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There has been a letter of apology sent to a Birmingham newspaper by a 'Former' supporter of the UAF who has vowed never to support them again.
"Dear Editor, I would like to start by apologising to the people of Birmingham for the events of Saturday evening which I am highly ashamed to have been a part of.
However, as a moderate who took part in the UAF protest I would like to set the record straight.
I, like the vast majority of people in Birmingham love the fact that our city is so diverse and vibrant. I felt that this was worth defending, especially from a bunch of trouble makers many of whom were from outside the city.
Unfortunately it turned out the UAF were no more interested in our community than the racists many of us turned out to oppose! The young Muslims who rampaged through the city streets were incited to violence by UAF activists. I was near the front of the rally in Rotunda Square and I saw how they worked and I saw how it got out of hand.
The UAF should have switched rhetoric when they saw that the young Muslims were getting restless and angry. Instead what they did was get increasingly aggressive speakers to talk about ‘smashing the BNP’ (who not directly involved with the protest) whilst sending agitators into the crowd, with megaphones, to whip up anger there.
Only a few members of the Socialist Workers party, some trade unionists and a few moderate Muslim blokes who had been recruited as marshals on the day, remained to help the Police calm the riot.
I would like to commend the West Midlands Police Force for their sensitive handling of the protest and us protesters during what was a very difficult situation. However, the ten or so members of the Muslim community who stayed with the protest whilst it was settled are the true unsung heroes of the sad event.
I never got to know their names, however, I am very proud to have worked with them in defusing the tensions that built up between rioters and Police. A true example of why our city is great.
As to the UAF well, I don’t mind announcing that I will never join one of their protests again. Once again I can only say how sorry I am that it all got so out of hand. If we had known how it would turn out then I’m sure a lot of protesters would have stayed home.
The UAF has achieved nothing except to create racial tensions were non existed before. Yours in penance, Josh Allen, Bournville"
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by AlwaysQuestion
That's the thing, many people have short hair. Is short hair the sign of being a racist? I shave my head to a grade 2 for purely practical reasons. If I took to the streets and protested, I'm assuming that because I have short hair, I'd automatically be a "thug", purely based on my hairstyle?
Originally posted by noangels
England isnt lost and never will be!
BNP are scum,not sure about this EDL-will read up on them
but I expect there closet racists
LOL one coward had his hoody up in those photos,same as the extreme muslims snapped at their silly little rallies-there so alike
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
I'm thinking of starting a group to march against the UAF. So that when they march against "right-wing bigots & fascist's" i can march against their contradictory organization.
Its all getting a little silly.