Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Tommy Robinson, Islamism and the EDL: when should we listen to extremists? – Telegraph Blogs

One odd argument struck me in this piece.
'He claimed the EDL was an organisation committed to peaceful protest, even though last year its planned march through Walthamstow was banned by the Home Secretary in order to "ensure local communities and property are protected". '
That the march was banned by the Home Secretary does not necessarily mean that the EDL were or are violent.

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1 comment:

Quiet_Man said...

The ratio of arrests at an EDL demo now runs at 10 to 1. That is ten counterprotestors to the 1 EDL member who often enough was provoked.
The EDL actively encourage their people to protest peacefully because it shows the opposition (like Dan Hodges) up as the hypocrites they are.