EDL Extra comments on the Morning Star news item, 'Rochdale unites to fend off EDL', Rory MacKinnon, 7th March, 2011. (Comments are in red.)
Anti-fascists and Muslim communities joined forces on Saturday to fight anti-Islam mobs in Greater Manchester. [No they didn’t ‘join forces’. The insider video I have seen is exclusively of young Muslims. Not only that, they were repeatedly chanting ‘Allahu akbar!’ How do Leftists feel about that chant? It is not a socialist or Marxist chant. It is not about ‘liberation’ or the case against ‘oppression’. It is an Islamic war cry, just as the Islamic black flag is a battle flag for Islamic expansionism or imperialism. How do Daily Star Communists square these circles? Do they feed themselves self-deluding clichés about ‘unity against oppression’ and the ‘communal fight against fascists’? How do they manage it? These Muslims would kill them if they had the power to do so.
Marxism and Socialist are ‘man-centred’ ideologies. Islam is ‘Allah-created’ ideology (umm, religion). They hate Commies as much as they hate the EDL. They are using Leftists. Then again, Leftists are attempting to use Muslims to bring about the never-occurring revolution or just plain radicalisation. Good luck, you leftist imbeciles.]
Members of the white supremacist English Defence League (EDL) gathered in Rochdale town centre over the weekend, accusing the local Muslim population of child sex abuse. [The ‘white supremacist EDL’? That’s a new Leftist lie on me. Another lie ‘for Justice’? The Commies of the Morning Star know damn well that the EDL is not white supremacist. But that doesn’t matter. If such name-calling works politically, then the Morning Star will use it – which makes them indistinguishable from the Trots who are more obvious ‘liars for Justice’. If you are a white supremacist, you join the National Front, or Stormfront, or whatever. You don’t join a group with blacks, Asians and Jews in it. And no, these blacks and Asians aren’t ‘Uncle Toms’ who are suffering from ‘false consciousness’ – the false consciousness that comes from not agreeing with what the Commies at the Morning Star say. In fact, you are the Uncle Toms of the Muslims and Islamists.]
Anti-fascist activists Unite Against Fascism and members of the Muslim community turned out to counter-demonstrate, with police erecting a fence between the groups.
Rochdale police said they had made 34 arrests - including three counts of possession of an offensive weapon - but added they were satisfied the event was largely non-violent.
Local media estimated around 500 EDL supporters and 100 Unite Against Fascism members in attendance.
But Unite Against Fascism co-ordinator Weyman Bennett said he believed many EDL members had been bussed in from out of town. [But Weyman Bennett, of the Central Committee of the SWP, is himself from ‘out of town’! He’s a fucking Londoner! Christ, I don’t think these people would recognise hypocrisy if it were to choke them. And what about Martin Smith from Hackney? What about the fact that many of UAF are from London and the Home Counties? What about all the trade union activists - or members’ money-spenders - from all over the country?]
The sheer number of localised EDL demonstrations made it difficult to mobilise counterdemonstrators every weekend, he said. [Ha! Ha!]
But the Rochdale event saw "a very good turnout," with closer to 250 counterdemonstrators once Muslim groups and trade unions were included. [When the ‘local media’ print UAF members, they underestimate them? When they print EDL members, they overestimate them? Yet that ‘local media’ spews out whatever the UAF tells them to spew out before and during these demos. They literally quote UAF without even acknowledging the source. Yet still there is still a hint of Morning Star conspiracy here against the local media.]
The EDL had planned to march on a local Islamic centre but the counterprotest and police kettling had prevented this, he said. [Yes, the police ‘kettles in’ the EDL too. But the ‘state’s arm’, the police, is only against UAF and the Muslims, eh? The exact opposite is the case. The top ranks of the police have been force-fed political correctness and Leftist homilies about multicultural for the last twenty years or so. Hasn’t UAF/SWP heard some of the Islamophile statements which once came from Sir Ian Blair, former Police Commisioner? No. Marxists have told us that the police is ‘the arm of the right-wing state’. And we must obey the Marxist theorists. That’s how politically sophistically we are.]
"They didn't get to do what they said they would do, so that's a success."
Spokesmen for local mosques and Islamic centres could not be contacted for comment.
Rochdale Council leader Councillor Colin Lambert said: "Rochdale's diverse communities are to be commended for their co-operation, tolerance and restraint through what has been a challenging time. [More soundbites from a soundbite-plagued PC politician. Empty as fuck!]
"It has been a hard day for town-centre businesses and I understand many have tried and succeeded in operating as normally as possible. [Oh, so the Morning Star actually cares about ‘businesses’ after all? No. Only when it is useful for attacking the EDL by ‘whatever means necessary’. It is also hilarious when you hear hardened Leftists talk about the amount of money taxpayers’ have provided to police EDL demos. The hypocrisy of these people is nauseating.]
"We will continue to work closely with our partners in the police and within our communities to reassure people well after the protest and into the future that Rochdale is a town of harmony." [A ‘town of harmony’ and of lovely little ethnically-diverse fairies at the bottom of every Rochdale garden.]