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Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

On May 22nd, Lee Rigby was attacked and killed in Woolwich. The attackers were shot and taken into custody. The wheels of UK justice are in motion. However, that is not enough for people. Instead of waiting for the courts to deliver sentences against the attackers, the public has taken it upon themselves to vent their anger onto innocent Muslims! The public are outraged with the killing of Lee Rigby, seen at large as being an innocent victim – what of the many innocent Muslims who have since been attacked by the public – 150 attacks in 3 days? Where is your justice in those cases? Where is the media and where is the Prime Minister, who made such a sobering and sensitive statement following the death of Lee Rigby?

This is a clear sign that UK society look at Muslims as being the worst of people and have no hesitation in abusing, bullying and oppressing Muslims living peacefully in this country. This is the result of years of victimisation against Muslims in the media, the international war on terror and the rise of fascist and racist movements like the EDL and BNP.

Here are news stories of how the UK has reacted against Muslims, following the death of just one man.

Attacks on Muslims – The Guardian

Woolwich: Rise in Attacks on Muslims – Sky News

Grimsby Mosque targeted by Petrol Bombs – Grimsby Telegraph

Woolwich backlash – Independent

EDL marches on Newcastle as attacks on Muslims increase tenfold – Independent

Rise in anti-Muslim attacks after Woolwich – BBC

Reprisals from Woolwich attack – Channel 4

More arrests as racial tensions run high – London Evening Standard

Murder sparks anti-Muslim backlash – London Evening Standard

Finsbury Park mosque reports verbal attacks – Engage

Parkstone mosque hit by nationwide backlash – Bournemouth University

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Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

Just when you think that an attack has taken place that DOESN’T link to Muslims, it’s been revealed that Anders Behring Breivik, the man behind the bombing in Oslo and the massacre at a youth camp in Norway, had links to the English Defence League (EDL) and carried anti-Muslim views.

Daily Express: Killer was advisor to the EDL on Islamic hatred
BBC: Norway attacker profile

Clearly the hatred which is being carried by people like Anders, knows no bounds and can be unleashed against innocent people. In this case, 93 people have been killed. Anders appeared briefly on YouTube, in a 12-minute anti-Muslims video called Knights Templar 2083. He was against Muslim immigration into the country and it seems that his attacks were directed at the policies of the Norwegian government.

We are all threatened by hatred like this. It gets bottled up and eventually needs to be vented somewhere, usually at the expense of other people. It’s time to stamp out this hatred and groups that nurture and feed off this. Freedom of speech is a nice idea but not when it results in tragedies like Norway. Hate needs to be kept in check and any group which is propogating the hatred of Muslims and Islam needs to be dealt with and stopped, fairly and legally. It’s not good enough for governments to sit back and allow this to happen. Unless they want it to happen?

Speak out against groups like this, against terrorists like Anders Behring Breivik. The problem isn’t Islam. It’s anti-Islam.

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Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

Yet again, Jack Straw, former home secretary and MP for Blackburn, is causing a stir and offending Muslims across the UK.

In 2006 Jack Straw, then the Leader of the House of Commons, created uproar by asking Muslim women to take off their niqabs when addressing him. Asked whether he would prefer veils to be abolished completely, Straw said: “Yes. It needs to be made clear I am not talking about being prescriptive but with all the caveats, yes, I would rather.” [Source]. The arrogance of the man! Now, on 8th January 2011, this former government minister and jew, has openly attacked the integrity of Pakistani men.

After two Pakistani men were jailed for raping and abusing girls in Derby, Jack Straw made a sweeping statement, racially stereotyping Pakistani men as preying on white women! The judge in the Derby case said that the races of the victims and their abusers was coincidental – a fact that Jack Straw has blatantly ignored in his insensitive and condemning comments on the Pakistani community.

Jack Straw said: “Pakistanis, let’s be clear, are not the only people who commit sexual offences, and overwhelmingly the sex offenders’ wings of prisons are full of white sex offenders.

“But there is a specific problem which involves Pakistani heritage men… who target vulnerable young white girls.

“We need to get the Pakistani community to think much more clearly about why this is going on and to be more open about the problems that are leading to a number of Pakistani heritage men thinking it is OK to target white girls in this way.” [see BBC website]

It seems that Jack Straw is leading the charge against Muslims and our communities. He has labelled all Pakistani men as being immoral and as sexual predators lusting after white women. He focused heavily on Pakistani men and hardly mentioned other races. This is Britain, where inter-racial relationships are commonplace but for some reason, according to Mr. Straw, it’s a big no no for Pakistani men. Out of the rapes and abuses against white women in the UK, do Pakistanis represent the largest number of offenders? Are Pakistanis the only men who go after white women? The answer is simply NO! And to label an entire race in this way is completely and utterly wrong and unjust.

