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EDL headerAs most readers already know, earlier today Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs posted a prominent repudiation of the English Defence League, including references to their alleged infiltration by “neo-fascists”.

A group of Counterjihad bloggers and writers has joined together to publish this open letter to Ms. Geller. Most of us are Europeans, but not all — we also have signatories from the United States, Canada, and Australia.

If you are a blogger or a writer and want to add your signature to this letter, please send your name and URL to me (unspiek [at] chromatism [dot] net), or to the proprietors of other sites where it has been posted.

Dear Ms. Geller,

We the undersigned are writing to register our astonishment and dismay at your public denunciation of the English Defence League, and in particular your reference to the “neo-fascists that had infiltrated the administration of the group”.

This is a grossly inaccurate and unfair slander against the leaders and membership of the EDL, who have never wavered in their refusal to include neo-Nazis, fascists, or adherents of any other ideology that seeks to divide people based on their ethnicity. The core mission of the EDL has always been, and remains, to stop the encroachment of sharia and Islamic fascism.

For the past two years the English Defence League has been on the front lines of the resistance to sharia and militant Islam in England. Its leaders have put their own lives in danger by doing so. They live under constant threat, not just from murderous Muslim zealots, but from their own government, which has harassed and arrested them repeatedly. Tommy Robinson, the leader of the EDL, has been arrested multiple times, and is currently facing trumped-up charges designed to put him and the EDL out of action.

To paraphrase Geert Wilders: “I was dragged to court by leftist and Islamic organizations that were bent not only on silencing me but on stifling public debate.” The EDL is being dragged into a kangaroo court of uninformed public opinion. The more people’s fears can be raised, the more quickly debate can be smothered.

In the final analysis, as Geert Wilders points out, the strength of our community depends on the freedom we feel to “enter our convictions in the open lists to win or lose”.

All communities inevitably experience conflicts based on differences of opinion. It is crucial that we approach one another’s efforts in good faith, presume the other’s efforts to be well-meaning until conclusively proven otherwise, support initiatives made by others that further our common cause, and refuse to be dragged into parsing ever more finely our differences.

Our ideal of the “perfect” can kill any merely “good enough” effort.

Your unfortunate statements were picked up and repeated by other websites and blogs, some of them quite prominent and well-respected. This has done harm to our common cause, and has driven a completely needless wedge between the American and European wings of the international Counterjihad.

To help heal the damage that has been done, we insist that you apologize in a public forum to the English Defence League.

Its leaders and members are heroes, and their organization is widely considered a beacon of hope in Europe. All Europeans who resist the Islamization of their countries look to the EDL for inspiration, and all of them stand in solidarity with it in its struggle.

We strongly request that you reconsider your deplorable words and withdraw them.

Sincerely yours,

8 Responses

  1. I’m still not so sure what to think of the EDL. As far as I can see there is a lot going on. I don’t think their leaders are particularly hateful, but this doesn’t mean that there are not extremists supporters. It will be a good thing to kick those extremists out and I think they’d be happy to do so. I’ve read all the comments on Geller’s website, a few people seemed to be very angry with Geller. Let’s wait and see what happens.

  2. The EDL is the only grassroots movement in the West that is against the destruction of Western civilisation. It is the only one that has the courage to go out on the streets, even into Muslim areas, and face the hostility and violence of Muslims, Left wing extremists, the police and the media. There is nothing like it in the West. The rest of the West is now setting up organisations such as the EDL.

    The EDL is way above and beyond the likes single bloggers such as Geller and Spencer, or for that matter any blogs. The EDL does not even need to apologise or explain itself. Its very being and what it does, is more then enough. It does not even need to have an apology from Spencer or Geller, as it is far bigger, stronger, and motivated enough to go step on to the real battlefield, rather then merely bemoan the Islamisation of the West – they are real soldiers, who get bloodied and injured, rather then armchair commentators on the passing scene..

    My hat off to the EDL. Support it, as your life, and the lives of your descendants, depends on it.

