones and stage, hoping that the security cordon would hold as police battled against the more violent protesters who were throwing paintbombs and snatching batons.

Although some of them were spirited away, many were penned in for several hours, unable even to get a beer as the bar owners in the square refused to serve them. Finally the BNP representatives got out, scuttling out the back of some of the buildings lining the Heumarkt, their attempts to present a united European front against Islamification in tatters.
“This was a victory for the democratic forces in this city,” Fritz Schramma, the Christian Democrat mayor, said. The city has a 120,000-strong Muslim community, part of the three million Muslims who make up about 4per cent of the German population

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4799490.ece

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"hoping that the security cordon would hold as police battled against the more violent protesters who were throwing paintbombs and snatching batons."


If they can't face the reds, how can they save their country? Nationalists need to gather some guts and start fighting back against the global destroyers.

rs said...

The Muslims were almost certainly laughing their socks off at home. How many of them were fighting alongside the reds? Probably so few you could count them on the finger of one hand.

It's strange really how a bunch of people who are atheist at heart and hold decadent moral standards are so in favour of constructing a Mosque supporting a deeply spiritual and socially conservative religion.

The reds in the Soviet Union tried in vain for decades to wipe out Islam from Russia and Soviet satellite states. They demolished mosques or turned them into vodka warehouses. European reds appear to come from a completely different mould.

Anonymous said...

just out of curiousity i this site nwn a red site or nationalist site ???? bartxx

Anonymous said...

"Send in the Clowns!" If it wasn't enough for the loony left to act like clowns, as your picture illustrates, they insist on looking like clowns as well! I doubt they'll be wearing their painted smiles after they've assisted the Muslims in taking over! What a bunch of w*nk*rs!

Anonymous said...

"just out of curiousity i this site nwn a red site or nationalist site ???? bartxx

22 September 2008 15:15"


Its a nationalist site, Martin.
On here we discuss things that matter rather than patting each other on the back and pretending we're doing a good job. Is that Ok with you?

So, as a nationalist, what the hell was Barnbrook doing in Cologne, instead of doing his job in London?

rs said...

A publicity stunt I presume - which backfired against him.

The BNP will almost certainly send some of its senior officers to the next SIOE demonstration or some similar gathering of Zionist prats who are happy to see Europe become 99.9% ethnic and multicultural providing there is not a single Muslim left in Europe.

Anonymous said...

A thought.

JEWISH agitators inflame the GOYIM to riot on behalf of the MUSLIMS.

Anonymous said...

http://www.searchlightmagazine.com/index.php?link=template&story=239

I don’t read Searchlight, of course. But looking for BNP news by way of Google I have come across the following. I suppose you have seen it, maybe not. Keine Ruhe.

