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Don't let the EDL divide our communities

UAF Woolwich statement
UAF Woolwich statement
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We, the undersigned, send our condolences to the family and friends of the soldier murdered on 22May in Woolwich. There can be no justification for such a terrible attack on an individual.


But we must recognise that fascist organisations such as the English Defence League and British National Party are trying to use the murder to whip up racism and direct hatred against all Muslims.

EDL thugs attempted to start a race riot in Woolwich on the night of the murder. Mosques have been attacked by racist thugs. These fascists and racists should be condemned and opposed. We must not give a quarter to those who would judge an entire religion, race or nationality by the actions of a few.

We do not hold Norwegian Christians responsible for the actions of the fascist Anders Breivik, whose 2011 rampage left 77 dead. We do not hold white people collectively responsible for Timothy McVeigh, the US neo-Nazi whose 1995 Oklahoma City bomb killed 168 people, or for David Copeland, the former BNP member who planted bombs across London in 1999. Nor should anyone suggest that Britain’s Muslims are collectively responsible for the 22May attack.

The fascist organisations that are trying to stir up trouble and racist violence in the wake of the Woolwich killing do not care about the dead soldier, his family or the interests of any community. They want only to see Muslims attacked and a race war on our streets. We condemn them and opposes their attempts to call “demonstrations” to exploit these issues.

We also call on the media and politicians to stop using inflammatory language that feeds the fascists and racists. We must challenge Islamophobia wherever it raises its head. We must reject those who want to divide our communities and set them against each other, and stand fast to the ideals of anti-racism, multiculturalism and respect for all.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 14, 2014
    Jun 14, 2014
    EDL always stir hatred and divide all the communities. They should not have the right to show this behaviour.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jan 24, 2014
    Jan 24, 2014
    The EDL are racist thugs and they will not divide us. we are united against them and we will stop them wherever they go, we stopped them in walthamstow and we will stop them again.
  • Patrik Ferenc
    Patrik Ferenc United Kingdom, Corby
    Jan 24, 2014
    Jan 24, 2014
    Fascism brought only death, violence and uncivilised acts of barbarism. It's time to act civilised.
  • adolf hitler
    adolf hitler United Kingdom, Leeds
    Dec 22, 2013
    Dec 22, 2013
    Wir Sozialisten haben zusammen halten zerquetschen die EDL, wie sie es wagen, die Freiheit der Rede Schwein Hunde wollen
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