By Annette Mackin
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EDL graffiti and swastikas daubed on Redditch mosque

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Issue 2359

Racists broke in and vandalised a mosque in Redditch, Worcestershire, in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday.

Swastikas and the letters EDL—initials of racist English Defence League—were sprayed on the walls of the Redditch Central Mosque. Fascist graffiti was also sprayed on the windows.

This latest attack comes after a bomb went off outside a mosque in Walsall last Friday. Earlier this month an Islamic centre in Muswell Hill, North London, was destroyed in an apparent arson attack and the initials EDL were also found on the burned out building.

This Saturday, 29 June, Unite Against Fascism (UAF) has called a demonstration to oppose EDL plans to march from Hyde Park to Woolwich.

UAF are calling on anti-fascists to assemble 11am at Speakers Corner.

The EDL are calling their march a “Walk of Honour” to lay flowers for Lee Rigby on Armed Forces Day. Also, in a desperate attempt to win support and scupper a counter demonstration, the EDL claim they are fundraising for a sick child.

Islamophobes from the US, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, were lined up to spout their hate at the EDL rally in Hyde Park. But they have been banned from coming to Britain by the Home Office following a campaign.

Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian fascist mass murderer, quoted Spencer and Geller many times in his “manifesto”.

On Saturday the EDL want to whip up the same race hatred that has seen mosques attacked around the country. Join the UAF counter demonstration to oppose them.

Assemble 11am, Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London (Marble Arch tube). UAF advise those attending to bring a travelcard.


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