Last night the 7.30 Report showed a segment exposing the activities of a neo-Nazi anti-Islamic hate group calling itself the Australian Defence League (ADL), an off-shoot of the English Defence League (EDL), an extreme right-wing anti-Islam hate organisation made up mainly of ex-Nazis, skinheads and football hooligans.
Their enemy du jour is Islam. They now deny their Nazi and neo-Nazi roots and the anti-Semitism of their twentieth century background; indeed, many of their members today support the Israeli Zionist cause despite their past hatred of Jews. It’s a classic case of ‘the enemy of your enemy is your friend’. For them, Nazism is old hat. Of course, there are those that will always be Jew-haters but, for today, their hatred is directed at Islam. Today, they’ll keep quiet about their past anti-Semitism; they have a new enemy in their sights.
Many of Bolt’s Bloggies, those that regularly comment on Bolt’s blog supporting his anti-Islam rhetoric and hatreds, have openly supported the ADL in their comments. Some have even inferred that they are members.
Bolt himself is smart enough not to be associated directly with these extremists but certainly he sympathises with their views. And he is more than happy for his Bloggies to peddle support for the ADL at his blog. ADL members, in turn, support Bolt’s views and his blog.
The ADL is a growing hate organisation that Bolt indirectly supports. The Australian Federal Police need to investigate the ADL – which I understand they are – and also need to investigate Bolt’s association with them to assess the extent of his incitement to violence, either directly or indirectly, against the Australian Islamic community.