UPDATE: 'Business as usual' despite EDL and Unite the Union protests

Business as usual during two marches

Business as usual during two marches

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BOURNEMOUTH council is stressing it is business as normal this weekend, despite two major marches in the town centre.

Supporters of the English Defence League will be taking part in a protest against Islamic extremism while opponents will celebrate the town’s diverse culture with a march of their own.

Both events were due to start around 12.45pm.

But Dorset Police tweeted this morning to say 'both the EDL and counter-protest marches will set off at 1pm. Timing is simultaneous to help manage impact on town.'

 

There was then a later tweet to say both marches will now start at 12.50pm.

The marches will follow two separate routes in the town centre and seafront area.

The EDL will start in the Square, go up Exeter Road and on to Westcliff via the Overcliff path behind the BIC. The alternative march, organised by Unite the Union, will start from Horseshoe Common, down Old Christchurch Road to Westover Road.

There will be rolling road closures and traffic delays in the Westover Road, Exeter Road and Pier Flyover areas between 12.45pm and 1.45pm.

Dorset Police later tweeted that EDL route has slightly changed. The march will now set off from Terrace Road junction with Exeter Road, not The Square.

Bournemouth council said its primary concern was to ensure the safety of residents and visitors and ensure there is minimal disruption to the town’s economy.

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7:52am Sat 23 Aug 14

Mike_French says...

While I do not oppose either march, why on an August BH Saturday?
Think of all the families..... a very good message for Bournemouth.
While I do not oppose either march, why on an August BH Saturday? Think of all the families..... a very good message for Bournemouth. Mike_French
  • Score: 19

8:22am Sat 23 Aug 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

Nutters
Nutters fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 6

8:28am Sat 23 Aug 14

Baysider says...

Mike_French wrote:
While I do not oppose either march, why on an August BH Saturday?
Think of all the families..... a very good message for Bournemouth.
Because the EDL organisers and their supporters fancied a Bank Holiday beer up by the sea. They could have arranged it for February couldn't they? But they knew the knuckle draggers would find it much more appealing to take a couple of hours off from their weekend jolly up and make the effort to show up over this weekend instead.
[quote][p][bold]Mike_French[/bold] wrote: While I do not oppose either march, why on an August BH Saturday? Think of all the families..... a very good message for Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Because the EDL organisers and their supporters fancied a Bank Holiday beer up by the sea. They could have arranged it for February couldn't they? But they knew the knuckle draggers would find it much more appealing to take a couple of hours off from their weekend jolly up and make the effort to show up over this weekend instead. Baysider
  • Score: 4

8:29am Sat 23 Aug 14

BackOfTheNet says...

fedupwithjobsworths wrote:
Nutters
A pleasant stroll through my town with some like-minded people, something I've been looking forward to.

I don't quite understand your comment, perhaps you could elucidate?
[quote][p][bold]fedupwithjobsworths[/bold] wrote: Nutters[/p][/quote]A pleasant stroll through my town with some like-minded people, something I've been looking forward to. I don't quite understand your comment, perhaps you could elucidate? BackOfTheNet
  • Score: -29

8:33am Sat 23 Aug 14

old duffa says...

march against extremist breeding in british people like (jidhad john) to protect our country,whats wrong with that
march against extremist breeding in british people like (jidhad john) to protect our country,whats wrong with that old duffa
  • Score: 23

8:52am Sat 23 Aug 14

spooki says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
fedupwithjobsworths wrote:
Nutters
A pleasant stroll through my town with some like-minded people, something I've been looking forward to.

I don't quite understand your comment, perhaps you could elucidate?
Do you really think having opposing groups marching through a town centre at similar times on a Saturday on a Bank Holiday weekend is a GOOD idea? And that it will all go peacefully and perfectly well with no trouble at all?
Then yes, nutters.
I for one will be avoiding the town centre today.
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fedupwithjobsworths[/bold] wrote: Nutters[/p][/quote]A pleasant stroll through my town with some like-minded people, something I've been looking forward to. I don't quite understand your comment, perhaps you could elucidate?[/p][/quote]Do you really think having opposing groups marching through a town centre at similar times on a Saturday on a Bank Holiday weekend is a GOOD idea? And that it will all go peacefully and perfectly well with no trouble at all? Then yes, nutters. I for one will be avoiding the town centre today. spooki
  • Score: 20

9:14am Sat 23 Aug 14

BackOfTheNet says...

spooki wrote:
BackOfTheNet wrote:
fedupwithjobsworths wrote:
Nutters
A pleasant stroll through my town with some like-minded people, something I've been looking forward to.

