Every time the English Defence League stages a new event they become more impressive. They are well-organized, plan ahead, co-ordinate effectively at the grassroots level, and think strategically. These guys are really good.
Their latest action has just been launched. They have occupied the site of the proposed Dudley Mega Mosque by stationing themselves on the roof of a derelict building that is part of the site. Here’s what the EDL website says:
EDL Stage Rooftop Protest at Mosque Site in Dudley
Some of our supporters are at present barricaded on the roof of a derelict building near the site of the proposed £18m Mega Mosque in Dudley. They have food and water to last them weeks, and a PA system to give speeches. I believe they even have a Playstation! They will be playing the call to prayer to let those who are not bothered by this Mosque know what to look forward to.
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Please support them if you are in the area, or if you are not local try to get down there. Dudley will NOT be another Smallheath, Balsall Heath, Alum Rock etc etc. Enough. The people have spoken, and we will be heard one way or another. We promised to return in 4 weeks, and we are true to our word. We will never surrender, and we are also true to our word when we say this. The residents of Dudley do NOT want this Mosque, and we will stand shoulder to shoulder with them until this nonsense is over.
According to the latest word, “Asians” have been mobilized and are on their way to the site. This could get interesting.
Also, follow the link to the EDL site to see and hear the video they have posted. It’s appropriate to the topic…
Hat tip: Gaia.
They will be playing the call to prayer to let those who are not bothered by this Mosque know what to look forward to.
Brilliant! Absolutely effing brilliant.
What a splendid tactic for raising public awareness without contributing any fodder to the opposition. At most, any Muslims can only complain that Infidels are appropriating their call to prayer but that will open them to counter-charges of “racism”.
It is this well-thought-out type of passive-aggressive response that is so badly needed to counter any of the violence that is usually committed by Muslim and Antifa factions.
Much as Islam needs to repaid in its own bloody coin: for the nonce, citizen actions probably should be confined to legitimate, peaceable protests or payment-in-kind lawfare.
Let’s all hope that these EDL protesters in Dudley are able to capitalize on the momentum created by Switzerland’s minaret ban.
“nonce” is a very unfortunate word to use when related to events in Britain.
It’s a prison word and stands for “Not On Normal Courtyard Exercise” – in other words, it’s someone who does “things” to children, and so must be isolated from more normal prisoners like murderers and robbers etc. Prisoners tend to have their own ideas on approprate justice for such people.
It has now become common parlance outside prison too when referring to such people.
Sir Henry Morgan: [“Nonce” is] … a prison word and stands for “Not On Normal Courtyard Exercise” – in other words, it’s someone who does “things” to children …
You mean like Mohammad?
That is an excellent video, very very appropriate!
Good luck to the EDL Patriots.
Sir Henry Morgan: actually, “for the nonce” is derived from a Middle English phrase (circa A. D. 1200): “for þe naness”, meaning “for a special occasion, for a particular purpose”. There’s no relation to pedophilia at all that I’m aware of. Source: The Online Etymology Dictionary.
As a rule of thumb, the vast majority of folk etymologies involving acronyms are false. Acronyms did not even really exist before the 20th century, and most of our words are much older than that.
Krig the Viking: As a rule of thumb, the vast majority of folk etymologies involving acronyms are false. Acronyms did not even really exist before the 20th century, and most of our words are much older than that.
As a really big fan of English etymology, that site you linked to is a real jewel, Krig. It tore to ribbons the origins I had learnt for “posh” (Port Out Starboard Home) and “snob” (i.e., Son of NOBility).
Better the ugly truth than a beautiful lie!
Personally, I always find the ugly truth to be far more interesting! 🙂