January 24, 2010

Hardcore Nazis of the EDL

With thanks to Stoke Anti-fascists

The "peace-loving, tree-hugging non-violent non-Nazis" of the EDL (as they would have us believe) poured into Stoke today intent upon chanting racist slogans, making Nazi salutes and wreaking havoc upon another British town centre.

In a city where BNP councillors make up the political microclimate, and football hooligans veer towards the far right, the neo-Nazi thugs of the EDL attended in larger numbers than expected, and anti-racist demonstrators were down on turnouts in Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham.

Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh faith leaders signed a pledge against all forms of racism, ahead of the event on Saturday, and there was an antiracist rally where resilient locals dodged the Redwatch cameras to make there opposition to organised racial hatred known, but given the historical significance of this part of the Midlands, when Oswald Mosley chose to march through the very same place, many anti-fascist individuals felt intimidated to stand up to be counted. Those people who did join the meaningful anti-fascist protest however, were a broad cross-section of society, unlike the monocultural bigoted Islamophobes of the EDL.

Before every "anti-extremist demo", as the far right EDL like to cleverly brand their racist gatherings for the benefit of the press, deceitful public relations supremo and Portsmouth supporter Trevor KKKelway puts out public declarations to his own supporters to "behave nicely", knowing full well that his street army of hardened soccer hooligans, (for all of their anti-immigrant racism, setting up Facebook groups calling for the expulsion of Non-English speakers from hallowed shores of England), their (almost) totally white membership do not understand English.

Dogs bark, cows moo, cuckoos cuckoo, and brainless football hooligans scuffle and fight. The Police described the UAF protesters as being no-problem, however when the Wetherspoons' bevvies had worked their way into the bloodstreams of the EDL thugs, they "turned native", chucking missiles at riot police, attempting to fatally crush policemen and women to death by attempting to turn over a police van, and while chanting endless racist slogans, burst their way through riot shields, trampling several officers underfoot.

So much once again for the lies and spin of the EDL. When will the media stop being "political correct" about the EDL and stop calling a violent drunken gang of English nationalist racist football hooligans "anti-extremist protesters" with pussyfooting regularity. It's time that the media come clean about the hatred and violence of the EDL.

If anarchists such as G20 protesters had clashed with the police in such a way, trying to turn over police vehicles, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to police officers, World War III would have erupted in the Sun, Daily Mail and the Daily Express, with gargantuan full-font headlines along the lines of "Lawless Anarchy Wrecks City", but when the aggressors are the violent Islamophobic EDL,media reports are predictability muted, which does little to quell rumours that the neo-Nazi organisation are part of a contrived state conspiracy to shore up the War On Terror, and maintain support for the War In Afghanistan.

Several people have commented about the EDL's plans to become a political organisation to take over from the BNP after Old Nick finally pulls the plug from under his comrades feet and switches the lights off. Masquerading as a charity, working in conjunction with the BNP's Soldiers Off The Street charity, the EDL held unlicensed collections of cash for war victims, as the EDL hope to do what the BNP failed to do, infiltrate the British Army.

Politicisation of the British Armed Services sets a dangerous precedent, and the stupid actions of the EDL actually endangers the lives of British soldiers, as as well as fighting Taliban forces across the hills and valleys, they also work with Muslim villagers in matters of security, protecting villagers from violent Taliban insurgencies. If British forces were to be infiltrated with the institutional racism of the EDL, and racist Muslim-hating bigots become commonplace in our armies fighting in Afghanistan, the British Army would be labelled a Crusade.

The crusading theme continually recurs in EDL mythology. The sham "nationalism" of the EDL is a whimsical excuse for old-fashioned racial and religious prejudice, xenophobia and mass ignorance, and contrary to their parroted protestations, the EDL are happy to accommodate their hardcore nazi element. Wigan Mike is the mere tip of the Iceberg.

Attracting national socialists like flies to a fetid dungheap, the crude ignorant loathings of this despicable far right organisation attract no end of racist nutters to their organisation, a fact self-evident from a random surf of not just the uncensored wastelands of Facebook, nor YouTube, but the EDL's very own "live outside broadcast channel".

Take a look at the screenshot taken from "EDL Media", as they so-slickly call their hate-driven moby phone broadcasts.

When extreme racist supporters are permitted to logon calling themselves "COONS OUT", the damning evidence of the EDL's neo-Nazi pedigree speaks for itself...



A Very Public Sociologist said...

Interestingly the EDL managed to flush out a handful of BNP councillors too, who from the other side of police lines hurled abuse at the counter-demo.

