The video below is an interview with Matthew Stiddon of the EDL, taken on August 29th 2011.
Vlad Tepes wrote about a new development last night, saying that Matt had been arrested:
The charges against Matthew are: (paraphrasing)
“up on 4 charges, including producing propaganda for inciting racial hatred, inciting racial hatred, making videos against religion, that sort of thing.”
Let me be as clear as humanly possible. Islam is not a race. It is an ideology and mostly political with its own racist hierarchy and its own legal system which it implements by force wherever it can. To oppose it is one’s moral duty. The fact that the British government is arresting people for chanting E. E. EDL in front of a mosque is totalitarian rubbish.
But the fact that they are jailing people for it for eight months [see link at original URL], likely in a place which is mostly populated by Muslims, shows a total contempt for the very legal system that was indeed invented in England, in other times. When England loved herself. When she led the world in invention, scientific advancement and the most just and fair legal system in the world. The one used by any nation in the world worth living in as evidenced by the massive waves of immigration into them.
Here is one of the videos he made for the Australian Defense League[link at original URL]. Even if this material was untrue, it should not be a criminal matter to make it. However no one, not the British government and not the far left claims that what the EDL, what Matthew Stiddon or what the poor fellow who was just jailed for eight months in a UK prison is saying is inaccurate.
Clearly what they are charged with, is interfering with the political elite in England’s plan to obliterate traditional British culture, law and history and replace with anything and everything else. Without ever asking whether the people of that Island, the people who cannot just pack up and go home, without asking them once if they wanted this.
I wonder who should be in prison.
Now I hear the police are looking for his room mate Martin.
Dear Vlad Tepes
On the morning of the 22nd September 2011 at 8am BST [British Summer Time], police officers entered my home and immediately seized my laptop and a number of mobile phones belonging to myself and Martin* (who is currently staying with me while he sorts himself out) and who is visiting his parents near London. They even tried taking two musical CD’s by a band called Anglo Saxon thinking it was something to do with right-wing extremist propaganda.
The police went into my bedroom and headed straight for Martin’s bag were he has clothing and his passport and documents of who he is and his deportation information. Two police officers spent between 40 and 60 minutes looking at these documents taking information from the documents and on two occasions taking his passport and other documents outside to make phone calls, only one can guess why they did this.
They searched every corner of my home including the garden. I was then arrested due to medical grounds which have nothing to do with my chosen path in standing against the worldwide jihad movement. I was then taken to the police station to be formally charged.
On arrival I had to be signed in and give over my details, I was asked if I had any religious beliefs or special food requirements, my reply was…
‘I do not eat any halal food or any halal certified foods’ in return the police officer said ‘I am being serious’ in which I replied ‘does it look like I am [redacted] joking….No halal’ — was I rude, arrogant or stupid in saying this or was I, a man for standing by my principles?
The police then had 6 hours to go through my laptop gaining access to my videos, articles, resources and the many anti-jihad blogs and website that I have stored on my laptop.
I was then interviewed at 6pm BST – firstly about my arrest connected to my medical condition, which I believe was a poor excuse to enter my home. They then turned to other matters concerning my involvement in the counter jihad. They seem to know all about my videos, my youtube channel, the demonstrations I attend around the country, my web activities and the fact that I look through council planning applications for mosques and islamic community centres so I can then pass them on to a lawyer, so he can fight to stop them being built.
I replied that I had not been arrested for this so I do not have to answer your questions; the whole interview lasted around 9 minutes.
This investigation is still on-going, in other words they have nothing on me and want to try and find something.
I was released at 9pm to answer bail on the 7th of November, where I will find out if I am going to be charged with racial and religious assault and/or exciting racial hatred.
I have had threats of violence, been followed and had my Landrover Discovery set on fire by the left-wing nut jobs that plague our country, the police even know the group responsible, yet no arrests or questioning to these people have been made to date.
When I first chose this path I understood that not only would I be fighting the jihad and its many forms but the politicians, the police and the appeasers of the left, this is the reality that we find ourselves in, in today’s world. I am [not] the first person to say I would rather not do this but until the powers to be take control of this situation then I will always be standing for human rights and freedoms not for myself but for the men, women and children around the world.
So the police show up unannounced at 8:00 a.m. and after their thorough search of his home and his belongings, and those of his absent roommate (and in the garden. Looking for bodies, perhaps?) he was taken to the police station for further interviews and hours spent searching through his computer.
It’s not clear if he was given back his laptop. It sounds like Matt spent more than six hours at the station, had a nine-minute interview and was formally charged and then released at 9:00 p.m.
What a bloody bureaucratic waste of time. What a system of intimidation. No wonder Britain is going to hell in a hand basket.
*The Baron has published previously about Martin, mentioned above:
Information about Martin is Matt’s roommate.