|The South West of England is a fascinating region for
any observer of "race" relations in the UK. Quiet on the surface,
but anecdotal evidence suggests that the region has potential for serious
ethnic tensions. The concern is that internal migrants from the UK's
Midlands; South East and elsewhere are moving to the rural South
West to escape, what they deem as, Britain's "multicultural experiment".
As one person told me when I asked why he had left Leicester (a beautiful
Midlands city) to move 'down West', "I wanted to get away from the f*ucking
Pakis" ("Paki" is a derogatory and racist way of referring to a person
of Pakistani heritage). The apparently good "race" relations enjoyed
by much of the South West might simply reflect the general lack of visible
ethnic minority individuals. In some parts of the South West upwards
of 99% of respondents self-classified as "whites" in the last National
Census. What will happen should the ethnic minority numbers increase
is anyone's guess, but recent events in Yeovil do not bode well.
Yeovil is one of the largest towns in the South West.
In 2004 the BBC made a programme entitled, "A Mosque in the Mendips" that
investigated local outrage at the suggestion that the tiny Yeovil Bangladeshi
Muslim community might wish to build a meeting house. My report on
this programme can be downloaded by clicking here.
It is in RTF format and should be viewable in any wordprocessor.
|Working on the assumption that racists are also usually
antisemites I did a trawl of websites in the South West. I chose
this approach because there is a crucial difference between antisemitism
and racism. Both are regarded as non-PC by 'nice people', but antisemitism
often finds a socially acceptable expression in "anti-Zionism". As
one person I met at a meeting of a "Palestinian Peace Group" in the South
West commented, "Are these people here because they love the Arabs or because
they hate the Jews?". Much that passes for "anti-Zionism" is no more
than repackaged antisemitism of a type that would be familiar to the German
As a result of my search I found www.thetruthseeker.co.uk
It is the most antisemitic website I have yet seen hosted in the UK.
It is far worse than the website run by the "British National Party" (a
racist political party obsessed with "race" and immigration
and reviled for its racism). Presumably, the BNP cannot afford to
be too public with its prejudice considering that it needs to appeal to
the general public for political support. "Truthseeker" has no such
restraints. The following is just a small taster of the content of
this website. Antisemitism by the bucket full.
New Religion" by Arthur Butz:
and Holocaust" by Max Weremchuk
More antisemitic babble. What the author was on
when he wrote this I dread to imagine, but he thinks the Holocaust was
carried out to protect the "lie of Judaism" from criticism by invoking
sympathy for the Jews.
Story of Zundel"
Poor 'ol Ernst Zundel. A sympathetic defence of
the most influential Holocaust denier ever.
Number One 'Thought Criminal'", by Mark Weber – Institute of Historical
Another sympathetic defence of poor 'ol Ernst Zundel.
This time by the Director of the so-called "Institute of Historical Review".
The IHR is the foremost Holocaust denial "think tank" in the world.
Myths and Facts" by Mark Weber – IHR.org
More Holocaust denial. More antisemitism.
Open Society And Its Enemies - The Story Of Auschwitz" by Gilad Atzmon.
Gilad Atzmon is the antisemite's court Jew. Mr.
Atzmon shows that you don't have to be a non-Jew to be an antisemite.
Here is what Oliver Kamm has to say about him.
|"The Palestine Solidarity Campaign - clearly the parent
body, though its Scottish campaign is nominally independent - has “form”
in lionising personalities who really are ferociously antisemitic. Last
September, its Leicester branch played host to the jazz musician Gilad
Atzmon, a bigoted crank who believes the Protocols of the Learned Elders
of Zion accurately describe the state of American society. Those who
admire Atzmon and his message (Socialist Worker described Atzmon’s crude
Jew-baiting as “fearless tirades against Zionism”) will be receptive to
conspiracy theories about Jews." More
This website also features a Swedish antisemite (See:
writer is Swedish anti-Semite") who also passes himself off as a "Jew"
(all the better to make propaganda). Known widely as the "toxic dwarf"
(extreme antisemite plus low intellect), Israel Shamir (also known as Joran
Jermas) is such an awful antisemite that even some pro-Palestinian Arab/anti-Zionist
activists have rejected him. Read "Sue has seen
the light" for more details. According to the now infamous Marxist
anti-Zionist Dr. Sue Blackwell, Shamir is a Nazi (despite the fact that
at one time, before she saw the light, she was willing to link her Birmingham
University website directly to his). Check out her opinion of him
now by emailing her on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above is the same Shamir/Jermas that Lord Ahmed (the
first Muslim Labour peer) hosted a book launch for in the House of Lords
Ahmed's unwelcome guest" by Stephen Pollard). You can read Shamir/Jermas'
entire speech here
on the "Truth Seeker" website. Having read it I am surprised that
Shamir/Jermas was allowed in the UK let alone given the priviledge of speaking
in the House of Lords. What was Lord Ahmed thinking of? As
might be expected, 'Rixon Stewart' rushed to the defence of Shamir/Jermas
|The New Antisemitism
"Gradually, a consensus is developing on the definition
of "new" anti-Semitism, i.e., the variety of Jew-hatred targeting the state
of Israel. Once this mutation's key characteristics have been classified,
an analysis of any speech, writing or action can be made to determine its
anti-Semitic elements. It is no longer relevant who the author is
and whether he is Muslim, Christian, atheist, communist, Maoist, Trotskyite,
Socialist, Liberal, neo-Nazi, Israeli or Diaspora Jew". More
.../ My highlighting.
