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EDL statement on the Islamic attack at London Bridge – Saturday 3 June 2017

Last night “soldiers of Allah” once again attacked innocent people, killing at least seven and seriously injuring others who were out for an enjoyable evening in the city.

This is yet another terror attack that has slipped through the UK’s counter-terrorism surveillance operation. We have no criticism of MI5 and their police counterparts (especially the brave undercover operatives and informers). With 23,000 known potential jihadists among us we acknowledge the impossibility of monitoring them all sufficiently to prevent such attacks. There has to be a better way.

Killing innocent victims

We often do not share a common point of reference on the meaning of common words.

For example, if the killers have “twisted” their religion/ideology, one of the most twisted aspects of that ideology is to pervert the word “innocent”. For Western non-Muslims “innocent” refers to someone who is not guilty of any action that would justify punishment.

For the “twisted” Muslim however, “innocent” refers to someone who does not offend Islam. However, non-Muslims who do not submit to Muslim rule are not innocent; rather they are guilty of being an unbeliever and of “spreading corruption/mischief” (Quran 5:32-33) in Muslim lands.

This enables the twisters to look us in the eye and truthfully proclaim “Nowhere in the prophetic traditions will you see Mohammed say ‘kill innocent people,’ nor will you find it in the Koran” – while still condoning the killing of infidels for being infidels.

“Part and parcel” of London life

Last year London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, said that attacks were “part and parcel” of life in a big city. “It is a reality I’m afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things,”

Well, Mr Khan, all cities should be prepared, but where are your mealy-mouthed “these sorts of things” most likely to happen? In Tokyo or Rio de Janeiro (both bigger than London)? Here’s where: in Western cities with a recently arrived triumphalist minority Muslim population.

“Being prepared” is not enough

And, what’s all this about “being prepared”? Mr Khan’s policy is to allow the attacks to happen and then send in the police, the medics, the coroners and counsellors to mop up the aftermath. At yesterday’s EDL demo in Liverpool, one of our speakers told of a girl from his home town who was wounded in Manchester and who will wear a colostomy bag for the rest of her life. Mr Khan’s preparations do nothing to prevent such injuries.

This is just like the policies for dealing with Muslim child sexual abuse: get the police to act more quickly and catch the abusers. Too late! The abuse has happened. What about preventing it from happening? Not by teaching children to “learn the signs of child sexual exploitation”. Not by warning off potential abusers. What about removing whatever it is in Islam that drives Muslim men to think of non-Muslim girls as “slags”, ganging up on those girls and sexually abusing them in the most humiliating of ways?

No more business as usual. No more Mr stoic nice guy

Colonel Richard Kemp said today: “After this attack, let’s have no more candles, building illuminations and solidarity. Let’s demand change and action. No more business as usual.”

Katie Hopkins said the same thing after the jihadist martyrdom bombing in Manchester.

The English Defence League has been saying the same thing since 2009 – probably more frequently and more consistently than any other organisation in the country. We did it in our statement after the Manchester attack and we do it again today.

London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan said today: ‘We have shown in previous years and decades our stoicism and we will show it again in the next few days and weeks.’ Khan likes to hark back to the spirit of the Blitz. But we were more than stoical in the Blitz: we shot the Luftwaffe out of the skies! We expect more from our elected politicians than advice to be stoical. We expect leadership and decisive action.

The next English Defence League demonstration

The next English Defence League demonstration will be our response to the recent terrorist attacks in the name of Allah in London and Manchester. It will be a march on Parliament, drawing attention to the Government’s fatal disconnect between these atrocities and the government’s policies, priorities and resource deployment. We will announce the date shortly.

In Liverpool yesterday we repeated our warnings and pointed the finger

Yesterday we did it at an EDL national demonstration in Liverpool and, had our speeches not been cut short by the police, other scheduled speakers would have repeated it. In Liverpool we also drew attention to the unholy alliance between the far left and Islamists: both are determined to bring down our culture, traditions, liberties and freedoms and replace them with their utopias – for one a socialist utopia and for the other a caliphate. We stand up for Western civilisation.

We were outnumbered 10 to 1 in Liverpool by a largely left-wing crowd. We were bombarded with about 200 rotten eggs, 50 drink bottles (at least one was a glass bottle), 25 full drink cans and bananas and a handful of smoke bombs, darts, large fireworks and coins. We threw nothing – other than a few returns. We were there for the victims (and victims-to-be) of grooming, abuse, bombings, vehicle attacks and attempted beheadings. And we are not going away.

