Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Right-Wing Community Not Doing Enough To Distance Themselves From Terrorists

Slowly, but surely, the mainstream media are catching up on the story that has been buried under an avalanche of Islamophobia. From The Guardian's website:

Two British National party members plotted to make bombs in readiness for a "civil war between races", a court was told yesterday.

A former candidate for the party stashed boxes of chemicals at his home after buying them online at the instruction of a local dentist and fellow BNP member, jurors at Manchester crown court heard.

However, the hoard amassed by Robert Cottage, 49, of Colne, Lancashire, came to light when his wife told her social worker she was scared that Cottage and 62-year-old David Jackson were planning to test chemical weapons in the local countryside.

"He had just lost the plot - he just started acting really strange," Kerena Cottage, 29, told the court via videolink. "What he was saying - it sounded to me as if he was delusional."

Prosecutor Louise Blackwell QC told the jury Cottage had emailed orders for the chemicals, which could be combined to make crude bombs, in September 2006.

Four months earlier, he had tried to win a seat on Colne council for the second time.

Ms Cottage said her husband had been very enthusiastic in the BNP, rising through the party's ranks during three years as a member and becoming a friend of its leader, Nick Griffin.

From Pendle Today:

A FORMER British National Party election candidate and friend of party leader Nick Griffin plotted to make bombs as he predicted a civil war between Asians and white people, a court heard.

The wife of Robert Cottage (49) said her husband's involvement with the BNP had made him "really radical" and destroyed their marriage. "He just lost the plot, he started acting really strange," Kerena Cottage (29) told a jury at Manchester Crown Court.

She said: "He thinks there's a war going to happen with the culture, the Asian culture and the white culture and Tony Blair and President Bush are scheming against people."

Cottage was anti-immigration and "didn't like" other cultures, she said. He believed the Government needed to get a tighter grip on the influx of foreigners if civil war was to be avoided.

Under cross-examination Mrs Cottage said Jackson did not agree a civil war was imminent. The court heard a wooden target bow and a nuclear protection suit were found at his house.

And yet, those that sympathise with some of the views held here ('clash of civilisations' ring any bells here???), are strangely quiet. Why aren't they distancing themselves from these people?? Why don't they speak out about the crimes being committed? After all, they would expect the same from the Muslim community, would they not?