or Hoax? The Arguments" by Jürgen Graf - The Function of the Holocaust
in the World Since 1945. A "white nationalist crank" who believes
that the Holocaust is a plot against the "white man" or whatever (sigh).
Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel Part I" by Jack Bernstein
(another non-Jew like Israel Shamir posing as a Jew for his own antisemitic
Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel Part II" by Jack Bernstein
(another non-Jew like Israel Shamir posing as a Jew for his own antisemitic
Both of the foregoing are classic antisemitic tracts dressed
up as biography. The author (Hitler's ghost on leave from Hell?)
even repeats the usual stupidity about Jews not being able to be antisemites
thus, "But, if a Jew is the person doing the exposing, you resort to other
tactics". It's not the person saying the stuff stupid, it's the content
that matters. Some people.
The foregoing is just the tip of a very large antisemite
iceberg and it has come ashore in Wiltshire.
|www.thetruthseeker.co.uk is registered to:
Twiga Ltd, 27 Lime Avenue, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12
To view the WHOIS query results for "www.thetruthseeker.co.uk"
|On the Twiga website, www.thetruthseeker.co.uk is described
"The Truth Seeker is an online periodical developed for
the editor of a conspiracy theory journal. The editor is able to create
any number of categories and articles, upload images, control the content
of the homepage, set up adverts and more. Every page on the site is generated
on-the-fly from an Access database using Active Server Pages (ASP)" (See
The editor referred to above is Stewart Rixon (email@example.com)
(or is it Rixon Stewart?). This is unlikely to be the editor's real
name. It also totally misrepresents the nature of the website.
Bigoted and antisemitic would be a better description.
The "author" line in the HTML code of the website's pages
is given as "www.twiga.ltd.uk" i.e.
<meta name="author" content="www.twiga.ltd.uk">.
This presumably makes Twiga Ltd. responsible for the website. Especially
so when one notes that the webmaster's address for the site is: firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Truth Seeker's" mailing address is, "Leading Edge
Publications", PO Box 458, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1WA, England.
|Twiga Ltd is a private limited company (Company No. 03363123).
Its registered office is at,
27 Lime Ave.,
Twiga Ltd's domain name (http://www.twiga.ltd.uk/) is
Twiga Ltd, Attn Gavin Owen, 27 Lime Avenue, Melksham,
Wiltshire, SN12 6UY, United Kingdom.
To view the WHOIS query results for "www.twiga.ltd.uk"
|Mr. Owen is a trained Bible
presenter for the South West.
He also runs a Christian mission (www.hiswayup.com).
"His Way Up" is a registered UK charity (Number 1108099). The website
has a direct link to an extract regarding "His Way Up" from the Charity
Commission's Central Register (click here
to view). Mr. Owen's address details are given there as: Mr. Gavin
Michael Owen, 27 Lime Avenue, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6UY. Tel:
01225 350300. To view the WHOIS query results for "www.hiswayup.com"
Finally, he has his very own website (www.gavinowen.com).
To view the WHOIS query results for "www.gavinowen.com"
All the above information regarding Mr. Owen is already
in the public domain (much of it put there voluntarily by Mr. Owen himself).
I thus reject any notion that by including it on this web page I am in
anyway violating his privacy.
|Let's review the evidence. Twiga Ltd is responsible
for www.thetruthseeker.co.uk according to the HTML page code (i.e. Twiga
Ltd is named as "author"). The same company boasts that this awful
website is included in its portfolio. For technical help regarding
www.thetruthseeker.co.uk you must email: email@example.com
(my highlighting). With his company (Twiga Ltd) so heavily involved
in www.thetruthseeker.co.uk how could Mr. Owen not know the true nature
of the content of this horrendous website? He is probably the webmaster.
Apart from the legal issues this website throws up, is Mr. Owen a fit person
to be a "Bible presenter" or indeed run a Christian mission?
|A crucial question is whether www.thetruthseeker.co.uk
is just a one off nasty or does it instead accurately reflect the real
state of "race" relations in the South West of England?