“Blood on your hands”

The crowd who opposed us in Liverpool yesterday revealed their seditious intentions. They were after us more fiercely than the left have ever opposed us before. Will the regressive left have the courage and intellectual honesty to join the dots between their actions, the bombing in Manchester last month and the jihadist attack in London last night? We doubt it. They are blinded by their own ideology. As our main speaker ended his address, the EDL crowd broke into a chant of “blood on your hands” pointing at the lefties who gathered to mock.

What the left cannot do, millions of English people can do, because the connection between leftist ideology, Islamism and Islamisation is plain to those who have the courage to face facts. And we have been overwhelmed by the messages we have received today, reassuring us that our steadfast determination to oppose Islamism and Islamisation in the UK is not thankless and that the EDL’s voice gives hope to many English people who feel silenced and intimidated by political correctness.

Yesterday Facebook closed down our main Facebook page without warning or reason. Last month the main Facebook page of Australia’s leading patriot group (UPF) was closed down. There is a pattern here: they close us down, yes, but true to the pattern, we bounce back.

What can you do?

  • March with us on our demonstrations.
  • Link up with a local EDL division on Facebook. There is a list of these divisions here:

–   http://www.englishdefenceleague.org.uk/join-us/

  • Participate in our outreach through Facebook, our website, YouTube and Twitter:

–   http://www.englishdefenceleague.org.uk

–   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTp9cur8fT1AeSPkdZ0oig/videos

–   https://twitter.com/EDLofficialpage

–   https://englishdefenceleague.tumblr.com/archive

You can also help by following us on these channels and recommending them to your family, friends and acquaintances.

Our supporters do what they can: attend demos, donate, educate themselves, contribute comments on local or national media websites or Facebook pages (you’ll find a lot of other brave like-minded people there). We have media graphic artists, video makers, people who make placards for our demos, writers, researchers, Facebook page administrators, website designers – and we can always use more.

No surrender!

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Updated: June 6, 2017 — 7:27 am

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  1. Well to be honest I was against edl until the Manchester attack and now London and for that I apologise as now my eyes are wide open and now I can see clearly beyond the smoke and mirrors and I have finally realised that there is in fact a war going on in Britain and fighting back with candles and words ain’t going to win against vehicles, bombs and knifes, and if the British people finally grow a backbone and decide that finally it’s time to fight back then rest assure I will be more than happy to fight on the front lines

    1. We have all been fooled. The government refused to publish the Truth. Ancient Chapels here in Scotland are now mosques. How did that happen? Quietly. That’s how!!! Why?

  2. The EDL is far too generous in stating that jihadists have a “twisted” view of islam.

    The jihadists who wage militaristic warfare and perpetrate carnage in the streets of England, towards the goal of getting the government to submit to sharia and islam, do not have a twisted view of islam.

    Rather, they are the more devout muslims. Muslims who accept and tolerate the views of “infidels” are simply not as devout as the jihadist themselves.
    This is a fundamental difference between islam and actual religions. In islam, the belief system itself is what is twisted.

    As for Sadiq Khan, his “part and parcel” statements reveal his agenda. His agenda is to not do very much about the war being waged in London, Manchester and soon other British cities. When New York City began it’s historic and unprecedented reduction in crime, in 1994 under the Giuliani administration, you can bet your bottom dollar that the mayor and his subordinates did not achieve their enormous success with an attitude like Khan’s.

    Some readers will probably see me as a hard line hate-monger of sorts.
    Not so. Early on the morning of 9/11/01, I was sitting in my apartment in NJ, watching my Giants lose to the Denver Broncos. The furthest thing from my mind was having to advocate uncompromising war against muslims. And that in spite of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; in spite of the 2 African embassy bombings in 1998 and in spite of the attack on the USS Cole just 11 months earlier. I was well aware of the foiled plot to destroy the Holland Tunnel as well. Despite all this, I was willing to not make a big deal out of it.

    As James Schlesinger once said, sooner or later, reality intrudes. It has now clearly intruded in Britain and France. Policy adjustments will need to be made or eventually the day will come when hundreds, if not thousands, will be murdered in England by devout jihadists.
    God bless the non-muslim people of Britain. May the Holy Spirit sway the hearts of muslims away from islam and bring them into the loving arms of Jesus Christ.