Jack Straw is a Member of Parliament representing Blackburn, which has a sizeable Pakistani community – how dare he misrepresent his constituents in this manner! And there is a lesson here for those Muslims in Blackburn who voted in Jack Straw! Clearly there should be calls for an apology from Mr. Straw and for him to step down from such a public position. Where are his statements on white men preying on white women, or asian women, or black women? Where are his statements on black men preying on white women? He has made a statement that is completely unfair to Pakistanis and Muslims, demonising and unfair to men and women of all races and cultures.

There is bad and good in all communities and religions, so why single out Pakistanis? This is no different to the way the Black community in the UK was singled out in the 70s and 80s – the racism that is being displayed by this Member of Parliament is disgusting! He may as well join the BNP. Do not men of other colours and faiths not prey on women and girls?

Another point is maybe Mr. Straw should not be talking in such a racist manner when his own brother was convicted for sexual assault on a 16 year old girl. See this article by the Independent newspaper. Obviously Mr. Straw knows how damaging such a conviction is, not only for the accused but for the accused’s family. So does this mean that Jack Straw will openly say that White men are sexual predators, preying on young women from all races?? Such a hypocritical view being displayed here by Mr. Straw, considering his history.

WHAT’S ISLAMOPHOBIA GOT TO DO WITH PAKISTANIS?

So why connect this incident with Islamophobia? Jack Straw is clearly talking about Paksitani men, not Islam, so why am I putting the two together?

The reason I am doing this is because the public will be doing this. A sizeable proportion of the Muslims in this country are Pakistani and the public do not see Pakistanis as being different to Muslims. To them, Pakistanis are Muslims and Muslims are Pakistanis. This is the general public image of Islam in the UK, even though Muslims are from every race and colour and culture. If you asked a member of the public in the UK to describe a typical Muslim man, what would they come up with? A black man? A white man? Not likely. A Pakistani looking man? More likely.

So Jack Straw’s attack on Pakistani men, rightly or wrongly, is an attack also on Muslims. People don’t see the two as being separate and different, so for all intents and purposes, it’s an attack on both. And any attack on Muslims is Islamophobia in action! Anyone with Jack Straw’s political background will be well aware of this.

What’s the real purpose of this outburst by Jack Straw? Is his jewish heritage playing a role here? Don’t forget he was against the niqaab and was one of the first high profile figures in the UK to speak out against the niqaab – and look what happened after that! People felt more brave to speak out against the niqaab and it has become one of the campaign messages for fascist and racist groups like the BNP (British National Party) and EDL (English Defence League). People feel it is OK to attack Muslims and Islam and have no fear in doing so. Not once are they questioning whether their attacks are founded in truth or stereotype, whether their attacks are driven by fear or sound reasoning and understanding of the issues.

Now that Jack Straw, a high profile figure in UK politics, has made such comments, what is to come? More attacks on the Pakistani community? More reasons to make the community feel isolated, picked on and demonised? Is this an underhand campaign to drive out Muslims from the UK?

Stand up against this man and his comments! Don’t let him influence the rest of UK politics and the general public with his distorted opinions and views.

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BBC News – Jack Straw: Some white girls are ‘easy meat’ for abuse
The Independent – Jack Straw’s brother found guilty of indecent assault on girl, 16
Jewish Chronicle – How jewish is Jack Straw?
Guardian newspaper – White girls seen as ‘easy meat’ by Pakistani rapists, says Jack Straw
This is Lancashire – Jack Straw in Wikileaks ‘whispering campaign’ claim
Asian Image (Lancashire) – From terrorists to sexual predators: Who’d be a British Pakistani man right now?
BBC News – Dutch government backs burqa ban
The Economist – Banning the burka: A bad idea…

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Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Those idiots are at it again!

Creating mischief, mayhem, fear and ignorance wherever they go! They are ruffians, troublemakers, bigots, the dregs of society!

They are the EDL – the notorious English Defence League.

