The British National Party, everyone's favourite band of xenophobic, proto-fascists inbred frogspawn has sunk to an all new low. Despite literally decades of anti-semitism, they are now actively courting Jewish voters by exploiting anti-Islamic sentiments. Ruth Smeeth, of the Community Security Trust, had this to say about the new campaign:
"The BNP website is now one of the most Zionist on the web - it goes further than any of the mainstream parties in its support of Israel and at the same time demonises Islam and the Muslim world. They are actively campaigning in Jewish communities, particularly in London, making a lot of their one Jewish councillor, their support of Israel and attacking Muslims. It is a poisonous campaign but it shows a growing electoral sophistication."
This from a party whose leader (grade-A douchebag Nick Griffin) had this to say about the Holocaust:
"I have reached the conclusion that the 'extermination' tale is a mixture of Allied wartime propaganda, extremely profitable lie, and latter-day witch-hysteria."
Now, Griffin sings a different tune:
"It stands to reason that adopting an 'Islamophobic' position that appeals to large numbers of ordinary people - including un-nudged journalists - is going to produce on average much better media coverage than siding with Iran and banging on about 'Jewish power', which is guaranteed to raise hackles of virtually every single journalist in the western world."
Bigots, of all stripes, are among the universes most pathetic organisms. But this business demonstrates the BNP are racists of an altogether lower order: they aren't even principled bigots. They're opportunistic bigots. If you're going to adhere to a repugnant worldview, you might as well make it internally consistent. The BNP don't stand for anything real except ignorance, misdirected anger, complex personality disorders, and a desperate quest for validation. That's not an ideology. That's not even a coherent thought.