The Tundra Tabloids has contacts and friendships with many of the people involved in this truly, undesirable and regrettable situation. First of all, lets be frank, the weeding out of bad apples is a constant process for any political or social enterprise, and the fact that these bad apples are being found (and expelled) does not make the organization itself, rotten.
On the contrary, it shows that they are being responsible, diligent and above else, truthful to their party platform.
Taking her cue from single, solitary person, (a woman named Roberta) Pamela Geller, a person who the TT applauds time and again for her actions against the jihad, has made a terrible mistake, (as well as Robert Spencer, another stellar voice, and a badly needed voice in the counterjihad) in an open statement that the EDL has some serious neo-nazis house cleaning to do. They are both wrong of course, though it wasn’t done maliciously, but from ignorance and lack of foresight, they need to retract their statement.
That said, Henrik R.Clausen pursues the issue in his own way, for which the TT is greatly appreciative. KGS
Fascists or National Socialists in the English Defence League?
EuropeNews July 2 2011
By Henrik R. Clausen
For people dealing seriously with the threat of Islamism in the West, two of the most common slurs are those of being either “Fascist”, “Nazi” (National Socialist) or “Extreme right-wing”. The English Defence League, probably the broadest based and most influential anti-Islamism movement in Europe today, certainly had their share of those, on top of extensive government harrassment
Now, if one pauses for a moment, these frequently repeated slurs are quite puzzling. Before we examine each of them, let us take a clip from the EDL Mission Statement:
Promoting Democracy And The Rule Of Law By Opposing Sharia
The European Court of Human Rights has declared that “sharia is incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy”. Despite this, there are still those who are more than willing to accommodate sharia norms, and who believe that sharia can operate in partnership with our existing traditions and customs. In reality, sharia cannot operate fully as anything other than a complete alternative to our existing legal, political, and social systems. It is a revolution that this country does not want, and one that it must resist. Sharia is most definitely a threat to our democracy.
That’s a pretty clear pro-democracy statement, and one may wonder how one could sanely oppose a purpose like this? One obviously interested party is the Islamists, whose intention to implement Islamic law anywhere possible would be seriously impaired by opposition. Another is those who do not understand the real intention of Islam in its fundamental form, to submit as much of the world as possible to Islamic rule. That would include people who are so joyfully