Neville Bartos wrote:I'm not entirely convinced Robinson or the EDL can be taken at face value.
Robinson has stated he left the BNP -- after a year -- because he didn't know Nick Griffin had been in the National Front, and that the BNP didn't accept non-whites. Which, if you think about it, is laughable.
And Robinson himself left the EDL because, and I quote 'it's ranks had become swollen with racist and neo-nazi supporters'.
Of course he can't. Neither can ANTIFA or any other far right or far left group. Once you venture that far outside the middle ground you're working to an agenda that is fascist for the most part, because your view is so narrow that anyone who doesn't fall within the boundaries of what you believe is the enemy.
Neville Bartos wrote:All religions seem to have a problem with each other, I'll not argue that point at all. Religion is the driving force behind plenty of ongoing conflicts around the planet. And even when people share the same religion they still want to fight.
I'm pretty certain most reasonable people are against militant Islam. And since when have marches, riots and confrontation been anything but divisive? I don't think anything the EDL does helps with things like radicalisation, isolation, or sends any kind of message that isn't divisive.
I'll ask you what you think is the answer to radicalisation and militant Islam is?
The answer to militant Islam is the same thing that was the answer to militant Christianity back in the day, and that's some form of reformation.
I know it's not the done thing to say it, but if we're brutally honest Islam is still stuck in the dark ages. This "war" with militant Islam is a war between a modern, inclusive society and a society that still draws its influence from the dark ages.
Don't get me wrong, christianity was like that not too long ago, but eventually shit changed to an extent, and that's the only thing that can really change Islam, in my opinion.
Closing our eyes and pretending the problem doesn't exist isn't the answer though, no matter how much people seem to think it is.
Honestly, if you think about, it's fucking ridiculous.
Imagine if Christians today were cutting about London dressed like this?
They'd get mocked, and rightfully so.