For those who know of the EDL, start waving your pitchforks and screaming "RAAAAACIST" now. I'll try to look concerned. As a white person who happens to be rather proud of her culture, I can't be overly bothererd with your delicate sensibilities.
I've been called one of those in the past, but I still reckon my fave insult was when Irfan Yusuf called me a nazi over at AWH a few years back. He's probably forgotten, but I take it as a badge of honour. Godwin's Law invoked in my name - yay me!
Getting back on topic, however, for those who don't know, the EDL is one of the few known organisations in Britain standing up against the islamification of the country.
It's no secret that you shouldn't upset certain segments of the community - whichever Western country you're in. It's considered rude and possibly against the law.
People can and do get arrested over their opinions.
Just not everyone.
Now, to the statement:
To all EDL members
As you may well already be aware members of the English Defence League have been arrested and charged for relatively “minor” offences.
Members who are prepared to stand up against the rising tide of Islamofascism and its adherents are being “hung out to dry” by our weak politicians in the hope they can salvage much needed Muslim votes in order to retain governance. This is just another ploy to use the “Muslim block vote” so other parties are denied potential seats in the houses of parliament.
It has come to our attention that some EDL members who are currently serving short prison time are actually being targeted by imprisoned radicalised jihadist gangs, consequently they have been beaten and will continue to get beaten as prison authorities “turn a blind eye” to events unfolding under their very roof!
We the English Defence League condemn such apathy, such wanton ignorance or, more likely, deliberate targeting of EDL members!
EVERY prison has a “duty of care” for its inmates. Prisoners MUST be afforded protection from harm as that is their right. They cannot be discriminated against by virtue of their race, colour, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or political views.
EVERY human being, be they prisoner, detainee, terrorist or asylum seeker has the basic human right to be treated with dignity and respect. They have the right to food, housing, PROTECTION, education and assistance from the law. They have the right not to be exploited, tortured or intimidated. As a country we have agreed to abide by the European Convention on Human Rights, as a nation we have the Human Rights Act to protect us from those who would seek to harm us or prevent us from enjoying our civil liberties.
If the British prison system fails EDL members in ANY of the above mentioned points then we as a movement will relentlessly pursue EVERY avenue to secure their safety while serving prison time. Failure on the part of prison governors to ensure the safety of EDL members while in their care WILL result in the petitioning of government, liable governors, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, and ANY other authority who are accountable for the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of inmates.
It is also worth noting that Prison service Order Number 1215 clearly states that……
“This PSO supports the delivery of the Performance Standards on Conduct and Discipline and the proper delivery of the Security Standard and all standards relating to the treatment of staff and prisoners.”
If prison staff have been found to be complacent, negligent or wantonly ignorant in the above regard then they themselves are in breach of a “Prison Service Order”
(crossposted at my place.)