English Defence League and Israel's Flag: Stoke-on-Trent
Note that the photo above is from an earlier EDL demo but this fan here confirms again what I saw very clearly on late night news about the latest English Defence League's (EDL) Stoke-on-Trent demo: that Israeli flags were proudly brandished:
The recent outbreaks of activists waving Israeli flags was the first sign of a disturbance beneath the surface.
The EDL ( note the E in EDL ) stands for ENGLISH Defence League.
Now it is not easy to miss the fact that Israel is not in England.
Therefore the waving of the Israeli flag must be either a deliberate provocation of Muslims in order to incite hatred against the EDL or a deliberate statement about the nature of the EDL.
It appears both may be right.
The fact that people like Matthew Kaplan are in the EDL, who is not a British citizen, is not a British resident, is a Jewish student from America studying at Kings College are organisers for the EDL reveals the fact that the EDL has become something other than it seems.
Why would the EDL wave Israeli flags in the first place.
Why indeed? Now don't let me answer that...