Birmingham MP's fears after EDL 'join forces' with UDA

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AN ANTI-Islamic group that sparked riots in Birmingham last month has linked up with loyalist Irish paramilitaries, it was claimed last night.

Senior members of the Ulster Defence Association, said to be behind more than 250 killings during the Troubles, have reportedly been in contact with leaders of the right-wing English Defence League.

The sinister development brought an angry response from Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood.

“The EDL are becoming more dangerous,” the Perry Barr MP said.

“Through their actions in Birmingham they’ve proved they want to incite violence and hatred.

“They’re teaming up with a paramilitary group to entrench themselves in a campaign of violence and they should be banned from marching on our streets.

“They’re interested in working with this group to train for more trouble and I’m very worried about this alliance. It puts the public at risk.”

Last month Birmingham was brought to a standstill as violent scenes erupted between EDL thugs and anti-fascism campaigners.

Trouble flared when rival protesters clashed in New Street on a busy Saturday afternoon, close to the city’s main train station.

Gangs of white, black and Asian youths hurled bottles at each other and pelted riot police with bricks, as cops struggled to contain the violence.

Police finally trapped around 60 EDL members in Bennetts pub in the city centre during the September 5 disturbances. They were held for an hour while a group of 60 Asian men tried to storm the premises, only being held back by officers.

The anti-Islamic protest ended with 90 people being arrested by West Midlands Police.

A similar EDL rally in Manchester earlier this month also saw violence flare between the anti-Islamic extremists and their opponents. More than 40 arrests were made.

English Defence League spokesman Tommy Robinson refused to be drawn on the alleged links with the UDA paramilitaries, but said everyone was welcome to join his group.

“People from all walks of life come along to our meetings and we don’t ask questions,” he said. “Every town that has an Islamic community has a group of extremists and Belfast is no different.

‘‘The Islamification of society has an impact on us all and it’s time people woke up and smelt the coffee.”

The EDL, which claims to have 3,700 members, says it is a non-violent organisation formed to stop “the spread of militant Islam” in Britain.

The UDA has a history of terrorism stretching back to the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

One former key commander was Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair, whose elite “C company” allegedly carried out up to 40 random murders on Catholics in Belfast. continues here

Editorial : Considering the link between the Orange order and Zionism this website is not surprised, further the English Defence League, by there own omission, are pro-Israel and anti-nationalist, holding similar sentiments to Loyalists. When will they see that fratricide is never right, that killing our own is wrong, Catholics and Protestants are of the same blood, the same race and we all face attack as a people, again can AAWR reiterate, that nationalism does not support the English Defence League and that it has been set up to undermine, aid an agenda and nothing more. Here at AAWR we subscribe to the “no more brothers wars” concept, realising fully the history behind contrived conflicts, the troubles are a great example, however there are others, is it not time to stand as one, to face our demons and strive for survival.

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