This video from Britain says about itself:
Many English Defence League (EDL) supporters have extreme views, and many have shown to support Nazism. Here is a compilation showing EDL supporters giving the Nazi salute.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Yorkshire anti-fascist network mobilizes against EDL march in Rotherham
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Sheffield-based group fights back against rising tide of far-right demonstrations and attacks on Muslims, immigrants and the left
Anti-fascists in South Yorkshire are mobilising to oppose a visit by the fascist English Defence League (EDL) in May.
The dwindling far-right street group plans to descend on Rotherham on Saturday May 10.
But Sheffield Anti-Fascist Network is readying a counter-demonstration.
The group said: “The last few years have seen a wave of demonstrations by far right groups, as well as an increase in attacks on Muslims.
“The new fascists primarily target Muslims but also expand their hatred to anyone who isn’t white, to immigrants, the left and trade unions.
“Their supporters have gone on the rampage and violently attacked Asian-owned businesses, students demonstrating against tuition fees and have been convicted of arson attacks on mosques.”
The EDL has carried out a number of assaults in South Yorkshire, including an attack on a Muslim stall and assaults on anti-fascists.
For more information on the counter-demonstration visit Twitter @SheffieldAFN or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
Please read this. History must not be allowed to repeat itself. This is way to familiar. These pictures could be from WWII, but they aren’t. They are from the present. These people want to destroy governments including America. Hugs, Barbara
Thanks for reblogging, Barbara!
Even more worrying is the potential for increasing the power base of one Nigel Farage leader of the UKIP. Racist, Homophobic, Protectionist, Anti-Immingrant (for any and all reasons), Anti-Europe, Anti-Working Women, Right Wing twat! Yet at the forthcoming European elections he will do very well indeed as the public have been seduced – there you have the true potential for history to repeat itself. Worrying times.
Yes, there are Holocaust deniers in the UKIP:
and anti-Pakistani racists:
So far, UKIP has said that they don’t want to cooperate with the Geert Wilders-Marine Le Pen extreme right block in the European parliament:
Cheers for that – good informative stuff. Le Pen fascinates me. She now thinks Muslim schoolkids in France should be made to eat pork. Me, I’m an easy going atheist and I certainly wouldn’t lay that kind of premeditated evil on anyone!
This cruel proposal by Le Pen means not only the choice between hunger and nausea and/or family conflicts for Muslim children, but for Jewish children as well (probably intended by Le Pen, because of anti-Semitism in the National Front). (And for vegetarian children).
My son (who is not white, and looks distinctly Middle Eastern at a glance) lives in the UK, and this growing tide of fascism is worrying. However, these groups have always been around. While walking with my husband in east London, we used to get quite nervous sometimes when we saw the National Front guys selling their newspapers. But European elections are very different to national elections in the UK – results are always different. Nevertheless, Europe in general has moved to the right, and the immigration issue is what seems to unite people. There is and always has been anti-Semitism in Europe (the tragic incident at a Jewish school in France is but one example). So it is not only Muslims who are at risk.
You are right; not only Muslims are at risk (as I pointed out in the discussion here on Le Pen’s proposal to make eating pork mandatory for children).
I would say that the economic crisis, and the rightward shift in some “centrist” political parties, make for a bigger danger from the extreme Right today. than in say, the 1960s.
Very true about the so-called centrists. I thought David Cameron, for example, was a “traditional” Tory conservative; but have gradually realized that he is actually more right-wing than he pretends to be. Oh yes, the 60’s were so very different in the UK!
Indeed. And in France, Sarkozy of the “center Right”, and Valls, of the supposed “center Left” and their anti-Roma policies:
Given that there are still people alive who lived through WWII and fought against these Nazi’s I’m surprised that groups like the EDL aren’t outlawed. They are an affront to all decent people
I have a certain sympathy for the anti-immigration groups as this Island is starting to burst at the seams and the level of benefits required is astronomical. But, we do need diversity so it would be better if new immigrants were allowed only if they were genuine refugees or were self supporting for a minimum period. No more quotas set by the EU. I personally would like to leave the EU and it’s policies and strike up trading alliances again like the Commonwealth, though I’m not sure it would solve all the problems this country has now.
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