This will be the first in a series of loosely-linked posts leading up to a general discussion about the nature of our movement, and an examination of possible ways to improve our effectiveness.
In the video below, the well-known conservative British commentator Douglas Murray speaks from the podium during a panel discussion about Sharia. One of his fellow panelists is Maryam Namazie, the Iranian communist and spokeswoman for “One Law For All”, which considers the English Defence League a dangerously “racist” organization.
Mr. Murray, in a refreshing change of pace, actually defends the EDL as a force for good in the resistance to Islamization. You’ll notice, however, that he still holds EDL members to a far more rigorous standard than any other organization on his side of the fence. Even the communists do not have to demonstrate their lack of racism or anti-Semitism to the extent required of the EDL. No socialist or anarchist would ever have to expect the rigorous background check that has become de rigueur for any member of the English Defence League who becomes prominent in the media.
Even so, this is a step forward on Mr. Murray’s part. Pay attention to his main point: the necessity for overlooking extraneous doctrinal differences in the interests of pursuing — dare I say it? — a common purpose:
Hat tip: Kitman.