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English Defence League threaten a summer of discontent for Muslims

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posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 05:46 PM

So I have been keeping an eye on these guys since they were formed in Luton, UK last year. Since then there numbers have skyrocketed, with as many as 3,000 at a recent demonstration!

EDL are by most standards a extreme right wing fractionalist group, with a motto of 'Peacfully protesting against extreme Islam' and they claim to be non-racist.

Among thier ranks are BNP members, former Combat-18 members and even, according to the Guardian articles linked, almost 1000 members of the UK armed forces!

I have actually filmed a number of thier 'peaceful demonstations' and being verbally and physically threatned on a number of occasions, including those who were senior 'authority' figures within the organisation. It becomes starkly obvious that the majority of EDL's members are in fact racist, go to a march and you will see for yourself (although don't get too close).

From my experience, it seems that the EDL is made up largely of football 'hooligans', which again becomes very clear when in thier presence- with very articulate and to the point chants such as 'Lets go F*****g mental, Lets go F****g mental' or 'Muslim bombers off our streets, Muslim bombers off our streets' and 'We Love you England we do, We Love England we do'.

Needless to say, these guys can be incredibly violent.

According to the Guardian undercover report (linked), the EDL are threatening to march through heavily Muslim populated areas such as Bradford and Tower Hamlets, London- one can only assume in order to cause trouble.

Please take the time to browse through the following articles from the Guardian and also watch the embedded videos.

I would be very interested to hear what ATS has to say!

Guardian story 1

Guardian story 2

I fear that the situation in the UK is growing worse by the day, EDL could become very popular among the 'lost youth' of today, with the threat of really massive and violent riots in the future!

[edit on 1-6-2010 by vagabondrobb]

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 07:39 PM
I think most of them don't realize that what they will accomplish if they do take over Parliament, is only establishing laws that take way their freedoms too such as the Patriot Act.

And I think it's been planned this way...

posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 08:06 PM
They are playing with fire while around gasoline.

They don't understand what they are doing is incredibly dangerous. I agree, we need to crack down on Islamic extremism, but marching through Muslim neighborhoods chanting racially motivated rhetoric is just look for full scale riots.

They want to poke the bear. They know if they get the Muslims all rhiled up that will spread fear among the Brits and lead to their numbers increasing and votes for the far right to skyrocket from fears of violent Islamic backlash.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 05:54 AM
Another interesting insight into the EDL, BBC3 documentary called young British and Angry:

Can be viewed on BBC iplayer for all those in UK until 9th June:

Young British and Angry Iplayer

Or if outside UK or after 9th June:

Young British and Angry YouTube

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 06:23 AM
ive watched the above documentary and found it quite scary.

its getting realy bad now but i donthink its planned, with both sets of extremists fighting each other its perfect ammo for the police to start changing laws and giving us all less fredom

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