4 August, 2010 — Hope Not Hate
“The EDL are coming here to provoke further trouble – trouble this city cannot afford.”
That’s the warning from Ian Greenwood, the leader of Bradford Council. He knows his city. He knows that the English Defence League’s march of hate will hurt Bradford. Over the last few days, over 17,000 people have co-signed our letter to the Home Secretary asking that the march be banned, including almost 10,000 from Bradford itself.
Our focus is on Bradford, and to run the necessary campaign to stop the EDL we need more leaflets, posters, stickers and banners. To take our campaign to the next level, we need to raise £6,500 in the next 6 days – can you donate?
We can – and will – oppose the EDL every time they try to march. But we are only going to put an end to the EDL threat by changing Government and policing policy.
Over the summer, the EDL will stir up hate across the country. Their vicious lies about the Muslim community is an attempt to divide us all.
We’re planning to step up our campaign to expose the EDL. We’ll be lobbying the Government and the police, demanding that they take the EDL more seriously and recognise the threat they pose.
And we’ll be producing national literature to expose the EDL’s extremist agenda and challenge the Islamaphobia they pump out.
The EDL are the number one threat to community cohesion in Britain. To stop them, we need your help. We need an extra £6,500 in our campaign fund to step things up, can you donate £15 now to play your part?
When local Council leader Ian Greenwood wrote to me earlier this week, he said, “Thank you again for everything you are doing and I am sure that by working together we can stop the EDL’s march of hate.”
He’s right. This time, if we build a big enough campaign, we do have a real possibility of stopping the EDL. Let’s show him how powerful our movement is.