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Below is a unity statement issued by Manchester Unite Against Fascism against the English Defence League ahead of their proposed march in Manchester.
“We, the undersigned, strongly oppose plans by the ‘English Defence League’, a group linked to the fascist BNP, to demonstrate in Manchester city centre.
“EDL is a racist group dedicated to attacking Asian people and Muslims. Islamophobia – bigotry against Muslims – is as unacceptable as any other form of racism. Its aim is to divide us by making scapegoats of one community, just as the Nazis did with the Jews in the 1930s.
“Today they threaten the mosque, tomorrow it could a synagogue, temple or church. Today, they threaten Muslims, tomorrow it could be Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, blacks, gays, travellers or Eastern Europeans.
“There is no place for Nazis, racists or the BNP in Manchester’s multi cultural and multi religious community. Come and join the peaceful protest to stop the EDL. Our rally will be held in Piccadilly Gardens, 12 noon, on Saturday, October 10th.”
Greater Manchester Unite Against Fascism
Manchester Trades Council
Muslim Council of Britain
Ruth Kelly MP, Bolton West (Lab)
John Leech MP, Manchester Withington (Lib Dem)
Graham Stringer MP, Manchester Blakely (Lab)
Andrew Gwynne MP, Denton & Reddish (Lab)
Brian Iddon MP, Bolton South East (Lab)
Michael Meacher MP, Oldham West & Royton
Tony Lloyd (Manchester Central) has signed the Hope not Hate petition.
Show Racism the Red Card
Manchester Unison Community and Mental Health Branch
Sue Bond, Vice-President, PCS
Chris Morley, Northern Organiser, NUJ
Dave Kennedy, CWU
Neil Thompson, North West Chair, FBU
Mohammed Azam, Oldham
Revd Father Kevin Crinks, Priest-in-Charge of Leigh Parish of St Mary the Virgin
RAPAR (Refugee Asylum Participatory Action Research) - a Manchester human rights organisation working with displaced people.
Revd Jane Barraclough, Cross Street Chapel Unitarian
Revd Richard Church, United Reform Church North-Western Synod
The following organisations also support opposition to the English Defence League in Manchester:
Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester
Jewish Representative Council of Grater Manchester
I ve seen somewhere that all the arrests were Muslims and 92% of the UAF/so called anti-fascists were Asians(Muslims) can anyone confirm?
Prediction=Following the Tory landslide Mr Camerons change will be new laws that effectively ban protests etc,and the new expenses inquiry is the vehicle for Cameron to say we need to change our constituition and cut down the number of MPS etc effectively handing complete power to Brussels.
Originally posted by stevegmu
Are they affiliated with Anarchists? They look like Anarchists to me.
Originally posted by logicalview
reply to post by mr-lizard
Ah.... Mr Lizard, one of the more outspoken Englishmen on ATS. People such as Stumason, Freeborn and yourself can really bring a true sense of 'Englishness' to ATS.
This is something that many people in England are 'afraid' to do in todays multicultural F*ck up.
......"muslim bombers off our street",
"Allah was a Christian".
Turning up to rallies bandishing the Israeli flag,
The EDL look to incite violence where ever they hold their marches,
There actions are not good for society and will only drive more young muslim men into extremism.