English Defence League: War on Indian Cuisine

A screenshot from a video on the EDL website:, telling us that “The Beacon is Alight”:

The Beacon is Alight:

So much for the claim that the EDL is peaceful and law-abiding. And just where did this graffiti – obviously intended to stir up communalist tension – appear? Erm… on the side of an Indian restaurant, in 2007:

War on Indian Cuisine

The picture appeared on Paul Ray’s blog, in a posting from the time. Ray had a justification:

This Indian restaurant is owned by Pakistani Moslems connected to the Jihad army of Bury Park Luton and is probably the furthest outpost they have which is deep into Our countryside. This building used to be a local pub selling the usual home cooked food and serving local ale, now it is an Indian Restaurant owned by Luton Pakistani Moslems…The restaurant sits at the ‘Heart’ of Our local countryside …I personally look forward to the day that we are posting news of acts of war against the Moslem community and not just graffiti.

Over the past few months, Ray has had his wish. It is a quite remarkable co-incidence that Ray just happened to chance upon a piece of anonymous graffiti  that reflects his particular religious and political perspective and symbolism, but there it is.

The rhetoric is ,of course, clunkily obvious: an indigenous business has closed, and an immigrant business appears to be succeeding. Does this not therefore prove that the failure of the indigenous business is because of the immigrants? This is also Ray’s story – he blames the failure of his computer business (“Zion Computers”, no less) on “Pakistani Moslems”.

As I’ve noted before, while on his blog Ray is careful to write about “Pakistani Moslems”, on American radio he is happy to rail against “Paki Muslims”.

17 Responses

  1. “I personally look forward to the day that we are posting news of acts of war against the Moslem community and not just graffiti.”

    and thats NOT incitement?

  2. “and is probably the furthest outpost they have which is deep into Our countryside.”

    Psst, better not tell him about all the ex-pub now-Muslim run south Asian restaurants spread across Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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  4. “Our countryside”. Ours. Not anyone else’s. Perhaps if it belongs to the EDL (which I doubt) they ought to sort out rural unemployment (which they’d find difficult to blame on Moslems), lack of affordable housing, closure of shops and post offices etc.

  5. Unemployment – as a lifestyle choice rather than a hardship, is doubtlessly a very familiar subject to the likes of Paul Ray and his knuckledragger ilk. All the more free time to spend fantasising over crusader hero fetishes and graffiti design.

  6. I woldn’t worry too much about this. The UK is getting set to release thirty extemly dangerous jihadists back into society in an effort to…well… quell extremism. They will, of course, commit acts of terror, and in the aftermath of those attacks support for Far right groups will only increase. Islamists simply cannot resist the overwhelming temptation to attack and kill non-muslims.

    The mulitcultural idiots who’ve allowed radical Islamists to set up shop on British soil have lost the plot and are reduced to slowly selling off bits and pieces of Britian in a vain and futile effort to maintain social peace.

    We shold wring our hands at ONE or TWO instances, or so it appears, of grafitti which hasn’t even any overt racial or ethnic overtones , by the way, while at the same time remaining silent as the gov’t relases a couple dozen full-blown sociopaths back into civil society.

    When you step back and analyse the implications of all of this, when you face up to the threats posed by radical islamists, and when you ponder the motivations tactics and tendancies prevelant amongst a fair number of Muslims in the UK and the dynamics those tactics and motives engender, the EDL cannot help but come out the winner.

    You see, radicaI islam isn’t an oppressed minority group; it is a well organised, extremely well funded transnational movement that has, as its divinely ordained misssion, the brutal subjegation of the entire planet to the medieval diktats of a totalitarian thought systeme.

    Countering and defeating that totalitarian thought systeme has absolutely nothing to do with racism/anti-racism at all, and any attempt to frame the probleme in those terms arises from a complete ( and perhaps deliberate?) misunderstanding of just how this thought systeme functions.

    The EDL’s vocation and objectives, that of defeating this religious fascism, are more properly the purvey of The Left, but there’s no Left left that is willing to step up to the plate and do as much.

    So we rant on about some obscure and largely meaningless wall ‘art’ in the belief that THAT is the pressing issue that must be dealt with.

  7. Countering and defeating that totalitarian thought systeme has absolutely nothing to do with racism/anti-racism at all, and any attempt to frame the probleme in those terms arises from a complete ( and perhaps deliberate?) misunderstanding of just how this thought systeme functions.

    Is that the same system that told thousands of lies to get people scared about Saddam Hussein so the US and Britian would invade and devaste that nation?

    The same system that is now ramping up the same ‘Echo Chamber’ that is telling more lies to get people scared..AGAIN… so we’ll invade another Muslim nation, Iran?

