Ulster Defence Association in Warning to English Defence League

A month ago, Hope Not Hate ran an interesting article about plans by the English Defence League to get involved with the marching season in Northern Ireland:

Searchlight, working with the Sunday World in Northern Ireland, has now discovered plans by the EDL to head to Belfast for the biggest event on the Orange Order’s calendar, where it only takes a small spark to ignite violence. Our researchers who monitor the websites and forums that the EDL uses to communicate with supporters uncovered an invitation from someone claiming to be part of the Ulster Defence League to “all EDL, SDL [Scottish Defence League], WDL [Welsh Defence League] members and supporters to Belfast for the loyalist 12th of July celebrations”.

A follow-up report in the latest Searchlight (1), however, notes that loyalist groups such as the UDA are currently keen to present a more moderate image of marching bands, “still openly sectarian historically, but without the antagonistic flags and banners of modern paramilitary groups” – and the last thing they need is the EDL causing trouble (link added):

The EDL’s plans and lack of geographical knowledge were met by howls of derision from loyalists. One senior loyalist told Seachlight “everyone is welcome to the parades, but if they think they’re going to turn Belfast into Nottingham or a Birmingham for the day, they’ll have more than a few angry Taigs to worry about. We’ll stamp them out very quickly. And firmly.

I previously blogged on EDL founder Paul Ray’s enthusiasm for Johnny Adair, a hardline loyalist with a history of violence, and on Ray’s association with Nick Greger, a German ex-neo-Nazi who is friends with Adair. However, Ray’s “English Defence League – St George’s Division” has been disavowed by the “mainstream” EDL, and he apparently now lives in Malta. Adair, meanwhile, now resides in Scotland following an intra-loyalist feud.

(1) Matthew Collins, “UDA Move Threatens EDL Plans”, in Searchlight, No. 417, March 2010, p. 23.

23 Responses

  1. one word..

    Bullshit!!

    nice try !

    • big difference is we wont be shouting nazi scum at yas, we’ll be hitting u wif bricks, bottles, petrol bombs and blast bombs.. fuckin clowns

      • fuck you mick you islamist tool.you cant stop the
        parades how you gonna stop the DL s

      • Stupid spud thick mick! You’re the clowns that will be forever shouting that your time will come! ~ “FG&U! & NO SURRENDER!”

      • And this is why the war will never truly end – because of bigotry and hatred spewed from the mouths of the uneducated masses. This goes for anyone posting hateful bile… let it go already! Learn to live together and give up this useless grudge. All it accomplishes is more death and destruction. Funny how the Catholic and Protestant RELIGIONS are so closely tied to this. Killing in the name of a different form of Christianity. You all honour Christ so well with your behaviour (sarcasm).

  2. Fabricated bullshit…

  3. Any chance of some non-scatalogical responses?

  4. How can anyone take the utter rubbish that you spew seriously? complete rubbish.

  5. An interesting youtube video from the EDL St George Division

  6. LOL hell hath no fury like a Grandmaster scorned!

  7. Bad people got to together for a bad deed, and it ended badly.

  8. […] shown an interest in becoming involved with loyalist marches in Northern Ireland, although the UDA is reportedly not keen on the […]

  9. […] in March I noted reports that the EDL had expressed an interest in taking part in the marching season in Northern […]

  10. It’s time we cleaned EDL thrash off our streets.

    These people are full of hatred and attack muslim women when on their own.

    We know EDL are cowards and never reveal their identity. Expose these retarded EDL thugs.

    • Name one time the EDL attacked a Muslim woman, the EDL marches are always peaceful until a minority muslim thugs show up starting trouble. throwing bricks and stones, granted a minority of EDL supporters will react but who wouldnt in these circumstances. If you went to an Islamic counrty and did not abide by their rules you would be locked up, If you cannot protest against someone in your own country then it is a country i do not want to live in. The reason they cover their identity is because it is asthough they are wearing a burqua so get your facts straight before you comment!

    • U stupid or what? To say blatant lies like this just shows the dephs that the lefties will go to! EDL actually speaks up for muslim women ~ the way they’re treated under Sharia Law & treated as 2nd class. Retarded EDL thugs? Whatever….whatever! LoL!

  11. EDL in belfast i was the only english man here im not in any of these assosiated groups where ever your getting your info from is a load of rubish there was trouble here but it wasnt the brits ,, you dislike the EDL so what get ya facts right before you go bad mouthing em over the net with out facts

  12. These people are full of hatred and attack muslim women when on their own.

    We know EDL are cowards and never reveal their identity.

  13. There is always the persistent willfullness of the liberal left to to slide any objections against some ‘cultural other’ into the racist slot. to coin phrases like ‘islamophobia’ to be directed at critics of islam. when such phrases are a misnomer. one does’nt have a ‘phobia’ after taking a long look at both the tenets of and the history of islam. one has a healthy fear that sets the alarm bells ringing for ones own cultural -western- survival. I see how the islamists and their appologists keep harping on about minority rights and their freedom of religous practice, but veirly look ye onto how minorities rights are observed in their ‘homeland’ islamic states. How is it that here in my own country should I speak my mind on islam – and call it as I see it- I could expect to find islamic assins hunting me. If ye read the koran ye would find an enormous abuse of language. words like freedom and peace are oximornic definitions. it is a book on on muhammeds ‘will to power’ . Shira law is a religio/politico/sicio structure sprung from the dark ages, A system that the islamists want imposed all over the world, ye are akin to chamberlain in the 30s, yer heads are in the sand, Pull them out . reference theprophetofdoom.net and other critics of islam.

  14. I see we have people who have a great knowledge of swearing!

  15. EDL comes to belfast. The guns come out. Simples! Bring it on

  16. Gets boring

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