Five men believed to be linked to the far-right English Defence League have been arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred.Where to begin...
Police said that officers working with the North East Counter Terrorism Unit swooped to arrest the men, who are members of the North West Infidels – a splinter group of the EDL. The arrests are in connection to a series of alleged racist comments posted on social networking sites, including Facebook.
After news of the arrests spread, rumours surfaced online suggesting that John “Snowy” Shaw, who is thought to be the leader of the group and live in Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, was among those arrested as part of the operation. Police, however, denied he was one of the five detained today.
The EDL are not "far right" or even "right wing" they are an apolitical single issue protest group who are concerned with the creeping Islamisation of the UK under successive UK governments. You may not like their methods or their modus operandi, but they are not of the right, never have been, never will be.
The North West Infidels, were formed by disgruntled ex EDL members who left because the EDL would not commit to racist policies, they are not a splinter group of the EDL and have been banned from EDL marches because of their latent racism, the NWI has links to Stormfront and other neo-Nazi groups in the UK, the EDL doesn't, it being a multi ethnic, multi racial broad church of patriots from all spectrum's of UK society, including Muslims which is never printed in the MSM.
So, lets get things into perspective, the EDL are not the NWI, have no links with Stormfront are not the BNP, do not know Anders Breivig and consider those groups and individuals to be racist and/or lunatics. The EDL are ordinary patriots trying to protect legally and peacefully the people of the UK from elements within Islam who believe in the Quranic edict of submit or die. They don't care about your skin colour, your nationality or even your religion, quite simple really which is why the state and elements of the powers that be have done their level best to smear them and stamp them out. Speaking the truth will often do that for you in the UK 2012.