This article is going to be a little different. I’ve just read a couple of articles in the Birmingham Mail about recent EDL & EVF protests in Centenary Square and Solihull, and I want to write a review of sorts, since the Birmingham Mail doesn’t take comments. If you want to have a word with the Birmingham Mail after this, you can contact them here.
The First article is titled “English Volunteer League protest in Birmingham’s Centenary Square finishes trouble-free“.
The title is curious, as there is no such organisation as the “English Volunteer League”. If this “journalist” actually bothered to get off his arse and research the subject he was reporting on, he’d know that they are called the English Volunteer Force. By lazily calling them the English Volunteer League, he is cynically trying to make people think they’re the EDL. Journalists do the same thing with the BNP and NF. If it was malicious, it’s a sign of bias. If it was accidental, it’s a sign of incompetence. Why didn’t anyone check the headline to make sure he wasn’t reporting about a group that doesn’t exist? And it still shows his bias anyway, that he obviously doesn’t really know or care what the group is, because either way his angle is going to be “evil racist naziswhowanttokillsixmillionjews”.
Saying the protest “finished trouble-free” implies that there is some reason why it shouldn’t have. It implies that when a “far-right” group has a protest, you should expect “trouble”. So it links the “far-right” with violence. A more neutral title would have been “EVF protest in Birmingham’s Centenary Square”.
While an argument can be made that there often is trouble when a far-right group protests, so actually it is unusual for one to proceed without trouble and therefore noteworthy, it’s the far-left who cause the trouble. If groups like the EVF were allowed to protest without the UAF and MDL turning up to block, harass and attack them, then they would go without trouble. If you’re going to report about trouble when the EVF demonstrate and the UAF come out to block and heckle them, then you should report on which group is causing the trouble. Otherwise you’re implying it’s the EVF. These reports always say things like “violence at far-right demonstration”, as if to imply the far-right group was the one at fault. Most of the violence at these events comes from the far-left, who always mysteriously seem to pick the same day and same location to protest.
“A demonstration by far right extremists in Birmingham city centre passed off without violence.”
“Far-right extremists” eh? Why “extremists”? When did it become “extreme” to believe that England belongs to the English? Who decides what’s extreme? Why is their extremity important? At no point in the article did I see the (correctly named) UAF described as “far-left extremists” – funny that!
“The English Volunteer Force – an offshoot of the English Defence League (EDL) – gathered in Centenary Square to protest about the ‘Islamification of Great Britain’ on Saturday afternoon.”
Why was “Islamification of Great Britain” in quotes? That’s what’s happening, and that’s what the EVF were protesting against. If someone was protesting against tuition fee increases, would the article have put that in quote marks? The students were protesting about the “tuition fee increases”? No. Putting it in quote marks means they disagree that the Islamification of Great Britain is actually even happening. Anyone who hasn’t been under a rock has seen the Muslim Patrol Videos where a gang of Muslims have been physically enforcing shariah law in London. And we know that this has been going on for years and the police cover it up. We know there are no-go zones for non-Muslims in the UK. We know that there are Muslim gangs roaming the streets attacking white people. We know there are Muslim rape-gangs raping our young girls, calling them “white trash“. We know that a Muslim mob smashed up an English pub chanting “bin Laden! bin Laden!”. We know that English priests have been racially attacked by Muslim gangs in their own churches. We haven’t forgotten that Amir Rehman stabbed Ronald O’Connor shouting “Manningham belongs to Muslims. We don’t want whites. We rule Bradford. We are going to get you out!“. We haven’t forgotten that war veteran Walter Chamberlain was battered by a Muslim gang in Oldham shouting “Get out of our area!“. We know that Muhammed is now the most popular name for baby boys born in the UK. We know that indigenous Britons are predicted to become the minority in their own country by 2066. We know that 28% of Muslims in Britain admit they want to turn Britain into an Islamic caliphate and 40% of Muslims in Britain admit they want sharia law in Britain. and 68% of Muslims in Britain think it should be a crime to insult Islam. We know that British people are being arrested for offending Muslims. We know that 81% of Muslims in Britain put being a Muslim before being British. We know that there were 7 registered mosques in 1961, and 1500 registered mosques in 2010. Britain is being Islamified, that’s an objective fact. So fuck you Birmingham Mail, don’t put Islamification in quote marks like it’s some crazy weird concept the EVF have made up. It’s real.
“A counter protest, organised by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) in Chamberlain Square, was also trouble free.”
Why weren’t the UAF described as “far-left extremists”?
The next article is titled “English Defence League extremists hold demonstration in Solihull town centre“
Why can’t they just say “English Defence League”? Why does it matter that they’re “extremists”?
“Shoppers look on in horror as sixty supporters of the far-right group wave flags and shout anti-Islamist chants”
I can’t see any shoppers “looking on in horror” in the photos. Are you sure there weren’t any shoppers that supported them, or perhaps didn’t care?
“Pav Sehra, 22, from Solihull, saw the commotion as she left the main shopping area and saw the protesters at Brueton Gardens, on Warwick Road at around 1pm.
She said: “I think it is ridiculous.
“They shouldn’t be allowed to do it in public.”
Pav Sehra thinks people shouldn’t be allowed to protest in public, but the EDL are “extremists”? Pav Sehra is the extremist if you ask me. If you don’t support people’s right to protest in public, where do you support it, their bedrooms?
“Right wing extremists from the British National Party said they did not want to be associated with the event.”
Again, what’s this obsession with “right-wing extremists”? That’s a pejorative, biased term. You never see the newspapers talking about “left-wing extremists” do you? Why not just say “a member of the BNP”. Or better yet, don’t drag the BNP into a story about the EDL!
“Mr Stock was referring to violent scenes in Dudley as the EDL protested against the opening of a mosque there in June 2010.
Several people were injured when bricks and metal security fences were launched at riot police and 21 arrests were made.
Violence flared as United Against Fascism staged a counter protest at the same time.”
And who caused the violence? It’s irresponsible and misleading to just say that there was violence at an EDL rally, because that implies the EDL caused the violence. The “far-left extremists” cause most of the violence at these demos.
“A 16 year-old girl suffered a broken leg and six people were knocked over “like skittles” by a car fleeing the far right protesters in one demonstration.”
So a carload of Muslims who obviously weren’t part of the “far-right” EDL demonstration ran people over, but you say they were “fleeing the far-right protesters” to imply that somehow it’s really the “far-right” protesters fault that their Muslim opponents ran people over.
“Shops in Dudley had closed early and some boarded up windows as the EDL demonstrators descended on the town.”
“Descended on the town” is a pejorative term. I bet he wouldn’t say that about a far-left demonstration he politically agreed with, eg “the UAF descended on the town”.
“* Matthew Pile has been charged with attacking a man on the bus in the city centre.”
Is that relevant?
The Liberal-Left, Cultural Marxist bias is dripping from every word. And this is typical of the myopic, biased reporting people in the UK have to put up with. No wonder so many people are turning to blogs. This brief analysis is an example, let this stand in for all the others we read every day. I encourage readers to find their own examples. In fact, let’s have a violenceagainstwhites competition of sorts. Leave your examples in the comments on this post, and I’ll review one of them.