The Haaretz publishes an excellent article/interview of a number of people, which included Alan Lake and Roberta Moore. Read the whole article here. KGS
Roberta Moore, 39, a petite woman in a colorful outfit, speaks in a rolling Brazilian accent and works for a commercial firm. A Jew born in Rio de Janeiro, she once lived in Israel and now resides in north London. She is not exactly the stereotypical EDL member the media likes to depict, but Moore is one of the most prominent activists in the group’s so-called Jewish division. In her heart she is an unrestrained Kahanist – at least according to fans on her Facebook page.
“The activity of the Jewish division is focused more on the Jewish community,” she says over a pizza in an Italian restaurant in Golders Green, London’s Jewish-Israeli quarter. “We always constitute a target, here and in Israel. We see a great many people who do not understand the seriousness of the situation. They are sticking their head in the ground and ignoring developments. We believe that if we call the enemy by his name, we will be able to fight him. We single out organizations that discriminate against Jews and anti-Zionist organizations, and try to explain there is no difference between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. We send them letters and wait for a response, and then we take action to expose them.”
However, the group’s main target is the Muslim enemy, though Moore first offers a disclaimer: “I had a Muslim boyfriend for four years, but he wasn’t religious. He drank and ate pork like everyone else. I have many Muslim friends from Pakistan and Iraq, and also people with whom I have business connections. I get along with them very well because they do not try to impose anything. The problem is that they are being brainwashed and believe they are superior to everyone else. They have the right to think that, but don’t try to force your opinions on me and tell me the clothes I wear or the music I listen to are bad. Or that my beliefs are inferior and I must not do this or that. Why do we women have to cover anything?”
You know that in Israel, too, there are groups that expect women to cover themselves.
Moore: “I know, but when I lived in Israel I refused to dress like that. I visited Mea She’arim [Jerualem’s ultra-Orthodox quarter] dressed in regular clothes, and they stared and stared at me until I asked them, ‘What are you staring at?’ – and they left. They never lifted a hand against me.”
‘An eye for an eye’
“We are not anti-Muslim,” Moore emphasizes. “We are anti-Islam, as everyone should be. Islam is not a religion, but a cult. It has all the features of a cult, like the religions of Jim Jones and David Koresh. It’s exactly the same. But people don’t understand that.”
Doesn’t it bother you to belong to an organization with an extreme right-wing image?
“I know the league has a bad image, but that’s not because of the people in it. It’s because of ignorant people who don’t understand what the organization is all about. People call them fascists and racists, but really, if they were racists, we [Jews] wouldn’t be there. I also thought they were racists, but I started to check them out seriously and found that they are exactly the opposite: They are fighting racism, fighting those who harass Zionists and Jews. They have balls. I am very proud of these friends. They do things that others are afraid to do. They go into the streets, they demonstrate and they are against what has become taboo here. You can’t so much as mention the word ‘Islam’ here, because that makes you a racist. How can I be a racist when Muslims are not even a race?