From Patriotic Alternative.
While browsing the internet this morning, I came across the following article by Lizzie Dearden of The Independent: ‘Three-quarters of children arrested on suspicion of terror offences are far-right extremists’. Dearden, who is hardly known for her journalistic integrity (we have dismantled a number of her articles here at patrioticalternative.org.uk), is attempting to paint the image of a large and growing “far right” terror threat in Britain, and this time among children. However, it shouldn’t take too keen of an eye to pull her figures apart.
Below I have highlighted a number of errors that Dearden has made – although I use the word “errors” loosely considering Dearden has chosen to ignore these facts on purpose.
Let’s be clear about what “far right extremist” means. It means White people. Dearden’s figures show that twenty-one under-18s were arrested for terror offences in the year leading up to April, and out of these twenty-one arrests, fifteen (71%) were linked to “extreme right wing terrorism” and six (29%) are believed to include jihadists. According to the last government census which took place in 2011, the United Kingdom was 87% White and 13% non-White. Now admittedly, those figures are a decade out of date. But even if we estimate that the White share of the population has dropped by 10%, it still means that White people are under-represented in terror arrests, and Muslims (who were 4.4% of the population in 2011) are greatly over-represented.
Their Classification of “Terrorism”
If my previous post about the correlation between “White” and “far right extremist” didn’t make sense, allow me to expand on this now. There is a very real threat of far left extremism in the United Kingdom, but the establishment do not concern themselves with this. By labelling themselves “anti-racists” (or whatever buzzword they choose this time), left wing extremists are able to utilise violence and intimidation to aid their political agenda. This is the very definition of terrorism!
What would you call physically assaulting a young couple who are out delivering leaflets? That’s terrorism. How about damaging the vehicles and property of those you politically disagree with? That’s terrorism too. And what about revealing the personal information and location of patriots with the intention of organising violence against them? Again, this is terrorism. And these are all acts that have been carried out against Patriotic Alternative supporters in the last six months. But where are the arrests? Where are the investigations? Where are the warnings and the government and media reports? There are none. And don’t believe for one moment that it’s because the establishment are helpless to stop this. They are purposely choosing to ignore left wing extremism as it wouldn’t match their agenda to highlight it.
You are never going to be labelled extreme for suggesting that Britain opens up her borders and demographically replaces the native population against their will. But say you’re against this and you can expect a knock on the door. The very definition of what it means to be a “far right extremist” in 2021 Britain has been watered down so much that you’re now an “extremist” if you’re a White person who doesn’t hate themselves. Recently we have seen people arrested – and in some cases even sent to prison – for delivering leaflets, for putting up stickers, for tweets, for Facebook posts criticising Islamic murderers and for owning books that you can purchase legally on Amazon. We have seen houses raided and devices taken and searched for people who have simply shared facts. We are now at the stage where you don’t even have to have committed a crime to be sent to prison; if your views are deemed toxic or incorrect, then you can be sent to prison for a pre-crime (when the judge decides you’re likely to commit a crime based on your politics, despite there being no evidence that you have discussed or planned any crime).
So is it any wonder that “far right” terror arrests are increasing when the police are arresting people for the “offences” I listed above? Dearden’s article lists a couple of offences that allegedly included plans for violence, but what about all the others? What were they arrested for? The article even continues at one point:
“They warned that the growth was being driven by the targeting of children by older extremists, including through multi-player online gaming, YouTube and chat forums.”
The above point is a reference to Patriotic Alternative’s monthly Call of Duty tournaments which the mainstream media have had a meltdown over previously (Dearden herself has also written about how “extreme” Patriotic Alternative are). Considering that we are a completely above-board, non-violent organisation who engages in positive community action, just how “extreme” are today’s child “terrorists” if they are learning from us?
Arrests Are Not a Good Measure Anyway…
The final point I wish to make will be a quick one but it is important nonetheless. Arrests are not a good measure of crime because plenty of people are arrested and then the investigation is dropped once the police realise they are unable to charge the suspect. There is also a current trend for Counter Terrorism officers to arrest somebody on some spurious allegation with the intention of finding something in that person’s home or getting that person to confess to something during an interview in order to secure a charge and ultimately a conviction to contribute to their figures.
It would be more accurate to compare the figures of convictions rather than arrests, but even those figures are unreliable considering the nature of the alleged crimes (see above point). Perhaps the only accurate way to monitor terrorism figures is to look at actual acts of violence and concrete plans for the same.
I wrote at the start of this article that Dearden has not overlooked these points by accident. She’s not an idiot. Nor is she a journalist. She’s a left wing activist intending to paint a narrative of an ever-increasing threat within our nation – that is the imagined threat of “far right extremism”.
Originally published at Patriotic Alternative on 8 July 2021.