‘Watch your back. You’ll get burnt’

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY DANA GLOGER

THE BRI­TISH Na­tional Party’s le­gal ad­viser is claim­ing that he has re­ceived death threats af­ter the JC ex­posed his views on var­i­ous Jewish com­mu­nal bod­ies and on the JC it­self — which he de­scribed as “racist”.

Lee Barnes, writ­ing his blog, had crit­i­cised Search­light mag­a­zine and the Board of Deputies, and ac­cused the JC of “fund­ing ter­ror­ism” fol­low­ing its sup­port for a cam­paign to stop the BNP mak­ing gains in the May 1 elec­tions.

Last week, the JC re­ported th­ese com­ments, along with the news of the res­ig­na­tion of a se­nior BNP can­di­date.

This week, Mr Barnes posted a new blog in re­sponse. Af­ter con­ced­ing that it was “a fair… ar­ti­cle”, he added: “The Jewish Chron­i­cle is a racist or­gan­i­sa­tion. It de­mands that the only peo­ple in Bri­tain who should be pro­hib­ited from or­gan­is­ing to pro­tect and rep­re­sent their com­mu­nity in­ter­ests… are the in­dige­nous Bri­tish peo­ple.”

In re­sponse, one com­men­ta­tor on his blog wrote: “You had bet­ter watch your back… You are play­ing with fire and you WILL get burnt, that’s a prom­ise.”

An­other de­scribed Mr Barnes as “Nazi scum” and said he would “pay the ul­ti­mate price”. An­other com­ment on the blog said: “Go and meet real men in the CST any day and you will be drink­ing soup through a straw for the rest of your nat­u­ral.”

Mr Barnes de­scribed the CST as “the Zion­ist ver­sion of C18 [neo-Nazi group]” ask­ing: “As such, why are the Met Po­lice work­ing with the CST? The fact that var­i­ous Zion­ist Nazis seem to think the CST is a ter­ror­ist group is grounds for its ban.”

Mr Barnes said this week: “I don’t know if the threat is re­ally from the CST or from some­one us­ing their name but if peo­ple have the per­cep­tion that the CST is a mil­i­tary wing, then that is quite alarm­ing.”

Not­ing that he would be re­port­ing the com­ments on his blog to po­lice, he said: “I am fear­ful as there is a his­tory of our peo­ple be­ing at­tacked, so the threats are quite se­ri­ous. A cou­ple of years ago I re­ceived threats from alQaida. I have also had threats from left ex­trem­ists and now from those us­ing the name of the CST and Is­rael.”

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