BNP chief 'slated multiracial hellhole'

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THE British National Party leader, Nick Griffin, told a public house audience that white society had turned into a multiracial hellhole as Asian Muslims aimed to conquer the country, a court heard yesterday.

Rodney Jameson, QC, prosecuting, told a jury at Leeds Crown Court that Griffin had urged the crowd to vote BNP to ensure "the British people really realise the evil of what these people have done to our country".

Griffin, 45, of Llanerfyl, Powys, and Mark Collett, 24, of Rothley, Leicestershire, a fellow BNP activist, face a series of race-hate charges arising out of speeches featured in an undercover BBC documentary.

Reading excerpts from the speeches, Mr Jameson told the court Griffin concentrated on allegations of paedophile drug rapes by Asian Muslims in Keighley, Yorkshire, during his speech at the town's Reservoir Tavern on 19 January, 2004.

After making a series of claims about Muslim gangs grooming and raping children, Griffin said: "The bastards that are in that gang, they are in prison, so the public think it's all over. Well it's not. Because there's more of them. The police force and elected governors haven't done a damn thing about it.

"Their good book [the Koran] tells them that that's acceptable. If you doubt it, go and buy a copy and you will find verse after verse, and you can take any woman you want as long as it's not Muslim women."

Mr Jameson said Griffin's speech turned to allegations of violence by Asian Muslims against whites. Griffin said: "These 18-, 19- and 25-year-old Asian Muslims are seducing and raping white girls in this town right now."

Mr Jameson said Griffin had said Asian community leaders would condemn the attacks to the press, but not to the attackers themselves. "It's part of their plan for conquering countries. It's how they do it," Griffin said.

The BNP leader used his speech to claim this Asian action would expand to cover the UK "as the last whites try and find their way to the sea".

Mr Jameson said footage of the speeches had been obtained by the undercover reporter Jason Gwynne, who joined the BNP and spent six months attending meetings and other events for the BBC documentary The Secret Agent.

Mr Gwynne gave evidence in court, confirming details of how he had infiltrated the party with the help of a "mole".

The trial continues.