Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command fears that right-wing extremists will stage a deadly terrorist attack in Britain to try to stoke racial tensions, the Guardian has learned.Yes, there’s a lot to fear from the cunning, ninja-like warriors of the extreme right…
Senior officers say it will be a "spectacular" that is designed to kill. The counter-terrorism unit has redeployed officers to increase its monitoring of the extreme right's potential to stage attacks.I don’t think it’s going to take Sherlock Holmes to monitor these blundering incompetents, is it?
So why the sudden concern?
Commander Shaun Sawyer told a meeting of British Muslims concerned about the danger to their communities that police were responding to the growing threat.Ah. Now it’s all clear…
Sawyer revealed that the Met commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, had asked the counter-terrorism command, SO15, to examine what the economic downturn would mean for far-right violence. The assessment concluded that the recession would increase the possibility of it.I’m a little confused here. Why would an economic downturn only fuel ‘right wing’ violence? Isn’t everyone likely to be affected by it equally?
Sources have told the Guardian that while they believe the neo-Nazi terrorist threat has grown, they have no specific intelligence of an attack.But they plan to ramp up the rhetoric anyway. Why not?
There might, after all, be brownie points in it:
"There is an increased possibility of violence from the far right. There is a trend," said one senior source, adding that the ideology of the violent right was driven by "people who don't like immigration, people who don't like Islam. We're seeing a resurgence of anti-semitism as well."So, not ‘liking’ something is now akin to ‘extremism, is it? Hmm, I wonder where they got that idea from?
And I wonder if the rise in anti-semitism is caused by the right-wing extremists, or the left…?
The meeting at which Sawyer spoke was staged by the Muslim Safety Forum, whose chair, Abdurahman Jafar, said: "Muslims are the first line of victims in the extreme right's campaign of hate and division and they make no secret about that. Statistics show a strong correlation between the rise of racist and Islamophobic hate crime and the ascendancy of the BNP."So how much of a threat is this really?
Well, they have to go back over ten years to find the last real threat:
It is a decade since an extreme rightwing terrorist has used bombs to claim lives in Britain. In 1999, David Copeland struck three targets in London. His attack on a gay pub in Soho, London, killed three people and left scores injured.So far, the erstwhile successors to Copeland have proven themselves to be hopeless underachievers.
But times have changed:
The senior source said: "When Copeland attacked we did not have the religious tensions with the Muslim community. What kind of schism would a Copeland-type event cause now?"Oh, absolutely! I remember when the 7/7 atrocity and its follow-up brought white Christian people out onto the streets, burning and looting Muslim shops and homes in an orgy of viole..
What’s that you say? It didn’t happen?
Update: Predictably, prize tit and media go-to boy for all things 'effnik' Sunny Hundal is wetting his knickers, wailing 'OMG! OMG! The rightwingers are coming! Flee! Flee for your lives!'
What's the phrase that springs to mind when I read this drivel?
Ah, yes. 'Useful idiot'...