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Charity snubs Robinson walk

Issue No. 2355

Help for Heroes has rejected an attempt by EDL leader Tommy Robinson to capitalise on the Woolwich killing.

Robinson said he wanted to do a sponsored walk to raise money for the charity, which supports soldiers. 

But Help for Heroes said it wouldn’t accept any money from EDL supporters.

Pundits stoke Islamophobia

BBC political editor Nick Robinson wasted no time in describing the suspects of the Woolwich killing as “of Muslim appearance”.

He was forced to apologise after 43 people complained.

Daily Express columnist Leo McKinstry argued for a clampdown on “Muslim fanatics” and a freeze on immigration.

SWP statement on Woolwich

The Socialist Workers Party produced a statement after the Woolwich attack. 

It points to the anger caused by imperialism and calls for unity against racism.

Read the statement at

Survey shows all is not lost

A Yougov poll taken hours after the Woolwich killing found that more people agreed with positive statements about Muslims compared to last year.

Two thirds felt negatively about racist protests after the Woolwich killing.

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Tue 28 May 2013, 17:53 BST
Issue No. 2355
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