There is no excuse for what the EDL does. It kills Muslim because it is a racist and fascist group. When it bombed four mosques in the Tower Hamlets, it did so out of pure hate and doctrinal fascism. It is about time we stopped excusing and rationalising the EDL’s action and dealt with them accordingly.
What we need to do to understand the EDL is think of them in and on their own terms, not in terms of some professor at the London School of Economics.