British army veterans have spoken out against the Islamisation of the West as thousands of football fans descended on Birmingham city centre yesterday.
The well-travelled ex-servicemen were part of a Football Lads Alliance (FLA) demonstration against extremism which attracted around 3,000 football fans as they marched past the iconic Bullring shopping centre and Rag Market on Saturday afternoon. Elsewhere in Victoria Square, another march by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) attracted a similar number of people. There were no arrests at either event.
A speech by Anne Marie Waters set the tone as she described Britain as “living in a dark time in its history” with police forces more interested in policing Twitter or prosecuting someone over a joke, rather than tackling known jihadists wandering our streets or facing up to the nationwide rape epidemic often targeting vulnerable white girls. Also speaking was Luke-Nash Jones from Make Britain Great Again TV and Aline Moras from the recently launched 120 Decibel campaign in Germany to highlight the rise in sexual assaults carried out by migrants.
Robert Smith, who completed 25 years’ service in the army including stints in Afghanistan, made the 600-mile round trip from Falkirk in Scotland to be at the rally in Britain’s second city.
He said: “Immigration is the biggest problem we have seen in our history and it’s not going to go away until our governments stand up and admit there is a problem. And there is a problem. We had the wee girl from 120 Decibel talking and what they are going through in Germany is just terrible – really, really terrible. And Germany is not the only country this is happening in – it’s happening all over.
“I’ve been all over the world and I’ve seen what Islam does to places – in Africa, Afghanistan – all these places and it’s not pretty. People don’t understand what’s coming.”
And Robert’s 6am train didn’t deter his enthusiasm as he pledged to be at the Manchester march this summer. “I’ll be there in Manchester and I’ll probably bring a few extra friends with me next time too,” he added.
Aldershot man Terry Carson said he felt “insulted” by mainstream media smears, having been shot at twice while serving in Egypt during the Second World War. In 2014 he returned to the Muslim-majority country for the first time to visit the graves of two of his military friends who tragically failed to return home.
“I am anti the Islamisation of Britain,” he declared. “You meet individual Muslims and find they are as good as gold but if they are following the tenets of Islam, I’ve got no time for people who go back in time – I know you do go back in time to learn, generally speaking – but then they come and try to impress on this country even though it’s totally alien to our culture.
“I’ve never been funny about where people come from – I’ve travelled the world a few times, worked in Africa and Saudi Arabia, and when in Rome do what the Romans do. And when they’re in my country I don’t expect them to upset me.
“I think things are getting worse and it’s only because of the weakness of politicians – I mean they’re all trying to stand up – and they label people “Nazis”, the last people we want to be associated with are Nazis, the Nazis are who we fought. It feels insulting that I attend these marches, and then have to read all of the false smears in the mainstream media.”
FLA founder John Meighan was philosophical about the reduced numbers from the first two London marches and when asked whether the recent feud between the FLA and DFLA could be resolved, he said: “When you say come together, I think we should definitely march together in Manchester. Whether we can come together as a group I don’t know. Watch this space!”
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