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European “Counterjihad Activists” Making Links with Christian Right

24 March 2012 General 10 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

by Richard Bartholomew (Barth’s Notes)

The British Freedom Party reports:

On Friday March 9 a media team from the Christian Action Network came to London to conduct interviews with various Counterjihad activists about the spread of sharia and the Islamization of Europe. Below is their interview with Paul Weston, the Chairman of the British Freedom Party.

The CAN interview with Tommy Robinson was posted yesterday at Gates of ViennaElisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff will be up next.

CAN previously interviewed English Defence League members in 2009, during a visit to the UK with Robert Spencer. CAN used the opportunity to invite EDL activists to a private dinner with Spencer and Douglas Murray, to the embarrassment of the two men; Murray’s Centre for Social Cohesion sent me a message asking me to clarify that “CAN asked Douglas to do an interview with them – upon seeing the presence of the EDL at the CAN discussion he refused to deal with them and left the venue.”

CAN was primarily known for anti-gay activism prior to taking an interest in Islam; CAN’s president, Martin Mawyer, has a history of virulent statements on the subject (in particular, in 1997 he denounced Ellen DeGeneres’ “FILTHY LESBIAN LIFESTYLE”), which Spencer initially dismissed in 2009 as “not jihad-related”. However, in 2010 Mawyer’s views were reported in Dutch media, prompting Geert Wilders to withdraw from the Los Angeles premiere of a CAN documentary entitled Islam Rising: Geert Wilders’ Warning to the West. The premiere, which had been organised by Pamela Geller and Spencer, was quickly cancelled, and Spencer affected to be shocked at the discovery of Mawyer’s “ugly, vitriolic… hysterical, self-righteous, abusive rhetoric”.

The British Freedom Party and the EDL now have several links with Christian Right activists. Weston and Stephen Lennon (“Tommy Robinson”) are regular guests on Michael Coren’s Arena TV show; Coren is a member of the more intellectual end of the Catholic right, and, like Mawyer, he is particularly known for his objections to homosexuality. Weston and Lennon are also friendly with the Tennessee Freedom Coalition’s Andy Miller (the TFC was in the news recently after arranging for local police to be trained in Islam at an evangelical church in Murfreesboro; the group alsohas links with the British organisation Christian Concern).

Sabaditsch-Wolff, meanwhile, was recently invested as a Dame of “the Knights of Malta — The Ecumenical Order”, by Nicholas Papanicolaou and none  other than Gen William “Jerry” Boykin; the two men are, respectively, the Order’s “Grand Master” and “Grand Chancellor”. Both men are close to the evangelist Rick Joyner, who is a “Deputy Member of the Supreme Council”. Joyner, who receives messages from God about how an earthquake will soon destroy the west coast of the USA, claims that he was introduced to the Order by an “Austrian baron”, and that his books were responsible for a “spiritual renewal” in the Order.

(Hat tip: EDL News)

Original post: European “Counterjihad Activists” Making Links with Christian Right


  1. What is Islamization? If u are not a Muslim then u don’t have to follow Sharia law. If you are not a Catholic you don’t have to go to a confession. If you are not a Jew then you don’t have to eat kosher food only. Why do people have to fear that (especial in this modern society) they will be forced to follow someone else religious’ belief? If you don’t like their religion then don’t convert to it; mind your own business.

  2. If we just all followed: Live and let live – this world would be much more nicer place to live.

  3. Birds of a feather flock together, & crap on the rest of us.

  4. The Christian right are the true Jihadists.

  5. Jessica,

    If Sharia only applies to Muslims why have Muslims rioted when non-Muslims draw Mohammed cartoons? Why have Muslims killed people when non-Muslims burn the Koran? Why are non-Muslims sentenced to death for comments made about Mohammed or Islam?What business is it of any Muslim what a non-Muslim living in a secular country chooses to do?

  6. Hera, Jessica will never answer that question, if she had thought very deeply about the issue she would have never written the comment as such.

    What is all this hate going on about the Christian Right? Who have they killed in the past year? What Mosques or churches have they burned in the past year? How many riots have they participated in within the last year? Is simply having a view or a philosophy for living now considerd a Jihadist now?


    WW2 Heroes – Graves desecrated by Muslim mob in libya.

  8. Kevin M. Kordelski those are the people who your nation fund and support in slaughtering libyans. you nation give them money, weapons, bombs to kill libyans. your nation is the one who created them, yet you blame the muslims. hahaha
    but yeah bastard never can think right

  9. U.S. crimes in Iraq, burning people kill people and try out new weapons on the Iraqis as if they were mice of the experiments .. O America, stop talking about freedom, democracy and peace

  10. U.S. crimes in Iraq, burning people kill people and try out new weapons on the Iraqis as if they were mice of the experiments .. O America, stop talking about freedom, democracy and peace

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