EDL March In Westminster: Pictures And No Football
IN Westminster, something called the English Nationalist Alliance and the English Defence League marched in protest against Sharia law and Islamic fundamentalism within the UK. Theirs is an anti-Muslim message. Police made one arrest.
In other news, EDL member John Broomfield and six others have been arrested for an alleged plot to cause an explosion at a Bournemouth mosque. Mr Broomfield says five of the people arrested are in the EDL. All the arrested people were later released without charge.
“While travelling home from work I was stopped and arrested by armed police. I approached a roundabout near Corfe Castle and there were about six cars in front of me.
“There was an unmarked police car in a lay-by, and within seconds of me stopping, police appeared from it, ran up the road and shot at my tyres and smashed the window in.”
“I was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion at a Bournemouth mosque.”
“There has been no conspiracy, there has never been any conspiracy. The EDL is not a terrorist organisation. We are not anti-Muslim; we are anti-Muslim extremism.”
Whatever the facts, tensions are high…
And does anyone else think that when the football season starts, the EDL will be so active on a Saturday afternoon?