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Sikhs Against the EDL backs ‘Love Leicester, Hate Racism’ Demonstration

Sikhs Against the EDL backs ‘Love Leicester, Hate Racism’ Demonstration

The racist and fascist EDL want to march in Leicester this Saturday, 4th February, to spread their racist poison.

To counter their unwanted presence and to stop them intimidating the local communities the antiracists will also take to the streets on the same day.

This is the second time in less than two years that the EDL thugs want to stir up racism and divisions among the city’s diverse community. Last time when they showed up in October 2010, they caused much violence and disruption.

Despite the Stephen Lawrence verdict and the racist murder of Anuj Bidve in Manchester on Boxing day, once again they want to parade through the streets of Leicester. But Leicester has a proud history of challenging prejudice and promoting equality and people of the city have worked and campaigned together for many years to build a successful, multicultural city where different communities live peacefully side-by-side.

That’s why when the EDL showed up the last time the people of Leicester gathered in their thousands to show to the EDL that they are not wanted. Now again black, white and Asian people are set to show their unity against the EDL again at a ‘Love Leicester, Hate Racism‘ demonstration.

The demonstration is being organised by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) who have urged for a wider support. Thus the ‘Sikhs Against the EDL’ would be supporting this demonstration.

The ‘Sikhs Against the EDL’ group was formed last year in response to some mis-guided Sikh youth supporting the EDL. They used to carry Sikh flag on the EDL marches and use Sikh insignia and emblems in their vile propaganda.

However, most of those Sikh youth have now left the EDL, largely due to the campaign lead by the ‘Sikhs Against the EDL’ but also after the EDL decided to make an alliance with British Freedom Party (BFP), a breakaway group from the BNP but with equally openly fascist policies.

Balwinder Singh Rana, spokesperson for the ‘Sikhs Against the EDL’ said, “We had always warned that the EDL are no different from the BNP. They are targeting the Muslims today but would turn against all of us tomorrow. I am glad that those Sikh youth who used to support them have learned the error of their ways, but our job is not done yet. We must support the people of Leicester to stand up to these racists & fascists so that they would think twice before they decide to turn up somewhere else”.

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34 Comments »

  1. What will it take to stop the hatred? Shame on them!

  2. The Sikh people are an interesting group, especially their martial arts such as shaystar vidya. :-D

  3. EDL go to hell!!

  4. Akhh..they are…silly ppl

  5. So what’s this got to do with Islamaphobia? The Sikhs are not Moslems, they practice Sikhism, which is a religion in itself. Duh, that’s why they’re called Sikhs.

  6. It’s because Sikhs are attack by people who think they are Muslims. Islamaphobia at it best

  7. attacked*

  8. THe unwashed and holy who are anti Muslim associate anyone with a beard and turbann to be Muslim too. A Sikh friend of mine in Chicago was confronted in traffic by a person who told him to go back where he came from. He told them when he became a citizen he swore to defend the US with his life and asked the guy what he had to pledge to live in the US. The guy apologized and drove off.

  9. It’s because the Sikhs in Leicester appreciate that the EDL (English Defence League) whose members aim to destroy Islam in Britain, are are vicious thugs who don’t care who they attack as long as they view them as different. Standing back and watching whilst not even objecting is tacit agreement which is why such groups as Hope Not Hate have taken up the cause. You don’t have t’ be a Muslim t’ find Islamophobia or any form of xenophobia or racism repugnant.

  10. Keep the EDL out…..:/

  11. “First they came for the Communists and I didn’t speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists and I didn’t speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews but I didn’t speak out because I am not Jewish. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn’t speak out because I was Protestant. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me” pastor Martin Niemoller. That is what this has t’ do with the Sikhs Robert, and bless them for it. We should all have that desire t’ protect the rights and freedoms of our fellows.

  12. Sikhs wear a distinct type of turban. Most Muslim men do not wear turbans and instead wear skull-caps, kufis, fez hats or the keffeyeh (which is somewhat like a turban, except for free-flowing). But EDL and other white nationalists have below room-temp IQ and cannot discern different religions.