You may have heard of them. If you haven’t be warned – they spread nothing but hatred and supremacy in favour of ‘British’ people; meaning ‘white’ people (even though they have their token Indian member!! Poor guy, doesn’t even know when he’s being used!). The EDL is an ANTI-ISLAM, ANTI-MUSLIM group, full of louts and thugs and football hooligans. They have been campaigning across the country and caused upheaval, stress in communities, created divides amongst peaceful people, and spread fear and hatred of Islam and Muslims wherever they have gone. They verbally abuse and attack Muslim men, women and children. They hold nothing sacred except their own Nazi-like, supremacy values. They supported the burning of the Qur’an, the banning of the burka, the ridicule of our Muslim women, attack our Masjids and caused fights within the towns and cities that they have visited.

Does the EDL represent you? Is this the kind of behaviour you want to be known for? If so, SHAME ON YOU!

The EDL are holding demonstrations on Saturday 27th November 2010 in Preston, Peterborough and Nuneaton as well. They made a surprise visit to Wolverhampton, last week on Saturday 20th November 2010 and were quickly dispatched by the Police. Stall holders in Preston have already said that they will be closed during the demonstration by the EDL – look at the fear that is spreading with the very mention of this facist, extremist, right wing group!

I commend the Muslims and non-Muslims who actually do turn up and demonstrate AGAINST the EDL. I commend the Hope Not Hate campaign and the United Against Facism group, who are actually doing a lot of leg work against the EDL.

http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/midlands-news/2010/11/21/police-disperse-unplanned-wolverhampton-edl-protest-66331-27685917/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-11848188

http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/islamophobia-watch/2010/11/2/preston-police-say-edl-is-a-peaceful-non-racist-organisation.html

FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR ANYONE BUT MUSLIMS

How much more of this despicable and disgusting behaviour do we have to put up with – all in the name of Freedom of Speech??? If a Muslim cleric was chanting the kind of things that the EDL chant, he would have been arrested, locked up and sent to Guantanamo Bay under terrorist charges. Just look at the double standards on portray here for all to see.

Where’s the terrorist squad now? Why aren’t they doing something about the EDL and keeping our streets safe from them? Why aren’t there any sentences and court cases brought against EDL members who incite hatred and violence in each and every demonstration they have held? Why? Why? Why?

If the roles were reversed and it was Muslims who were holding demonstrations, we probably wouldn’t even get THAT far! We would probably have all been arrested and banged up in a cell, awaiting an unfair court trial with no definite date of release, with no word to our families of our whereabouts, with an extremely stiff sentence for doing nothing more than speaking. That’s what would have happened to Muslims under the terrorist laws of this country.

So why don’t these laws apply to the English Defence League? From where I see it, they do apply but the authorities are choosing not to do anything about it. Where’s the justice in this? There isn’t any when it comes to Muslims.

Everyone is quick to jump whenever anyone even squeaks something anti-semetic! Everyone is quick to condemn whenever there’s anything said against the ‘6 million jews killed in the second world war’. Why isn’t the same being applied to Anti-Islam, Anti-Muslim groups like the English Defence League, the National Front, the British National Party?

Do you not see the hypocrisy here?

It’s time Muslims, non-Muslims, those who would see and support justice, started to stand up and stand against this behaviour. And I’m not talking only about the EDL and groups like them. I’m talking about the Government, the Police authorities, the Home Office, the judicial system – all of these have a hand in being fair to the citizens of this country and yet, by allowing the antics of the EDL to continue, they are clearly showing where their priorities lie and where Muslims sit in all of this – Muslims are being made out to be the third class citizens of this country.

We are NOT third class citizens. We work as hard as everyone else, we contribute as much as everyone else, we pay our taxes as much as everyone else, we make mistakes and commit crimes as much as everyone else. BUT we are NOT beneath everyone else!

Enough of the double standards! Enough of the hypocrisy!

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MY PREVIOUS POSTS ON THE EDL

Terrorist EDL in Leicester: Government needs to ban them!

Stand up against EDL’s hate campaign: Leicester 9th October

English Defence League show their true racist colours in Bradford UK

Don’t fall into the English Defence League trap

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Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

Some of you will by now be familiar with my blogs on the terrorist activities of the EDL (English Defence League). If not, I will list the links at the bottom of this post but there’s a wealth of information about the EDL on the web.

So the EDL came to Leicester on Saturday 9th October 2010 and, again, were sent packing by the locals and those who came to defend the communities and stood up against the evil ways of the EDL. Yes, there’s no other way to describe the EDL – they are EVIL (Evil Defence League). In Leicester, as they did in Bradford on August 28th 2010, the EDL protestors threw smoke bombs at the police. Some also ran away from the protest area and ended up clashing with Asian youths.