My report of the day is here. Though I would say the crowd estimates I use for the EDL are way down. Looking at the footage I would say the BBC/PitsnPots figure of 1,500 is probably accurate. Unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

And the moral of this little fable....Now we all know the EDL do not need Unite Against Fascism to make them turn violent as they have claimed previously - they do it anyway!

pill said...

The EDL are violent thugs intent upon formenting riots just like the National Front did ten years ago and it's way time that the government banned them like they did Islam4UK.

It's not fair that the government ban Islamic extremists but not racial extremists.

Ban all extremists, please, Gordon Brown!

Jem said...

I do believe when the BNP packs in, the EDL will take over which is why several Stoke BNP councillors who don't particular like Cyclops and Darby joined in the EDL protest, ready for when the EDL become a fully-fledged fascist political party represemting England instead of the whole of the UK which is a dead duck when you consider the SDL, the WDL etc. do not get massive turnouts.

Anonymous said...

As the demo dispersed 500 EDL marched through a predominantly Asian area smashing windows and damaging cars which led to further clashes with the police.

dave-o said...

The EDL ought to be banned.

Stopping the EDL engaging in racial attacks, brawling, pissing in the streets, and assaulting police officers is not in any way "preventing free speech".

Free speech does not mean free action.

The EDL get away with bloody murder.

And hurry, Mr Home Secretary! Once the EDL stop the street demos and turn to the ballot box like the BNP they will be much harder to ban!!!!!!

Plane Jane said...

Just in case anyone was still thinking the EDL really weren't racist, according to Stoke blogsite Pits'n'Pots:

"At one point the EDL supporters were even heckling their own invited speakers, chanting " who are ya?" at the Sikh speaker who's presence had been widely publicised on the E.D.L website and Forums."

No surprises there, then.

Plane Jane said...

Also good to see that while there are EDL trolls at work, public opinion on the Sentinel comments site is not generally well-disposed towards them:


Anonymous said...

The latest EDL march against Islamic extremism which was billed as a peaceful protest. EDL also claim to be non-racist. Having spent several hours in the Reginald Mitchell pub in the centre of Stoke there was only one way this was going to go. A lukewarm attempt to have a number of speeches was cut short by a direct attack on the police. From this point it deteriorated into a contained riot. Racist chants, and direct racist comments somewhat undermine the groups espoused position. Unfortunately some fine members of the British public have aligned themselves to this group - I'm sure the events of the 23rd January may have caused them to change their mind. Disturbingly, the numbers supporting the EDL continues to increase. The UAF who were a few hundred yards away by the Town Hall were less evident than on other occasions.

Texty said...

In one of their original "protests against Islamic extremism" in Luton, the neo-Nazi EDL thugs assaulted a Sikh community elder for wearing a turban, apparently thinking he was a Muslim.

Yes, it's about time that the EDL were banned before they turn into a legal political party, for their current activities are 100% illegal, and thus at the present time, the EDL could easily be proscribed by The Government.

The EDL will indeed be much harder to ban once they register as a political party, which at the moment they are not.

The riots and demos are getting Kelway and Lake nowhere, so sooner or later they will ditch their football hooligan base who are only transient, and maybe will run candidates in the upcoming general election......

Unless the government gets their arses in gear and bans them pronto.

Anonymous said...

The EDL are not yet a political party so they are much easier to ban.

Anonymous said...

"As the demo dispersed 500 EDL marched through a predominantly Asian area smashing windows and damaging cars which led to further clashes with the police".

Sounds like a race riot to me. Good reason to ban the EDL under grounds of anti-terrorism and public safety.

Flo said...

The EDL have started producing sickening BNP-like racist leaflets to hand out to parents at school gates: -

(Please see the following photo):


Anonymous said...

A small part of me would like the see the EDL eclipse the BNP. Tactically, the EDL are a throwback to the 70's and thus easier to isolate and counter. Their membership is far younger than the middle-aged BNP and are far more willing to mix it on the streets. Their growth, while naturally negative overall, could herald the growth of street politics again in England which the Left could benefit from.

ex-fascist said...

"A small part of me would like the see the EDL eclipse the BNP...Their growth, while naturally negative overall, could herald the growth of street politics again in England which the Left could benefit from."

I see. Build up the fascist threat so that we can exploit and make cheap political gains from it, and sod the victims.

You wouldn't be in the Labour Party by any chance, would you?

Anonymous said...

"The UAF who were a few hundred yards away by the Town Hall were less evident than on other occasions."

Mayve the UAF should have another Carnival!

Anonymous said...

Why does Trevor KKKelaway spell his name this way?