And they have been strangely silent when it comes to other statements made by MEPs/members of the various parties that make up UKIP's EFD Group:
The Slovak National Party reacted rather badly to their massive defeat in the Slovakian national elections.
"Homosexuals and Hungarians will begin to rule in this state, so thank you very much.”
Mr Slota - leader of the SNP - has described Slovak’s Hungarian minority as a "a tumour on the body of the Slovak nation".
He also famously said that "in 1248 a Frankish bishop was amazed after visiting the Carpathian basin that God could have given such a beautiful country to such ugly people. He was referring to the old Hungarians, who were Mongoloid types with crooked legs and even more disgusting horses. Somehow these people have vanished. Who civilized them? Probably us, the Slovaks".
Mr Slota has gone on record as saying that the best way to treat gypsies is with a “long whip in a small yard”. He even once threatened to “sit in our tanks and destroy Budapest".
Slota called the fascist leader Jozef Tiso "one of the greatest sons of the Slovak nation" and on February 17, 2000, 40 of the 41 city council members in Žilina, where Slota is mayor, voted to dedicate a plaque honoring Tiso.
And what of the True Finns?
In April 2009, all the leaders of Finland's political parties signed a declaration condemning racism. Only Soini refused to sign. The party also believes homosexuality to be an "aberration". Finnish celebrity Teuvo Loman complained to police about a Facebook site, called "Lets beat Teuvo Straight", set up by a True Finns candidate for Urjala municipal council elections. The site allegedly promoted violence against Loman.
In December 2006, True Finn councillor Jussi Halla-aho caused a controversy when he published the following comments as part of a discussion about immigrants and rape: “The number of rapes will increase in any case. Therefore, as more and more women will undoubtedly get raped, I sincerely hope that at least the right women, the green-leftist reformers and their voters, will find themselves in the clutches of the rapists, who randomly select their victims. Rather them than anyone else. With people like that nothing else works, except when their own multiculturalist views turn against them.” Halla-aho, who describes asylum seekers as "parasites" , has been charged with hate crimes.
And Lega Nord?
Giancarlo Gentilini, Lega Nord's Mayor of Treviso, is notorious for having said said of immigrants, that "we should dress them up like hares and bang-bang-bang".
However, Gentilini also declared, at a rally in Padania in 2008, that "We must cleanse our streets of the black-skinned, the yellow-skinned, the Roma … I would have all the immigrants put on file, one by one. Unfortunately, this is not allowed by the law. They are the carriers of all sorts of diseases, tuberculosis, Aids, scabies, hepatitis." As a result he was convicted of "inciting racial hatred", and banned from speaking at political meetings.
Lega Nord was expelled from Farage's Ind Dem group back in 2006. Now they are back, in the EFD group, and Farage says that they have "behaved themselves since the expulsion".
Have they, Nigel? Since the expulsion, Gentili has been convicted of incitement to racial hatred, MEP Mario Borghezio has been arrested for "racial offences" by Belgian police (2007), and last year, Matteo Salvini, (one of the MEPs expelled by Farage), has called for "racial segregation" on Italian public transport, and has appeared on you tube chanting racist slogans with football supporters.
And Morton Messerschmidt?
In 2002, Messerschmidt received a jail sentence for incitement to racial hatred. But it gets worse - much worse.
In 2007, Messerschmidt was forced to resign from the Danish government after he was seen "Heiling Hitler" and singing Nazi marching songs in a bar in Copenhagen. He has subsequently denied some of the allegations, although at the time he confessed.
We note that UKIP's leaders - and those UKIP MEPs who still remain in the EFD - have failed to condemn ANY of the racist and homophobic statements quoted above. Need we say more? See: LINK & LINK
This is what Nikki Sinclaire had to say about Borghezio:
From her blog:
Vile Lega Nord MEP and UKIP colleague Borghezio agrees with Norwegian monsters manifesto
How on earth can UKIP continue to sit in the same group as this man?
Press Statement by Nikki Sinclaire MEP
On the atrocities in Norway, and the response of the Lega Nord MEP Mario Borghezio
My heart goes out to the victims of the atrocities that took place in Norway last week, and to their families. There can be no excuses, no justifications, this was nothing but an act of pure and unmitigated evil.
