February 25, 2011

Facebook page for ‘Deeside division’ of English Defence League slammed

A Facebook group has been set up for the ‘Deeside division’ of the far-right English Defence League.

The online group – which has about 120 members – was created in the aftermath of last month’s EDL protest in Shotton town centre over a proposal to turn the former social club into an Islamic culture centre. On the homepage the site administrator – the person who set up the group – says the EDL Deeside Division’s mission is to ‘stop the Islamification of Great Britain’. But it has been slammed by the North Wales Race Equality Network. A spokesman for the group said:

“There are about 200 Muslims out of a population of 149,000 in Flintshire, or about 0.13%, and just 3% in Great Britain. This group is really pursuing something that is a red herring, because the notion Great Britain, let alone Deeside, is to become a Muslim country is just plain stupid.”

The page states: “We are the Deeside division of the English Defence League. Why English Defence league and not Cymru Defence league? Well to be honest we chose this because of the success of the EDL protest in Shotton. Also there is a large amount of English people that live in Deeside. Nothing taken away from the Cymru Defence League, we are all brothers fighting the same cause. We are not racist, Islam is a religion not a race!”

The launch of the group has also angered Unite Against Fascism national officer Martin Smith, who said the contents of similar EDL pages usually showed racist comments. He added: “Where the EDL tries to claim it is not a racist organisation on groups such as these, you only have to look on the pages to see they are full of racist-type material.”

Plans for the Muslim centre provoked strong protests and about 100 members of the EDL marched through the streets of Shotton to voice their opposition. The BNP also co-ordinated a leaflet campaign against the proposals.

The social club, which has been closed since August, was destroyed by arsonists earlier this month, and a police investigation is ongoing. Flintshire Muslim Cultural Society (FMCS), the group behind the plans, says it will look for an alternative venue.

Flintshire Chronicle

Thanks to NewsHound for the heads-up


Bibi said...

Up to now, the EDL have pointed at the middle east in a colonial longing, taring it with the brush of being anti-democratic full of dictators.

Suddenly there is an air of revolution, and ordinary people are taking to the streets from Bahrain to Iran to Morocco and Egypt, demanding more accountable, non-oppressive governments throughout the whole of the Middle East.

Ordinary muslim people want to end the oppression, and make the Middle East just like any other democratic part of the world, but the EDL have fuck all to say that is constructive about the protess, for they HATE ALL MUSLIMS.



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paul said...

BBC Look North had a "meet the election candidates" event at Barnsley FC where the contestors for the barnsley by-election didn't include all candidates.

There was Labour, the Lib Dems, the Conservatives, and the BNP and UKIP.

They were all invited to speak by the fascist-friendly BBC, including the BNP, which was bad, especially when not all candidates were there. but the BNP were allowed to speak.

The BNP candidates line was "I'm here to represent Barnsley women in parliament and the consitutuency".


The BNP are a chauvenistic s well as racist party.

I hope Hope Not Hate can let the voters know how particually sexist the perverted mostly-male BNP are.

Anonymous said...

The BNP are a chauvenistic s well as racist party.

Yes, didn't one of their candidates in London called Nick Eriksen once state that women enjoyed being raped?

He wasn't expelled from the BNP for saying this BTW.