The EDL has been badly maligned in the British media, thanks to the Civil Liberty organization for bringing up this issue before the hammer slams down on free expression in the UK. KGS
Civil Liberty: When Britain was at war with Germany in the 1940s groups and individuals which supported Hitler were incarcerated by the authorities; groups which opposed the Nazi regime were not incarcerated.
Today British troops are fighting the Taliban in central Asia. In an illogical twist the Taliban in the UK is not proscribed and its supporters in the UK are not detained. However individuals who support an organisation opposed to the Taliban may find themselves on the wrong side of the law if Cameron goes ahead and bans the English Defence League (EDL).
UPDATE: US RABBI MEETS WITH EDL
ICLA: The English Defence League (EDL) has been meeting with Orthodox Rabbi Nachum Shifren this week ahead of this Sunday’s demonstration in support of Israel outside the Israeli embassy in London at 1pm. This is part of the growing interaction between the EDL and American ‘Tea Party’ activists that may lead to a transatlantic coalition.