The EDL chant ‘Burn a poppy and we’ll burn a Mosque’ at demos and then they do just that.
Artwork by Alexander Backonceagain Lemminson
Back in December 2010, I covered the attempted arson attack on a Mosque in Hanley and asked why the EDL had not followed the BNP & UAF in strongly condemning the incident. Expose was pretty certain English Defence League supporters could be responsible and we were right. Simon Beech and an associate have recently been charged with Arson and intent to endanger life and Simon is also an enthusiastic EDL supporter and member of the EDL Stoke division.
http://twitpic.com/4d25bo Unless there are two rabidly anti Islamic guys in Stoke called Simon Beech, I suggest this EDLer is our guy.
EDL supporters at time of attack call the initial four charged “Heroes”
So why at the time didn’t EDL leadership take measures to distance the organisation from religious persecutors and arsonists? Because it’s now an integral part of who they are.
It’s starting to define them. At demonstrations EDL stewards allow marchers to chant their ‘burn a poppy burn a mosque’ mantra and key activists do so in Wetherspoons pubs high on drugs and alcohol
EDL supporters in Dagenham burn Islamic text and scream “Allah, Allah, who the fuck is Allah”
At this very moment the EDL leadership are preparing to support an ex soldier who borrowed a Koran from a Local library in Carlisle and set it on fire in the towns centre. Support for members who burn the Koran and Islamic text is a key EDL strategy at the moment and just cements their place in the top
five two list of British Extremists.
Not only will you never find EDL leadership and figures condemning this ever increasing tirade of petrol based activities, you will always find support. Pat Whitehouse a self fashioned member of the EDL leadership gives his take on the arson attack
THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE INNOCENT PEOPLE IN STOKE FOR RACIST FIRE ATTACK ON THE MOSQUE. IT’S A BUILDING AND ISLAM IS NOT A REAL RELIGION….. GOOD LUCK TO STOKE PEOPLE AND NO SURRENDER”
Well Pat, unless you are a member of our judicial system, CPS or police force you have no idea if this individual is innocent or not. And where I live, arson is arson. And, arson committed by someone who claims ‘the time has come burn poppys we burn the place they prey the fuckin sick muslim bastards burn the lot of them!!!!!’ is not just a fire started on a building used by a fake religion. It’s persecution. It’s incredibly illegal and extremist in nature. Why Pat Whitehouse is backing this possibly mentally ill man is beyond me but if the EDL don’t turn around and start actively condemning the use of gas mains and petrol to get their headlines very fast, they wont get any. They will be proscribed. Why the fuck they aren’t already I have no idea.
English Defence League forums and websites are absolutely pouring support for setting Islamic symbols on fire; it’s now an inherent attitude. Who’s shocked it’s now moved from the internet to the streets? The EDL shouldn’t be, they have had months to clean up their members rhetoric and they haven’t, because they support it.
With Thanks to Jon, Andrew, Alex, Hazel, Katie & http://twitter.com/BantheEDL
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More on the EDL and Mosques: http://exposingon.tumblr.com/post/2132622002/english-defence-league-supporters-and-mosques
Gateshead men brn Koran: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8020296/Six-arrested-in-Gateshead-over-Koran-burning.html