January 07, 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) is a white-power sect of the British National Party that hates Jews, gays, and blacks but REALLY hates Muslims. In short, they’re Nazis.
It’s easy to find images of their supporters Sieg Heiling and standing next to Nazi flags. Yet they claim they aren’t Nazis. As Jim Carrey once said about the vaccine industry, “How stupid do they think we are?”
Top-brass EDL member Kevin Carroll is a particularly vile human being who happily supported the BNP several years ago and thinks all blacks need to go back to Africa where they…hang on…I just found out that he signed a BNP petition before he knew anything about their politics and thought they were only a patriotic organization. He says he had asked them if they were racist, and they assured him they weren’t. Shit, it gets worse. Turns out his wife and daughter are black. Apparently Kevin hates the BNP and makes sure the EDL has nothing to do with them whatsoever.
All right, all right, but there’s no doubt the EDL’s actual leader is a racist, especially when it comes to East Indians. A News of the World reporter recorded him saying, “Fuck the Pakis,” and he also said all Muslims are going to hell. This xenophobic skinhead scumbag calls himself…wait, “Guramit Singh”? He is a Paki? Hmmm. When he said the “Pakis” quote, he was specifically referring to Pakistanis, not the large Asian swath the term usually includes. It’s still rude. And when the BBC confronted him with the “hell” quote, he said he screwed up a speech that had been posted the day before on the EDL’s site. The speech said that militant Muslims are going to hell. Hmmm, I heard militant Muslims believe infidels need to convert or die. That sounds proactively crueler than the Singh quote. This is getting confusing. I’m not even sure I get what the word “racist” means anymore. How can you be racist about a religion that includes almost every race there is?
The EDL are still Nazis, though. A group called UAF (Unite Against Fascism) uses communism and socialism to lecture working-class people about how wrong they are to worry over their jobs. Alongside LMHR (Love Music Hate Racism), UAF shows up to all EDL marches waving their hammers and sickles in a show of force against all the, uh, all the Nazi flags they expected to see the EDL waving. Like all Marxists, they know religion is the opiate of the masses and it needs to be preserved all costs. Viva the UAF and down with the EDL Nazi scum!
Oh my Lord, you’re not going to believe this. The EDL made a video where they burned a Nazi flag to show people once and for all how they truly feel about the swastika. I learned this from their Jewish division, a group that regularly fights Islamic anti-Semitism in Britain. I’m getting a headache.
So what is the EDL all about? Apparently the organization was formed in Luton after Muslim extremists protested a welcome-home parade for British troops. These Muslims with British accents were carrying signs that said, “Anglican Soldiers Go to Hell” and “Butchers of Basra.” The native Lutonians went ballistic. A pro-Britain, anti-extremist-Islam group was born. Within a few weeks, the EDL had thousands of members across the country. They seem to be made up of blue-collar Brits who are mostly white, with a light peppering of blacks and even a Muslim member who goes by the name of EDL Abdul.
Wait, what am I saying? This group is evil.
They’re almost definitely homophobes. These big, tough, repressed, soccer-hooligan types would love to kick some poof in the teeth on their way to a Muslim-bashing. I just know it. Crap. They have a “Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgendered” division. Apparently UK gays feel a lot more affiliation with poor patriots than with the Muslim immigrants who see their lifestyle as a capital crime.
Well, I don’t know exactly what it is, but I know the EDL is phobic about something. They claim to fear an ominous trend among young Muslims to embrace archaic fundamentalism and replace assimilation with domination. How ludicrous. Outside of the Pakistanis who drove flaming cars into Glasgow Airport, there’s only been the one successful attack on British soil since 9-11, and that only killed 52 people. Is that so bad? The average British Muslim lifestyle has nothing to do with murder, especially when you don’t count the 100 or so recent suspected honor killings in their community. Leave these poor, peaceful immigrants alone!
The EDL says Islamist spokesman Anjem Choudary personifies their beef with Muslim extremism, but all he’s ever asked is that England switch to Sharia law and they “fly the flag of Allah above 10 Downing Street.” OK, I guess that is a bit rich, but there’s no such thing as the flag of Allah, so that’s never going to happen.
Overall, Islam is a religion of peace. Very few Muslims want anything to do with terrorism. Only about a third of British Muslim students think it’s OK to kill in Islam’s name. In the UK, only 13% of all Muslims support the occasional suicide bomb. They have a mere 2.4 million Muslims there (the total rose only a modest 30% in four years), so that’s only 310,000 people. Actually, wait a minute, that’s close to twice Luton’s entire population. Oh, and check this out: 81% of UK Muslims between 18 and 24 see themselves as Muslim first and British second. They might even stab you in the neck with a broken bottle if you refuse to tolerate and embrace them.
Anyway, never mind all that. What about all those pictures angry Muslims and the UAF disseminated that show EDL people Sieg Heiling? The organization may make a public display of trying to thwart these types, but if they attract fascists, they are fascist, right? I mean, if it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck, it’s a—
—I just thought of something. All cats are mammals and all dogs are mammals, but I’m pretty sure cats are not dogs. Guilt by association can get pretty flimsy. Hitler used toilet paper. Does that mean I have to start wiping my ass with my left hand? Attracting a certain type doesn’t mean you choose to affiliate with that type. Dance clubs still attract plenty of drug dealers, despite all their signs banning drugs and all the bouncers they pay to kick out drug users. Does that mean clubs are pro-drug, even though they’d lose their license and ergo their entire business? Do they secretly love drugs? It’s hard to say yes, but I’m willing to try.
I’m sorry for being all over the place here, but I was told this EDL thing would be pretty cut-and-dried. Every time I think I’ve nailed them, they pull out the nails. Insisting that a few white extremists discredit an entire organization mirrors what leftists are always saying about how “Islamophobes” allow a few extremists to falsely discredit a whole religion. It’s an old tactic attributed to Soviet communists:
“When obstructionists become too irritating, label them as fascist, or Nazi or anti-Semitic….The association will, after enough repetition, become ‘fact’ in the public mind.”
I’m trying, but it’s a lot harder than it looks.
At any rate, the important thing is that the EDL are racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, xenophobic, fascist, nationalist homophobes, so let’s leave it at that.
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