Stop Welsh Fascists

Hope Not Hate- The Welsh Defence League – a violent group of anti-Islamic football hooligans – plan on holding an event in Swansea this Saturday and in Newport a week later.  A few weeks ago racists attacked worshippers at a mosque in Swansea, culminating in a pitched battle involving sixty people. Now the WDL want to have another go.

Such actions shame us all – and we must do all that we can to stop this violence occurring again.

Our Welsh organisation, Searchlight Cymru, have just written a letter to the Western Mail stating that we all reject the fear and intimidation of the Welsh Defence League.

And I’d like you to co-sign the letter as well – the WDL may be focusing their attacks on the Welsh Muslim community but by doing so they attack us all:

http://action.hopenothate.org.uk/standupforwales

In truth, this isn’t about religion. It’s about figures on the far right trying to create fear and tension within and between communities – and then capitalise on this division.

But as we understand what they are trying to do, you, I and the thousands of people who view each of us as equals can organise against their hatred and send a clear message: we reject your hate, we reject your fear, we are stronger together than apart.

If you agree with this sentiment please co-sign my letter – and then pass it to all of your friends to co-sign as well:

http://action.hopenothate.org.uk/standupforwales

Together we can make a difference.

2 Responses to “Stop Welsh Fascists”

  1. earwicga Says:

    Newsnight did an interesting piece about the EDL last night. They were interviewed and showed burning a Nazi flag, but also felt the need to cover their faces.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ndt3p/Newsnight_12_10_2009/ starting at 26 minutes in.

    There was talk about their funding, and how they were being used by more intellegent groups.

  2. RickB Says:

    Thanks for the link and start time.


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