Monday, October 11, 2010

UGLY - Tea party linking up with Koran-burning British far right: report

'It seems now that America and Europe are acting as one, and united we can never fail'

The tea party movement is forging links with the English Defence League, a nascent anti-Islamic movement in Great Britain that has made a habit of rioting in Muslim neighborhoods, says a report at the Observer.

The news comes a day after the EDL clashed with anti-fascist protesters in the city of Leicester, which has a large Muslim population. Eight people were arrested in those clashes. It is part of a pattern of behavior for the EDL, which has in the past burned Korans and carried signs declaring "We hate Muslims."

The Observer reports that the EDL has forged an alliance with Pamela Geller, one of the leaders of the movement to stop the so-called "Ground Zero mosque."

The Observer quotes Geller's blog as declaring, "I share the EDL's goals … We need to encourage rational, reasonable groups that oppose the Islamization of the west."

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