I don't quite understand your comment, perhaps you could elucidate?
Do you really think having opposing groups marching through a town centre at similar times on a Saturday on a Bank Holiday weekend is a GOOD idea? And that it will all go peacefully and perfectly well with no trouble at all?
Then yes, nutters.
I for one will be avoiding the town centre today.
I have no idea why an extremist group has chosen my town to march through (while claiming to be against extremism) but I know I'll be boosting the number by one at any counter protest.

I will certainly not be engaging in any "trouble" and will be attempting to keep calm anyone near me that is thinking of doing so.

If EDL or any other extremist group decided to march here at any other time of year, I would be doing the same as today.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fedupwithjobsworths[/bold] wrote: Nutters[/p][/quote]A pleasant stroll through my town with some like-minded people, something I've been looking forward to. I don't quite understand your comment, perhaps you could elucidate?[/p][/quote]Do you really think having opposing groups marching through a town centre at similar times on a Saturday on a Bank Holiday weekend is a GOOD idea? And that it will all go peacefully and perfectly well with no trouble at all? Then yes, nutters. I for one will be avoiding the town centre today.[/p][/quote]I have no idea why an extremist group has chosen my town to march through (while claiming to be against extremism) but I know I'll be boosting the number by one at any counter protest. I will certainly not be engaging in any "trouble" and will be attempting to keep calm anyone near me that is thinking of doing so. If EDL or any other extremist group decided to march here at any other time of year, I would be doing the same as today. BackOfTheNet
  • Score: 13

10:04am Sat 23 Aug 14

BournemouthGuy says...

Business as normal your headline says. What a joke!

Wetherspoons had planned to open as normal at 07.00 but were told not to open The Moon In The Square is now closed and will not open until 12.30. Ruining a day out for many families who like to go in there for breakfast and a early lunch. Wetherspoons will lose a fortune in lost business.

Why start the march in the centre of town on a busy Bank Holiday weekend. Why not last weekend or in the middle of winter.
Business as normal your headline says. What a joke! Wetherspoons had planned to open as normal at 07.00 but were told not to open The Moon In The Square is now closed and will not open until 12.30. Ruining a day out for many families who like to go in there for breakfast and a early lunch. Wetherspoons will lose a fortune in lost business. Why start the march in the centre of town on a busy Bank Holiday weekend. Why not last weekend or in the middle of winter. BournemouthGuy
  • Score: 23

10:14am Sat 23 Aug 14

pauls55 says...

Why are these EDL racists allowed to parade their ignorance around our town? As all the secret cameras filming them have proved they have the collective IQ of an amoeba..
Why are these EDL racists allowed to parade their ignorance around our town? As all the secret cameras filming them have proved they have the collective IQ of an amoeba.. pauls55
  • Score: -15

10:24am Sat 23 Aug 14

Jane Eva says...

Today I was thinking I might go and buy a pair of shoes and perhaps take the dog for a walk at the beach. Instead, my family and I will be joining the ‘We are Bournemouth’ March: you see, not all Bournemouth residents are disgruntled commuters and shoppers. We are also educated and politically engaged citizens of a diverse local community that refuses to be ‘represented’ by the fear and hate-filled supporters of the EDL. I am more than happy to take a couple of hours out of my bank holiday weekend to stand by my Muslim friends and colleagues who are being tarred with the same brush as a tiny minority of extremists who nobody supports. Obviously we could have all been saved the hassle had the EDL not ‘confused’ Bournemouth with the ISIS headquarters, as an excuse for a trip to the seaside.
Today I was thinking I might go and buy a pair of shoes and perhaps take the dog for a walk at the beach. Instead, my family and I will be joining the ‘We are Bournemouth’ March: you see, not all Bournemouth residents are disgruntled commuters and shoppers. We are also educated and politically engaged citizens of a diverse local community that refuses to be ‘represented’ by the fear and hate-filled supporters of the EDL. I am more than happy to take a couple of hours out of my bank holiday weekend to stand by my Muslim friends and colleagues who are being tarred with the same brush as a tiny minority of extremists who nobody supports. Obviously we could have all been saved the hassle had the EDL not ‘confused’ Bournemouth with the ISIS headquarters, as an excuse for a trip to the seaside. Jane Eva
  • Score: 6

10:26am Sat 23 Aug 14

Hurn08 says...

