The American far-right’s trojan horse in Westminster

Nafeez Ahmed
Jun 15, 2015 · 24 min read

Elites are using the Henry Jackson Society to sell surveillance, war, white supremacism, banks, and misogyny

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Robin Simcox, author of the new HJS report, Surveillance after Snowden

“… all the journalists among the signatories were associated with The Times: including assistant editor Gerard Baker, and columnists Oliver Kamm and Stephen Pollard. Gove had also been a senior Times journalist until his election to parliament in 2005, and continued to write for the paper. Another signatory, the Hudson Institute economist Irwin Stelzer, was a columnist for The Sunday Times, and a close advisor of Rupert Murdoch.”

Bush militants find a new home

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Richard Perle, key Pentagon figure behind 2003 Iraq War

Conservative bunker

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Michael Gove, Tory chief whip and former Education Secretary was an early HJS signatory

Mainstreaming the far-right

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Daniel Pipes (left), director of Middle East Forum, which hosted a conference attended by HJS, posing next to far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders (right), who has called for ethnic Moroccans to be forced to leave the Netherlands

‘Counterjihad’ as a cover for white supremacism

“We long ago reached the point where the only thing white Britons can do is to remain silent about the change in their country.”

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HJS’ Douglas Murray (right) posing alongside Robert Spencer (left), a notorious racist and anti-Muslim bigot

“Immigration is also a reason for rising anti-Israel feelings [in Europe]. In 1998, 3.2 percent of Spain was foreign-born. In 2007, that percent had jumped to 13.4 percent.”

Saving women by hosting misogynists

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Republican Governor Bobby Jindal, well-known for his misogynist and homophobic views and policies, was hosted by the ‘liberal’ Henry Jackson Society

‘Counterjihad’ as cover to demonise political dissent

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Raheem Kassam (left) a former longtime HJS director, campaigning with Nigel Farage (right), leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP)

“As well as pressuring universities to impose restrictive measures on Muslim students that would, in effect, institutionalise Islamophobia, its [Student Rights’] work also sought to narrow the space for all radical political dissent on campus.”

Abusing parliament for the corporate-military-intelligence complex

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Michael Cherthoff, former Secretary of State for Homeland Security under Bush

Selling austerity to empower banks

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Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor, at HJS’ Conference on Inclusive Capitalism

Who pulls the strings?

“Far from promoting democracy both domestically and abroad, like the original founders intended, the society has joined the ranks of the transatlantic Islamophobia network by relying on the financial support of strident pro-Israel elites and their grant-making foundations.”



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