The “Australian Defence League”, in one form or another, has been eking out an existence online for several years now. In April of last year, the virtual association announced that it would be participating in a public rally against Islam and immigration. A counter-rally was organised, the ADL rally was aborted, and a handful of ADL supporters — including one obviously drug-addled bonehead — were forced to seek comfort in a nearby pub. (Note that one of the organisers of this rally, some bloke called Glenn Anderson, has recently been featured on The Anti-Bogan blog.) Then in October 2010, the infidel typists declared that they’d be gathering again at the Sydney Opera House to defend Australia from the Taliban. Again: not-a-great-success.
Recently, the ADL has been placed UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT, viz, a whingeing Pom/foreign troublemaker named “Martin Brennan”. In early April, Martin announced that the ADL would be holding its first (sic) official rally at midday in Federation Square in Melbourne on Sunday, May 15 (followed by a march on Parliament). An ‘Event’ page was subsequently created and several dozen Facebook users indicated that they’d attend, some even claiming to be willing to travel from England!
Now, the ‘Event’ has been cancelled.
Or has it?
Well, no: elsewhere, members of the ADL insist that the rally and march will be going ahead, and masses of concerned citizens what hate Mooselems/refugees will be assembling at midday at Federation Square. Oddly enough, May 15 is also Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival. On an even more bizarre note, the nutty YouTube video which has been produced to promote the Event has been uploaded by the “EDLJewishDivision”. (The “EDLJewishDivision” got into a li’l bit of trouble earlier in the year when its leader, Roberta Moore, aligned the Zionist groupuscule with the US-based “Jewish Task Force”, mostly known for its supposed embrace of blowing shit up.) In any case, in the video in question, Brennan incoherently rants that:
…the threat of Islam is prevalent here in Australia. Siddiq-Conlon leader Australiah [sic] for Australia has been posted as saying Australians will be ruled by Sharia. Modern Muslims are worried because they know one day they won’t be able to drink their beer, eat their pork. One day they know they will be controlled by Islam. Well I have news for you Mr Conlon, and your like-minded Muslim friends. You have been ranting your mouths off for far too long and now Australians finally hear you. Australians say no to Sharia law, no to Sharia finance, no to halal, and no to the Islamisation of our nation. We are a country built on multiculturalism and democracy, both of which are under severe threat from Islam. Come the 15th of May Australians of all walks of life will march together united as one, to put the stop to the Islamicisation of our nation and the implementation of barbaric Sharia law.
A counter-rally has been organised, so it will be interesting to see who rocks up (in addition to those celebrating Prince Siddhartha Gautama’s birthday).
In England, the Defence League has continued to roll along under the (occasionally disputed) leadership of former BNP member and tanning-salon owner Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Fucking Robinson). Of late, its Facebook presence has been mucked about with by Muslamic hackers, the chief EDL page has disappeared into the ether, while a replacement page looks likely to struggle to attract as many users willing to hit the ‘Like’ button on their screens as the original. Beyond this, the EDL has clarified its understanding of what it seeks to “defend” by declaring its hatred of rebellious students and workers and love of monarchical rule…