Apparently wanting to hasten her journey from serious pundit to fringe wing nut, pro-am motormouth Katie Hopkins has latched on to a group calling itself Defend Europe, which doesn’t want anything to do with Europe’s political structures, but does want to interfere in the operations in the Mediterranean Sea, where refugees and migrants are being rescued from often flimsy and dangerously overloaded boats.
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Hatey Katie explained “These guys raised funds to observe the NGO boats & return migrants back to the Libyan coast” and later enthused that Defend Europe was “Rightly overwhelmed with funding & support. The fight back against the NGO ferry service in the Med”. But, not for the first time, Ms Hopkins had allied herelf with the far right. How far right some of Defend Europe’s backers are soon became apparent.
As Hope Not Hate has revealed, “Defend Europe leader Martin Sellner, who has previously written about ‘our attempts to rehabilitate Nazism as a revolutionary idea, to “wash” its “negative image”’”, noting that Sellner has been given sympathetic coverage by the convocation of the irredeemably batshit otherwise known as Breitbart.
It gets worse. Also backing this group, “David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacist veteran, has urged people to donate to Defend Europe, tweeting to his 40,000 twitter followers: ‘Defend Europe Identitarian SAR has a ship, now needs money to get to the Mediterranean. Donate now! #DefendEurope’”.
And worse. “In an article on AltRight.com, the platform run by white nationalist and alt-right figurehead Richard Spencer (who describes himself as an ‘identitarian’), author Charles Lyons calls Defend Europe’s initiative ‘heroic’ and refers to NGO ships as ‘invasion vessels’ … He goes on to state ‘This is encouraging news. Young Whites are waking up to their disenfranchisement across the White World. The future belongs to us’”.
Hatey Katie does have some interesting new pals. And there are more Nazis. “The Daily Stormer, the world’s premier Nazi website, has published multiple supportive articles filled with antisemitic dog-whistles, gutter racial epithets and even the eager anticipation of deaths. One article states ‘These (((NGO))) scum have smuggled hundreds of thousands of sub-human vermin to Europe in the last couple of years … The only thing that’ll stop the shit-skins from flooding Europe, and remove the ones already here, are more actions like what the Identitarians here have done”. And more Nazis still.
“In another piece titled ‘Nazi Project to Sink Rapefugee Boats Crowdfunded for $100k’ the author Charles Zeiger, who uses the SS Death’s Head logo as his avatar, writes ‘This is a great initiative… These parasites need to be inculcated with a deep fear of making the trip across the Mediterranean sea. Right now, the Negroes believe that Europeans will come and pick them up to bring them to our countries… Godspeed, men. Your ancestors are proud’”. These are the kinds of people Katie Hopkins is getting into bed with.
Oh, and “Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin wrote in yet another article … ‘NGOs are engaged in a criminal human trafficking racket that is being funded by the state and private Jews’”. That’s not “just telling it like it is”, it’s open support of the worst kind of racism.
Katie Hopkins is shilling for Nazis. Now we can see the true nature of the beast.