30 May 2009

BNP - the truth about immigration

BNP leader Nick Griffin wants Bolton-born Olympic boxing hero Amir Khan to leave Britain.

Griffin - whose party wants to create 'firm incentives' for non-white Britons to leave their homeland - dismissed claims that the policy would strip the country of talent.

Referring to Khan, he added: "Perhaps we will lose one good boxer but there are more important things."

Khan - who has spoken out against Islamic extremism and walked out behind the Union Flag for his professional debut - was born and raised in Bolton.

His cousin, Saj Mahmood, plays cricket for Lancashire and England.

The 22-year-old boxer once said: "I've always felt completely British. I loved making the British people happy in Athens [where he won Olympic silver], and I still do.

"Those of us from different ethnic backgrounds, like Lewis Hamilton and myself, are carrying the flag for Britain by doing our thing, being ourselves and wanting to become world champions."

His dad, Shah Khan, said: "At the end of the day I think everyone should be treated equally - regardless of the colour of their skin."

The BNP is targeting the north west of England as it seeks to win a seat in the European elections next month.

Griffin - who was convicted in 1998 of distributing material likely to incite racial hatred - is the party's top candidate in our region [the North West].

Manchester Evening News

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