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Old 10-09-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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The English Defence League, a far-right grouping aimed at combating the "Islamification" of British cities, has developed strong links with the American Tea Party movement.

English Defence League forges links with America's Tea Party | UK news | The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2...ague-uncovered
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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Good news thanks
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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Sounds like some Brits are getting fed up with the encroaching Islamification happening in their country. I wonder why? Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance after all.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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The English Defence League, a far-right grouping aimed at combating the "Islamification" of British cities, has developed strong links with the American Tea Party movement.

English Defence League forges links with America's Tea Party | UK news | The Observer

The English Defence League uncovered | UK news | guardian.co.uk
You say this like it's a bad thing.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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And????
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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You say this like it's a bad thing.
The English Defence League are a front group of the British National Party, which is openly neo-fascist, anti-black, homophobic, and, despite their support of Israel, anti-Semitic (and for the conservatives here, their economic views are WAY to the left of the Labour Party or the US Democratic Party). The BNP doesn't even like whites with roots outside the British Isles although it has some members of white non-British and non-Irish descent. The EDL admits whites of all Euro backgrounds, but was set up by the BNP to include those whites who agree with their views who might have the "wrong" descent as well as the "right" descent, just like the KKK's front group, the White Citizens' Council, was set up to include Catholics who had the Klan's views but whose religion disqualified them from being Klan members.

I would not want to be associated with them at all and I would hope that the tea party does not want to be associated with them.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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hope and change baby
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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This would be a better minor UK party for the Tea Party to associate themselves with:

Official Monster Raving Loony Party Homepage
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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The English Defence League are a front group of the British National Party, which is openly neo-fascist, anti-black, homophobic, and, despite their support of Israel, anti-Semitic (and for the conservatives here, their economic views are WAY to the left of the Labour Party or the US Democratic Party). The BNP doesn't even like whites with roots outside the British Isles although it has some members of white non-British and non-Irish descent. The EDL admits whites of all Euro backgrounds, but was set up by the BNP to include those whites who agree with their views who might have the "wrong" descent as well as the "right" descent, just like the KKK's front group, the White Citizens' Council, was set up to include Catholics who had the Klan's views but whose religion disqualified them from being Klan members.

I would not want to be associated with them at all and I would hope that the tea party does not want to be associated with them.
So in essence, they are a racist group of liberals? Interesting.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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So in essence, they are a racist group of liberals? Interesting.
On economic and environmental issues, they'd be considered "liberal" in the US sense. They are openly racist and on law and order and police power issues they are on the right.

Most of their voters are former Labour voters who are fans of the welfare state and "sticking up for the little guy" as long as the "little guy" isn't black, Asian, Jewish, gay, or Muslim.
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