Reports about the EDL’s despicable behaviour in Leicester:

http://uaf.org.uk/2010/10/leicester-antiracist-demo-says-edl-not-welcome-here/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8052875/Violence-flares-at-English-Defence-League-protest-in-Leicester.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-11505724

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/Violent-clashes-break-EDL-black-Asian-people-Leicester/article-2741048-detail/article.html

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/Protesters-smash-windows-International-Arts-Centre/article-2740968-detail/article.html

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/Fireworks-bricks-thrown-police-protesters-Leicester/article-2740945-detail/article.html

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20101009/tuk-edl-protest-turns-violent-in-leicest-dba1618.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/04/english-defence-league-march-banned

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/143368.html

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/English-Defence-League-Protesters-Attack-Sky-News-Satellite-Truck-In-Leicester-Protest/Article/201010215755108?f=rss

IT’S TIME THE EDL WERE STOPPED FROM PROTESTING AND INCITING HATRED AND TROUBLE

Wherever the EDL have gone, they have caused trouble for those communities, stirred up and incited hatred and caused damage to community relations, insulted people and their religion, and caused mayhem. On top of that, it costs the UK taxpayer millions (yes, millions) in policing, preparing for the EDL protests and then trying to bring peace and order to these communities after the EDL have left. The Bradford protest preparations alone are amounting into millions of pounds (if you’re not convinced, send in a Freedom of Information request to Bradford Council or West Yorkshire Police). This level of disruption should not be allowed to continue. There is a line to be drawn between protesting peacefully and inciting hatred and violence. The EDL have proven time and time again that they are not peaceful, they are violent. They do not promote peace but incite hatred towards Muslims.

How many times does the Home Secretary have to ban a march by the EDL? Why even impose a ban unless there was the threat of violence, of public safety being at risk? This is ridiculous! There is a limit to freedom of speech and the EDL have crossed it time and time again. It’s time that the government banned groups like the EDL and the BNP (British National Party), or even arrested them for inciting hatred. You cannot allow freedom of speech when that speech clearly leads to people taking up violence to drive out and persecute others. Or is that we turn a blind eye when Muslims are persecuted?

With the new terrorism laws, there have been a number of Muslim clerics who have been arrested for inciting hatred – some have even been deported from the UK. This was done on very little evidence. Now here is the EDL, inciting hatred, clearly racist and demonstrating with violence – many a video on YouTube testifies to the violent and extreme nature of the EDL. There is more evidence here than was used against Muslims in the ‘fight against terrorism’. What about the terrorism of the EDL? There is much concern about the issue of home-grown terrorists in the UK. Well, wake up everyone, EDL members are your terrorists and your extremists and your fundamentalists!

Why is there a double standard by the government here? Does the government actually agree with the EDL’s actions? Are they secretly happy to allow the EDL to go from city to city, from town to town, from community to community, spreading their hatred of the Muslims? If they aren’t, then why aren’t they taking the same action against these terrorists, that they do against ‘Muslim terrorists’? What’s their excuse this time?

Enough of these double standards. Ban the EDL!

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My previous posts on the EDL

https://standup4islam.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/stand-up-against-edls-hate-campaign-leicester-9th-october/

https://standup4islam.wordpress.com/2010/08/28/english-defence-league-show-their-true-racist-colours-in-bradford-uk/

https://standup4islam.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/dont-fall-into-the-english-defence-league-trap/

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Other Terrorist activities by the EDL

27th November 2010 – Peterborough
27th November 2010 – Preston (against masjid expansion)
27th November 2010 – Midlands (against masjids)
15th January 2011 – Harrow (against halal meat)

Previous Terrorist activities by the EDL

9th October 2010 – EDL in Leicester
28th August 2010 – EDL in Bradford
22nd July 2010 – EDL in Luton
17th July 2010 – EDL in Dudley
3rd June 2010 – EDL sets up jewish division http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/32535/edl-step-their-jewish-recruitment
29th May 2010 – EDL in Newcastle
1st May 2010 -EDL in Aylesbury
3rd April 2010 – EDL in Dudley
20th March 2010 – EDL in Bolton
23rd January 201 – EDL in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
5th December 2009 – EDL in Nottingham
31st October 2009 – EDL in Leeds
10th October 2009 – EDL in Manchester
11th September 2009 – Against Harrow masjid
4th July 2009 – EDL in Birmingham
24th May 2009 – EDL in Luton

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Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

The English Defence League (EDL) – a racist, terrorist and islamophobic activist group, full of thugs and fallouts from society – has been going round the UK, stirring up communities (both Muslim and non-Muslim) and spreading hatred. They came to Bradford on Saturday 28th August, trying to recreate the riots of nine years ago, trying to stir up trouble and leave the city in stress and turmoil. The opposite happened.

