Yep, Anonymous has done it again.The ‘hacktivist’ group has exposed emails that seem to show links between an American far-right group and the the UK’s far-right British National Party (BNP), the Guardian reports.
With “Operation Blitzkrieg”, Anonymous infiltrated the website and emails of American Third Position (A3P), a white nationalist political group, and obtained emails in which it praised the BNP leader, Nick Griffin and mentioned conversations with BNP member and member of European Parliament (MEP) Andrew Brons.
The emails and private messages were published under the title “Good Night, White Pride”.
The timestamps and dates on the emails, as well as the people mentioned, seem to show the links between the two groups are current.
In one January 2010 email from “WhiteNewsNow” with the subject “Your Beautiful Pontoon Bridge”, Griffin is described as “probably the most effective white activist in the world today”.
Griffin is referred to in another December 2009 email about the Copenhagen climate conference: “Today will definitely be a Pearl Harbor for the Global Warming criminals who are at this moment cringing in the 4,200-seat arena in Copenhagen where Nick Griffin is clobbering them with the truth about Climategate. Good things are happening … and this is our chance to seize the opportunity.”
The messages also talk about interactions with MEP Andrew Brons. An email titled “minutes for leadership phone conference January 7, 2012” states: “Next Meeting: Andrew Brons, Member of European Parliament and no. 2 in BNP, will be joining our phone conference. He has expressed enthusiasm about Merlin’s [Merlin Miller, A3P’s nominee for the 2012 presidential election] presidential campaign.”
A spokesman for the BNP was evasive when contacted by the Guardian for a comment. “We don’t know if [Andrew Brons] had contact with them [A3P] over the phone. If he did we don’t see what the issue is, he’s a popular MEP. If he spoke to them he’s been elected to speak to people and share ideas, we speak to everyone including Muslim groups.”
Anonymous denounced American Third Position as “cowardly suit and tie white supremacists” who “try hard to maintain a professional public image to camouflage their vile racism […] we’re now airing all their dirty laundry all over the internet.”
It’s not the first time the hacker group has turned its attention to the far right — a similar hack earlier this year published the names and contact details of alleged donors to Germany’s far right National Democratic Party (NPD) amongst other far right sympathizers.
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