EDL Mosque Bashing

Despite claims by the EDL that they are not anti-Islam, just against extremism, the evidence continues to fly in. As we witnessed in Manchester there were anti-Muslim slogans and posters with 'No More Mosques'.

EDL members (in conjunction with members of the party they are supposed to be distinct from) have set up a Facebook protest about a proposed Islamic centre in Weston-super-mare. The planning application aims to convert a former working men's club (possibly a British Legion) into a community and education centre. That the function would also include prayers means that the EDL is able to do a little conversion of its own.

The Facebook group 'No to the new Mosque in Weston Super Mare' sets the tone for the campaign. Notwithstanding that the majority of its 900 plus group have no connection with the area, they are urged to protest.

In order to set the scene the group helpfully posts a picture of a large (and somewhat breathtaking) mosque. [An Eric The Fish badge for anyone who can identify which country it's in - I tried Tineye but couldn't locate it].

Now, having seen the plans online - and not to take anything away from architect M.J. Harding - I don't think the former Wheeltappers and Shunters place is going to turn into the Brighton Pavillion (did I mention that Tranny beat Brighton 2-1 today? That tumbleweed drifting past is for our Fascist friend's silence).

The group outlines its intentions:

  • At present we are not aware of any mosques in weston super mare in somerset.
    The are major flaws in this application as it has been described as being for muslim children, If it was for muslim children then why does it require 24 hour access? We believe this is a fasttrack way of building a mosque, Then there will be 2, then 3, and so on.
    This further ads to the islamification of the united kingdom.
Yes, I know the writer of the comment would benefit from some of the centre's educational facilities. There's more.
  • Because of recent comments in the Weston Murcury, where members of this group were called racist for having their say. We would ask all group members to watch what they write, ( NO RACIST COMMENTS PLEASE ) By all means have you're say.
Ooh, what's that? The Weston Mercury explains.
  • But some of the 440 members have written threatening comments in the internet forum.

    One post said: "Muslims are never gonna take over this country....well at least weston super mare, I swear on my life if they built this new mosque in weston I will set fire 2 it and thats a f***in promis."

    Other comments say that all Muslims are terrorists and one aggressive member threatens to drive a bus into the centre and blow it up if it is given planning permission.

    The disturbing comments have also been sent to planning officers at North Somerset Council
I see. So the comments were on the group not just made up by the paper and that's why members are reminded to try not to be racist. You've got to admire the person who thought the way to defeat terrorism was by driving a bus bomb!

Not that deleting previous posts has had much success. One of the founders of the group, John Sheridan shows his loose grip on historical knowledge:
  • John Sheridan Edl wrote
    at 11:24 on 12 October 2009
    Omar, not all muslims are terrorists, But all terrorists are muslims FACT, That is enough, Thats all we need to be afraid.
When Nick Thorne of bristol suggests urinating in the centre, group admin Dennis Raines wades in with his DMs:
  • Dennis R Raines wrote
    at 22:56 on 11 October 2009
    I Look forward to leaving a little present on their doorstep, just hope i have something to wipe my arse with.
Fellow racist Nick bites back with:
  • do you know what,i aint racist at all,anyone who knows me will know that half of the people i mix with are not "white english"
I can feel a but coming on
  • but
We're getting all Points of View now. Anyway, he continues his erudition:
  • im sick of this now...THIS IS MY COUNTRY,ENGLAND,IF YOU WANNA LIVE HERE THEN YOU DO IT THE ENGLISH WAY....FUCK MUSLIMS,FUCK MOSQUES,FUCK TURBANS,FUCK ROMANIANS,FUCK POLISH...ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FUCKING TERRORIST WARS,FUCK OFF AND KILL EACH OTHER AND DO US ALL A FUCKING FAVOUR....WE HATE YOU,GO AWAY AND LEAVE US THE FUCK ALONE...IF YOU DONT,THEN SOON SUMMUT BAD IS GONNA HAPPEN COS THE ENGLISH ARE GETTING REAAL PISSED OFF...GO TAKE YOUR FUCKING MOSQUES AND THE REST OF YOUR DIRTY SHITE AND TAKE IT BACK TO YOUR OWN FUCKING COUNTRY......WHERE THERE ARE ALREADY FUCKING MOSQUES!!!!!
Stop SHOUTING, you moron! then there's the genuine international security expert:
  • don't let this happen there is an airport not far away remember.
That last startling comment was from Ron Bennett. In his picture he's clearly pointing out how much of a plantpot he is. As Ron knows all terrorists set up plans right near to the place they intend to target.


