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They came from nowhere and were labelled as thugs, fascists, nazis etc. This fascinating book charts the rise(and probably the fall) of EDL. They started up as a reaction to the insults from radical muslims in Luton during a welcome home parade for an Anglian regiment returning from Iraq.The book starts off by the author stating the case for the working classes. The author makes no bones about the roots of the EDL being initially a combined army of football hooligans united in their cause against islamic extremists. The author details each march, the 'anti-fascist' opposition, the police tactics, the results and the consequences;house searches,frame-ups, all the usual knee-jerk stuff from the Establishment. He also details the behind the scenes leadership struggles as when they quickly formed they had no real leaders. He explains how they repeatedly tried to explain thier movement to a negative uninformed media, which to the chagrin of the Establishment and the Press is anything but extreme-right. He details how, from the time they unfurled an Israeli flag to wind up the anti-fascist PLO supporters, they became hijacked by Zionists. The book ends at the end of 2011.
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Initial post: 18 Sep 2013 19:30:54 BDT
Your even-handed review about this book seems to have generated ill-feeling, though I don't know why. Perhaps some people will automatically downvote anything related to the EDL. At any rate, thanks for your interesting summary of this book.
Posted on 6 Nov 2013 22:50:06 GMT
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'probably the end'. you are prophet given the leadership have left
now they r rudderless and without lennon and carol nobodyto be worthwhile faces of the edl
shame as they do have a place at the polital table. given radical islam is real,and everyone one else ,is terrified to say anything against islam or fatwas will be given out
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