For immediate release: Saturday 23 July
UAF comment on Anders Behring Breivik, arrested as a suspect after the massacre in Norway
Weyman Bennett, joint secretary of Unite Against Fascism, said: “The evidence is mounting that Anders Behring Breivik holds far-right views and supports fascist and Islamophobic organisations – including the English Defence League and British National Party.
“If the terrorist atrocities in Oslo and Utøya in turn out to be the work of neo-Nazis, it wouldn’t be the first time this has happened.
“The Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 was initially blamed on Muslims, but was in fact carried out by the far right. And in 1999 black, Asian and gay communities in London were targeted by the Nazi nailbomber David Copeland.
“We must not allow this culture of race hate to grow. We have to stand up the EDL and their equivalents across Europe. That is why antifascists from up and down the country will be protesting against the EDL in Tower Hamlets on 3 September.”
Notes to editors
1) The UAF website story Norway massacre suspect claimed EDL discussions notes evidence that Breivik was familiar with and claimed links to the EDL.
2) The national demonstration against the EDL on Saturday 3 September in Tower Hamlets, east London, is called by UAF and United East End and backed by trade unions, community leaders and others. For more details, see the UAF website.
3) For further comment, contact Weyman Bennett on 07734 032314.