Baysider wrote:
Mike_French wrote:
While I do not oppose either march, why on an August BH Saturday?
Think of all the families..... a very good message for Bournemouth.
Because the EDL organisers and their supporters fancied a Bank Holiday beer up by the sea. They could have arranged it for February couldn't they? But they knew the knuckle draggers would find it much more appealing to take a couple of hours off from their weekend jolly up and make the effort to show up over this weekend instead.
And if they'd been left to do that then it would probably just go along without much interest from anyone; but NO the other 'rent a mob' idiots have to hold their march at the same time, on the same day so ensuring that there WILL be trouble.

Obviously neither of these idiot organisations marching through the town would be preferable, but allowing both at the same time is ludicrous and the ensuing hatred being spewed on both sides will probably just spoil the weekend for the sane folk who just want to enjoy a weekend at the seaside.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike_French[/bold] wrote: While I do not oppose either march, why on an August BH Saturday? Think of all the families..... a very good message for Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Because the EDL organisers and their supporters fancied a Bank Holiday beer up by the sea. They could have arranged it for February couldn't they? But they knew the knuckle draggers would find it much more appealing to take a couple of hours off from their weekend jolly up and make the effort to show up over this weekend instead.[/p][/quote]And if they'd been left to do that then it would probably just go along without much interest from anyone; but NO the other 'rent a mob' idiots have to hold their march at the same time, on the same day so ensuring that there WILL be trouble. Obviously neither of these idiot organisations marching through the town would be preferable, but allowing both at the same time is ludicrous and the ensuing hatred being spewed on both sides will probably just spoil the weekend for the sane folk who just want to enjoy a weekend at the seaside. Hurn08
  • Score: 21

10:54am Sat 23 Aug 14

BackOfTheNet says...

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
(Edmund Burke)



A shame so many in our town do not believe this and would rather just complain about everyone else on a website.

As for the rent-a-mob comment above, once these extremists realise the majority of locals do not support them they will hopefully stay away in future.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing (Edmund Burke) A shame so many in our town do not believe this and would rather just complain about everyone else on a website. As for the rent-a-mob comment above, once these extremists realise the majority of locals do not support them they will hopefully stay away in future. BackOfTheNet
  • Score: 3

11:06am Sat 23 Aug 14

ECAW99 says...

If you won't take it from the EDL, try this from an Iranian resident:

