Tuesday, 5 October 2010
UKIP & the EFD: The Nazi connection
Mario Borghezio: EFD MEP, fascist, friend and colleague of one Nigel Farage
The Fuhrer is very pleased with Nigel's buddies in the EFD!
We can now confirm the existence of a high-level inquiry into the political backgrounds of members of UKIP's EFD group in the European Parliament. In 2004, the then Independence & Democracy Group attracted the attention of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre due to the presence of far-right Greek MEP Georgios Karatzeferis, who still retains links with the EFD both personally and through the Greek MEPs sitting in the group.
Evidence has now been unearthed of links with wartime Nazis, with the Italian MEP Mario Borghezio at the centre of controversy. Borghezio has multiple convictions for racially motivated violence, including an attack on a 12 year old child in 1991. In April 2000, during a regional election campaign, Lega Nord members chanted Borghezio's controversial "Prayer of the Gypsy", with its reference to the gassing of "nomads". He has also been filmed more recently explaining to a group of young fascists the need to infiltrate "mainstream" political organisations.
Borghezio has been linked with the neo-Nazi terrorist group "New Order". However, in a recent interview with Italian journalist Claudio Sabelli Fioretti, Borghezio admitted to his involvement with the Belgian Nazi Jean Thiriart, the founder of Young Europe, a group that espoused a united Europe "from Vladivostok to Dublin", organised in accordance with National Socialist principles.
"Lo stavo in un movimento rivale di Ordine Nuovo. Si chiamava Giovane Europa. Il leader era Jean Thiriart" he stated. This translates as: "I was in a rival movement of New Order. It was called Young Europe. The leader was Jean Thiriart".
Thiriart, a Belgian Nazi, was imprisoned after WW2 for his wartime activities, which included hunting down and killing resistance workers in occupied Europe. Thiriart trained under SS Lt Col Otto "Scarface" Skorzeny, and maintained strong links with him after his release from prison.
In fact, Skorzeny has been revealed to have had partial control over Young Europe at the time when Borghezio was a member.
Skorzeny was involved initially in Operation Werwolf, the Nazi resistance movement, and then subsequently in neo-Nazi terrorist groups across Europe. Evidence has emerged showing that Young Europe operated a number of paramilitary training camps, and that it was on the instructions of Skorzeny in the 1960s that these camps were closed down.
Associates of Thiriart were involved in an attempted Nazi coup in Belgium in 1973, and papers obtained this summer from Belgian police have helped researchers to prove ongoing links between a number of activists.
Given Borghezio's open support for fascism, and his record of racially motivated violence - his last arrest was as recently as 2007 - it is no wonder he has started to attract the interest of some high-players in the game.
Original article at CLICK HERE