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EDL Organisers Are Proven Neo-Nazis.

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The YouTube video clip below dispels the myth that neo-Nazis are not at the heart of the English Defence League.

In the video clip you will see Luke Pippen, EDL’s Welsh Division organiser, in front of a house with his friends, tattooed skinheads giving the Nazi salute.

You can also see how Pippen is mentioned on the Casuals’ United blog [here’s a link to a Google cached copy.]

Readers will remember that Casuals United is a close affiliate of the English Defence League. A screen shot of that page is at the bottom:

Later on in the video another EDL organiser Steven White is caught wearing a Blood and Honour shirt, as Wiki relates:

“Blood & Honour is a neo-Nazi music promotion network and political group founded in 1987 with links to Combat 18 and composed of white power skinheads and other white nationalists. “

Once more Steven White is found amongst his friends giving the Nazi salute, the video finishes with a shaven White displaying a large swastika tattooed on his chest.

That’s the type of people drawn to the English Defence League, those interested in racial conflict, violence and neofascism.

Luke Pippen at Casuals United:

[Thanks to FightbackUK]

Update 1: The Centre for Social Cohesion produced a rather good report on the Blood and Honour by Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens and Edmund Standing.

This is an extract:

“The B&H organisation in the UK constitutes an undeniable threat to both security and community relations within the UK. Its propaganda is centred on an apocalyptic vision of racial conflict, and unambiguously encourages respect for, and glorification of, terrorist actions carried out in the name of furthering the cause of neo-Nazism. The B&H National Socialist Political Soldiers Handbook, in particular, provides information and advice that would clearly be useful in the commission or preparation of an act of terrorism.

B&H is ostensibly a ‘political’ movement; but arguably it has far more in common with other violent ideological forms of extremism than it does with what is generally understood as ‘politics’, even of a nationalist variety. Certainly, as an explicitly anti-democratic, anti-liberal, fascist organisation, B&H constitutes an atavistic manifestation of the same venomous mix of racial hatred and a cult of violence that came to prominence in the original Nazi movement. B&H takes its name, its imagery and indeed much of its ideology from the Third Reich, which is exalted as the apotheosis of white European achievement.

As fervent followers of Nazism in a world that has, in the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, so clearly rejected this ideology, B&H supporters exist outside the bounds of normal social and political interaction. The group, therefore, acts as a magnet to those who feel disenfranchised and, in more extreme cases, to the pathological, who find in its message and its embrace of neo-Nazism as an ‘identity’, a vehicle by which to indulge their extreme prejudice and nihilistic hatred of the modern world. As such, B&H is less a genuine ‘political’ threat than it is an incubator for racially motivated violence, which has already spilled over on a number of occasions into outright terrorism. ”

Blood & Honour: Britain’s Far-Right Militants, Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens and Edmund Standing is available as a PDF.

Written by modernityblog

28/09/2010 at 02:05

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  1. More on Blood & Honour in a rather good report here.

    Edmund Standing

    28/09/2010 at 07:17

  2. Edmund,

    That *is* timing, I was about to finish off another post, which recommended your report too 🙂


    28/09/2010 at 11:54

  3. The huge, honkin’ swastika tat is definitely a clue.


    28/09/2010 at 13:12

  4. Mesq,

    You’d think so, but I have found that many people don’t see the connections.


    28/09/2010 at 13:39

  5. I can’t say I’m surprised of these links. EDL has neo nazi stamped all over it

    jams o donnell

    28/09/2010 at 14:20

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