On the 16th of February I came across Cambridge Unite Against Fascism’s (UAF) website. At the head of the website there is a quote which I still take to be an explicit call to violence against all those that UAF deem to be “racists”, “fascists” and “Islamophobes”. That is, it is a call to violence against quite literally millions of British people.
He said that the the information has been passed on to the Counter-Terrorism Unit. This police officer also told me that Cambridge UAF's website had only just been reported by someone else as well. He couldn't tell me if it was for the same quote. In addition, if you look on the Cambridge UAF website, there's an article on it about how it is being “surveyed” by Cambridge police.
The quote in question isn't a comment or post by a UAF supporter. It's embedded at the top of the website's front page. This is the quote:
"Only one thing could have broken our movement – if our adversaries had understood its principle, and from the first day had smashed, with the most extreme brutality, the nucleus of our new movement." - Adolf Hitler
(See image above for the quote; just below the yellow squares.)
Quite clearly, this is an explicit, if subtle, call to violence against what Cambridge UAF deems to be fascists and racists. According to this UAF's definition of “racist” and “fascist”, this is a call to violence against all members and leaders of UKIP, certain Conservative MPs and councilors (the politically-incorrect ones), certain councilors (ditto), every member of the EDL, all critics of Islam and everyone who's against mass immigration.
The point being made by the quote is that if Hitler and the the Nazis had been “smashed” with “extreme brutality”, then the Nazis would never have assumed power. Consequently, if all the people Cambridge UAF deems to be fascists and racists are “smashed” with ”extreme brutality”, then there will be no problem in this country either.
Understandably, Cambridge UAF could not have said that itself. Hence the quote! If it said it itself, it would have been far too obvious and it would have been very quickly reported or even seen by the police.
All this means that Cambridge UAF can say that “it's only a quote”. The question is: If it's only a quote, then why, exactly, does Cambridge UAF use it? I can think of no other reason other than the one I have just put forward.
In other words, this is what the quote really says:
Cambridge Unite Against Fascism believes that only one thing can break the fascists and racists (such as UKIP, the EDL, critics of Islam and mass immigration, and other racists and fascists) in the UK – is if we smash, with the most extreme brutality, the nucleus of their new movements.