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Irish Defence League?


Schomberg

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I've heard a few rumors that an Irish branch of the EDL is active in Ireland, is that true? Is it those freaks from "Celtic Wolves" or some other stormfront/irish-nationalism.net offshoot?

Reading an interview with Stephen Lennon in The Times a couple of days ago makes you wonder where we're all going here in these islands and in Europe. I'm no friend of any type of extremist, but it does feel like the EDL and similar groups are merely a rebranded neo nazis wrapped up in football hooligan culture. would that be a fair assumption?
 


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Stormfront has closed its Irish section for being to "Fenian".
 

A view from England

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I've heard a few rumors that an Irish branch of the EDL is active in Ireland, is that true? Is it those freaks from "Celtic Wolves" or some other stormfront/irish-nationalism.net offshoot?

Reading an interview with Stephen Lennon in The Times a couple of days ago makes you wonder where we're all going here in these islands and in Europe. I'm no friend of any type of extremist, but it does feel like the EDL and similar groups are merely a rebranded neo nazis wrapped up in football hooligan culture. would that be a fair assumption?
I think you are on the right lines with the football hooligan culture. I believe the EDL is a group who are anti-islamification and nothing more than that. I could be wrong.
 

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From what I can make out the EDL aren't quite a rebranding of neo nazism. They've swapped around the scapegoats, and are quite happy to have Jews involved, as long as they hate muslims. By neo nazi standards that's quite a large step towards tolerance.
 

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I think you are on the right lines with the football hooligan culture. I believe the EDL is a group who are anti-islamification and nothing more than that. I could be wrong.
I don't know mate, I can't imagine there been that warm a welcome for black african christians some of whom are the most anti-islamic around.

That being said, the apparent levels of support for ther EDL in England seems staggering!

is there any truth to the rumour of an IDL? I'd imagine their republicanism would put them at automatic logger heads with their friends across the water. Like SS said, Stormfront Ireland was shut down.... :lol:
 

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I expect they'll just be a bunch of celtic-jersey wearing morons pouring petrol through letter boxes of immigrants' houses.
 

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From what I can make out the EDL aren't quite a rebranding of neo nazism. They've swapped around the scapegoats, and are quite happy to have Jews involved, as long as they hate muslims. By neo nazi standards that's quite a large step towards tolerance.
True enough, in the past a lot of neo nazis made alliances with muslim extremists especially in Europe. extremism...nutters united in commonality
 

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I expect they'll just be a bunch of celtic-jersey wearing morons pouring petrol through letter boxes of immigrants' houses.
They always are! Used to see them drinking in a certain pub in Tallaght a few years back,avoided them like the plague
 

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I've heard a few rumors that an Irish branch of the EDL is active in Ireland, is that true? Is it those freaks from "Celtic Wolves" or some other stormfront/irish-nationalism.net offshoot?

Reading an interview with Stephen Lennon in The Times a couple of days ago makes you wonder where we're all going here in these islands and in Europe. I'm no friend of any type of extremist, but it does feel like the EDL and similar groups are merely a rebranded neo nazis wrapped up in football hooligan culture. would that be a fair assumption?
Sound like the UDA or the DUP to me although that might be an unfair to calss the EDL as bad as that mob.



 

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I expect they'll just be a bunch of celtic-jersey wearing morons pouring petrol through letter boxes of immigrants' houses.
Have a passing interest in soccer and will admit that some of the young lads wearing Celtic tops are often little better than those wearing Rangers ones or whatever, but have you any evidience of a court case or whatever of the above happening ?
 

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They always are! Used to see them drinking in a certain pub in Tallaght a few years back,avoided them like the plague
I know the type - they usually work the night in shift Tesco, wear Celtic jerseys as day wear and night wear, survive on a diet of fast food, drink Bavaria, smoke smuggled Camels, drink a two litre bottle of Coke every day and sit in with the X-box all day between two hours sleeping breaks.
They vote Sinn Fein, they turn down the sound when God Save The Queen is sung when Ireland plays England, they go on and on about the 'Hun' and they will scream at you when you question that the Omagh bomb was necessary because after all it was an 'act of war.'
 

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I know the type - they usually work the night in shift Tesco, wear Celtic jerseys as day wear and night wear, survive on a diet of fast food, drink Bavaria, smoke smuggled Camels, drink a two litre bottle of Coke every day and sit in with the X-box all day between two hours sleeping breaks.
They vote Sinn Fein, they turn down the sound when God Save The Queen is sung when Ireland plays England, they go on and on about the 'Hun' and they will scream at you when you question that the Omagh bomb was necessary because after all it was an 'act of war.'
No you dont know the type because that type is a figment of your middle class imagination....And NO ONE defends the Omagh bomb....And particularly not anyone who votes for the Provies...
 

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After a wee bit of googling, there are Defense Leagues in practically every European country, including Scotland and Wales. Further afield in the United States and Australia also. Seems like it's fast becoming a global movement...
 

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No you dont know the type because that type is a figment of your middle class imagination....And NO defends the Omagh bomb....And particularly not anyone who votes for the Provies...
Actually that type exist in droves. Except the part about working in tesco. They never work. They tend to be frequent flyers on my ambulance and always insist on calling one to bring their just about beginning a 22 hour labour girlfriend to hospital rather than drive like the rest of us!
 

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After a wee bit of googling, there are Defense Leagues in practically every European country, including Scotland and Wales. Further afield in the United States and Australia also. Seems like it's fast becoming a global movement...
Yep. I've just had a quick look at the EDL website and it seems to be a growing movement. I couldn't see anything other than anti Islam proaganda on there. Wikipedia (lazy, I know) has this description.
'The English Defence League (EDL) is an English far-right single issue group formed in 2009.[1][2] Its stated aim is to oppose what it considers to be the spread of Islamism, Sharia law and Islamic extremism in England.'
It goes on... 'The Scottish Defence League is an offshoot organisation formed to hold demonstrations in Glasgow,[11] while the Welsh Defence League was formed to demonstrate in Cardiff, Newport and Swansea.[12][13] The EDL also incorporates a "Jewish Division" which has its own Facebook page.@
 

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I take it you got your new season ticket for Parkhead?
Like post #12 - Have a passing interest in soccer and will admit that some of the young lads wearing Celtic tops are often little better than those wearing Rangers ones or whatever, but have you any evidience of a court case or whatever of celtic-jersey wearing morons pouring petrol through letter boxes of immigrants' houses. ?
 

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Like post #12 - Have a passing interest in soccer and will admit that some of the young lads wearing Celtic tops are often little better than those wearing Rangers ones or whatever, but have you any evidience of a court case or whatever of celtic-jersey wearing morons pouring petrol through letter boxes of immigrants' houses. ?
The courts dont tend to release what football team allegiance a criminal has I think when they are convicted I might be wrong though. I do agree with you n the Rangers jerseys, look at any riots in Loyalist areas and you will spot the odd Rangers jersey so dont worry no side is in the right...
 

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