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3. English Defence League forges links with America's Tea Party
Source: The Guardian

As the far-right group marches in Leicester, details are emerging of growing contacts with extremist US groups in a 'war on Islamification"

The English Defence League, a far-right grouping aimed at combating the "Islamification" of British cities, has developed strong links with the American Tea Party movement.

An Observer investigation has established that the EDL has made contact with anti-jihad groups within the Tea Party organisation and has invited a senior US rabbi and Tea Party activist to London this month. Rabbi Nachum Shifren, a regular speaker at Tea Party conventions, will speak about Sharia law and also discuss funding issues.

The league has also developed links with Pamela Geller, who was influential in the protests against plans to build an Islamic cultural centre near Ground Zero. Geller, darling of the Tea Party's growing anti-Islamic wing, is advocating an alliance with the EDL. The executive director of the Stop Islamisation of America organisation, she recently met EDL leaders in New York and has defended the group's actions, despite a recent violent march in Bradford.




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  -English Defence League forges links with America's Tea Party alp227  Oct-09-10 06:49 PM   #0 
  - Oh no, the republican at the tea party today said that England was  The Wielding Truth   Oct-09-10 07:02 PM   #1 
  - Supported and set up by Murdoch trashing the BBC. Just wait Brits. Here it comes!  glinda   Oct-09-10 08:47 PM   #9 
  - Let the RIGHT WING International unite the human race!  breadandwine   Oct-09-10 09:54 PM   #13 
     - Um. I'm not sure what an international fascist movement would have to do with the Internationale.  readmoreoften   Oct-10-10 01:10 AM   #16 
     - The more USUK bag themselves up in the bagger bog, though,  Ghost Dog   Oct-10-10 02:54 AM   #17 
  - hay English Defence League,  provis99   Oct-09-10 07:04 PM   #2 
  - English Defence League forges links with America's Tea Party  cal04   Oct-09-10 07:14 PM   #3 
  - Probably the ancestors of the same people who passed the original Tea Act in 1773  bluestateguy   Oct-09-10 07:14 PM   #4 
  - Sir Oswald Mosley would be proud! nt  Bigmack   Oct-09-10 07:16 PM   #5 
  - The EDL loves them some Geert Wilders in addition to Pamela Geller.  pampango   Oct-09-10 07:30 PM   #6 
  - This is a growing international fascist movement.  BillH76   Oct-09-10 08:22 PM   #8 
  - And Wilders and Geller are tight as well  starroute   Oct-10-10 10:10 AM   #20 
  - Global Raving Loony Parties!!!  Rosa Luxemburg   Oct-09-10 07:46 PM   #7 
  - When are the Minute Men getting into the act?  rug   Oct-09-10 08:52 PM   #10 
  - Or the Michigan Militia?  BillH76   Oct-09-10 09:23 PM   #11 
  - These people are beyond fringe  Ebadlun   Oct-09-10 09:46 PM   #12 
  - what next - the National Front? n/t  nbcouch   Oct-09-10 11:01 PM   #14 
  - That's not good. EDL is actually further right than the Tea Party.  readmoreoften   Oct-10-10 01:07 AM   #15 
     - Yes. A tiny minority that only gets mainstream airtime,  Ghost Dog   Oct-10-10 03:02 AM   #18 
     - The EDL are so far right  ikri   Oct-10-10 05:28 AM   #19 
 

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