Letter sent to Bournemouth Echo..........
Regarding the EDL march to protest highlighting the issue of Islamisation of Britain due, to take place on Saturday 23rd of Aug 2014,
I wanted to point your attention as to how many of the Iranian/Persian community feel about the above mentioned march.
Basically overwhelming majority of the Iranian community has runway from Islamic law which is being enforced in Iran since the establishment of Islamic republic regime since1979. We fully support halting the islamisation of Britain and feel that people have a right to voice their concerned about issues which is visible in British society. Basically Iranian people have many times come out to the streets in every major city of Iran in their millions to change the Islamic system to Secular democratic one, but have always been suppressed brutally by the Islamic State (regime ruling Iran by murder for the last 35 years).
All democratic secular activists have had to go underground or flee the country to Europe or America. These are known facts which there is no dispute about. Waves of Iranian had to flee the country and live in Europe or America mainly precisely because they don’t want to live under system which enforces Islamic religious laws or Sharia law as they call it. Laws which are belonging to Desert Arab society that is the very opposite of Iranian/ Persian culture and heritage and traditions..
So Iranian community is fully aware of the suppression of Islam and Islamic laws as inscribed in Quran the text book of the religion of Islam. Iranians have felt the suppression with their skin and bones. The forcing of woman to wear scarfs on their head, 35 years of exactions and crime against humanity carried out by Islamic regime against secular, democratic, patriotic, liberal socialist groups of people whom might have the potential of threatening their power. Even the most basic freedoms such as what to wear, dancing , drinking (which is an old tradition of Iranian people going back thousands of years) etc. etc. have all been supressed every day and are fully in force as we speak.
The majority 99% have left Iran to come to live in Democratic Secular countries precisely because they don’t want to live in a society that is ruled by Islamic law. So as far as Iranians are concerned it makes us sick to see Islamic activists roaming free in this country.. If you go to any Mosque you will not see one Iranian. We want to live amongst British the British way. Islam to Iranians means invitation beheading of our ancestors, forcing them to accept Islam. And recent history with Ayatollahs suppression, economical claps, terror which is engraved in Islamic teachings, as long as its in the name of Allah of course. Many of us want to attend the pro EDL march but are worried that Bournemouth being a small town we might be seen by the Islamic activists who are usually north African Arabs or the Asian Muslims and later on being stabbed or such alike..
Pleas reflect the opinion of Persian community whom have been living in this town since late seventies and are professional tax paying decent British Citizens.
With thank C.P
If you won't take it from the EDL, try this from an Iranian resident: Letter sent to Bournemouth Echo.......... Regarding the EDL march to protest highlighting the issue of Islamisation of Britain due, to take place on Saturday 23rd of Aug 2014, I wanted to point your attention as to how many of the Iranian/Persian community feel about the above mentioned march. Basically overwhelming majority of the Iranian community has runway from Islamic law which is being enforced in Iran since the establishment of Islamic republic regime since1979. We fully support halting the islamisation of Britain and feel that people have a right to voice their concerned about issues which is visible in British society. Basically Iranian people have many times come out to the streets in every major city of Iran in their millions to change the Islamic system to Secular democratic one, but have always been suppressed brutally by the Islamic State (regime ruling Iran by murder for the last 35 years). All democratic secular activists have had to go underground or flee the country to Europe or America. These are known facts which there is no dispute about. Waves of Iranian had to flee the country and live in Europe or America mainly precisely because they don’t want to live under system which enforces Islamic religious laws or Sharia law as they call it. Laws which are belonging to Desert Arab society that is the very opposite of Iranian/ Persian culture and heritage and traditions.. So Iranian community is fully aware of the suppression of Islam and Islamic laws as inscribed in Quran the text book of the religion of Islam. Iranians have felt the suppression with their skin and bones. The forcing of woman to wear scarfs on their head, 35 years of exactions and crime against humanity carried out by Islamic regime against secular, democratic, patriotic, liberal socialist groups of people whom might have the potential of threatening their power. Even the most basic freedoms such as what to wear, dancing , drinking (which is an old tradition of Iranian people going back thousands of years) etc. etc. have all been supressed every day and are fully in force as we speak. The majority 99% have left Iran to come to live in Democratic Secular countries precisely because they don’t want to live in a society that is ruled by Islamic law. So as far as Iranians are concerned it makes us sick to see Islamic activists roaming free in this country.. If you go to any Mosque you will not see one Iranian. We want to live amongst British the British way. Islam to Iranians means invitation beheading of our ancestors, forcing them to accept Islam. And recent history with Ayatollahs suppression, economical claps, terror which is engraved in Islamic teachings, as long as its in the name of Allah of course. Many of us want to attend the pro EDL march but are worried that Bournemouth being a small town we might be seen by the Islamic activists who are usually north African Arabs or the Asian Muslims and later on being stabbed or such alike.. Pleas reflect the opinion of Persian community whom have been living in this town since late seventies and are professional tax paying decent British Citizens. With thank C.P ECAW99
  • Score: 47

11:17am Sat 23 Aug 14

ECAW99 says...

I'm sure the EDL would welcome the setting up of an Iranian division, as there is a Sikh division - another people who have long and bitter memories of Islamic rule. Come to that why not an ex-Muslims' division? The answer is fear, just as fear is the reason many people who agree with the EDL's concerns keep it to themselves.
I'm sure the EDL would welcome the setting up of an Iranian division, as there is a Sikh division - another people who have long and bitter memories of Islamic rule. Come to that why not an ex-Muslims' division? The answer is fear, just as fear is the reason many people who agree with the EDL's concerns keep it to themselves. ECAW99
  • Score: 34

11:46am Sat 23 Aug 14

Hurn08 says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
(Edmund Burke)



A shame so many in our town do not believe this and would rather just complain about everyone else on a website.

As for the rent-a-mob comment above, once these extremists realise the majority of locals do not support them they will hopefully stay away in future.
The problem with your little quote is that it can easily be applied to the EDL, who I'm sure would say they're doing something against 'evil' extreme Islam.

Like I said, if they were allowed to just march as is their right, then I doubt much notice would be given to them and things would probably go off peacefully. But once you add an opposing faction then trouble can easily happen, due to there being a minority of hate-filled violent thugs on BOTH sides. Yes, let's be clear here, Unite the Union will have their fare share of angry thugs who are just looking for trouble too, albeit the media will likely overlook any violence from the 'left' as is usual.

