May said: “In the not-too-distant future we will be launching an anti-extremism, counter-extremism strategy as a Government. That will be looking across the board at all forms of extremism – yes, Islamist extremism, but also neo-Nazi extremism.”
There is a global threat from Islamic jihadists, and a very severe jihad threat within Britain itself. To equate this with a minuscule threat from a handful of neo-Nazi nutjobs (who should, of course, be combated in any case, however much she exaggerates the threat they pose) shows how deeply May and the entire Cameron government are beholden to Islamic supremacists who will pillory the government as “racist,” “bigoted” and “Islamophobic” if it speaks too forthrightly and honestly about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat.
Of course, May is not just speaking about real neo-Nazis. She also almost certainly is lumping in all opponents of jihad terror that she and her government consider to be “right-wing” with neo-Nazis, and in that she has behind her a series of libels from groups such as the hard-Left Hope Not Hate and the Communist anti-Semite Maryam Namazie’s One Law For All to abet and appear to buttress this mischaracterization. May and her government have ruled all honest discussion about how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism out of the bounds of acceptable discourse, and put in the place of that honest discussion the prevailing fantasies about how Islam is a Religion of Peace and groups such as the Islamic State are not Islamic.
She is, in other words, smearing an honest and realistic response to the jihad threat as “neo-Nazi” and enforcing falsehoods about “Islamist extremism” that will hamstring, and ultimately doom to failure, her government’s attempts to combat it.
Future generations of free Britons, if there are any, will condemn her and her boss Cameron as naive fantasists whose draconian measures against counter-jihadists and blind eye to jihad activity within Britain (except in the most egregious cases) doomed Britain to years of bloodshed and chaos.
“Extremism ‘threat to UK way of life’, says Theresa May,” Herald Scotland, August 25, 2015:
Extremism is a threat to the British way of life and must be tackled head-on, the Home Secretary has said.
Theresa May said extremists were united in “trying to divide communities” and it was up to both communities and the Government to challenge their message.
She also stressed the forthcoming counter-extremism strategy already announced by the Prime Minister for this autumn would deal with all strains of extremism, from “Islamist” to “neo-Nazi”.
Mrs May was speaking as she visited Birmingham, which in recent years has witnessed its share of anti-Islamist terror plots and the murder of a Muslim pensioner at the hands of a far-right extremist.
The Home Secretary was meeting city community workers and volunteers who have been tackling extremism, racism and wider issues including domestic violence.
Speaking after the visit in the city’s Digbeth area, a historic melting pot of cultures, she praised the “fantastic work” being done.
She said tackling extremism was a challenge the Government was “facing up to”, but that it required the help of the public also.
Mrs May added: “In the not-too-distant future we will be launching an anti-extremism, counter-extremism strategy as a Government.
“That will be looking across the board at all forms of extremism – yes, Islamist extremism, but also neo-Nazi extremism.
“What they have in common is trying to challenge the values we share in our pluralistic society and trying to divide our communities.
“The work I’ve seen today is groups across the board dealing with that, dealing with countering that message of hate, that message of division and bringing people together.”
She went on: “I think it is important the Government is bringing forward this counter-extremism strategy.
“I think it shows the importance of this issue.”…