“Two brothers in law who went on a sponsored walk wearing comedy mankinis had to be picked up by police – after they were pelted with stones and eggs by residents who told them ‘this is a Muslim area’ and demanded they leave… Steven Ellis, 41, and Jason Hendry, 22, wanted to walk eight miles from Solihull to Birmingham city centre wearing the outfit featured in 2006 film Borat to raise money for Birmingham Dogs’ Home.” – Daily Mail story.
How stupid can you get! Wearing such a thing in a residential area is likely to result in a breach of the peace anywhere, let alone a Muslim area. And, trying to raise money for a dogs home in an area inhabited by people who consider dogs to be “unclean” isn’t overly bright either.
My first thought was whether or not this was a deliberate stunt. I certainly hope not, because I received an email today from the British National Party, one of their regular updates and appeals for funds, with the headline “BNPtv interview British charity workers pelted with stones in Muslim area”.
We are told that “With the controlled media twisting the story to avoid offending Muslim sensibilities, and political police reports conflicting with those from eyewitnesses, Steven Ellis and Jason Hendry agreed to a BNPtv interview with Nick Griffin to set the story straight.”
But in my humble opinion, Griffin is showing no more common sense than Ellis and Hendry did. And he is certainly offending normal sensibilities with his support for the kind of dress / undress one expects to see at “gay pride” marches.
His description of Ellis and Hendry that “Neither are BNP members, nor are they political. They are regular charitable British folk and dog lovers” is an insult to the vast majority of British people who wouldn’t be seen dead walking around like that.
And asking us to “Help raise awareness of Islamic terror against British people and its attacks on our values and lifestyle by sharing this video with all your friends and contacts” adds insult to injury; “mankinis” are now part of “our values and lifestyle”? A gay lifestyle, perhaps, but not for anyone else.
Nick Griffin has shown poor judgement before, as in his idiotic abuse of an invitation to a Buckingham Palace garden party by soliciting suggestions for things to say to the Queen should he actually be introduced to her. He was promptly “dis-invited”, and was then quoted in a BNP press release as saying that “The ruling elite must realise that blatant attempts at gagging the BNP always backfires and we will emerge from these situations and their double standards stronger than ever”.
As I commented at the time, “The Queen simply does not get involved in public discussions of political issues… This proffered mild but formal acceptance of the existence of the British National Party has been squandered, in my opinion.”
Now Griffin is scrambling to stick up for two idiots who parade half-naked in a Muslim area (during Ramadan, yet!), whose behaviour would not be inconsistent with that of militant, in-your-face homosexuals.
I don’t like the existence of Muslim “no-go” areas and the enforcement of Sharia law in Britain any more than the British National Party does, but this is most definitely not the way to deal with the problem.
As I said in my article “The British National Party’s Nick Griffin must go!” (August 14th, 2010), “Nick Griffin abused the garden party invitation, tried to use it as a propaganda coup and personal bonanza by asking BNP members to tell him what they would like him to say to the Queen if she spoke to him, and the “banning” was perfectly predictable to anyone with half a brain. I kind of hope that Griffin was deliberately (if misguidedly) angling for some political ‘martyrdom’ by being banned, as the alternative is that he is simply too stupid to realise the inevitable consequences of his actions.”
The sooner British nationalists can find themselves a credible leader the better.
Nick Griffin is a buffoonish embarrassment.
Read the Daily Mail article here.
Read about Griffin’s 2010 “Buckingham Palace Garden Party” debacle here.