    1. I disagree. Geller and Spencer are doing an outstanding job. They are the most prominent anti-jihadists in the US and they deserve our absolute support. This doesn’t men that I support the EDL any less. The EDL is fantastic. We cannot tolerate anti-semites amongst us-be it in the EDL or elsewhere. Having neonazis in our ranks would be a field day for the muslims and their spineless appeasers. Having a reason to call the anti-jihadist movement fascist is exactly what they are waiting for. Please don’t give them this opportunity. Besides that, Tommy Robinson just confirmed that the EDL has been infiltrated by anti-semites. That’s what Tommy Robinson wrote:

      “The English Defence League was formed two years ago. One of the fundamental beliefs that this movement was built on was its support for Israel’s right to defend itself. In our first demonstrations, we went to Birmingham, and we flew the flag of Israel, the Star of David. In the first public speech I ever gave, I wore the Star of David in Leeds. The reason for this is because Israel is a shining star of democracy. If Israel falls, we all fall. This is what our movement has been built on for two years.

      The English Defence League will not be deterred from its support for Israel and the Jewish people. Recently, in the EDL there have been internal arguments, which are nothing more than that. Every large family has its disagreements, but when push comes to shove, we all stand on the same side.

      Meanwhile, some people on the fringes of this movement wish to direct it toward their own agenda. This will never happen. Israel is a beacon of democracy amid repressive Arab states. Recently some people have jumped on the EDL bandwagon and tried to use our platform to express anti-Semitic views. These statements are not in accord with the fundamental beliefs of the English Defence League. These people are not welcome, never have been welcome, and never will be welcome within the EDL. We reject all anti-Semitism. The EDL stands where it always has stood, which is side-by-side with Israel.
      We repudiate any individual, group or writing that favors anti-Semitism, neofascism, and any race-based ideology. Any rogue elements within the EDL who go against our mission statement and our beliefs will be removed from the organization; we are determined to remain true to our mission. Anti-Semitism will not ever be tolerated within the EDL.

      The EDL stands for freedom. It always has, it always will. We want the Jewish people and all free people to remain free forever, and we all stand together in this fight against Islamic jihad.”

      Kind regards.

  3. For the record, the use of my name and that of EuropeNews is unauthorized. We have not been given it for review before posting, and have not approved of it.

    Please remove my name and that of EuropeNews from the list.

  4. person of the book,

    I have asked around to find out what is going on here, and it seems that one angry and mentally unbalanced individual is the source of these unfounded allegations. I am very disappointed in Pamela Geller for rushing to judgment in this matter, and I put some comments on her blog to that effect.

    Thus far, she has not shown herself to be a big enough person to apologize, despite her high profile.

    As the primary admin for 1389 Blog, I have added the blog to this letter (it is on the original at GoV) and have mirrored the letter on 1389 Blog. Another blogger on the 1389 Blog team, namely Zenster, has also signed.

  5. T. Robinson from the EDL just released a statement in which he basically admits the EDL has been infiltrated by Anti-Semites (as P. Geller posted) and he vowed to fight these anti-semites who are not representative of us anti-jihadists. I believe posts such as yours are greatly counterproductive – to the delight of all the muzzies and libtards who would love to see us fighting one another. I strongly believe that, should you have disagreements with other anti-jihadists, you should handle these in a less public way. Same goes for the other bloggers who co-signed your open letter. Unfortunately, some politicians, such as Austria’s Mr. Strache make similar mistakes by discrediting Mr. Wilders.
    I believe both Ms. Geller as well as the EDL are doing great and important work and we cannot afford infighting.
    I am an avid reader of your great post.

  6. 1389AD

    I do not think that Geller has the capacity to apologise, as her ego and vanity will get in the way.

    Tommy Robinson is a straightup guy. He is quite literally on the frontlines, where he and his soldiers can get bloodied, while Geller and Spencer are mere commentators. Despite their good work, they will never be able to stop the islamisation of the West, as Geller and Spencer are against the Jihad but quite happy with Muslim immigration into the West. As such, there opposition line camouflages the eventual conquest of the West.

    Islam is a deadly enemy, and has to be opposed by force- ask Charles Martell, Jan Sobieski, Vallette.

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