Yesterday according to the Telegraph a group (or groups) known as the The English and Welsh Defence League and Casuals United held a demonstration near the city's Bullring shopping complex in Birmingham. UAF held a counter demonstration.
I had never heard of Casuals United or the English and Welsh Defence League... or the British Defence League for that matter so I was curious to find out a little more about them. A check on the group’s website (no link but Google Casuals United if you are that way inclined)they claim to be Normal British people who have come together in order to create a massive but peaceful protest group... The thrust of their protest seem to be violent Islamic extremist but claiming that “the Government and police are either turning a blind eye, and/or actively helping them in their aims”.
They claim to be non racist and have no links to the BNP or other such organisations. Indeed the Who We Are section states “We are not against Muslem (sic) people per se, we are against those in their community who wish to promote or raise money for terror, abuse our troops and attempt to impose medieval and barbaric laws upon our country". Fair enough...
go to their Armchair Warrior section you will find a link to a Daily Star story (I kid you not) and the following comment:
the traitor Alan Johnson wants to keep letting immigrants, most of them terrorists or sympathisers into this country, read the above story then phone/write or bombard him with emails outlining your disgust, please forward this to all your mates and pass his number on to people you know will complain. British people must make a stand and the scum that have allowed our country to get in this state need to be told.
We have no chance of removing islam with rodents like this in power. This man is in charge of immigration control and openly states that he doesnt care how many people come here. No, well he wont be on the train when the next bomb goes off, so why should he care?
So not against Muslems (sic) per se but wish to remove Islam? Somebody’s not quite got their message straight. Perhaps they should combine brain cells (if any) and work out exactly what they want.
The not-wife did point out something staring me in the face - Who the hell calls themselves a casual in the 21st Century? Surely that expression is so 1982!