The people of Bradford, Muslims and non-Muslims, people from other cities and towns, coming from as far as London and Cardiff and Scotland, showed the EDL where to go. They sent a message to the EDL to leave Bradford alone, leave the Muslims alone, leave the communities alone – there’s no room for hatred in the city! The EDL were outnumbered, Muslim youths did not riot, non-Muslims stood firm as well and EDL were exposed to be racist, bigoted, mindless trash.

The EDL were sent packing from Bradford – a failed campaign! But now they are trying to cause trouble in Leicester on 9th October. These poor souls will just never learn. So we need to continue to send them a message! And keep sending them that message, wherever they go!

Stand up against the EDL and protest – peacefully and do not get drawn in by the hatred spread by the EDL. Have strong slogans against the EDL. Tell them they are not part of a tolerant British Society and have no room here in the UK – so maybe they should leave!

I have written about the EDL before, and yes, they are terrorists – terrorising people, spreading lies against Islam and Muslims, sometimes violently:
English Defence League show their true racist colours in Bradford, UK!
Don’t fall into the English Defence League trap!

There are campaign groups against the EDL, for example ‘United Against Facism’ and ‘Hope Not Hate’. But where is the Muslim campaign?

Oh Muslim Brothers and Sisters! You need to start Standing Up 4 Islam and being more organised in tackling, peacefully, the likes of the English Defence League, the BNP and other haters of Islam and Muslims. Don’t leave the hard work to others – after all, this is YOUR religion and it is YOU who is being targeted, YOUR SISTER who is being targeted, YOUR BROTHER who is being targeted, YOUR PARENTS who are being targeted, YOUR CHILDREN who are being targeted.

If you do not Stand Up 4 Islam and allow this hatred to spread, then you allow people to become brave enough to attack innocents (see my post on 13-year old boys attack Muslim schoolgirl). Is that what you want to allow to happen?

Stand up against those who spread hate against Islam and Muslims! Stand Up 4 Islam!

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Here are some links to those who oppose the English Defence League:

http://johnager.co.uk/2010/09/30/harmony-in-diversity/

 

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Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

Saturday, 28th August 2010: It’s plain for all to see that the English Defence League weren’t out to campaign about human rights, or their rights in this country, or even the safeguarding of their culture. That was just a front.

Instead, they came out in numbers (but not the thousands that they claimed would turn up) and started to chant anti-Islam and racist remarks. This was not a protest – it was a chance for the EDL to show their anger, their intolerance and their violence! They threw bricks, bottles and smoke bombs – what does that prove, except that the EDL are a bunch of mindless thugs, who preach hate in the country. They should be arrested for this – Muslims have been arrested and deported for inciting hatred – so what about the EDL? Why should they roam free, causing chaos around the country?

It is a FACT that there has always been trouble whenever the EDL demonstrate!

Look at the mischief they cause:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/7969467/Riot-police-tackle-missiles-at-English-Defence-League-protest-in-Bradford.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/aug/28/english-defence-league-bradford-demonstrations?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2010/may/28/english-defence-league-uncovered

The EDL chanted “We love the floods”, referring to the floods that has devastated Pakistan. Millions of people around the world, and hundreds of thousands (if not more) in the UK, have shown their concern for what has happened in Pakistan, and sent money, food, clothes etc as aid. So why chant such a horrendous thing? Why laugh at people who are suffering in the world? Do we really want people like this living in our neighbourhoods, in our country? They chant this because they are racist and have no heart for anyone but themselves. They are selfish and evil people, demonising and victimising innocent people, showing their contempt and hatred for Islam and Muslims, who make up one fifth of the world’s population!

The EDL chanted “Allah is a paedo” – astagfirullah. They show so much animosity towards Islam and our deen. Does this demonstrate any kind of intelligence on the EDL’s behalf? Does this show any respect at all for one of the major religions in the world today? Does this show peaceful intent?

The EDL clash with British Society – they are not British, they are brutes! Don’t believe me, just look at their behaviour, which speaks for itself.

The EDL threw bottles, bricks and smoke bombs. Smoke bombs!! So they came prepared and intent on causing mayhem and violence.

