Leigh MacMillen with David Coppin
Crivvens! Jings! And Help Ma Boab! At times, explaining politics to the scum sucking bucket-feeders on the far right is like trying to explain politics to other scum sucking bucket-feeders on the far right. Many readers will be familiar with the depressing ‘Far Right Sex Offenders List’ that we started in September 2014 – which we’ve had to update twice in the last 6 weeks – to expose the hypocrisy of the EDL et al., protesting about ‘Asian grooming gangs’ when there are plenty of sex offenders in their own ranks. Since then, we have had to explain to far right critics that, like everyone else, we believe that all sexual abuse is cruel, devastating and wrecks lives, whatever colour, religion, or gender the perpetrator might be.
‘Why don’t you comment on these?’ asked 1 person on our Twitter feed yesterday, posting links to an article on a non-white sex offender case. Well, we’re a militant anti-fascist blog and, although we revile all sex offenders, the ones we focus on are from far right organisations so leave other such cases to the courts, social media and mainstream press.
The far right racialise the problem of sexual abuse by claiming that the majority of sex offenders are Muslim males and ignore the fact that many abusers are actually white males. It would also seem obvious that the major issue is less to do with pigmentation or religion and more to do with being abusive males who are out of control. The far right do not demonstrate outside courts where white sex offenders are being tried, and especially not when the accused are their own mates like with the recent Leigh MacMillan case that the EDL tried to cover up.
When we posted a link to the Sex Offenders list on our Twitter account someone said that ‘I suppose this means all EDL are paedophiles in your tiny collectivist minds?’ Well, no, but among the several hundred active members of the UK far right scene there seems to be an extraordinary amount of them.
One of the many appalling aspects of the Leigh MacMillan case was that he had been actively protesting against Asian sex offenders but this is hardly new: EDL supporter Mark Hogg who was jailed for sexual assault of a minor (2014); Scottish Defence League woman beater Kristopher Allan who had been jailed for grooming a 13 year old (2006); and Ryan Fleming of National Action who was jailed a 2nd time for sexual offences (2017); all had been active in such protests.
This blog takes issue with hypocrisy, frequency, denial and the racialising of sexual abuse, viz.,
- the hypocrisy of the far right selectively protesting against non-white sex offenders when so many have been exposed within their own gangs
- the decision to remain silent despite the frequency of these exposures
- for attempting to deny, cover up or excuse their own sex offenders like National Action, EDL, and Infidels have done
- and for racialising an issue that is more about male force and coercion rather than religion or ethnicity.