The EDL are marching into the “lion’s den”
The EDL are marching into the “lion’s den” and into the “heart of the UK’s most militant Islamic area”.
We have only one message for the EDL, steer clear of Tower Hamlets. Coming here on Sept 3rd will be a risky enterprise for you. The EDL will not only be facing mass opposition from Bangladeshi Eastenders or even angry Muslims but secular forces ranging from local youth, trade unionists, street gangs, militant anti-fascists – much to their dismay, the EDL will painfully discover there are substantial numbers of white Eastenders who will physically oppose them on Sept 3rd.
The EDL have no politics except mindless support of the monarchy and armed forces. They worship authority, incoherently abase themselves before the utterly bankrupt system, love the bosses, grovel before their “social superiors”. They oppose any challenge to our society and the wealthy, from striking workers, rebellious students, school kids to the “black Bloc” And of course the EDL have their rabid islamophobia.
The EDL in true football hooligan style are boosting of “Taking” Tower Hamlets. It is they who will be “taken” one way or another. These “Law and Order” fanatics may even find themselves on the receiving end of police brutality. How ironic, it’s beyond parody that the EDL claim to be against the homophobia and misogynist bigoted outfits such as Hibz-ul Tahir. You couldn’t make it up, Misogynist homophobes against homophobic misogynists. The EDL and hate groups like Hibz-ul Tahir live in a symbiotic relationship feeding off and boosting each other.
UAF (or the ever opportunistic left) are another ingredient in this bubbling cauldron. They have called a national demonstration in Tower Hamlets, Sept 3rd. Do they believe the people of Tower Hamlets are incapable of dealing with the EDL themselves? Or defending the area? We welcome any genuine support but don’t need to be marched off in the opposite direction from the EDL. Or preached to by a collection of shady politicians and Leninists masquerading as “Democrats” Do they really think we are so thick that we need to be told what the EDL are or represent? Or that we need to be “led” on the day?
We don’t call on the authorities to ban the EDL demonstration. We are only too aware of police behaviour on the streets of Tower Hamlets, and the role of the courts and government. In no way do we require their “protection” – we have had enough of it already. Should the EDL be foolish enough to show up on the 3rd of September they will only succeed in uniting the White, Asian and Black working class and others against them. And we certainly need to be united for the fight against the next financial meltdown, the cuts, their social consequences and the mass intrusive policing the state is planning for the forthcoming 2012 Olympics – when we will be placed under a situation that resembles military occupation. Sept 3rd is a prelude to this. A final message to the EDL – step into a Lion’s den and you will be torn apart.