From my point of view, I'll just leave all the morons to it and enjoy the freedom I have by watching and applauding the two magnificent WW2 Lancaster's flying from the airport this afternoon.

Enjoy shouting at each other everyone.
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing (Edmund Burke) A shame so many in our town do not believe this and would rather just complain about everyone else on a website. As for the rent-a-mob comment above, once these extremists realise the majority of locals do not support them they will hopefully stay away in future.[/p][/quote]The problem with your little quote is that it can easily be applied to the EDL, who I'm sure would say they're doing something against 'evil' extreme Islam. Like I said, if they were allowed to just march as is their right, then I doubt much notice would be given to them and things would probably go off peacefully. But once you add an opposing faction then trouble can easily happen, due to there being a minority of hate-filled violent thugs on BOTH sides. Yes, let's be clear here, Unite the Union will have their fare share of angry thugs who are just looking for trouble too, albeit the media will likely overlook any violence from the 'left' as is usual. From my point of view, I'll just leave all the morons to it and enjoy the freedom I have by watching and applauding the two magnificent WW2 Lancaster's flying from the airport this afternoon. Enjoy shouting at each other everyone. Hurn08
  • Score: 9

12:26pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Marty Caine says...

pauls55 wrote:
Why are these EDL racists allowed to parade their ignorance around our town? As all the secret cameras filming them have proved they have the collective IQ of an amoeba..
They are protesting about a religious extremist group so that is hardly racism is it, what was that you were saying about ignorance.
[quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: Why are these EDL racists allowed to parade their ignorance around our town? As all the secret cameras filming them have proved they have the collective IQ of an amoeba..[/p][/quote]They are protesting about a religious extremist group so that is hardly racism is it, what was that you were saying about ignorance. Marty Caine
  • Score: 10

12:45pm Sat 23 Aug 14

NDEA Bournemouth says...

Terrible really students fund this town so many I know get by having students and to make foreigners or Muslims feel unwelcome dis disgusting, when on holiday in Morocco, Turkey, Dubai all Muslim nations they have always made everyone feel welcomed so many thousands of ex patriots out there living great lifestyles in the sun they have never been mis treated or asked to wear Hijab so leave ppl to do and wear what they want look at the EDL Pics please these ppl do not represent me I'm well travelled and educated unlike the hooligans in the pics representing Bournemouth English men
Terrible really students fund this town so many I know get by having students and to make foreigners or Muslims feel unwelcome dis disgusting, when on holiday in Morocco, Turkey, Dubai all Muslim nations they have always made everyone feel welcomed so many thousands of ex patriots out there living great lifestyles in the sun they have never been mis treated or asked to wear Hijab so leave ppl to do and wear what they want look at the EDL Pics please these ppl do not represent me I'm well travelled and educated unlike the hooligans in the pics representing Bournemouth English men NDEA Bournemouth
  • Score: 0

1:13pm Sat 23 Aug 14

TheDistrict says...

If you want to fight Islamic Extremists then join the armed forces. Oh sorry you lot in the EDL ate far to scared to do that. Stop tarring every Muslim with the same brush.
If you want to fight Islamic Extremists then join the armed forces. Oh sorry you lot in the EDL ate far to scared to do that. Stop tarring every Muslim with the same brush. TheDistrict
  • Score: 4

1:13pm Sat 23 Aug 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

The nationalistic jingoism the EDL hope to fire up isn't too far removed from the Air Show next week.
The nationalistic jingoism the EDL hope to fire up isn't too far removed from the Air Show next week. ProudofBoscombe
  • Score: -2

1:14pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Graham Rees says...

Regarding 'Islamic State' or ISIS, I never forget what Peter O'Toole acting as Lawrence of Arabia, said to Omar Shariff, 'You are a little people, you will always fight each other - you will always remain little and small'. Or words to that effect. The same is true in 2014 as in the 1920's.. They are doomed to fight and destroy each other, and weaken their strategic defence.
Regarding 'Islamic State' or ISIS, I never forget what Peter O'Toole acting as Lawrence of Arabia, said to Omar Shariff, 'You are a little people, you will always fight each other - you will always remain little and small'. Or words to that effect. The same is true in 2014 as in the 1920's.. They are doomed to fight and destroy each other, and weaken their strategic defence. Graham Rees
  • Score: 3

3:16pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Phixer says...

pauls55 wrote:
Why are these EDL racists allowed to parade their ignorance around our town? As all the secret cameras filming them have proved they have the collective IQ of an amoeba..
So, you don't believe in democracy? You don't believe in freedom of speech? You don't believe in the right of peaceful protest?

