UK far-right and Pitts­burgh

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY LEE HARPIN

FAR-RIGHT WEB­SITES that rally to the cause of former English De­fence League leader Tommy Robin­son are lit­tered with the same an­tisemitic dog­whis­tles used by neo-Nazi Robert Bow­ers, who car­ried out the Pitts­burgh atroc­ity.

Name-check­ing the Jewish bil­lion­aire phi­lan­thropist “Ge­orge Soros” and us­ing the term “glob­al­ist” to de­scribe an es­tab­lish­ment con­spir­acy has be­come a core tac­tic for far-right ex­trem­ists.

Bri­tish sup­port­ers of or­gan­i­sa­tions such as the Demo­cratic Foot­ball Lads Al­liance and users of pro-Tommy Robin­son news-sites such as Rebel Me­dia and The Re­al­ity Re­port also use sim­i­lar lan­guage on broad­casts and in­ter­net chat rooms.

The JC dis­cov­ered a video pub­lished by The Re­al­ity Re­port — a hugely pop­u­lar news site for far-right sup­port­ers in the UK — which in­cluded at­tacks by one in­di­vid­ual named Celtic War­rior on the “Zion­ist-cre­ated left­ist move­ment that de­spises tra­di­tional Chris­tian fam­ily val­ues and morals”.

The post ap­peared un­der­neath a re­port al­leg­ing that the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice “mis­han­dled” a march on Oc­to­ber 13 by the Demo­cratic Foot­ball Lads Al­liance, which was quoted stat­ing that at­tacks on the march had come from “Ge­orge Soros-fi­nanced Com­mu­nist thugs.”

While much of the con­tent re­volved around the claim that Mus­lims have de­stroyed tra­di­tional English cul­ture, it was also made clear that the Jews or the “Glob­al­ists” were held largely to blame.

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