Friday, 4 February 2011

EDL in Luton this weekend

Left Futures has a post on the planned march this weekend by the English Defence League (EDL) with statements by various luminaries condemning the event, amongst whom are Kelvin Hopkins, Luton MP; Farooq Murad, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain; Len McCluskey, Unite General Secretary; Bruce Kent, Vice Chair of Pax Christi; Dr. Edie Friedman, Executive Director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality; and Sabby Dhalu, Secretary of One Society Many Cultures. From Left Futures post we learn:
"Luton MP Kelvin Hopkins, anti-racist activists and faith representatives are calling for a ban on the demonstration planned by the English Defence League (EDL) for Luton this weekend, which is being promoted as their ‘homecoming’. Evidence from previous EDL events is clear; wherever the EDL mobilises, Mosques and other place of worship have been attacked, with Muslim people and police officers being assaulted. The EDL were caught on camera at a demonstration in Preston chanting ‘Burn down the Mosque’."










Where were they when these photographs were taken? Where were they when this event took place?

Kelvin Hopkins believes that freedom  of speech is important but when outsiders are determined to [.......] incite racial hatred they should not be permitted to do so. Are not those Islamic demonstrators 'outsiders' in our land and to our way of life? Should they be not permitted to incite racial hatred?

Farooq Murad deplores the attempt by the EDL and its spokespeople to stoke up fear and hatred in the heartland of our peaceful communities. Is that not what those Islamic demonstrators were trying to do - bearing in mind the slogans on the placards?

Sabby Dhalu believes that the lessons of history are that fascists target those most vulnerable in society in order to grow. If Sabby Dhalu really knew her history she would also know that every attempt to create one society with many cultures has eventually fallen apart.

It seems to me that Islamists make use of the very aspect of our society that they wish to condemn:



I hold no candle for the EDL - but hell, can we have a level playing field please?

9 comments:

paulsc said...

I couldn't agree more

Tufty said...

Absolutely - free speech means free speech.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

psc & T: Thanks, glad someone feels the same way as me!

The Gray Monk said...

I agree absolutely. While I do not support groups like the EDL, I confess that I am sick and tired of the police, the government and the courts all bending over backwards to allow these violent minorities such as the one appearing in your photographs, to do as they please, incite fear and hatred and promote their anti-democratic and intolerant views, while at the same time allowing the likes of the National Secular Society and various prominent Atheists to denigrate and insult Christian beliefs, the English per se and our freedoms and liberties which our forefathers fought long and hard to attain.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

TGM: Hear, Hear!

john in cheshire said...

I'm afraid you won't like me saying this, but I say thank God for movements like the EDL because they are the only people who are getting up off their behinds and doing something to oppose the islamification of our country. And what on earth is that statement about Fascists supposed to mean. Fascism is just another offshoot of socialism and I doubt that the EDL would regard themselves as being that. But whenever a socialist wants to denigrate someone they are labelled Fascist or Nazi, irrespective of the fact that both movements are left-leaning.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

jic: Do not misunderstand - whilst I do not hold a candle for the EDL, I acknowledge they are the only ones at present willing to get off their butts!

Anonymous said...

I am middle-aged, middle-class and until recently, an elected Labour councillor. I am proud to say that I fully support Tommy Robinson and the EDL for dragging the issue of radical Islam into the spotlight of the MSM. Shame on us who have left the heavy work to someone who would never have chosen to become a 'politician', but thank God for Tommy's ability to know when the English have been sold down the river and for his naked honesty in telling it as it really is.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

A: Agree completely! If our politicians had any spine this situation would never have arisen.