Barking Up The Wrong Mosque

'thanks for the info mr tommy'

2012 has not exactly started off well for the English Defence League and yet again they have managed to generate loads of very negative publicity from which the ‘leadership,’ i.e., Hel Gower who is 70, are desperately trying to distance themselves from. To no avail. On Saturday the EDL had a demonstration in Barking which they said was a ‘local’ do but in fact they had to bus people in from East Anglia and other places to boost the numbers up to a paltry 90. Even Mr Tommy couldn’t be bothered turning up and his mum sent a sick note saying he was still recovering from his fake injuries following the battering he got from his  comrades in the Luton soccer fan group the Men On Gear (or MONG).

As usual the EDL were totally surrounded by plod for their own safety thus emphasising the old anarchist saying by Albert Meltzer ‘there’s no such thing as a fascist march, only a police march.’ Local folk turned up to look at the orangu-fash and some pelted the static demo with yoghurt pots from on high.  Highlight of the day was when Kocaine Kev Karol gave yet another ‘rousing’ bletherskite speech about the 2 tier legal system – something that is actually keeping Mr Tommy out of jail! They couldn’t work out how to operate the Public Address system so Unkle Kev had to use a megaphone instead (just a little tip lads, there’s a big on/off switch on the back of the amp!).The speeches caused several members to drift off to the local pubs. The EDL were then escorted by plod back to the tube station and dispersed loudly proclaiming a ‘victory’ although why 90 ‘chav scrotes’ and members of the Holy Church of Special Brew surrounded by coppers is a victory for anything is hard to fathom.

Things got a bit more dicey when 15 EDL got drunk and went to Whitechapel to cause alarum and bother amongst the local community. They plotted up in the Indo boozer for a couple of pre-dinner martinis and got progressively rowdy having ‘infiltrated enemy territory’ via the cunning method of public transport. Well done. What these brave warriors forgot was that every time the EDL have been to Whitechapel in the past they have been utterly humiliated. They were battered and run out last time they went there and this time was no different. They started their chant ‘Allah is a pedo!’ – which Mr Tommy said they shouldn’t sing anymore – which caused one of the unfortunate drunks to be battered and hospitalised. The ‘peacefully protesting against extremist Muslims’ EDL apparently tried to ‘storm’ the mosque which caused a ruckus and a brouhaha and they were swiftly dispatched. Luckily plod then surrounded them for their own safety – yet again! – and they were pelted with projectiles and abuse as they postured and posed. One particularly porcine warrior was running round with his belt in hand and has since been identified by our friends at EDL News as a 58 year old soccer hooligan well past his sell-by-date. He is seen here with his belt off – which is a bit dodgy given his girth – and the new Dido CD from HMV.

Needless to say the EDL ‘leadership’ denied all involvement and released a condemnatory statement denouncing the renegade hoodlums. This caused much dissent amongst the ranks as the average EDL member claims the right to go anywhere to get drunk and cause trouble – and to then complain when arrested. This is now proving to be another schism between the ‘leaders’ and the foot and mouth soldiers. The EDL leadership have a record of whipping up violence then denying they had anything to do with it whilst yet again generating yards of negative publicity. Well done. Anyway, plod rounded up the Fantastic Fifteen and escorted them out of the area which is no doubt perceived as another ‘victory.’ So, the EDL go to cause trouble at a mosque, get hospitalised and battered by locals, surrounded by plod and ushered out of the area before they get proper killed. Good one!

Meanwhile, Dewsbury EDL organised a demo outside the local plod shop and managed to attract a whole 10 people and Stoke division are in a right tizzy after having their meeting at Wetherspoons (where else?) cancelled and many are the toys surrounding their pottery prams. Apparently they are going to go to the Leeds antifascist film festival to seek revenge. However, as this is on the 4th of February when the EDL are having their Leicester demo and the breakaway Infidels faction are organising a rival one, numbers are going to be very thin on the ground. So, all in all, a bit of a washed out weekend for the EDL. See you on the 4th!

PS: goodbye and good luck to Lancaster Unity and thanks for posting the ‘Malatesta’ articles.


About malatesta32

Malatesta aka M. Testa, undercover anti-fascist blogger, has analyzed the changing fortunes of the British far right for nearly a decade. He has given lectures on anti-fascism, published articles in Anarchist Studies and Freedom magazine and wrote Militant Anti-Fascism: 100 Years Of Resistance (AK Press 2015) which the Morning Star called a '‘Potent Primer On Europe’s Anti-Fascist Struggle … a useful source of information about the fight against fascism.’
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2 Responses to Barking Up The Wrong Mosque

  1. Ketlan says:

    Thanks for the comment re’ Lancaster Unity. Much appreciated. Keep up the good work.

  2. Ketlan says:

    Hey, Mal

    Don’t bother letting this message through. Can you get in touch with me at please. I just need a word about something.


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