Among the other topics for discussion is a plea to boycott all Muslim businesses posted by Mr. Raines himself. So no way is the EDL anti-Muslim. Oh no.

As we saw at the demo in Manchester there was a larghe number of neo-Nazis in the EDL presence. Our friend Liam Pinkham (who should be banned from attending Tranmere games and is a big fan of this blog). Remember that cartoon, Pinky and the Brain? Well, it had a spin-off. Pinky Without The Brain.

Which brings us to the membership of this group.
  • Dennis Raines is friends with Scotland BNP organiser Gary Raikes
  • Denis Adams, BNP member
  • Tommy robinson (one of the EDL leaders)
  • Dave Oloughlin (who likes to send Nazi insignia to friends and has one of the ugliest webcam pictures ever seen. I think he deserves a post to himself particularly his predeliction to sending Facebook eroticism to someone described as his sibling!)
  • Granty Chelsea Headhunter (another football hooligan to keep Robinson company)
There are other interesting members but we'll be here all day. It's a bit disconcerting that there are school pupils on the list too.

The group is also advised to contact the local council to protest. Well, we're all in favour of mass action aren't we? Unfortunately, what the idiots don't realise is that they don't have sufficient standing to oppose the application. Some of the comments are pitiful:
  • Would this site not be more benificial aimed at the youth or community in Weston Super Mare.
writes our friend Dennis Raines from Bridgwater, Somerset even though he does not reside there.
  • I do not think this development should take place. ADAM JONES, West Midlands
  • JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT THEY WILL TAKE OVER SOON! ANON
  • Where will the working men now go to socialise? Muslims should stop displacing British people
Now that last comment is interesting as it echoes comments by the BNP about the loss of British pubs due to Ismamification. Nothing to do with the economic situation or the stranglehold the PubCo owners have on the industry.

UPDATE:

As Wales Online finds, the EDL Nazis were out in force in Swansea on Saturday (in the guise of the Welsh Defence League) with Hitler salutes being seen. Their article is here and a photo on Flickr from prusakolep, A History student, is here.

For those who think the comments abour Mosques are just bravado, this BBC story should put matters straight:
  • A 53-year-old man has been charged after petrol was thrown at the doorway of a mosque in Wearside.

    The man, from Peterborough, is due before magistrates on Monday charged with attempted arson with intent to endanger life with racial aggravation.

This is a man who seems to have travelled from Cambridgeshire to the Sunderland area. Or had he relocated his racist tendencies?

STORMRONT FASCISTS MAY WISH TO READ THIS. PLEASE ASK AN ADULT TO HELP WITH ANY HARD WORDS.



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

HEY prick it those who aint members you wanna worry about.
Doc Martin

harebell said...

Th mosque is the Sheikh Zayed mosque. Their picture is in its early stages of development.

Tracey said...

I'm surprised Doc Martin could understand your blog. Quite a lot of long words in it.

Anonymous said...

this is my country, I'm getting sick of people who throw the racist ploy if anyone speaks up.
send the lot back to where they belong

PJ said...

haha, idiot

Anonymous said...

when i posted my comments i was being ironic,if you had actually posted the full thread of comments you would of ACTUALLY seen me arguing with them,you have taken a post "out of context" and used it to add drama to your thread...what a waste of space you are that you dont have the intelligence to add legitimate comments to back your arguement,prick

Anonymous said...

With regards to the proposed mosque in WSM, there has long been a premises which has functioned as a mosque for the local Islamic community although it is far from adequate. The proposed new premises has met with opposition from the far right who do not have a recognised figurehead within the town, although the BNP have announced that they will be contesting the local seat in the next election.

Weston is a strange little town, supposedly a tourist attraction the local council seem intent on letting the local landmarks crumble into the sea whilst opening more and more rehab centers to swell their coffers. Drug related crime is rife and there is little work locally and work that is available is mostly minimum wage.

Over the last 5 years Weston has seen a sharp increase in its immigrant and ethnic population, the former is most likely no different to rest of the country the latter has more to with neighbouring city Bristol's redevelopment of it's poor inner city area's into luxury accomodation for the middle class. The subsequent relocation of the cities poor to outlying towns has exacerbated racial tensions in Weston which has always been predominantly white.

As a resident of Weston, who is opposed to fascism in all it's forms, I would state that the vocal support for the BNP, EDL and other fascist organisations is very much in the minority - however I would not be surprised if these organisations gained support in this town due to ineffective local government and voter apathy.

Villi