Police interviews with Mr Griffin confirmed that during the 1990s he was a staunch Holocaust denier who believed that “international capitalism and international Zionism” seek to destroy white British people. Today, he promotes antisemitic conspiracy theories and revisionist Holocaust myths through social media and the Resistance Radio website, which he co-founded, and on which he presents a regular show.
In 2013, the British National Party published a 46-page book by Mr Griffin entitled “What lies behind the English Defence League? Neo-cons, ultra-Zionists and their useful idiots”. It lays out a conspiracy theory about how, in Mr Griffin’s words, “a sinister clique…[used] legitimate concerns about Islam to whip up support for neo-con and Zionist wars that have nothing to do with Britain and the British people”. Although the book draws a distinction between what it calls “ultra-Zionists” and “Jewish people in general”, it paints a picture of a shadowy Jewish elite that holds “non-Jews…in racist contempt” and is “happy to incite, manipulate, and stampede public opinion into support for [its] wars and quarrels”.
Following his expulsion from the British National Party, similar conspiracy theories have appeared on Mr Griffin’s British Unity website, which on 5th February 2015 featured his response to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. In this, Mr Griffin suggested the Israeli national intelligence agency was responsible for promoting Islamism, and that Israelis welcomed the resulting “misery [on] the streets of Paris” because “the long-term aim of the messianic fascist elite…in Israel is to fulfil the old religious prophesy and Zionist fantasy of… an exclusively Jewish state stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates”.
On 30th April 2016, Mr Griffin expressed support for Ken Livingstone by tweeting: “Hitler started war wanting to send all Jews to own homeland outside Europe and armed Zionist terrorists to fight Brits in Palestine. #RedKen”. Less than half an hour later, he added: “Anti-#RedKen gang aren’t merely historically illiterate! Haavara Agreement 1933 was core of Nazi/Zionist collaboration”.
On 24th April 2017, a podcast was uploaded to Resistance Radio in which Mr Griffin offered the following analysis of the Labour Party’s antisemitism crisis: “Ken Livingstone…deserves to be hated, but he’s not as bad as the people running the Labour Party…he’s crossed the Zionist lobby, and…now, the fault line in the Labour Party isn’t so much between the left and right, but between Zionist and something else. They’re not necessarily principled anti-Zionists…but they don’t go along with the everything for Israel, and therefore the people who’ve got the power and take that position hate them and are trying to get rid of them.”
Later in the recording, Mr Griffin’s co-host, Jack Sen, later to become a UKIP parliamentary candidate, emphasised “the role that organised Jewry plays in the Labour Party” and spoke of “a huge split between the Corbynites and…the Bergerites”, referring to Jewish Labour MP Luciana Berger.