Ah, this should be jolly good.
Kevin Carroll of the EDL is running for police commissioner. Wonderful news. The media doesn't think so. The Telegraph runs in the sub-headline of this news story that Carroll has a criminal record. What they don't tell you is that the British police arrest these blokes just for breathing. Tommy Robinson is hauled down to the police station as a matter of course because they want the EDL to stop doing what they are doing -- standing for freedom. What was Carroll's offense? A "public order offence," of course, after he and another man protested Muslims who were screaming baby killer and murderer at a soldiers’ homecoming parade.
Get it? But that's the headline at the Telegraph. Transparent? Awful. The media always describes EDL freedom demos as "marches and street protests that have regularly descended into violence." What the media neglects to tell you is that it is always the leftists (anifa) and the islamic supremacists attacking EDL and police that are responsible for the violence. This is the morally inverted media under which we suffer.
Kevin Carroll will be joining me in Stockholm for our first global counter-jihad advance. The world's leading freedom fighters are converging in Stockholm for our Freedom March and the "First Worldwide Counter-Jihad Action, Stockholm, August 4th." The conference heralds the launch of a worldwide counter-jihad alliance. Freedom fighters from Europe and America, as well as India, Israel, and other areas threatened by jihad, will at last be working together and forming a common defense of freedom and human rights.
Stockholm was chosen for the Global Counter Jihad rally because of the actions of an Iraqi-born Swedish citizen, Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, who travelled to central Stockholm on December 11, 2010 in order to commit mass murder in revenge for Sweden's "silence" over cartoons of Islam's founder and the presence of Swedish troops in Afghanistan. Al-Abdaly succeeded only in killing himself, but his jihad plot is particularly noteworthy because he turned to jihad violence and hatred in England, at the Luton Islamic Centre.
Join us is Stockholm.
English Defence League leader to stand as police commissioner The TelegraphA leader of the controversial English Defence League is to stand for election as a police commissioner, despite having a criminal record.The EDL clashes with police - now it wants a key role in law and order. Photo: PA
By Martin Beckford, Home Affairs Editor
Kevin Carroll, who is also a senior figure in the nationalist British Freedom Party, will run in the anti-Islamic group’s stronghold of Bedfordshire.
He is promising to end political correctness in policing and what he believes is a “two-tier” system that treats Muslims better than the rest of society.
If Mr Carroll won the election later this year, in addition to a £70,000 salary he would be given the power to set law and order priorities and budgets in the multicultural county as well as hiring and firing Bedfordshire Police chief constables.
Senior officers have already warned that public apathy about the new role of Police and Crime Commissioner could let extremist candidates into power by the back door.
Groups such as the EDL – which claims only to oppose extremist Muslims but whose members have been linked to football hooligans and the far-right – will work hard to get their supporters to vote while much of the electorate is expected to stay away from the polls taking place in 41 police areas across England and Wales.
Olly Martins, Labour’s PCC candidate in Bedfordshire, said: “The EDL thugs are about the least appropriate people to run for police commissioner.”
Mr Carroll, who lives in the EDL’s heartland of Luton, has a conviction for a public order offence after he and another man hurled abuse at Muslims who were protesting at a soldiers’ homecoming parade.
But although Mr Carroll received a nine-month conditional discharge in 2010 and was ordered to pay £175 costs, this will not prevent him from standing as a Police and Crime Commissioner because it was not an imprisonable offence.
By contrast Simon Weston, the Falklands war hero who had intended to run for the newly created post, would have been barred because of a teenage conviction for being a passenger in a stolen car, for which he could have been jailed.
So far the EDL has raised a fifth of the £5,000 deposit needed to put its “co-leader” up as a candidate for the election on November 15th.
A spokesman for the group, whose marches and street protests have regularly descended into violence, said: “Our only intention is to show our support for the police.”
He said it was “more than likely” that the EDL would put up other candidates elsewhere but claimed their chances of winning were “not that high”.
We shall see about that.