  13. Seeing as how the EDL goes around waving the Israeli flag every time they have a gathering, they should call themselves the Israel Defense League instead.

  14. We are not racist as Muslims are not a race they are a cult!!

  15. that is a perfect place for such a demonstration :)

  16. umm Allan by looking at ur dp ur the one looking like a member of a cult. could be EDL OR KKK?

  17. @Alan Flanagan, Christians follow Jesus..is that a cult or religion? the Jews followed Moses to be save from the Pharoh..does that make Judaism a cult for following Moses?

    Prophet Muhammad, was a prophet, but Muslims pray to God; the same God Jews and Christians pray to. They don’t follow the prophets, they follow God, therefore Judaism/Christianity/AND Islam aren’t a cult.

  18. @Alan Flanagan, Christians follow Jesus..is that a cult or religion? the Jews followed Moses to be save from the Pharoh..does that make Judaism a cult for following Moses?

    Prophet Muhammad, was a prophet, but Muslims pray to God; the same God Jews and Christians pray to. They don’t follow the prophets, they follow God, therefore Judaism/Christianity/AND Islam aren’t a cult.

  19. This is interesting since Sikhs and Muslims were actually protecting each other during the London riots.

  20. This is interesting since Sikhs and Muslims were actually protecting each other during the London riots.

  21. Allan, by your definition, Christianity is waaaaaaaaaaay more of a cult. Just saying.

  22. Allan, by your definition, Christianity is waaaaaaaaaaay more of a cult. Just saying.

  23. First they came fot the Amadis, then they came for the shia, then they came for the Bahai, then they came for the Christians….plenty of that going on.

  24. So sad this is a problem world-wide . . .

  25. So sad this is a problem world-wide . . .

  26. islam is a problem worldwide

  27. islam is a problem worldwide

  28. bigots like Jonathan are a problem worldwide.

  29. bigots like Jonathan are a problem worldwide.

  30. @anon:

    So Muslims are the perpetrators even when they are the victims? Please do us all a favor and shut the f*ck up. Qur’an Surah al Kafirun guarantees religious freedom.

  31. LOL@Inarra, the quran is bigoted, but i guess you never read it or you just chose to close your eyes to it

  32. LOL@Inarra, the quran is bigoted, but i guess you never read it or you just chose to close your eyes to it

  33. Skan, i refer to what is actually going on, not to what is written as a guide the muslims are obviously not following.

    Why do you think any problems are solved by simply stating what is written?

  34. Except, Chiu.Who is going to enforce iramptial justice when the Muslims become a majority?The Muslims can just OUTWAIT and then OUTWEIGHT (get it? Ha!) the iramptial justice.Really, the Britons need to take back their country.The way to do that is to OUTLAW Islam. Period. End of story.No immigration from Muslim lands. No travel back to Muslim lands for ‘refugees.’ Either you are a refugee or you aren’t. Either you are an Englishman or you aren’t.No child brides – even upon pregnancy and even by permission of parents. No imported brides. No polygamous marriages.Mandatory genetic testing prior to marriage for Muslims. No marriage certificates for people who reveal to be closely genetically related.No cousin marriages. No financial support for handicapped children born from cousin marriages and/or unions.No mosques. No street prayers. No Korans. No computer support groups for Muslims.No Islamic magazines that encourage sedition and contain bomb-making instructions. No Arabic or any other foreign language allowed to be displayed on street signage, advertising, or government forms. English language only.Annual medical exams conducted by non-Muslims to determine whether Muslim girls have had clitorectomies – with huge fines and jail time for parents who allow their girls to be cut.No burqas, headscarves, or any variant. No flowing gowns.No no-go zones. No community policing which equates to the enforcement of Sharia Law.No financial payments to immigrants. Reduced welfare payments with each additional child.Immediate imprisonment – with deportation upon release – of Muslims found to be involved in planning or committing crimes and terror. No appeals of deportation.That’s a good start.Let them squeal about Islamophobia until real changes are made.Egghead

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