Do the Anti-Islam/Neo-Nazi T-shirts Sold by UK Military Charity Indicate towards a Wider Problem?

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1st Knight charity founder Andy Linihan

An undercover investigation by the BBC Scotland found that a military charity which raises funds for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, was selling anti-Islamic and Nazi-themed items.

According to the report, the founder of 1st Knight Military Charity, Andy Linihan, was selling a Velcro badge which is designed to be placed on uniforms or baseball caps. Underneath the picture of an assault rifle were the words “72 Virgins Express”, which meant, according to Linihan, the shooting of suicide bombers. One T-shirt had a picture of two naked women, a pint of beer and a pig. It read: ‘Pork-eating, beer-drinking, womanising infidel’. The charity volunteer explained:

“They’re not allowed to eat it are they? These Muslims. Pork-eating, beer-drinking – basically it’s against their religion. Womanising – they’re not allowed to womanise, are they? And yet they call us infidels.”

Other merchandise included Nazi-themed T-shirts and hooded jumpers emblazoned with neo-Nazi emblems.

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Rockwood Academy Allegedly Threatening Parents and Pupils with PREVENT

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Earlier posts on Rockwood Academy:

Rockwood Academy is run by Trojan Horse Beneficiaries and Endorsed by “Extremists”

What did you learn at Rockwood Academy today, Dear Little Boy of Mine?


In the previous blogs on the Birmingham-based Rockwood Academy (formerly Park View Academy), we saw how policies of persecution like PREVENT and indoctrination using the British Army dovetailed the neoconservative agenda to forge a compliant, subservient subject and consequently the “closed society”.

The question of course remains; how can parents allow this to happen?

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Queen’s Speech: An Attempt to Cement the Neoconservative “Closed Society”

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Much commentary has been written on the Counter-Extremism Bill. The journalist Dilly Hussain has done a comprehensive article addressing the key points of the Bill. CAGE has published a blog which neatly highlights the excessive, hypocritical, dangerous and completely unnecessary nature of the proposals. The organisation has further published a point by point breakdown of whatever ambiguous information has been thus far provided.

There are few articles which delve into the noxious nature of the Extremism measures on this blog too:

A Critical Overview of the Counter Extremism Strategy

Counter Extremism Strategy “Really is Counter-Islamic Strategy”

On Extremism Disruption Orders

Will the UK Government’s Counter-Extremism Programme Criminalise Dissent? (Arun Kundnani)

In this blog, I would like to elucidate some additional noteworthy points and arguments on the measures.  I will also focus on other proposals, which seem at first to be disconnected to the Extremism Bill, yet also foster the neoconservative closed society.

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