Minutes after inviting him in, the BNP ejects the Times reporter Dominic Kennedy from a press conference. They objected to an article in Saturday's paper
Many do believe that the Left has gotten too extreme ~ as Mr. Singh the first non-White member of the BNP party does ~ who are even willing to back political Islam based on the Koran that calls for world domination and the subjugation of all non-Muslims ~ this is being moved along under the banner of the Left's anti-racism campaign ~ and the BNP is one of the few British party's willing to speak out about it ~ but clearly their tactics are still there. As this Times reporter found after he wrote an article which they did not find favorable.
The day the BNP said it had changed its ways - Times
One man grabbed my nose and tried to remove it from my face. I was seized and shoved out of the door towards a parked car. I threw my hands out to steady myself. A BNP thug snarled: “Don’t touch people’s cars mate.” Obviously, I offered no resistance.
I had gone to the Elm Park pub in Hornchurch to report on a press conference at which Nick Griffin, MEP for North West England and chairman of the British National Party, was to explain how his activists had just passed an historic membership reform.
Although I had been invited, one prominent BNP politician had taken exception to an article in Saturday’s edition of The Times. After he lost his temper with me I was quickly shoved and lifted out of the building, hit in the back and had my face squashed.
The BNP, the most successful hard-right party since Oswald Mosley’s 1930s neo-Nazi Blackshirts, had been forced by equality legislation to hold an extraordinary general meeting to let non-whites become members. [..]
LONDON (AFP) — An Indian-born Sikh pensioner is hoping to become the first non-white member of the far-right British National Party (BNP) because he wants to fight Islamic extremism, he said on Monday.
Rajinder Singh, 78, is joining the BNP -- whose policies include stopping immigration -- after the party voted Sunday to change its constitution to admit ethnic minorities for the first time, following a court ruling.
Singh, a retired teacher, was born in West Punjab and left India in 1967.
He said he had seen the "potential of Islam", witnessing extensive violence after partition in 1947, and wanted to "save" Britain by working to prevent similar scenes here.
"Islam is global, it has zero loyalty to Britain," he said.
"The BNP are sons of soil and they are standing up for their soil. I wish we had a counterpart of the BNP in India in 1946."
He said he had adopted the "British way of life" but denied he had renounced Sikh values.
"Some Sikhs say 'You are not a Sikh', but I have core Sikh values," he added.
"Britain is changing, it's not the Britain I came to when I came in. The British people are worried, and the BNP is the expression of their worry".
Singh also praised BNP leader Nick Griffin for "taking on the whole storm of lefties" who wanted to encourage multiculturalism.
The BNP says it expects Singh to become an official member Tuesday, while Griffin has said he expects a "trickle, rather than a flood" of applications from ethnic minorities.
The party has no MPs in the House of Commons but two of its representatives sit in the European Parliament and it has dozens of local councillors around England.