Posted on March 6, 2024

Rishi Sunak Says Islamist and ‘Far-Right’ Extremists Are Trying to Destroy British Democracy

Kurt Zindulka, Breitbart, March 2, 2024

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak warned that Islamist and “far-right” extremism “are trying to tear us apart” in an impromptu speech from Downing Street on Friday evening in the wake of leftist populist George Galloway winning the by-election in Rochdale.

Speaking from the steps of Number 10, Sunak said that there has been a “shocking increase” in extremist activity on the streets of Britain following the October 7th Hamas terror attacks on Israel and warned that “democracy itself is a target”.

“I fear that our great achievement in building the world’s most successful multi-ethnic, multi-faith democracy is being deliberately undermined. There are forces here at home trying to tear us apart,” the prime minister said.


Yet, despite the apparent one-sidedness of the extremist threat, Sunak made sure to inlcude both the “far-right’ and Islamist groups in his speech, saying: “Islamist extremists and the far right feed off and embolden each other. They are equally desperate to pretend that their violence is somehow justified when actually these groups are two sides of the same extremist coin.

“Neither group accept that change in our country can only come through the peaceful democratic process. Both loathe the pluralist, modern country we are. Both want to set Briton against Briton to weaponise the evils of anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred for their own ends.”


The unscheduled speech came in the wake of leftist-populist George Galloway winning the by-election in Rochdale, with his far-left Worker’s Party of Britain party besting both the Labour Party and the Conservative Party in the contest largely on the back of support from the large Muslim population in the area. Following his win, Galloway proclaimed in his victory speech that: “This is for Gaza”.


British security services have long admitted that the number one threat posed by extremists comes from radical Islam, despite the persistent media coverage of the “far-right”.