The other day I wasn’t feeling too crash hot, so I turned on the television and tuned in to Dateline. The first item was on the EDL (English Defence League). The English Defence League is an organization that was founded in Luton as a result of the disgusting treatment of returning British soldiers by a group called Shariah4theUK, later known as Muslims against the Crusades.
Of course, none of this was mentioned in Dateline, which had literally copied what could only be described as a propaganda piece from the Guardian, (a left–wing British newspaper) which would have made Goebbels proud.
The Guardian piece - which was wholeheartedly supported by George Negus, as he didn’t question one iota of it - portrayed the EDL as the latter-day BUF (British Union of Fascists), although I can’t remember Sir Oswald Mosley ever saying anything about Blacks and Whites unite.
According to the EDL their organization is:
“a grassroots social movement who represent every walk of life, every race, every creed and every colour; from the working class to middle England. Our unity and diversity is our strength.” (source)
The EDL leader, Tommy Robinson uncovers his face for the first time to give an interview for channel 4
Although according to Dateline, it is full of members of the BNP (British National Party) and Combat 18, an avowed neo-Nazi organization. Excuse my ignorance, but what neo-Nazi organization is interested in uniting Blacks and Whites? And no self-respecting Nazi would be seen within cooee of an Israeli flag, unless it was being trampled on or burnt. (reference)
The organization which this piece trumpeted as a bastion of anti-fascist resistance was Unite Against Fascism, an organization whose links were never questioned in the Dateline series, but I feel they surely should be.
Totalitarians of the World Unite!!
Unite Against Fascism has some extreme totalitarian links, from radical Marxists who claim that the Union Jack is racist, to the Respect Party. The Respect Party may have an innocent sounding name, but nothing could be further from the truth. Founded by George Galloway, it combines elements of Islam and Marxism: The Respect Party
Another well known organisation and a lot older one also came up on the Dateline program. That was the so-called anti-fascist magazine “Searchlight”, which amazingly also seems to be linked to the Respect Party. If one truly wants to be anti-fascist and anti-racist, why link yourself a group which espouses what is clearly a totalitarian ideology?
I am certainly not saying that no members of the English Defence League are racist, as some members of all organizations are, regardless of whether they purport to be either left-wing, right-wing or purely sporting organizations. But to give an organization credit just because it claims to be anti-racist or anti-fascist is to give cover to totalitarian systems, whether they are Communist or Islamist. All organizations have to be questioned and all their allegiances have to be examined carefully: if not, there is no way in hell one can get anything other than a propaganda piece passed off as journalistic research.