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A Typical EDL Supporter?

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I am a bit busy at the moment and want to post more on the EDL, but in the interim here’s a question, is he a typical EDL supporter?

And if not, then why do they seem to be a magnet for thugs and would-be bombers?

The Torygraph from June 2010 has more:

“Police found a pipe packed with nails and screws and charged with powder in the 16 year old’s bedroom, and a pipe with a firework inside hidden under a waste oil tank at a nearby petrol station.

The youngster also had literature from the right wing groups the British National Party and the English Defence League, together with Nazi emblems.”

Written by modernityblog

07/09/2010 at 01:40

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  1. I wouldn’t say it was a ‘typical’ EDL member, but I would say that there are probably a fair number of EDL members holding similar views.

    James Bloodworth

    07/09/2010 at 13:58

  2. The real question is, why does the EDL gain support from such people?


    07/09/2010 at 14:34

  3. successful reactionary or fascists movements/organizations which try to appear “moderate” and “respectable” generally also attract a non-negligable number of people from the lunatic fringes of the reactionary/fascist right who want to take part in a less marginalised and more successful enterprise than their own marginal circles … which can seriously damage the quest for “respectability” of the larger organization 😉


    07/09/2010 at 16:11

  4. ‘The real question is, why does the EDL gain support from such people?’

    If you call yourselves the English Defence League you will attract such people. Simple as.

    James Bloodworth

    07/09/2010 at 19:12

  5. Sorry, I should have made my point clearer, and use less rhetoric.

    We are occasionally told that the EDL is *not* full of neo-nazis and BNPers, so I wonder why they then congregate with them?

    I don’t think it is pure chance….


    07/09/2010 at 19:30

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