They came to provoke the Muslims, hoping to spark off another riot, similar to what happened in Bradford in 2001. They chose to ‘protest’ in the month of Ramadan. They chose to show their intolerance and hatred in Bradford, which has one of the largest Muslim communities in the UK. Why? They did all this on purpose. When they were rallying other EDL supporters, they claimed the Bradford event to be ‘the big one’ – no doubt they wanted to invoke such a disturbance that would outshadow all the good work the Bradford community has done to recover from the last race riots in 2001.

There are many non-Muslims in Britain who will stand up against the EDL, who do not agree with the EDL’s racist views and will defend Muslims and Muslim communities. I am pleased to see that there are so many people in the UK who can see right from wrong, where the EDL are concerned.

Muslims also stand up against the EDL and this is good to see – but do not stoop to the lowly level of the EDL. Muslims are not uncivilised like the EDL. Muslims should not act like the EDL – they should act better but also let the EDL know that we will not be walked over!

I applaud the people of Bradford, the Muslims and others who came to support those who spoke out against the English Defence League.

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Previous blog on EDL: https://standup4islam.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/dont-fall-into-the-english-defence-league-trap/

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Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

Word has started to get around about a group that’s travelling the nation, causing mischief, trouble, and trying to stir up hatred and animosity against our Muslim Communities in the UK.

What the English Defence League are doing is despicable! They are breeding hate and intolerance across the country and targeting Muslim communities. They’re not interested in building understanding, they’re not even interested in looking out for their fellow man. They’re just a bunch of thugs and football hooligans that believe every word in the Sun newspaper.

So it’s no secret that they are planning to protest in Bradford this summer, on 28th August. But they’re not really wanting to protest, they want to cause a clash – like the last Bradford riots, 9 years ago. And they want to get our younger Muslims jailed for actions that the EDL have provoked, whilst the EDL run away and hide!

The English Defence League is against Islam and Muslims. They are racist and this is evident in their behaviour. Foul-mouthed and with attitudes the size of the world on their shoulders, they blame Muslims for so much wrong. But in reality, these people may as well be Nazis and think they are the master race! They are linked to the British National Party, a party which has already been exposed to be racist. EDL, BNP, National Front, Combat 18 – these are all the same – different people but same objective – to rid the world of Islam and Muslims. They’re ignorant of the fact that Muslims have contributed so much to the UK, with business, culture, education and so on.

Even the Guardian and Daily Mail has picked up on the the violent nature of the EDL, which can only be seen as an extension of the BNP. See here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/may/28/english-defence-league-guardian-investigation

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1238213/This-England-On-trail-English-Defence-League.html

And why protest in Bradford? Not many of the EDL that are coming, are actually local to Bradford. That’s the word from Bradford Council. So why have the EDL chosen Bradford? And why have they chosen to protest during the month of Ramadan? There can be no other motive except to create disorder, tension, intimidation and to provoke a riot! Bradford was unfortunately the host of riots in 2001 – and that was also caused by a planned protest. The English Defence League are well aware of this and it’s no accident that they’re targeting Bradford.

In fact, what have the Muslims of Bradford done to the EDL or to anyone in the community? What has any Muslim community done? Are they tearing down buildings and raping English women and burning down the Houses of Parliament? No, No and No! in fact Muslims in the UK are peace-loving and great people to be around – ask those of you who have Muslim friends.

SO WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO RESPOND?

The EDL is protesting against Muslims and Islam. Their view of an intolerant society is not in keeping with British society at all. Britain is a multi-ethnic country which propagates the respect of all cultures and religions. So, really, the EDL is anti-British and should be exposed as being such!

The EDL wants to provoke an incident and a civil disturbance – don’t fall into this trap and don’t play into their hands. Don’t get provoked by them but do stand up against them. Don’t get into fights with them but do speak out against them. The EDL are only allowed to voice their views. So do the same. Don’t let their accusations be left unchallenged. Let them know that they are not welcome in Bradford nor Britain!

But do not fight them. Rather point the police in their direction – that’s what the police are there to do.

There will be a counter protest, which is being held by United Against Facism, basically saying the EDL are not welcome in Bradford. Read about them here: http://www.yhuaf.org.uk/news.php?id=95 and here: http://uaf.org.uk/

In fact we need to go a step further and say the EDL are not wanted in Britain and they should leave Britain!

Don’t leave the EDL unchallenged. Stand up 4 Islam and Muslims!
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Follow-up blog: https://standup4islam.wordpress.com/2010/08/28/english-defence-league-show-their-true-racist-colours-in-bradford-uk/

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