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Football Hooligans vs Islamic Extremists

UPDATE: More today.

Paul Ray (yes, yet again) carries a warning from “Seasider Marshy” of the “Welsh Defence League”:

The most organised and the most ruthless street army in the country is arising and uniting in solidarity in the face of the threat that is now posed to the future of our Nation and people by the militant wing of the Islamic religion that is now living in our midst.

Did people think that the ‘Casuals’ would stay silent whilst their familes, friends and their neighbours lives were endangered by this invading religious military political force that has set out on its path of conquest against us?

…What has started cannot be stopped now.

This coming football season will see the ‘truce’ work itself out, and the brothers and comrades throughout the land unite in their common cause, against their common enemies, foreign and domestic.

What hope is there for our Nation if the home guard cannot put aside their petty differences and rivalries over such a serious threat to the life of our Nation.

May Almighty God bless each of those who arise and answer the call.

It has begun.

A group called “Casuals United” is now taking credit for the recent “anti-extremist” protests in Luton, London, and Birmingham; according to a Facebook site it incorporates the “English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland Defence Leagues”. Further:

NO BNP, NF OR NAZIS as this is NOT a racist group, we are uniting Britain against this threat and are already being attacked as “racists” (predictably)

While our troops are fighting the holy war abroad, we at home are here to stand up against those who would insult them while they plan their campaign of murder against our people.

So far there are nearly 500 members. The site carries an email address that also appears on this site promoting a book about Cardiff City football club. The local hooligan “firm” is known as the Soul Crew, and book on the subject entitled Soul Crew Seasiders by a certain Jeff Marsh can be seen here.

Ray also links to two videos about “Casuals United”, which appear on the Youtube channel of a certain “taffytrouble”. These again assure us that the new group is not racist (even using the slogan “black and white unite”), but before the very end of the first video we find this:

Casuals United Strom

Kevin Alfred Strom is an American racialist who was formerly associated with William Pierce, of Turner Diaries fame. He rails against “Jewish supremicism”, and the above quote expresses his belief in Jewish domination of society. Perhaps “taffytrouble” was unaware of this context – just as the “NO BNP” warning fails to account for Ray’s qualified pro-BNP views – but it shows how easily this group could be prey to manipulation by the far right.

Here are the two videos:

What could go wrong?