BNP: "Johnson Beharry only got VC because he is black"

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  1. This is precisely why you cannot vote for the BNP. They are liars and dissemblers.

    BNP: war hero Johnson Beharry only got medal because he is black HERE

    The British National Party has provoked outrage after claiming that the Iraq war hero Johnson Beharry was only awarded the Victoria Cross because he is black.

    By Ben Leach
    Last Updated: 9:15AM BST 17 May 2009

    The BNP, led by Nick Griffin, called Johnson Beharry "an immigrant" and claimed his heroics, which saved the lives of 30 fellow soldiers, were simply "routine".

    On its website the far-right political party states that Lance Corporal Beharry only received Britain's top military honour because of "positive discrimination by the PC-mad government".

    It comes just days after the party held an Armed Forces Awareness Day to try to portray themselves as "the only party that supports our troops".

    Grenada-born L/Cpl Beharry was honoured in 2005 after twice saving lives under enemy fire. He became the Army's most high-profile war hero when he received the VC for "repeated extreme gallantry and unquestioned valour" for the two rescues in May and June 2004 "despite a harrowing weight of incoming fire".

    He was at the head of a five-vehicle convoy when it came under attack in the town of al-Amarah on 1 May 2004. He guided the column through a mile of enemy ground to drop off wounded comrades at great risk to his own safety, his citation said.

    Weeks later, his vehicle was hit by an rocket-propelled grenade round. Despite receiving horrific head injuries, he drove out of the ambush and again saved his crew.

    However, an article on the the BNP's website states: "All he did was drive away very fast from a combat zone. . . to safety, as have hundreds and hundreds of other British soldiers in Iraq under similar circumstances.

    "This type of action is so common in combat zones, that it actually happened again to Beharry on 11 June 2004, when an identical scenario played itself out.

    "Despite the fact of driving through an ambush is actually routine for all military vehicles drivers in the British Army in Iraq, the politically correct Ministry of Defence decided to elevate this particular occasion to something worthy of the VC."

    A spokesman for the anti-racist Searchlight group told the News of the World: "The BNP are repulsive. L/Cpl Beharry was awarded the highest honour in the land for risking his life in the service of his country. When did Nick Griffin last show his face in a war zone?"

    Almost five years after the incidents for which he was decorated, L/Cpl Beharry has said still suffers from the severe injuries he received.
  2. They really do know how to shoot themselves in the foot.
  3. Great to see the BNP are on form. I'm no fan of mass immigration, but you have to love the way they use the word "immigrant" as if it's an insult.
  4. I wonder if Joanna Lumley has any plans for the next few days...
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Well, that's the final nail in the coffin of the BNP and any forces support they thought they might have.

    Grubby, dirty, ignorant, red-neck, cousin-shagging b@stards.
  6. They do seem to have a rather narrow view on most things, what with this and Griffins recent thoughts on Five Live about the Ghurkas.
    Over the last few days I`ve been reading a lot on the BNP as I was tempted to vote for them, luckily my eyes have been opened.
    Given the current political situation they could`ve made inroads into mainstream politics but Griffin and his advisors (if he has any) now come across as a bunch of simpletons who are out of touch with the public, and politically naive.
  7. VC winners get their VC's for having balls of steel, end of.
  8. The BNP are dull uneducated scum and have shown their true colours. Good to see the Torygraph has picked up on this and will give them a bit of publicity. The are inbreds. A VC winner is rewarded for outstanding bravery, not the colour of their skin and never has been or will be. If folk campaigning for the BNP get a good shoeing from Squaddies they deserve it.

    A very cheap and sick political stunt from a cnut thinks me.
  9. I do hope that this is the case, alas, the current "Who would you vote for in the Euro elections?" poll here has support for the British Numpy Party running at some 17% of votes cast! 8O
  10. It would be nice to see a rerun of that poll in light of this slur on a VC winner.
  11. I have just read the VC citation, the BNP should be ashamed. :x
  12. My intended vote in the Euro elections has just switched to Veritas!

    Well done Griffin you one eyed Cnut!
  13. Unlike Nick Griffin who its rumoured to just liked the balls of former high ranking National Front official, Martin Webster who claimed they both had a homosexual relationship in the 1970s according to a statement by Martin Webster in 1999 that was unchallenged by Nick Griffin.
  14. Good for you! See that ashie? Some people do alter their opinions when faced with new evidence.
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