    And the same system that is daily finding different excuses to keep killing in Afghanistan and starting another war in Pakistan?

    Yes, I’d be very leery of that type of communal brain-washing that can get people amped up to fight never ending wars for those extremists!

  8. June I don`t think you are a bad person you are just brainwashed by all this anti muslim hysteria. I can assure you that there is no scary muslim hiding under your bed. No one is going to force you into a burka, nobody is going to impose sharia law on you. There are no protocols of the elders of Arabia deviously plotting to make America part of the caliphate!!
    We have been here before if you look at US history you will find that there was a yellow scare [fears of a chinese takeover] a redscare [commies] as well fear and hysteria about mexicans and native americans etc. Your country is fighting a series of colonial wars in the muslim world and so people who support these wars want to whip up hatred of muslims in order to maintain support for these wars.

  9. …………..and others just have a personal grudge because their piss poor effort at running a computer shop failed while adjacent Muslim businesses thrived!

  10. You say?
    So much for the claim that the EDL is peaceful and law-abiding. And just where did this graffiti – obviously intended to stir up communalist tension – appear? Erm… on the side of an Indian restaurant, in 2007:

    The EDL did not come into being untill 2009. So how can grafitti painted on a wall in 2007 be anything to do with the EDL?
    I do find the reports on this site to usualy be quite fair but this is wide of the mark.

  11. Perhaps the EDL use of images in their promotional material which portray gratuitous criminal damage/vandalism obviously intended to stir up tensions, is as grave an error of judgement as their involvement with the likes of Ray?

  12. June I don`t think you are a bad person you are just brainwashed by all this anti muslim hysteria. I can assure you that there is no scary muslim hiding under your bed. No one is going to force you into a burka, nobody is going to impose sharia law on you. There are no protocols of the elders of Arabia deviously plotting to make America part of the caliphate!!LAD

    I’m much older than you, LAD, and have been studying Islam for years after having first been introduced to it by an ex-pat Iranian about 28 years ago, an expat who’d had fled the Mullahs In Iran. He was a very intelligent man, born Muslim, but had become a secular leftist, and someone who had supported Iranian Islamists in their attempts to overthrow the shah, believing that a post-Shah Iran would be one of democracy and free-speech. When the Shah was desposed, the mullahs turned on secular leftists…and slaughtered them by the thousands.

    No one saw that comming.

    And women who’d been reassured for years by Islamist clerics that Islamic dress would not be imposed, post-Shah, were soundly betrayed. There were multiple demonstrations in Tehran in 79/80 involving 100s of 1000s of Iranian women protesting against the forced imposition of the hijab, and those demonstrations were supressed with an unspeakable brutality.

    Tee-Hee.

    And as for your lamely sarcastic Protocols Reference and your equally lame attempt by association and smear me as *Nazi*, well the charter of CAIR, an American Muslim “advocacy” organisation and Muslim Brotherhood front group, openly advocates in its founding charter that America be transformed into an Islamic state governed by sharia law. Islamists and islamist groups the world over make absolutely no secret of their desire to render Islam the dominate of not the ONLY religion on the planet. Islam’s world-historical mission is clearly outlined and elaborated upon in its own core texts which can be read by anyone willing to make the effort.

    I’m from French Canada, speak fluent french and am keenly aware of what is happening across the Channel. Whole areas of large french cities ( the North African burbs) are becoming nearly impossible to controle. The French police, even after having been offered danger pay premiums, still refuse to patrol these areas to enforce repubican law. France has lost its sovereignty in these suburbs which are now complete no-go areas for non-Muslims, and which are regularly refered to by rank and file frenchmen as Les Terrres d’islam

    Europe’s elites are running scared and have now realised the error of this multicultural nonsense.However, what options do they have, seeings how cowardly, shallow and superficial they really are? They will follow the path of least resistence by giving a pass to Muslim demands, no matter how extreme, and by portraying all those opposing these aggressions, landgrabs and demands as racists, bigots and “islamophobes”. THAT. IS.THE.STRATEGY. Afterall, ordinary Englishmen don’t blow themselves up on subways or airplanes and neither the Catholic nor Anglican Churches issue death fatwas against writers and politicans, now do they?

    Geert Wilders is the new Andrei Sakharaov.

    • Shouldn’t you be more worried about your own people trying to create another iteration of the FLQ? Lord knows how many Quebecois separatists exist.

      Get a life you tosser.

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  15. Those who knew Paul from old know he took too much extacy back in the day.. went bonkers and as as result took to religion.. sad to say he is still bonkers..

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