Mar 102024

The frothing-at-the-mouth loons on the far right are all over themselves whining about Islamic terrorism including counting the weekly marches against what is happening in Palestine as Islamic terrorism. Islamic terrorism in the UK is a legitimate problem, but the elephant in the room is far-right terrorism. There’s a fair amount of it going on :- (sourced from the Wikipedia article listing terrorist attacks in the UK)

  1. 2022-10-30: The Dover firebomb attack.
  2. 2019-03-16: Vincent Fuller “used a baseball bat to attack the home of a neighbour of Indian descent and several cars driven by non-white drivers, shouting “Kill Muslims” and “white supremacy” according to witnesses, before stabbing a 19-year-old Bulgarian man”
  3. 2017-06-19: The Finsbury Park van attack.
  4. 2016-06-16: The murder of Jo Cox.
  5. 2013-04-29: : Pavlo Lapshyn, a Ukrainian student and right-wing extremist, fatally stabbed Birmingham resident Mohammed Saleem.
  6. 2013-06-21: He detonated a home-made bomb outside a mosque in Walsall.
  7. 2013-06-28: He detonated a second home-made bomb near a mosque in Wolverhampton.
  8. 2013-07-12: He attacked a mosque in Tipton with an improvised explosive device containing nails.
  9. 1999-04-17: The London nail bombings.
  10. 1999-04-24: The London nail bombings.
  11. 1999-04-29: The London nail bombings.

Excluding a 2007 attack that was anti-authoritarian in nature (so could be said to be either right-wing or left-wing), and a joint IRA and Red Faction attack in 1993, the last genuine far left terrorist attack was in the early 1970s from the Angry Brigade.

Now that list of 11 attacks isn’t huge and hardly compares with the number of Islamic extremist attacks, but it’s there. And more than justifies keeping a close eye on right-whingers.

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