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The original and the best – Nine years old today

Beginning about 150 years ago British manufacturers of household items staked out a claim to the market for their products with the slogan “The Original And The Best”. From boot polish and patent medicines to soaps and bicycle tyres, The Original And The Best was a public claim that laid out a challenge to competitors. […]


The EDL responds to the Chairman of Peterborough’s Faizan e Madinah mosque

Mr Abdul Muquaddas Choudhuri, Chairman of Peterborough’s Faizan e Madinah mosque, has written in Peterborough Today on 28 October about what he calls “EDL myths”. He makes his task easy by: (a) misrepresenting our position, and then (b) criticising his own misrepresentation – not the EDL. The English Defence League comes out of this unscathed. […]


Statement on the 15 September Parsons Green bombing

The botched explosion on a District Line train near Parsons Green station two days ago (15 September 2017) should not be underestimated. It was a narrow escape for all those in the targeted carriage and it was also a warning that other attacks are likely in the immediate future. The government made the same assessment […]


EDL statement on the attack at Manchester Arena: A plea for change

Yesterday we were among the few who remembered the fourth anniversary of the Islamic murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich on 22 May 2013. Today we have been forced by ghastly events to think of the victims (22 killed, over 100 injured), their families, acquaintances and the people of Manchester and others who were […]


A side event at the EDL’s demo in Birmingham, 8 April

Background to the English Defence League demonstration in Birmingham The English Defence League was invited to Birmingham by its West Midlands members to highlight the local Islamic influences that motivated the Westminster jihadist, Khalid Masood. But Masood is not the only jihadist from Birmingham. There has been Britain’s first Al Qaeda-inspired terrorist, Moinul Abedin in […]


The attack in Russell Square on Wednesday 3 August 2016

English Defence League statement The attack in Russell Square on Wednesday 3 August 2016 At around 10:30 last night (3 August 2016) a woman was murdered with a knife in an attack in Russell Square, London. The police say “terrorism remains one line of inquiry.” The BBC’s Radio 4 reported that police are investigating “what […]


Was Nice truck driver an Islamic jihadist or not?

  The actions of the Nice killer are totally understandable as jihad – not in spite of his history of apparently un-Muslim behaviour (alcohol, drugs, wife-beating, not attending a mosque, petty crime, active bi-sexuality), but because of his history. It’s possible he was undertaking violent jihad – “fighting in Allah’s cause” – to earn redemption […]

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