The British National Party, which has often justly been accused of racism, is under fire again for opposing mass immigration. From icWales, with thanks to Twostellas:
Police are investigating claims that a British National Party European election leaflet contained inflammatory statements which could incite racial hatred. …
Headed “Asylum is making Britain explode”, the leaflet was delivered to households in the area in the run-up to this weekend’s elections as part of the far-right party’s Europe campaign.
It stated that the “Government is planning to build five giant new cities, each the size of Birmingham, over the next 30 years, to house over five million new immigrants”.
It also claimed “around two million illegal immigrants and asylum seekers” were pushing the benefits system and health service “to breaking point”. …
But spokesman for the BNP Dr Phillip Edwards denied the leaflet, which was delivered to up to 30 million homes across the country, was racist and said it was important for all political parties to be able to air their views.
He added: “There is a problem in this democracy if we are not allowed to open the debate without being thrown into jail.
“But in fact the leaflet does not carry anything about race – it is about immigration and asylum.”
While concern about immigration seems to be ipso facto racism, the notorious British Muslim group Al-Muhajiroun is gearing up for another conference.
In light of the recent government proposals to introduce ID cards, as well as to dump the policy of multiculturalism, in favour of integration and the promotion of Britishness; Muslims must ask where they stand on these issues?
This is especially so since Muslims are now being asked to participate in ceremonies which involve taking an oath of allegiance to the Queen, and a pledge to uphold the British Law and British values such as Freedom, Democracy and Liberalism, when trying to attain British citizenship.
Since Al-Muhajiroun has made it quite clear that they’re opposed to taking an oath to the Queen and upholding freedom, democracy, and liberalism, one must ask: will the tide of immigrants strengthen Al-Muhajiroun? Will this not threaten British society and government? Consequently, isn’t it legitimate, and not racist (whatever the sins of the BNP), to be concerned about immigration?