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English Defence League coach attacked in East London
BBC News ^ | 09/04/2011 | BBC News

Posted on 09/04/2011 7:34:04 AM PDT by EnglishCon

A coach full of English Defence League supporters was pelted with missiles after it broke down in east London.

The coach was carrying 44 EDL members when it stopped in Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets.

About 100 Asian teenagers then pelted it with bricks and stones, according to a BBC reporter at the scene.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: edf; edl; pakitrash; riots
Now, I don't like the EDL at all, for mainly personal reasons. But there is protesting, and "protesting."

Put up for information - if it is the wrong spot, can a mod please move it. Thanks.

1 posted on 09/04/2011 7:34:08 AM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: EnglishCon

Coach=bus


2 posted on 09/04/2011 7:39:36 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: EnglishCon

Tell me more.
Looks like from the article that the EDL is protesting islamic extremism in the UK. I can certainly agree with that.
What are they doing that you don’t like. Never heard of them before.


3 posted on 09/04/2011 7:40:50 AM PDT by svcw (iphone 5 release date late October - rats)
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To: ken5050

Asian=Arab


4 posted on 09/04/2011 7:41:15 AM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: EnglishCon
This seems odd - did they have the sides of the coach draped with a banner that read "English Defense League" in Arabic script?

Or is that one of those neighborhoods where any non-"Asian" is likely to receive a similar greeting?

5 posted on 09/04/2011 7:41:22 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: EnglishCon
About 100 Asian teenagers then pelted it with bricks and stones

"Asians," my @$$. They were low-life Muslims.

ML/NJ

6 posted on 09/04/2011 7:45:33 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: EnglishCon

It sounds like the English Defence League was primarily set up as a politically correct organization to gain members but are no different from soccer hooligans.


7 posted on 09/04/2011 7:45:39 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: EnglishCon

Sounds as though the Asians are from South and Southwest Asia.


8 posted on 09/04/2011 7:52:05 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Yes, sorry about that - I do tend to forget we are two countries divided by a common language!

Asians here is usually taken to mean anyone from Bangladesh eastwards, including the entire Indian subcontinent.


9 posted on 09/04/2011 7:58:52 AM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: EnglishCon

Estate=housing project.


10 posted on 09/04/2011 8:24:03 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: BookaT

Most likely not arabs. There are not many arabs in the uk. Most likely pakistani


11 posted on 09/04/2011 8:28:37 AM PDT by Murtyo
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To: Murtyo
Most likely not arabs. There are not many arabs in the uk. Most likely pakistani

I have it on authority that it was a militant violent Amish Cult behind this violence.

12 posted on 09/04/2011 9:11:05 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: EnglishCon

I have no problems with the EDL, no one else is standing up for their nation.


13 posted on 09/04/2011 9:31:07 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: John123

No, it only sounds that way if you don’t research things in depth.


14 posted on 09/04/2011 9:33:44 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: EnglishCon

Thank God that no “Asian” group was attacked with bricks. That would racist. So in England now, while ethnic English cower in a bus while being attacked by non-English immigrants: the press can’t call it racism, they can’t charge out of the bus and kick ass, the police don’t quickly intervene, and other Englishmen don’t rally to help. Say goodbye to the memory - because that’s all it is now - of England. You remember, the country that, “...will fight in the streets, fight in the hedgerows...”


15 posted on 09/04/2011 9:44:52 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: EnglishCon

Bangladesh eastwards would not include India or Pakistan.


16 posted on 09/04/2011 9:46:47 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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Americans use ‘Asian’ as a euphemism for ‘Oriental’ while Brits use ‘Asian’ as a euphemism for ‘non-Arab Muslim’. I suppose that a Uighur would be covered by both?


17 posted on 09/04/2011 9:55:57 AM PDT by mrreaganaut (Any society eventually winds up with the finances you'd expect. - Mark Steyn)
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To: EnglishCon; Travis McGee

I’m sympathetic to the EDL...as an outsider..are your reasons too personal to disclose?

Are u a Brit minority?

It’s sad to us how PC Britain now is..worse even than here.

But you guys are still fairly homogeneous compared to us.

You’re still 85-87% what most would term Caucasian.

Only 3 percent black.

5-6% SubContinent Asians

the rest from everywhere

just think if you guys had our demographics...whew

you guys have a large white underclass...something we have but either it’s smaller or less noisy

used to be what we called rednecks or white trash..now many are “wiggers”..there is no other word...isn’t that sorta like “chav” to you..isn’t it?...or not? I honestly don’t know

resident NW London...Tottenham court road..1986

would appear London town has changed since then a bit

as a southerner here in the states from mostly Anglo-Saxon background..and proud of it..I flew your St George after the recent troubles from my portico..still flying as we speak

God bless....your nation has had a more positive impact on the world long term than any other...they brought civilization and the ability to self govern for better or worse more than anyone

folks forget that


18 posted on 09/04/2011 9:59:39 AM PDT by wardaddy (I will vote for whomever my dog tells me to..right now he's asking if she'll run or not..)
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To: EnglishCon

Road Sign in Istanbul
19 posted on 09/04/2011 11:37:18 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: EnglishCon

Road Sign in Istanbul
20 posted on 09/04/2011 11:37:25 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: mrreaganaut
Brits use ‘Asian’ as a euphemism for ‘non-Arab Muslim’

Not quite - it's the term in general use to describe anybody, of any religion or none, who originates from the Indian sub-Continent. Thus the many British Hindus, Sikhs etc are all described as 'Asian'.

21 posted on 09/04/2011 12:25:42 PM PDT by Winniesboy
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The EDL are far right, with links to neo-nazi groups.

Many of their leaders and followers were or are soccer hooligans, and have convictions for violence and racial hatred (inc blacks and Jews).

Islamic extremism may be a problem, but the EDL arent the answer.


22 posted on 09/04/2011 3:03:02 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: Fiji Hill

Istanbul does straddle Europe and Asia.


23 posted on 09/04/2011 3:04:23 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman

No one else over there is standing up. What does that say about the rest of the English?


24 posted on 09/04/2011 6:16:54 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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