Antisemitic London Rally in Disarray After Conflict Breaks Out Among Organizers Over Jewish Speaker
An antisemitic rally set to take place in a London suburb is in jeopardy after fighting broke out among its organizers, the local London publication Ham & High reported on Monday.
Joshua Bonehill-Paine, the white supremacist behind the “Anti-Jewification demonstration” in Golders Green, set to take place on July 4, said he fired the event’s organizer after the latter invited a Jewish speaker to appear at the demonstration.
Bonehill-Paine himself has allegedly been banned from entering London by Metropolitan Police officers investigating allegations of incitement to racial hatred. The 22-year-old, who was also behind an antisemitic rally in nearby Stamford Hill, posted on his blog a copy of a letter he received from police stating his bail conditions.
Following the ban, Bonehill-Paine said he asked fellow far-right activist Eddie Stampton to take over organizing the demonstration, Ham & High said. However, he later wrote on his blog that he removed Stampton from the position due to the latter’s “incompetency.” He resolved to lead the campaign himself.
“Having placed Eddie Stampton as principle organizer of my Anti-Jewification initiative in London, evidence has now come to light which makes his position untenable,” said Bonehill-Paine, the self-proclaimed “leader of the fascist movement, the National Liberation,” who also has a slew of criminal convictions.
“Anybody wishing to organize, lead or speak on July 4 should make contact with me. I ask all other parties, organisations and media outlets to completely ignore and bypass Eddie Stampton as he is no longer involved,” he said.
Bonehill-Paine also invited anti-Israel, British former Member of Parliament George Galloway to speak at the rally, he announced Monday on his website. He also lamented the “underlying Jewish problem which requires immediate attention” in the U.K., and urged for the creation of an “antisemitic coalition” made up of international antisemites calling for “global action against Jewry.”
Ham & High also reported that Bonehill-Paine, who has called the Holocaust “comical” and “hilarious,” said on his blog that he is planning additional rallies for later this year in Finchley, Stamford Hill and several other locations as part of his “anti-Jewification initiative.”
He also said July’s demonstration will feature a ritual burning of Jewish holy books and destruction of Israeli flags. He said “copies of the Talmud books will be burnt in recognition of its racist anti-white teachings.”
“Activists are welcome to bring Israeli flags on July 4 as we will be destroying them in an act of opposition to Israel,” he wrote. “This will be a show of solidarity by English people who recognize that Israel is a corrupt state which is responsible for horrific war crimes.”
“For the Israeli flags that are not destroyed by hand, we will use them to stand upon as we make our historic opposition of the Shomrim Police.”