By Glen Jenvey for Asian Tribune
What I found out was quite the opposite - the group has members from every Asian country, as members working behind the scene, members were not just white men with short hair, but a whole unseen membership which was Asian and Black who don’t attend demo’s due to death threats from radical Muslims living in the same communities as they live in.
I was amazed at the grass root support of EDL and the British Freedom Party which is a new political party which has been now merged with the EDL leadership.http://britishfreedom.org it was made up of every race as they have a open membership which is not reported in the UK media.
I asked several Asian members why they support the EDL and they told me that their way of life in the UK is being attacked not by the EDL but by Muslim gangs linked to terrorist organizations who collect money in Mosques and doorstep them and their family collecting money in exchange for protection of their homes and business .
Other members are serving members of the British armed services who I also met in a English pub for a drink in Salisbury, a British army town in Wiltshire. 18 local members turned up 15 were serving members of the armed forces who told me how they cannot attend demonstrations because of fears of being thrown out of the military.
The EDL has over 33,000 members on their online forum http://englishdefenceleague.org/ which I was told that the real membership is much bigger and that some accounts have been misused by Muslims and far left supporters posting remarks that have given the EDL a bad name in the media. I spoke with a person who helps run the forum who said we get thousands of hits a day on the web-site we can only do our best monitoring racist postings posted by Muslims and the far left supporters.
I then invited the EDL to send some Asian members to my home for a meeting and 25 turned up and spoke about their concerns about how radical Islamic groups have given the whole British Asian community a bad name, some said that they want no part in the attacks on the British public by Muslims, They said they felt let down by the police in not acting against Al-Qaeda UK, Their concerns were that racist attacks on them were coming from Muslim groups who run mafia style gangs in every major British city in the name of Islam.
I asked what they think as Asians would happen in the future and was told. The British public will get fed up of Muslim terror gangs and will take to the streets at a demonstration held by http://salafimedia.com/ and http://www.izharudeen.com/index.html
. So I asked them all can you see the British people taking to the streets and attacking these Radicals?
The answer was yes but not the EDL as we are a peaceful organization we only defend ourselves if attacked on demonstrations, but we as Asian members do not show our faces due to personal attacks and threats. So I asked them straight out if Anjem Choudary holds another insulting demo people not connected to the EDL in your view will turn up and attack him?http://www.anjemchoudary.com/ They would not reply other than saying the British can only take so much.
Two days later I interviewed the EDL leader Tommy Robinson a who tells me he has to wear a bulletproof vest due to threats on his life and family, a man who has been attacked many times by Muslim gangs in his home town of Luton .
I asked Tommy what do you say to people who call the EDL racist? He replied you have met some of my members yourself who even came to your hometown do you see anything racist about them? Which i had no choice but to agree his organization was not racist as i had met both black and Asian members as well as white members.
I asked Tommy what was his organization about ? He said we are against Shariah law and Islamic terrorism and Radical Islam , we do not want the UK to be exporting terrorism to other countries and we want the UK government to act now against Islamic street gangs, and terror gangs, you know the 7/7 bombers came to Luton my home town to get on a train to London to bomb the underground and a London bus killing many people of all races.If i’m right the 911 attack’s a Sri Lankan women was one of the people killed in the attacks in New York.as well as many other nations passport holders.
I then asked him why he came out in public about the Asian Tribunes campaign ‘MUSLIM SEX GANGS NOT ASIAN’ and he said because its right, these sex gangs were Muslim not from the Sikhs Buddhist or Hindu religions and he is calling on a public enquiry into the matter. He went on to say his organization will hold a peaceful demonstration in Rochdale on the 9th of June and said any Asian wanting to join the march in protest of Muslim sex gangs is welcome .
To see what the EDL leader has to say on video see http://englishdefenceleague.org/tommy-robinson-interviewed-by-leading-is...