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Luton And The English Defence League.

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Once more the thugs in the EDL want to stomp their supposed authority on the streets of Britain.

They have tried to do this before, in Leicester, October 2010 and before that in Oldham.

Each time they sought to attack ethnic minorities, intimidate ordinary people and even smash up restaurants. As I wrote before:

“1. The EDL *leadership* is stuffed full of BNPers, ex-BNPers, neo-Nazis and their allies.

2. The EDL always pick towns with high ethnic populations to hold their demonstrations. Their objective is to run amok, abuse and intimidate local people. That’s what they do.

3. The EDL want to start ethnic conflict and anyone that supports or excuses them is beyond the pale of reasoned debate, as they are aiding and abetting racial conflict. “

They are thugs, plain and simple, as their attack on Portsmouth’s Jami Mosque showed.

This time the EDL tried it on in Luton, but they couldn’t manage it despite their own bravado, plenty of booze and police protection, Nick Lowles of HOPE not Hate has more in a rolling commentary of the day:

” Foreign nazis are arriving in Luton looking for trouble. Far right activists from Sweden have been here for a couple of days and Norwegian and Dutch extremists are arriving shortly. Our spotters have also just seen a carload of German Blood & Honour supporters, wearing Combat 18 shirts, driving through the town.

We are also expecting hardliners from Vérité, Valeurs & Démocratie (VVD), a front organization of Bloc identitaire from France. ”

“Further to my last post the police have stopped the car carrying the German Blood and Honour supporters and are currently searching them.

Some of the Dutch Defence League have arrived. I’ve heard that they were staying in Bayswater, West London, along with some of the German Defence League.

EDL groups from North London, Gateshead, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes are already here. A group boarded a train at St Pancras this morning but nowhere near the numbers the EDL gave to the press. The EDL have been given two pubs and a nightclub to meet up in. The landlords/owners are allowed to serve drinks until 12pm and then close the venues an hour later, after which the EDL march will begin. All 300 pubs across the town will be shut from 12pm and not allowed to reopen until 7pm.

Interestingly, the police have been erecting steel barriers across streets, both to keep the EDL and UAF apart but also on some of the roads linking the EDL march route and Bury Park, where the Muslim community are gathering.”

“There are 18 EDL coaches lined up along Dunstable Road waiting to enter Luton. Police seem unwilling to allow them to move until much closer to the time the demo starts.”

“The EDL leadership appear to have their hands full trying to keep their rowdy bunch in order. There’s the drunken Sunderland group, others throwing bottles at the police and now the Scottish Defence League are taunting their English counterparts with chants of “where are your famous EDL?” ”

“I can now reveal that two of the speakers at today’s rally will be Austrian Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and the surfing rabbi from the US, Nachum Shifren.

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is a representative of “Citizens’ Movement Pax Europa” and last year she was charged with “incitement” and “defamation of religious teachings” in Austria.

Nachum Shifren is an extremist Rabbi from California who has close links to the Tea Party.

Just for clarification, the march hasn’t actually started yet. There was some movement 25 minutes ago but it seems that they just moving into position. However, it is about to start any minute now.”

“One really has to question the tactics of the local police. While EDL thugs fight with police Stephen Lennon is helped out of the march and escorted – by police and his own security – to the square where the rally will be held.

Are they affording the same protection to local citizens terrified by the EDL demo?”

Keep on reading here.

Not forgetting how the EDL leader, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, AKA Tommy Robinson, lapped up Richard Edmonds’ racism, first hand.

Readers will remember Edmonds’ political history in the National Front and as a leader in the BNP as the photo shows:

For background reading see Bob’s An enormous EDL post.

Malatesta32’s historical coverage and analysis of the EDL is well worth a read, in particular the post, 2010: What A Year!

Update 1: I should remind, those neo-Nazis, thickos and their antisemitic mates (yes, you know who you are), that I do not post your racist filth, as per my comments policy. Try reading it, if you can. Your nauseating garbage will remain confined to the moderation queue.

Update 2: Jon Berry from UAF makes many good points in this clip from ITN News:

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  1. I’ve just written a post on the EDL and ‘islamophobia’. Wondered if I could get your thoughts on it.

    Cheers
    James

    James Bloodworth

    07/02/2011 at 00:24

  2. Interesting read James, just posted a reply on your blog.

    modernityblog

    07/02/2011 at 01:54

  3. would be interesting if there is any further verification if there were really German B&H supporters in Luton: Blood and Honour Germany was btw. banned by the government in September 2000 but is still operating under the name “Division 28”

    entdinglichung

    07/02/2011 at 12:15

  4. excellent point, didn’t know that

    modernityblog

    07/02/2011 at 15:17

  5. This is really interesting, its difficult to believe that these rallies are still going on.

  6. […] a comment » From the English Defence League staging provocative events in northern cities, attacks on restaurants to scare stories in the media, the real consequence of […]


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