  3. I am new to this site, but like most newcomers, i sick…sick and tired of learning of more jihadi scum killing innocent people.
    i am a father of 3 and regular at borough market. Im often there with clients and colleagues for lunch or drinks.
    The Stark reality that my children could lose their father at the hands of some brainwashed muslim in the name of their disgusting ‘religion’ is all too real.
    Labour, Tory, Liberal…whats the diffence when it comes to hard and drastic action? Because that is what is needed now.
    if you disagree, go and tell it to the mothers, the fathers, the brothers or the sisters of the innocent children butchered in manchester, or the young adults torn apart in London by this filthy intruders in our country.
    no more talking.
    no more mayor of london telling us to accept it.
    I support the EDL as they are the only organisiaton willing to fight these muslim murderers.

  4. As I already wrote today in the thread “Three Girls” – whatever you do, don’t mention the ‘M’ word”, at least the bondage of the UK will be overcome once Britain leaves the EU (new trade deals will be found, I am sure).

    Criminal german politicians are keen to deliver the people they should really care for — the native german population — to the islam as a tied up package, like the postman when he rings at the doorbell. Our finance minister Schäuble (or “Scheuuble”, the guy in the wheelchair) felt able to praise the islam for its sense for peace and its spirit, and said that every german should see the islam as a role model for that reason.
    Now you have an imagination of how bad things are here.

    Every country has such natives who hate their own people, no country needs them, but all have to get rid of them.

    Left winged media (TV most often is left winged), left and green politicians and their followers, female adoreres who feel a “lack of spirituality” in their own life and join islam — they are all guilty of what happens at the moment.

    Best wishes from Germany
    Peter

  5. Great Article. EDL super writing team. I felt very bad over
    the demo. What a horde of monsters. Police bowed to their numbers.
    Very brave edl people to face that lot. You are all inspiring.

    I also really liked the videos produced by Zak & others.
    Professional as hell. Sooo cool.
    I hope to christ this facebarf shutdown is a temp one. The PM
    just asked for greater scrutiny on the web .. scary lads .. scary.

  6. A couple of comments regarding the most recent act of jihad perpetrated against the British people and tourists visiting England.

    There’s been talk from PM. May, among others, about getting muslims to disavow their faith in jihadist doctrine. Don’t hold your breath. Jihad, as an article of faith for muslims, is a roughly 1,400 year old belief. It is safe to say that the concept of jihad has staying power for devout muslims.

    What would be more productive, in terms of preventing acts of holy war (jihad,) would be to put the arm on those identified as adherents. Whether that means holding in custody the jihadist or putting them in the ground, is a finer policy point. Be assured that the devout jihadist should prefer having the life removed from his body under these circumstances, for that would make him a shahid (martyr) who is guaranteed to dwell in jannah (paradise) in the hereafter.

    Give it a think.

    As an American citizen, I just want to go on record as saying that the fact that Donald J. Trump, the President of The United States of America, is currently having a dispute with Sadiq Khan, just confirms that he is excellent choice to serve as chief executive of our great nation.

    If you are a Brit who is not a muslim and you believe that Sadiq Khan is not your enemy, then you are engaged in self-deception. A terrible thing which we should all do our best to be rid of.

  7. A couple of comments regarding the most recent act of jihad perpetrated against the British people and tourists visiting England.

    There’s been talk from PM. May, among others, about getting muslims to disavow their faith in jihadist doctrine. Don’t hold your breath. Jihad, as an article of faith for muslims, is a roughly 1,400 year old belief. It is safe to say that the concept of jihad has staying power for devout muslims.

    What would be more productive, in terms of preventing acts of holy war (jihad), would be to put the arm on those identified as adherents. Whether that means holding in custody the jihadist or putting them in the ground, is a finer policy point. Be assured that the devout jihadist should prefer having the life removed from his body under these circumstances, for that would make him a shahid (martyr) who is guaranteed to dwell in jannah (paradise) in the hereafter.

    Give it a think.

    As an American citizen, I just want to go on record as saying that the fact that Donald J. Trump, the President of The United States of America, is currently having a dispute with Sadiq Khan, just confirms that he is excellent choice to serve as chief executive of our great nation.

    If you are a Brit who is not a muslim and you believe that Sadiq Khan is not your enemy, then you are engaged in self-deception. A terrible thing which we should all do our best to be rid of.

