August 30, 2011

The guns of the EDL

When right wing extremist Anders Breivik went on his murder spree in Oslo last month, attention predictably turned to England and the far-right extremist English Defence League (EDL), the organisation that inspired the killer.

Despite claiming that his organisation had no official contacts with Breivik and that he condemned the actions of the mass murderer, EDL leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon claimed in a number of interviews with journalists that in his opinion, the UK was only five years away from the same sort of right wing outrage happening here.

Up and down the country for the last two years we have witnessed dozens of attacks on Muslim and progressive communities as Lennon's private army of racists grew further and further out of control even encouraged fleetingly, by sections of the national media.

News broke last week that finally, the EDL was to be monitored by the same counter terror unit set up after the 7/7 terror attacks. Hope Not Hate has long called for the EDL to be monitored in the same way that Islamic terror groups are.

We are now publishing these photographs of senior EDL members and activists to prove once and for all for any doubters, that the EDL are not just a pressure group with legitimate concerns about radical Islam. They are the flip side of the same coin.

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon says we are five years away from a Breivik styled massacre here. We believe they are already a terror group in the making.












Thanks to Searchlight / HOPE not Hate

20 comments:

sammorecroft said...

Bloody hell. Didn't realise they were so tooled up. Thanks for this post, gives an interesting window in to how extreme they are becoming.

Anonymous said...

L. Snaith, pictured with a gun, is from South Shields and not from Middlesbrough

Anonymous said...

fucking spud guns,get a life!

Anonymous said...

At the time of the leaked BNP member list The Guardian referred to their members as, "liars oddballs and Walter Mitty types"

Looking at those pics, that could describe the EDL.

Kev Scott loves The Jam said...

Seems like a good excuse to pack them all of the Afghanistan, they can do as much as they like out there to prevent 'islamification' (or muslamification, if your EDL, trying to read this). I'm sure that the Army would be well pleased to have 150 odd gobshite skinheads, shitting their pants behind the sandbags all day.......

John P said...

Anonymous said...

fucking spud guns,get a life!

3:10 PM, August 30, 2011

And the shotguns?

Anonymous said...

Smoking guns. Plural.

Anonymous said...

EDL members posing with their BB guns. They haven't evolved beyond 12-year old boys suffering from a Walter Mitty-fixation.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a good excuse to pack them all of the Afghanistan, they can do as much as they like out there to prevent 'islamification' (or muslamification, if your EDL, trying to read this). I'm sure that the Army would be well pleased to have 150 odd gobshite skinheads, shitting their pants behind the sandbags all day.......

They could perform a very useful role by triggering IEDs and saving more worthwhile people.

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irishtony said...

I can only assume that this info has been passed onto every media stream possible??

if not it is our duty to start spreading this so journalists can start to wake up

Anonymous said...

I wonder who their intended targets
are???? gafaw gafaw.

Ben Trunch said...

Never, never let your gun
Pointed be at anyone.
That it may unloaded be
Matters not the least to me.

Mark Beaufoy - 1902

Anonymous said...

Spudguns? Err... 2 double barreled 12 bore shotguns, 2 crossbows, and 3 submachine guns

EDL Openly Display Guns and Knives -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjFU47Ia7rs

Anonymous said...

They are far more dangerous than Combat 18 ever were.

Anonymous said...

2 legally owned shotguns, one SA80 at an Army recruitment/fair display, a few WW2 deactivated sub machine guns and a half dozen air rifles, and by the looks of it one .22 rifle.....Though the problem is, is not the weakness of these weapons but the fact that these men have become militarised in the "war" against Islam in the UK. Just as Berivik is.

The EDL are a militia.

Anonymous said...

To paraphrase a well-known saying, anything than can be deactivated can easily be reactivated, and Anders Breivik's gun was also legally owned

Anonymous said...

Penis extension anyone?

Anonymous said...

Anon said:"They are far more dangerous than Combat 18 ever were."

Now now, enough with the hyperbole.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said: "To paraphrase a well-known saying, anything than can be deactivated can easily be reactivated, and Anders Breivik's gun was also legally owned"

Norway's gun laws are remarkably lax in comparison with ours. There's no comparison really.

Also, in the two bottom pics, one lad is in a gun shop, the other is posing with a standard issue british forces weapon at some kind of RAF stall at a fair.

I'm also willing to bet that none of the submachine guns posed with have any operational value - most are likely die-cast replicas. If you have a cache of weapons, it's best not to advertise.

All this is, is a bunch of know-nothings (I mean, look at how they hold their weapons - finger on trigger, like clueless amateurs) playing at looking tough because their otherwise empty lives need validating.