Trouble upstairs: Members leaving and newspaper ‘ineffective’, BNP officers are told
Secret minutes obtained by Searchlight reveal a party struggling with several problems. Sonia Gable reveals what is really going on at the top of the BNP.
Nick Griffin, the British National Party leader, may have been wrong-footed by this year’s attempt to mount a challenge to his position. Colin Auty, a BNP councillor in Dewsbury until he resigned from the party in July, failed narrowly to gain the 100 signatures he needed to stand against Griffin but the attempt seems to have panicked the party leadership.
An extraordinary general meeting held at the end of the party’s Red, White and Blue festival last month was supposed to make it much more difficult for anyone to challenge Griffin in future. However BNP members led by Richard Barnbrook, the party’s top man in London, threw out a proposal that the party chairman should be elected for a four-year fixed term, leaving in place the present annual right to call an election.
A change to the party constitution that did get passed was that candidates for leader will now have to obtain the backing of 5% of members with more than two years’ unbroken membership of the party instead of the present 100 signatures from members of two years’ standing, where the candidate is not a party office-holder. Those few people designated as office-holders need only 10 signatures.
Auty’s supporters condemned the decision, calculating that with the leadership claiming around 10,000 members, it meant a challenger would need up to 500 signatures to stand. Griffin therefore “did in fact walk away with the entire Party almost secured in his back pocket unnoticed by most of the membership present”, they said.
In reality it means nothing of the sort. The latest BNP accounts certainly state that the party had 9,784 members at 31 December 2007, compared to 6,281 at 31 December 2006. And Searchlight has acquired minutes of a meeting on 20 July 2008 of the BNP’s Advisory Council (AC), which brings together all the BNP’s leading officers, in which the membership at 14 July 2008 is said to be 9,175, the drop no doubt the result of the dissent in the BNP last winter.
However, Tina Wingfield, the membership secretary, expresses concern at the very low renewal rate of new members. Of the 373 and 854 new memberships processed in February and March 2007, she reported to the AC, only 32% and 39% respectively renewed the following year. And of the 9,175 members in July, 1,832 had joined between March and June 2008.
These revelations suggest that the number of people with more than two years’ party membership is at the most 2,000 and possibly no more than 1,000. A further indication appears in the report to the AC from the education and training department, which stated that the number of “voting members” was a mere 243. Members only qualify for this status if they have been in the party for at least two years, though they also have to meet activist and ideological training conditions.
It does not take much mathematical genius to calculate that 5% of a possible 2,000 qualifying members is 100, the same as the present endorsers needed to challenge Griffin. And if, as is more likely, the two-year membership figure is little more than 1,000, a challenger would have to find a mere 50 or so supporters.
A further change to the constitution introduces a new opportunity for just 20 voting members to demand a leadership challenge at the party’s autumn annual general meeting. But as voting members have to undergo ideological training by Arthur Kemp, the South African white supremacist and former apartheid regime spook who rose rapidly to a senior role in the BNP last year, Griffin is no doubt confident of their trustworthiness.
Attacking Searchlight
Kemp is editor of the BNP’s website and has until recently been acting managing director of the party’s Excalibur merchandising operation and responsible for the distribution of the party’s monthly publications, Identity and Voice of Freedom. These tasks have left him with little time to attend to BNP propaganda efforts, but the one “successful” project he was able to report to the July meeting was “an eight-page full colour booklet entitled ‘Searchlightexposed.com’”.
This, he explained, “was not for general distribution”, but “was sent directly to the editors, political journalists and senior journalists at all major mainstream newspapers around the country,” and “played a major role in the very low amount of publicity given by the mainstream media to Searchlight-propaganda during the election campaign”.
Only in Kemp’s dreams! Media coverage of the BNP in the run-up to the elections of 1 May showed no evidence that journalists and editors had done anything other than bin the BNP’s eight pages of lies and libels.
The production of this booklet, a tactic Kemp says “will be repeated at regular intervals”, proves only that our anti-BNP campaigns are effective and are hurting the BNP. Griffin’s introduction to the party’s 2007 accounts complains angrily about “third party disparagers” of the BNP in election campaigns, funded by the trade unions, and singles out the Daily Mirror, which printed “hundreds of thousands of copies of a special supplement directed against the BNP”. This of course is the supplement prepared in conjunction with Searchlight, an exercise that the Mirror successfully repeated this year alongside our Hope not Hate campaign.
AC members were not able to question Kemp about his dubious claims as he was unable to attend the meeting. One man who was present and may have helped Kemp compile the torrent of lies was Lance Stewart, the shadowy head of the BNP’s intelligence department and former high-ranking member of the South African police. Other notable BNP personalities at the AC, which has little real power in a party run as Griffin’s personal fiefdom, included Barnbrook; his Barking and Dagenham council colleague Bob Bailey; Jennie Noble, the BNP’s new treasurer; Michaela Mackenzie, the national nominating officer; Martin Reynolds who heads the BNP’s thuggish security section; the unpopular Mark Collett and David Hannam both supposedly demoted last winter to appease the BNP rebels; Peter Mullins and Mike Howson from the South West; the deputy leader Simon Darby and of course Griffin himself.
Ineffective
Also present was Martin Wingfield, editor of Voice of Freedom, the BNP’s tabloid newspaper, who must have been dismayed when Griffin said that his publication had proved ineffective as a recruitment tool and may be discontinued, although it might remain in online form.
Another suggestion discussed was to publish only bimonthly to save on the £3,258 a month it costs to have the paper printed and shipped from Lithuania. This amounts to 17p a copy, which is rather a lot considering most copies are not sold but given away. And that does not include the £600 the party pays to transport the papers to branches from the BNP warehouse in North Wales each month.
The unit cost is so high because contrary to the tens of thousands of copies the BNP has always claimed to distribute, the print run is only 19,000, according to the AC minutes. Considering how many copies are given away to members of the public, one can only conclude that most party members cannot be bothered to subscribe to the paper.
Three years ago police seized the entire print run of Voice of Freedom in Dover, on its way from Slovakia where it was then being printed. Reports at the time mentioned 60,000 copies. Has the BNP been lying or has Wingfield presided over a disastrous fall in circulation at a time when the BNP has supposedly been so successful in attracting support?
The minutes record that “a printer in the North East” has offered 100,000 copies at 3.5p per copy but clearly the only use the party would have for such a print run would be to feed the recycling bins at the BNP warehouse.
The AC also heard that support for and development of party branches and groups had been a problem area since the expulsion last December of Sadie Graham, the party’s former group development officer and one of the leaders of the party rebels. Her departure followed that of Ian Dawson as head of group support a few months earlier. Tina Wingfield reported: “Before January of this year, we had two individuals on the full-time staff dedicated to group development and group support and their departure has left a vacuum in our administrative structure that needs to be filled”.
To the rescue came the ubiquitous Kemp, who will take over group support in his time out from attacking Searchlight. One of his first tasks, it seems, will be to train the apparently large number of local party organisers who do not know how to use computers.
The AC was unable to complete its agenda through lack of time but not before discussing an approach by Ashley Mote to head the BNP candidates’ list for the South East in next year’s European elections. Mote is currently an independent MEP, having been expelled from the UK Independence Party following his conviction for housing benefit fraud.
Collett and some others felt the publicity of an ex-UKIP MEP joining the BNP would rejuvenate the party, others did not trust Mote to stay with the BNP if elected. The upshot was that the AC voted to reject Mote’s offer apparently on the grounds that his conviction would result in adverse publicity and prove detrimental to the party’s reputation, a view the party does not normally take towards its members’ convictions.
© Searchlight Magazine 2008

