I've just seen this article on Facebook.
Persons unknown - but safely presumed in the present climate to be members or supporters of the EDL - have torched a boarding school with 128 kids sleeping inside. Everybody was evacuated and nobody died, but this could well have become one of Britain's worst ever domestic acts of mass murder.
Is this who the EDL are defending us from? Children?
They like to think of themselves as soldiers in some kind of war for England. A white, straight, mildly obese England where your plumber definitely isn't Polish. Fair enough, each to their own, but do you know what?
Attacking a soldier is an act of war.
Attacking the politicians who gave that soldier his orders is an act of war.
Attacking innocent children is not an act of war.
Attacking innocent children is something else, something far worse: it is a crime against humanity. It is genocide. It is terrorism.
We have this idea that today's terrorists are brown. This is a fallacy that our politicians and journalists are extremely keen to propagate. Terrorism however does not depend on race or religion. Terrorism is defined by a person's actions. The recent spate of arson attacks - which have now escalated to attempted mass murder, attempted crimes against humanity - make the EDL the most prolific terrorist organisation in Britain today. Certainly there have been as many attacks in the news with some tenuous, alleged link to the EDL as there were bombings on the Mainland by the IRA.
It is high time we shamed these white terrorists and rejected them from our communities!