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