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Islamism and the Far-Right: David Hoile Surfaces Again.

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David Hoile, From Apartheid to Islamism.

David Hoile is an apologist for the Sudanese Islamist regime. He works for the European-Sudanese Public Affairs Council. The British ‘professor’ is noted for his defence of Khartoum actions in Darfur. In particular he stands up for the President Omar Al-Bashir  (critique of his views here). At present he is active in  opposing charges levelled against the dictator by the International Criminal Court. 

Hoile’s  identification with Islamism goes further. He states that (here), “The fact is that within the Arab and Islamic world Sudan has led the way with regard to women’s social, political and economic rights.” Not surprisingly he has attracted the admiration of Respect Party notable, Yvonne Ridely (here).

In Le Monde (29.9.10) it is revealed that he attended the Geneva building of the  “conseil des droits de l’homme’ (human rights council) on the 16th of September. He claimed to represent an independent NGO under the name of ‘David Howil’.  At a meeting of the Hawa Society for Woman,  a ‘GONGO’ (Government Operated non-Governmental Organisation), he  attacked the International Court, calling it a ”  European Guantanamo”. ‘Howil’ , defending Sudan against “propaganda” saw “positive developments” in its human rights record.

In the 1980s Hoile was one of the leaders of the Federation of Conservative Students. He backed the Contras in Nicaragua, UNITA in Angola, and attacked the ANC. He is worse a badge saying “Hang Nelson Mandela”. Hoile equally enthused over Remano, the anti-Frelimo guerilla movement in Mozambique, financed by the South African apartheid regime.

More background here.

Funny that Tory racists should admire brutal Sudanese Islamism so much.

Or perhaps the racists and misogynists of  Khartoum really are defenders of human rights.


Written by Andrew Coates

October 2, 2010 at 10:23 am

Posted in Fascism, Islam, Islamism, Racism

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  1. The classes and the races to weak to master the new conditions of life must give way. They must perish in the revolutionary holocaust.
    :- Karl Marx.


    October 2, 2010 at 11:47 am

  2. the same applies to some German ex-maoists, il the 1980ies support to UNITA & Numeiri, today to Mugabe & Bashir


    October 2, 2010 at 12:04 pm

  3. Kevin, this “quote is a fabrication.


    Apart from anything else the word ‘Holocuast’ used in any other than a religious sense only dates from after the 2nd World War.

    Andrew Coates

    October 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm

  4. On weird ideological trajectories generally Bob’s piece is well worth reading:


    Andrew Coates

    October 2, 2010 at 4:19 pm

  5. I know ‘Holocuast’ means ‘Burnt Offering’


    October 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm

  6. OK I’ll change my line of attack. The Left wing hero Robespierre was a bloody tyrant.


    October 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm

  7. For a start Robespierre guillotined the left-wing of the French Revolution:


    Next he was violently opposed to atheism.


    Finally he supported private property:

    On the 4th of February 1794 under the leadership of Maxmilien Robespierre, the French Convention voted for the abolition of slavery. The Jacobins had established the idea of liberty, but it was a conception which favoured the emergent bourgeoisie, and it was this idea of liberty signifying the freedom to trade which took precedence over the ideas of equality and fraternity. It was this corruption of the French revolution by a rapacious cabal of the French bourgeoisie that Robespierre fought so fanatically against. In fact, during the Reign of Terror, Robespierre had huge support among the poor of Paris and he is still revered by the poor of Haiti today.

    Centre for Research on Globalization

    Though as this quote indicates, he wasn’t all bad.

    Andrew Coates

    October 4, 2010 at 11:55 am

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