- Oct 14, 2005
Tyke, good post but you might be better served taking your issues and rebutting EDL at their own forum which is free for anyone to join.Hey there, this is my first post.
I'm from England and have the utmost respect for the Irish and Ireland and am in a position to say I understand the history of your island, in stark contrast to the little Englanders who know sweet FA and uphold some pretty primitive anti-Irish attitudes. I certainly feel more at home on this discussion forum than most other English forums- there's clearly much intelligent debate to be had with everyone here...well maybe not everyone!
However, in response to the above regarding British citizens being second-class citizens in their own country, and how Britain's on the verge of civil war, I have to disagree, as will countless other Brits. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I'm one of those 'nut-job' truthers who believes that there's much more going on behind the scenes than meets the eye. I believe that Muslims are being used as patsies in provacative rallies such as the ones you see in the Daily Mail / Wail / Fail / Sieg Heil. Heaven help Ireland now that the said rag is publishing within its media sphere. If there's one tabloid comic that is the scourge of Britain, it's the Daily Mail and all the other right-wing bigoted papers.
With regard to the issues at hand here, you must bear in mind that during these rallies, it is ALWAYS the same people carrying the placards and chanting the same rubbish again and again. They do not exceed 50 out of a possible 2,000,000 'Muslims' (and that's assuming anyone Muslim is actually a practising one), and the EDL are particularly misguided as they level their anger at all Muslims in the world, as opposed to the 'radicals' who are there to antagonise and generate publicity for themselves.
The EDL are a bigoted lot who support the BNP primarily- the very party who would not flinch in re-colonising Eire.
I'd urge you all to take the negative images of Islam in Britain with a pinch of salt. I could go on about this forever, but rest assured that the bulk of practising Muslims in Britain are not out to behead anyone or impose Shariah law over the masses.
The mass media have an agenda, and are particularly manipulative. It's awful to see the mindset of the average working class Brit go from bad to worse, especially when the truth is being obscured. To them, this whole saga started on 11th September 2001 and so anything going on before that date is irrelevant, save for when Muslims are being made to appear as the perpetrators of anything evil.
Anyway, let me know what you think!
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I imagine there is a disdain for the Irish evident there as well despite their current leaders Irish parentage.