I SPENT THE WEEKEND WATCHING TOPLESS FEMINISTS PISS OFF NEO-NAZIS
MEET THE SIX JIHADISTS WHO WERE TOO STUPID TO BLOW UP THE EDL
WE ASKED THE LUNATIC FRINGE OF UK POLITICS ABOUT THEIR IDEAL BRITAIN
THE LEADER OF THE “REAL” KKK MESSAGED US ON TWITTER
I’m sure hundreds of people come into this exact problem roughly once every day, but logging into Twitter last week to find a direct message from the leader of the Ku Klux Klan was a new one for me. A kind of awkward but mostly hilarious new one, in that the message was from Bradley Jenkins – the Grand Imperial Wizard of the United Klans of America (UKA) – who told me that Thomas Robb, the guy I spoke to that time a woman set herself on fire and blamed it on the KKK, was the leader of a “fake Klan” and claimed I should speak to him, the leader of the “true Klan”.
The UKA is a faction of the Klan that has historically been associated with extreme acts of violence, like a number of murders throughout the 60s and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963, which killed four young girls. All the online literature I could find about the UKA (apart from on its own website) referred to the organisation in the past tense, with many stating that it had effectively disbanded after the death of its leader, Robert Shelton, in 2003. I called Bradley to see just how he could be the leader of a defunct organisation and why his gang were more real than Thomas Robb’s gang.
Bradley Jenkins’ friendly Twitter profile picture.
VICE: Hi Bradley. What did you mean when you said I’d spoken to a “fake Klan”?
Bradley Jenkins: We call these other Klans “pop-up Klans”. Our government made it very easy for people to call themselves Klans by splitting all the Klans up. The United Klans of America are the true Klan – we have a history, we have a charter, we’re not a hate organisation; we’re just a fraternal white organisation.
And you consider Thomas Robb’s Knights of the KKK to be a pop-up Klan?
Oh, I won’t even tell you what I think of that man. He used to be a good Klansman, but look at the difference between his website and ours: he’s begging for money on every page. Sure, it takes money to operate, but begging for £20 to £30 a month from people who are losing their jobs just isn’t right.
At around 3AM last Friday morning, George Galloway emerged from a Bradford leisure centre to a crowd of hundreds of baying supporters. They bore him aloft through the streets. Then they plonked him down inside a Hummer, and drove him to his campaign HQ in Grattan Road. Here, he was given a megaphone. He duly gave that megaphone a piece of his mind.
“All praise to Allah!” began Gorgeous George, a Roman Catholic, not a Muslim.
“Allah!” returned the crowd, “Allah!” These people were fundamentally Muslims, not Roman Catholics pretending to be Muslims, like George.
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Glasgow’s confusing football rivalry is perhaps best personified in a guy named Abdul Rafiq. He’s a Rangers fan who’s been banned from all football grounds for five years for singing anti-Catholic songs. He also happens to be the only Muslim member of right-wing nationalist group the English Defence League. We’re pretty much BFFs now, so I called him up for a chat.
Read our interview with Abdul, and watch the trailer for our documentary about Glasgow’s football rivalry here.
Hannah spends the day busking with a few of the street singers from the Senin-Kamis school. At night, Hannah meets up with two other girls who work as prostitutes. Although the school has helped to create a supportive community for the women, many still have to contend with busking and prostitution as a means of survival
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VICE heads to Indonesia to visit the Senin-Kamis School, an Islamic school for Javanese transvestites. Our host, Hannah Brooks, meets the school’s founder, Maryani, and the rest of the ladies who call this place home. Then Hannah is taken to a local funeral, where Maryani speaks about the difficulties of living as a transvestite and a practicing Muslim.
Watch the film here
Guys, relax. Islam is a religion which means ‘peace’. It does not mean ‘pieces of commuter ankle flying through the Aldgate air’. It’s a subtle yet important distinction you guys need to get with, and the first step in you guys overcoming your lamentable Islamophobia.
Honestly, the way things are going in this country, these days a guy like me can’t even walk into a crowded shopping mall with a full beard, backpack and white religious dress, shout “Allahu akbar!” and strike a match, without some ex-squaddie have-a-go-hero leaping onto me and pinning me to the ground. Don’t these people know I’m joking? That I’m just celebrating our differences in the only way I know how?
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Islamic law forbids men to dress and adopt the mannerisms of women, and vice versa. Unsurprisingly, the image of a bunch of transsexuals facing Mecca with their dicks dangling underneath their jilbāb gives some parts of Islamic society the heebie-jeebies