In protest against violent right-wing extremism, I resigned from UKIP's political group in the European Parliament, the Europe of Freedom & Democracy (EFD). I particularly cited the racism and homophobia prevelant in the Italian Lega Nord. As a result of my stand, I had the UKIP party whip withdrawn by the party leadership.
In the wake of this vile mass murder, one of those Lega Nord MEPs I particularly objected to, Mario Borghezio, a man with at least two convictions for racially motivated violence, including an assualt on a child, has gone on record as supporting the murderer Breivik. He stated that “One hundred per cent of Breivik’s ideas are good, in some cases extremely good. The positions of Breivik reflect the views of those movements across Europe which are winning elections.”
I now call upon UKIP MEPs to distance themselves from this objectionable political group, of which Lega Nord is not the only party to contain members with racial convictions. As 76 families mourn their loved ones, now is the moment for UKIP MEPs to take stock, and act on their conscience, rather than remain in a political group with such extremists, purely on the grounds that they can earn more money by doing so.
For further information contact Nikki Sinclaire MEP on 07941 461255
To see the original: LINK
From the BBC:
Italy MEP backs ideas of Norway killer Breivik
An Italian MEP has described the ideas of Norway's self-confessed mass killer, Anders Behring Breivik, as "good" and in some cases "excellent".
Mario Borghezio, who belongs to the Northern League party, condemned Mr Breivik's violence, but backed his stance against Islam.
The Northern League is a partner in PM Silvio Berlusconi's government.
Mr Borghezio's comments in a radio interview sparked outrage, with opposition calls for the MEP to resign.
Mr Breivik's justification for killing 76 people was that he wanted to inflict maximum damage on Norway's governing Labour Party because of its failure to clamp down on immigration.
"Some of the ideas he expressed are good, barring the violence. Some of them are great," Mario Borghezio told Il Sole-24 Ore radio station.
He agreed with Mr Breivik's "opposition to Islam and his explicit accusation that Europe has surrendered before putting up a fight against its Islamicisation".
The Northern League is an avowedly anti-immigration, regionalist Italian political party, key to the governing coalition, and known for its anti-Islamic rhetoric.
The controversy sparked swift reaction from fellow MEPs.
"My heart goes out to the victims of the atrocities that took place in Norway last week, and to their families. There can be no excuses, no justifications. This was nothing but an act of pure and unmitigated evil," said Nikki Sinclaire.
Ms Sinclaire resigned last year from the European Parliament umbrella group, Europe of Freedom & Democracy (EFD), which included her UK Independence Party, as well as Italy's Northern League. She cited the racism of Northern League members in making her decision.
"Mr Borghezio's reported comments are shocking and, if accurately reported, reprehensible. They are in no way reflective of UKIP's position or that of the EFD Group," said a UKIP spokesman.
But Mr Borghezio is not the only right-wing politician to express sympathy with the actions of Anders Behring Breivik.
A member of France's far-right National Front party has been suspended after writing a defence of the Norwegian attacker on his blog.
Jacques Coutela described Mr Breivik as "the main defender of the West", comparing him to Charles Martel, a seventh century leader who halted Islamic expansion in western Europe.
"The reason for the Norway terror attacks: fighting the Muslim invasion, that's what people don't want you to know", read the post.
Mr Coutela stood as a National Front candidate in local elections in March.
"He was suspended today pending a party disciplinary committee," said Steeve Briois, the Front's general secretary.
Meanwhile, the leader of the English Defence League (EDL), Stephen Lennon, said the mass killing in Norway was a wake-up call.
"What happened in Oslo shows how desperate some people are becoming in Europe," said Mr Lennon, who was convicted earlier this week of leading a brawl involving 100 football fans.
"It's a ticking time bomb. If they don't give that frustration and anger a platform as such and a voice - and a way of getting emotion out in a democratic way - it will create monsters like this lunatic."
The EDL is also known for its strong stance against immigration.
Mr Breivik has posted admiring comments online about the EDL.
The League leadership is checking his claims to have contacts among its members.
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