Monday, 18 April 2011

Scottish BNP Reported To Electoral Commission Because Of Muslim Claims

The Herald has a story about the BNP being reported to the Electoral Commission because of a leaflet distributed in Scotland which claimed that there were now more Muslims in the UK than Scots.

A pamphlet was put through letterboxes across Scotland which said the BNP would put an end to mosque-building and warning of a “flood” of Eastern European immigrants about to arrive in Scotland.

Campaign group, Hope Not Hate, has reported the party over its claims. There are an estimated 2.4 million Muslims in Britain and more than five million people in Scotland alone, 89% of whom declared themselves Scottish in the last census.

Note this figure of 2.4 million for the Muslim population of Britain is certainly out of date. That is the figure from 2008 and their population has been growing at around 100,000 - 150,000 per year. Pew Research estimated that the Muslim population of Britain was 2.9 million in 2011. See here for more information about Muslim demographics in the UK and links to relevant sources of information.

The far-right BNP is planning to field a record number of candidates in the next Holyrood and Westminster elections, but the Sunday Herald can reveal that a shortage of candidates has meant Nick Griffin’s daughter Jenny has been forced to stand in English, Welsh and Scottish elections under her married name, Jennifer Matthys.

Opponents said it was damning evidence of the BNP’s lack of support.

Actually I'd say it was damning evidence of the extent to which the Utopian establishment has been able to threaten and intimidate people with the battery of tools at their disposal, including physical assault from state-friendly brownshirt brigades like the UAF, prosecution by the state and the fear of being dismissed from one's job because of political opinions. These are the very same techniques that the Utopians used in Eastern Europe to successfully suppress popular feeling for decades.

Aamer Anwar, human rights lawyer, said Muslims could be intimidated by the leaflets and they should call the police if they felt threatened. He said: “This could be considered breach of the peace. It’s racist nonsense which is totally inaccurate and trying to play on people’s fears.”

Muslims could feel threatened by reading that there are more Muslims than Scots in the UK? These Muslims are certainly some delicate flowers, aren't they?

BNP Scottish organiser Gary Raikes said the leaflets were checked before going out and questioned whether the UK’s Muslim population had been accurately measured.

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