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The Italian Neo-fascist And The BNP.

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In spite of being extreme xenophobes and bigots, neofascists often like to get together with their life minded Italian comrades, it makes them feel a bit bigger and not just isolated cranks shouting at the moon.

So it was when the notorious neofascist Roberto Fiore visited the BNP’s shindig-in-a-field this year, the Times has more:

“Right-wing European activists have addressed the British National Party’s annual gathering despite protests by anti-fascists that blockaded the event and resulted in 19 arrests in the Derbyshire countryside.

Last night Roberto Fiore, the leader of the Italian far-right party Forza Nuova and a friend of the BNP leader Nick Griffin, spoke to several hundred people at the Red, White and Blue Festival about the “threat” to Europe from Islamic extremism.

Mr Fiore, who once said he was happy to be described as a neo-fascist, was sentenced in 1985 to 10 years prison in Italy, in his absence, for being a member of the political wing of the Armed Revolutionary Nuclei, a fascist terror group.

The group’s armed wing was implicated in the Bologna bombing of 1980, which killed 85 people. Mr Fiore’s jail term was eventually “timed out” under Italy’s statute of limitation laws, and he was able to return to his homeland in April 1999. “

Written by modernityblog

16/08/2009 at 18:06

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  1. ‘In spite of being extreme xenophobes and bigots, neofascists often like to get together with their life minded Italian comrades, it makes them feel a bit bigger and not just isolated cranks shouting at the moon.’

    It’s a weird paradox. The considerable amount of fascist bluster about a Fascist international and a Europe of a hundred flags is more than just tactics. Most fascists are not universalists as in ‘we should run everywhere’. Rather they are ‘henotheistic’, to each people, a god. For Italian and British fascists the equation is easy. The Uber cetniki and wannabee ustashas can even focus their loathing for each other onto those pesky Bosniaks.

    Given revanchism was the core of french ultra-nationalism pre 1914, the fascists within Vichy were very relaxed about the ‘re-loss’ of Alsace Lorraine in 1940. Even Hitler was prepared to leave hundreds of thousands of Tyrolese Germans under Mussolini.

    socialrepublican

    18/08/2009 at 04:06

  2. Fiore has ties with ultra-traditionalist Far Right Catholics, and it was his idea to bring Christianity into neofascism:

    I think the BNP are a bit stuck, because European neo-fascists use religion to talk about bringing back Europe’s Catholic nations. Now, if the BNP use religion, they have to talk about Britain as a Protestant nation. My theory is that this is why the BNP are finding it so hard to find allies in Europe.

    seismicshock

    19/08/2009 at 11:48

  3. Given the BNP’s ‘flexibility’ with regards to Croat Catholic fascism and the organic nationalism of Serbian orthodoxy, I think they might just put forward religion as a united front against them dastardly mozzers

    socialrepublican

    20/08/2009 at 15:06


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