British Anti-Islam group seeks US Tea Party ties - Yahoo! News
War makes incredibly strange bed fellows. Who would have ever thought that Jews and far right radicals would unite around a common cause after you know, that entire thing in the early 40s. Shame really. By the way, in case you didn't know:The British activists are less drawn to the anti-tax, anti-big-government Tea Party message and more attracted to elements taking an active stance against the spread of Islam, like Rabbi Nachum Shifren, a long-shot Republican candidate for the California state legislature who plans to visit England next week in a trip sponsored in part by the English Defense League.
The trip was organized by Roberta Moore, an English Defense League activist who has formed a "Jewish division" of the group. She said the rabbi will speak at an Oct. 24 rally in London.
"He plans to speak about the dangers of Islamification both in this country and in America," Moore told The Associated Press. "He will talk about the issues we have with immigration and the danger of Sharia law coming to the UK. We have the same objectives as the groups in the USA, and we want to exchange information and work with them."
Matthew Goodwin, a University of Nottingham professor and author of a new book about extremist groups in Britain, said the links being developed with American activists are potentially important.
"We're seeing groups across Europe trying to form a transnational challenge to Islam," he said. "Going to the United States is particularly interesting because the far right in Britain has never gone that way, it has always gone toward Europe. If it did forge strong links to the Tea Party, it would be important because the Tea Party has significant resources."
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Sometimes a thread comes self-Godwinized. No need to really add anything else. By the way. The flag? Yeah. It's from the Lincoln Division of the EDL. If you didn't notice it has the letters 'BNP' inscribed into the Union Jack. They're not known for being Jew-friendly.