  8. I am a grandad I worry for my children I am not racist in any way I am from Manchester I get upset when they r called terrorists they are not they are simply child killers full stop and now London family’s having a meal so so brave child killers I am full with hatred u don’t touch kids full stop

  9. Here’s an eye-opener for anybody who may have any doubt about who currently occupies the London Mayor’s office.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZM6ujJ983c

  10. People call the EDL racist, blah, blah, blah. Me? I call it the voice of reason; if a lift says max’ capacity 8 people, you don’t exceed it. So why when our country’s bursting does the government say “it’s alright, we’ll cram more muslims in”? To ‘enrich’ society, as they put it! Yeah, ENRICH? Look how enriched Manchester and London are now.

    Long live EDL.

  11. Where is the meet for the start of the march.
    [EDL says: We announce precise times and locations on the Thursday before the demo.
    There will be a Facebook page for the demo set up later this week.]

  12. you cannot blame a whole religion for the actions of a small minority.

    1. The “religion” to which you refer is the motivational source for every act of jihad committed in the past 1,300 + years. The religion is to blame for every single act of jihad ever committed, including the last 3 in Britain over the past 11 weeks.

      In the attached link is something that should be equally concerning for any British citizen who has an ounce of common sense. If the information in this article were in a movie script 25 years ago, the film producers would dismiss it as being too unbelievable.

      And yet here we are:
      http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/06/07/kassam-london-mayor-says-police-stretched-monitor-jihadists-can-arrest-dozens-hate-crimes/

      1. shameful thinking , you cant blame the religion christianity for terrorism for what IRA HAVE DONE IN THE PAST , THEY ARE A MINORITY AND PART OF a CHRISTIan beleif , Similiarly you cant blame the majority of peace loving muslims for the actions of a few non muslims who call them selves muslims.
        Nowhere in the quran does it say go kill yourselves or committ suicide and kill others in fact to the contrary it says killing 1 person is like killing the whole of humanity!

    1. Give one single incident when a suicide bombing or a terrorist attack was carried out by someone invoking the name of Christ or any Christian phrase, yet most terrorist attacker proclaim ‘Allahu Akbar’.

  13. “Stay quiet and you’ll be okay.” – Mohammad Atta’s last words to the passengers of Flight 11 on September 11, 2001.

  14. British citizens are persecuted, by British police, for burning a koran but when the Manchester bomber and one of the London Bridge attackers were reported to the police, the concerned citizens were given the cold shoulder.

    What the hell is wrong with British law enforcement?

    Oh, that’s right. They’ve submitted to islam and sharia. Cucks.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/08/uk-arrests-koran-burners-for-racial-hate-while-3000-known-jihadis-roam-free/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

  15. 13 more days and nights left in Ramadan, 2017. Keep your heads on a swivel and I’m not just talking to the good people of Britain now.

    The Islamic State has recently made it a point to threaten the U.S., Russia, France, Canada, Australia and Belgium.

  16. Even if they don’t care about the lives of ordinary citizens, you’d think the British elites would at least care about the tourism industry.

  17. Sitting here on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, in The Land Of The Free, it has become obvious that the full power of the British government is being used to stifle the growth of the English Defence League and any other sensible, nationalist organizations in Britain.

    Sir Winston Churchill would be outraged at what has become of his beloved nation.

  18. Free Nigel Pelham, who has been found guilty of speaking freely.

    Sussex Police go to hell!

  19. Richard Evans of the UK has been arrested, by the Metropolitan Police, for speaking freely.

    Metropolitan Police go to hell!

    Free Richard Evans! Free Nigel Pelham! Free speech for the British people!

  20. The current British government is even more bizarre than the tyrannical government portrayed in George Orwell’s 1984.

    Modern day British government: Worse than Orwellian.

  21. British police are becoming suicidal as the likes of May and Khan are blind to demands of the job.

    You cannot demand that police enforce immoral laws, such as sharia blasphemy laws, and not expect the officers to become demoralized.

    Sadiq Khan needs to be removed from office and the British government needs new leadership.

    May, Corbyn. These people do not have an iota of common sense and it is destroying a once great nation.

    http://news.sky.com/story/pressure-on-police-forces-sees-officers-contemplating-suicide-says-senior-detective-10924253

  22. Go EDL, in Jesus name Great Britain will conquer his enemy, the muslims, EDL will conquer.

  23. Goo EDL in Jesus name Great Britain will conquer his enemies within. EDL you are more than victorious

  24. Despite the media blackout, we have heard about (and seen some of) the 10,000 strong EDL marches today.

    March on EDL. March onto grabbing seats in the House of Commons.

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