rs said...

The fact is, the BNP run by Gri££in and his gang is primarily an anti-Islamic party. Nationalism plays second fiddle nowadays. The reason behind this is that after years in the political wilderness unable to gain any significant support, the BNP has finally found an issue that appeals to Joe Public that no other (significant) political party is selling. The result is that power politics is the name of the game and they will not allow facts or the truth or even appropriate policies for nationalism to get in the way of propaganda catering to shallow popular opinion.

This is why the BNP sends senior officers to demonstrations against Islam in Cologne.

Anonymous said...

"Secret minutes obtained by Searchlight reveal a party struggling with several problems"

Who on the 'AC' blabbed?

Anonymous said...

I was a member of the bnp for 7years.I ripped my membersip card up 6months ago.I can't take the bnp serious any more .Nick Griffin is there trying to milk as much money as he can.His second in command says it all.Mark Collett how can nationalists take this idiot serious.Nationalism lol bunch of jokers.

Anonymous said...

The BNP is just a safety valve, and Griffin is happy to declare it as such.

Anonymous said...

Griffin has offered the December rebels a suspension of thier membership instead of an expulsion pending a disciplinary tribunal.

GWR said...

More anti Muslim crap from Griffin and the neo-cons.

This right wing group are nothing but tories.

Can you imagine the Free nationalisten or the NPD getting run out of Gemany ?

No !

And neither can we.

Anonymous said...

Its a nationalist site, Martin.
On here we discuss things that matter rather than patting each other on the back and pretending we're doing a good job. Is that Ok with you?

So, as a nationalist, what the hell was Barnbrook doing in Cologne, instead of doing his job in London?

23 September 2008 09:15
oh and you just sit at home with ya husband seeing what ya can do online to call nick griffin what great nationalists you are at laest we get out and do something in staed of whinging....bartxx

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