EDL Again

More of the same in Birmingham, where another anti-Muslim protest (following the one in August) by the English Defence League has ended in disorder and violence. The Daily Mail website has the best collection of pictures – we see signs reading “More More Mosques” and “No 2 Islam”, and more bald red-faced men looking angry. There’s also a large Israeli flag in one picture – once again, vicarious identification with Israel in the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Meanwhile, after months of trying show that it has no links with the BNP (there has been some overlap of membership), the BNP has decided to return the favour, declaring the EDL to be a “proscribed organisation” which “brings nationalist and patriotic politics into disrepute”.

It appears that the protestors included the Emperor Palpatine…

EDL Palpatine

6 Responses

  1. This might interest you; a writer for the National Review defends the EDL…

    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=M2NkYTQ3OTViOTZiNzI1ZGNjMzJhNzViYjk5NDhkOTg=

  2. It’s hard to reconcile “No More Mosques” with the NR’s claim that the EDL has nothing against Islam in general …

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  4. […] back to those English Defence League marches, where 2 things are promised every time; that an Israeli flag will appear to show solidarity with Israelis over Muslims (like it was a simple choice between the two), and a […]

  5. […] back to those English Defence League marches, where 2 things are promised every time; that an Israeli flag will appear to show solidarity with Israelis over Muslims (like it was a simple choice between the two), and a […]

  6. […] same distinction but which in practice has  been simply anti-Muslim, with banners such as “No More Mosques“, caps bearing the word “Infidel”, and the use of Crusader imagery (1). […]

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