First posted: 5th September, 2011
Nick Lowles, its leader and spokesman, has said that the
"revealed links between EDL and Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian Christian terrorist that killed 77 people in Oslo last month, should prompt officials to take a more decisive action against the far-right EDL".
This man isn't an expert on the EDL and he certainly isn't an expert on terrorism. In fact, up until Anders Breivik, this man had nothing to say about terrorism. Specifically, he had nothing to say about the global jihad or the danger Islamists pose to the UK. He was utterly silent about all these things.
And then, all of a sudden, he speaks about about "the threat of terrorism"? Why now, Nick Lowles? I'll tell you why. He's only interested in 'far-right terrorism'. The massive weekly death toll from militant Islam in the world is of no concern to him. Indeed he rationalises and explains the dirty and bloody deeds of Islamoterrorists in a typically Leftist fashion.
So should anyone listen to this communist? Well, if you're a communist or Trotskyist who likes his Islamoterrorism explained and rationalised in Leftist terms, and all 'right wing terrorism' described in utterly critical non-analytic terms, Nick Lowles is the man for you.
Nick Lowles is also keen on the apocalyptic turn of phrase. He says that "the EDL presents the biggest threat to community cohesion". That's strange because this communist once said, not that long ago (in fact less than three years ago), that the BNP "is the biggest threat to community cohesion". As the similar was said, by various Trotskyists and communists, about the National Front and even about the Conservative Party. (The BNP and EDL's existence has taken some of the pressure off the "far right of the Conservative Party", as it used to be called by people like Lowles.)
I'll listen to justifiable criticisms of the EDL by others; though not from a communist or a self-style 'anti-fascist'. You can't trust a single word these revolutionaries say. They admit to "lying for Justice". So, within the Leftist soundbites about the EDL, there are bound to be many outright lies and simple distortions.
Don't trust Nick Lowles. Don't trust Searchlight and Hope Not Hate. They're all burdened down with revolutionary theory/ideology and pathetic Leftist soundbites.
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