On June 30th The English Defence League staged a peaceful protest at Dewsbury Town Hall, about the problems that Dewsbury has with radical Islamists and Muslim integration, as well as the failure of both local and national politicians to acknowledge that these kinds of Muslim problems even exist.
Durotrigan It was peaceful demonstration, but certain local MPs and opponents of free speech called for the demo to be prohibited and the SWP has, as is its wont, formed a local front group in the town named ‘Dewsbury Unity’ to mount a counterdemonstration. Recently elected (Dis)Respect MP George Galloway and Labour MP Mike Wood penned a joint letter to West Yorkshire Police Commissioner Sir Norman Bettison asking for the EDL to be banned from protesting in Dewsbury, but thankfully this request was not granted.
The statement released by the SWP-directed ‘Dewsbury Unity’ is worth quoting to highlight the absurdities of their propaganda which is swallowed wholesale and regurgitated by the mainstream media:
The EDL is a
racistpatriotic group dedicated to attacking Asian people and Muslims. (No, ONLY Muslims) Islamophobia – bigotry(justifiable opposition) against Muslims — is as unacceptable as any other form of racism. Its aim is to divide us by making scapegoats of one community, just as the Nazis did with the Jews in the 1930s. (Jews in the 1930′s were not attacking Europe) Today the EDL threaten Muslims. Tomorrow it could be Jewish people, Hindus, Sikhs, black people, lesbians and gay men, travelers or East Europeans. (Utter crap) There is no place for Nazis, racists or the EDL in Dewsbury’s multiracial, multicultural and multi-faith community. (The only Nazis and racists in this group are the Muslims and their Leftist sympathizers)