Complaining about a protest against religious extremism and calling it racist?

You have proved that you have the IQ of an amoeba.
[quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: Why are these EDL racists allowed to parade their ignorance around our town? As all the secret cameras filming them have proved they have the collective IQ of an amoeba..[/p][/quote]So, you don't believe in democracy? You don't believe in freedom of speech? You don't believe in the right of peaceful protest? Complaining about a protest against religious extremism and calling it racist? You have proved that you have the IQ of an amoeba. Phixer
  • Score: 6

3:38pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

I saw the EDL march today. It was all a bit limp and wimpy, a very small number of exhibitionists not worth worrying about.
I saw the EDL march today. It was all a bit limp and wimpy, a very small number of exhibitionists not worth worrying about. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Sat 23 Aug 14

stevobath says...

NDEA Bournemouth wrote:
Terrible really students fund this town so many I know get by having students and to make foreigners or Muslims feel unwelcome dis disgusting, when on holiday in Morocco, Turkey, Dubai all Muslim nations they have always made everyone feel welcomed so many thousands of ex patriots out there living great lifestyles in the sun they have never been mis treated or asked to wear Hijab so leave ppl to do and wear what they want look at the EDL Pics please these ppl do not represent me I'm well travelled and educated unlike the hooligans in the pics representing Bournemouth English men
Yes, we can all see how well 'educated' you are, by your' appalling use of grammar.

Possibly the longest sentence I've ever read?
[quote][p][bold]NDEA Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: Terrible really students fund this town so many I know get by having students and to make foreigners or Muslims feel unwelcome dis disgusting, when on holiday in Morocco, Turkey, Dubai all Muslim nations they have always made everyone feel welcomed so many thousands of ex patriots out there living great lifestyles in the sun they have never been mis treated or asked to wear Hijab so leave ppl to do and wear what they want look at the EDL Pics please these ppl do not represent me I'm well travelled and educated unlike the hooligans in the pics representing Bournemouth English men[/p][/quote]Yes, we can all see how well 'educated' you are, by your' appalling use of grammar. Possibly the longest sentence I've ever read? stevobath
  • Score: 2

7:27pm Sat 23 Aug 14

thisloginprocessisdaft says...

If the government doesn't actually do anything to address the Islamic extremists then the likes of the EDL will do it for them. Simple as that I'm afraid.

The TUC support the very people that caused the current issues in Iraq and are no more capable of sorting extremists if they were in power.
If the government doesn't actually do anything to address the Islamic extremists then the likes of the EDL will do it for them. Simple as that I'm afraid. The TUC support the very people that caused the current issues in Iraq and are no more capable of sorting extremists if they were in power. thisloginprocessisdaft
  • Score: 0

9:55pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Marty Caine says...

TheDistrict wrote:
If you want to fight Islamic Extremists then join the armed forces. Oh sorry you lot in the EDL ate far to scared to do that. Stop tarring every Muslim with the same brush.
Well actually I don't think they do tar every muslim the same, they are protesting against Islamic extremism and for some stupid reason you and many others think they are wrong to do that?

When I read about a 22 year old Lewisham girl whose ambition is to be the first female to behead a westerner, I tend to think people are right to protest about the ever increasing indoctrination within our own country. Do you seriously think we should all say nothing and just let it happen?

Unite the Union have certainly done a good job at making a lot of people believe something that is obviously not true.

A fool who believes something without questioning it, will always remain a fool.
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: If you want to fight Islamic Extremists then join the armed forces. Oh sorry you lot in the EDL ate far to scared to do that. Stop tarring every Muslim with the same brush.[/p][/quote]Well actually I don't think they do tar every muslim the same, they are protesting against Islamic extremism and for some stupid reason you and many others think they are wrong to do that? When I read about a 22 year old Lewisham girl whose ambition is to be the first female to behead a westerner, I tend to think people are right to protest about the ever increasing indoctrination within our own country. Do you seriously think we should all say nothing and just let it happen? Unite the Union have certainly done a good job at making a lot of people believe something that is obviously not true. A fool who believes something without questioning it, will always remain a fool. Marty Caine
  • Score: -1
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