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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Muslims ‘living in fear’ of EDL demo

[EDL Extra comments are in red.]

Published on Tue Jan 11, 2011, from Luton Today

LEADING councillors have issued a desperate plea to the government ahead of the English Defence League march planned for February 5, saying the event is likely to cause “serious disorder”. [How do they know that? Is it because the Muslim Defence League and Unite Against Fascism thrive on violence? Why don’t these councillors trust the police’s ability to control any violence?

It is really the EDL’s freedom of speech they are frightened of. So these people must pretend that ‘serious disorder’ is their only concern.]

The leaders of the local Labour, Tory and Conservative groups wrote to Theresa May on Friday, asking for her support should they choose to pursue a ban on the march.

They said the image of Luton had suffered following the Stockholm suicide bombing by Luton man Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, and that forthcoming march had compounded the “negative media coverage”, causing “deep dismay and anxiety among the wider community in Luton – of whatever background, faith or outlook”. [Is that what Luton’s councillors and politicians are really concerned about – Luton’s ‘image’? What about Luton’s reality? Hasn’t Luton been a centre for UK Islamism? And when the media comments on the extremist nature of Luton, is that ‘negative media coverage’? This almost sounds as if the negative aspects of Luton must be ignored or never reported.

Luton’s multicultural image will not hide it Islamist underbelly.]

Councillors Hazel Simmons, David Franks and Michael Garrett wrote: “We recognise that a ‘banning order’ on the EDL and counter demonstrators, would not prohibit them from holding a static demonstration. [But these people would even ban static demonstrations if they could. It is British law, not their respect for the freedom of speech and congregation, that is stopping them banning the EDL. The further left these politicians and councillors are, the more likely they will believe in banning the EDL completely.]

“However a march is – in our opinion – provocative and not conducive to the public good at this time and would risk serious disorder. [Only if UAF, MDL, etc. are allowed to demonstrate as well, and thus attempt to provoke EDL members – which they have done at all EDL demos.]

“Further to this, the presence of the EDL processing through Luton has generated significant plans for visible and voluble counter-protests by other groups.”

The letter prompted the EDL to accuse the council of “trying to silence free speech and democracy”.

Spokesman Guramit Singh said he believed stopping the march would only cause more problems. He told the BBC: “When you ban marches you take away a key element of the demonstration and the logistics of the demonstration crumble and you get a lot of trouble.”

But Dr Fiaz Hussain from the Luton Council of Mosques said ordinary Muslims were “living in fear” at the prospect of the EDL coming back to the town. [No they aren’t! There will be hundreds of Muslim yobs ‘protecting their community'. The use of the word ‘fear’ is just a political stratagem to either actually create the fear itself or to score political points, much as Hamas did when it called the death of nine Turks ‘genocide’.]

He said: “People are wondering what they have done to deserve this. Some people are living in very deprived areas and the last thing they want is groups coming to town and throwing abuse and hate around. [‘coming to town’? Why is Dr Fiaz Huassain simply assuming that all EDL demonstrators will be ‘outsiders’? This is claimed at every EDL demo. It’s as if EDL members are from nowhere. In any case, Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll, EDL leaders, are both from Luton.]

“People here just want to get on with their lives.

“My message to the EDL would be let’s sit round the table and talk about this. Let’s look at the grievances and see how we can address them.” [What a lie! He knows that such a thing would never happen – unless it were televised. Since when have these Muslim ‘community leaders’ or mosques even attempted to get their own houses in order? To do so would be seen by nearly all Muslims as ‘anti-Islamic’.]

Other groups including Unite Against Fascism and the Muslim Defence League (MDL) are planning counter-protests on the day.

A member of the MDL who contacted the Luton News said he was certain the EDL’s protest would turn violent, and that MDL members were aiming to “march peacefully, protect the Luton Asian community. [How does it know that it will turn violent? Is it because the MDL and UAF will make damn sure things turn violent? After all, the far left (e.g., UAF) and Islamists (e.g., MDL) thrive on violence. It is 'only in struggle [violence] that people are radicalised'.]

1 comment:

  1. Mozlem lies, lies, lies!! They will NOT stop us! Maybe they would feel more reassured if we took to violence like the students! After all, muzzies are totally at home with violence!!