World Refugee Day – Reclaim the Streets
On Thursday we raised questions about the police tactics in failing to prevent British unionist fascists dominating George Square Glasgow, and the highly political of a police statement by David Hamilton, Chairman of the Scottish Police Federation Scotland ‘Myths of False Equivalence’.
Now further information has come to light which makes Hamilton’s views seem even more absurd.
A source contacted Bella with the following information:
A group calling itself the ‘National Defence League’ was responsible for calling gatherings in George Square Glasgow on the 13th, 14th and 17th of June 2020. There have been numerous reports of violence in connection to these gatherings. The group uses a Facebook page to advertise its message. It also has a private ‘group’ on Facebook.
At approximately 3pm on 19th June 2020 the page shared a Youtube video entitled ‘The Truth’, a video on ‘murder’, ‘killing’, and Muslims. The page ‘liked’ a comment endorsing the Youtube message that stated “Well said sir” regarding its content.
The content of the video contained explicit, violent, threatening, and racially abusive content. It is a 15 minute monologue by an account and individual identifying as Billy or William Johnston.
Following a long, detailed series of attacks on Muslims, the speaker turns to justifying killing on the basis of ‘defending’ his religion and nationality.
From 9:05 he states: “Killing is lawful even in the eyes of God because if you don’t defend yourself and allow someone to kill you I think you’re not worthy of having any, you’re not worthy of being called a British citizen. You’re not worthy of being called good.”
“I am a Christian who will defend my faith, and my family, and my nation to the glory of God and the United Kingdom. I will kill if I have to. If it takes killing 1 or 10,000, I’ll do it. I wont have any loss of sleep over it. I won’t regret it. I won’t feel guilty about it. Because this is my country. It doesn’t belong to Islam. It doesn’t belong to Muslim (sic). Not as far as I’m concerned, nor will it be as long as I’m alive.
“So we say to you, what are you doing about it? Because the government’s not going to do anything about it they’re not. Their justice system is corrupt and full of evil. And our police is corrupt.”
The video is introduced with the speaker stating “Our present trouble: Islam. Let’s talk a wee bit about that.” (1:24).
After distinguishing between “killing” and “murder”, he states (2:35): “Murder is when it’s pre-meditated, when it’s evil in your heart to take a life – whether you kill them by poison, strangling, stabbing, shooting, hanging, electrocuting. It doesn’t matter. Setting them on fire. That’s murder. That’s evil. And that’s what these people do, these Muslims – who are very, very evil. Their Koran, the Devil’s book, teaches them to do this. Even their own pedophile false Prophet Muhammad cut off the heads of 600 Jews in one day.”
At 3.05 he adds: “It teaches in the Koran, and if you don’t believe me read it cause I have, that they can even have sex with new born babies…it’s full of pedophiles.” He then claims that Muslims in Saudi Arabia put make-up on young boys to rape them.
Describing Muslims, he adds: “They’re pedophiles. They’re homosexuals. They’re pedophile homosexuals. They lie, cheat and steal. They drink alcohol, take drugs….Their evil ideology is evil. It teaches them to murder, behead. It teaches them to rape, molest women and children.”
At 5.30 he states on the issue of Muslim communities in the UK: “They should send in the troops. It’s an invasion. British land. Send the troops in, take it back off these evil people. Just get rid of them. It’s like cancer. If you don’t cut cancer out completely, they’ll just grow back again. So you got to cut them out and get rid of them. Deport them all. Just get rid of them out our country and get a bit of peace.”
He concludes the video (15.10) with the statement: “I’m ready. I have no doubt about that. I’m ready. As I said, I’m not a murder. I don’t want to be unlawful, but I’m ready to defend till death my Christian faith, my family, women and children, the old, the weak, the disabled, and my nation.”
World Refugee Day – Reclaim the Streets
This puts this organisation into a league nearer the proscribed National Action as a right-wing terrorist group. In this context Hamilton’s comments that “there is no difference between “statue wrecker or statue protector” is more obscene that we first thought.
Today, on World Refugee Day a socially distant group peacefully assembled in George Square “united against racism and fascism”. Speakers talked of a line in the sand and the need to reclaim public space for ordinary people.
The protest passed by without incident and the police seemed more prepared in numbers and action against the small group of far-right people intent on disrupting and attacking the event.
After what seemed to be an attempt to remove the press from the area. the police then kettled a large group of protestors.
Police attempting to remove the press from the area. pic.twitter.com/RpLq9aeuDb
— Niall Christie (@NiallChristie1) June 20, 2020