Foreword: Due to the fact that Chris Renton was the person who set up the original 'EDL' website and was contacted by Talksports Adrian Goldberg through this channel, I was put up as the spokesman for the English & Welsh Defence League and then interviewed by Mr Goldberg at the beginning of July on his radio show.
Due to this interview I have been inextricably linked with the 'English Defence League' and because I no longer want any association with the exisiting EDL group, I have no other option but to publicly state my complete disassociation from the current group.
After all I have been through over the past several years I do not want the disrepute that some of these people are bringing to the cause I am personally involved in and that I have fought long and hard for, so I have no other option but to sever all ties and allow them to go their own way.
Promo video: First Birmingham demo July 4th 2009
The English Defence League that was originally built over many months and eventually set up by myself and others, was hijacked over the last couple of weeks leading up to tomorrow by a bunch of ‘Pirates’ led by Chris Renton, his brother and supported by their ‘Casual’ friends who all gathered around each other and stabbed me in the back.
I have spent the last few weeks trying to save the ‘English Defence League’ name from these people but to no avail, which amongst other things, is the reason why I will not be attending the protest tomorrow and do not want any link made with myself nor the EDL name in Birmingham on 8/8. Any ‘English Defence League’ banners that are visible on the day have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with me, and are the sole responsibility of Chris Renton & Co.
I have absolutely nothing to do with Chris Renton’s fraudulent version of EDL. Those people involved in the organisation of this event know my position and my reasoning for pulling out several weeks ago, because it has all been chronicled for them to read on a private forum.
The Renton brothers caused the initial division and eventual split with myself and ‘Casuals United’ after releasing a statement to a Birmingham newspaper stating the 8/8 protest was a ‘Casuals United’ event and not EDL & WDL even though its was myself who put it in place. I then removed myself from the equation because I no longer believed in the new leadership or direction the protest was moving in. The Renton brothers (Pirates), accompanied by their 'Casual' friends subsequently hijacked the EDL name and have been pushing forward and promoting the protest for the past few weeks, using both of the names.
It has been brought to my attention today that Chris Renton will not be attending the protest tomorrow, so he has caused the division with me and those who I have worked with for many months, leading to the split. He then blamed it all on me, which turned people against me, and then he jumps ship on the day after causing all of the infighting.
Says it all really!
Talk about agent provocateur.
Another thing that has come up over the past couple of weeks, which is another reason why I personally did not want to be on the streets protesting in Birmingham was the significance of the date.
I will not stand on any streets within Britain alongside neo-Nazis, under any circumstances. Someone posing as EDL has been on the extreme far-right website ‘Stromfront’ encouraging their commentators to support them on the Birmingham protest which has already led to negative press coverage of the event.
I will have nothing to do with anyone involved in the extreme far-right neo-Nazi movement because I have Jewish friends, and friends with a different skin colour to my own. This has been much of my reasoning behind rejecting the way things had been directed, and why I have removed myself from any participation of the protest.
Any neo-Nazis present in Birmingham have nothing whatsoever to do with the original 'English Defence League' that I was responsible for creating along with another person who portrays himself to have a Templar heart but then turns his back on a brother in the midst of a conflict (we will have to wait and see!).
The original ‘English Defence League’ is made up of people from all backgrounds and ethnicities, so there is no place for racists or neo-Nazis amongst its ranks.
Islamophobes are welcome though…
A voice for all people living upon the British Isles, who are threatened by Islamic militancy and the growth of Islam upon our shores.
There is a very high probability that the mainstream media are going to try and label this protest as an extreme far-right, neo-Nazi event, but please watch for some of the banners present because that is the real voice of those who initially set out on the journey to create a popular uprising amongst the British people, against Islamic extremism that is now threatening our peace and security.
BIRMINGHAM 8/8 IS A ‘CASUALS UNITED’ EVENT AS PER THE RENTON BROTHERS CONTROL AND INFLUENCE AND NOT THE ORIGINAL ENGLISH DEFENCE LEAGUE.
Further reading: The original reason behind 8/8 protest
Video: West Midlands police about 8/8