Violence broke out at an anti-Islamic rally in Aarhus, Denmark after far left groups clashed with the rally's far right group organisers, the English ...
I've just fallen in love with England again. I never thought it would happen, but after filming two dangerous and notorious men from Luton over the past year, I'm glad I live here. The two men are Tommy Robinson - the founder and leader of the English Defence League - and Sayful Islam - leader of a group of fundamentalist Muslims. Both are Luton born and bred. Tommy is the manager of a local tanning shop; Sayful was a tax inspector before he gave it up to bring Islam to the streets of Britain.
David Cameron's statement that Britain is a Christian country is both brave and wrong. He was of course right to say that many of our morals today come from the Bible, but does that make Britain a Christian country?
Do I support the Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) planned 'surprise' intended to disrupt the two minute silence on Armistice Day? No. Do I support their burning of poppies while chanting "British soldiers burn in hell"? No.
I find it really striking that the joint attempt by police and the Crown Prosecution Service to slap an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) on English Defence League leader Stephen Lennon, which would effectively have prevented him from protesting with the group he founded, seems not to have aroused the concerns of liberals and civil liberties campaigners. Even those usually quick to man the barricades when similar attacks on people's freedoms take place.
However, despite what seems like an overwhelming victory for anti-fascism on the face of things, I can't help feeling a little stood-up. This was no victory for 'people power', as in effect, the 'power' of the people to voice opposition to the far-right's ideology was as curtailed by the blanket ban as much as the EDL's.