A British Freedom member has posted a report on the BF website about the Islamic takeover of Croydon (where the Muslim community comprises 5% of the population, compared with 66% who are Christian). He writes:
“In parts of Croydon things English and things Western have been visibly relegated. It’s all halal here, halal there and halal everywhere. If you wish to enjoy an animal that has been spared throat-slashing (after being stunned or not), and killed in a manner befitting our own culture then chances are you’ll have to search, and sometimes search hard. There are ‘Halal Meat Sold Here’ signs that inform the population of the ‘enrichment’ bequeathed to us via the odious triumvirate that is mass pandering, mass appeasing and mass immigration.”
(The BF editor helpfully adds a note pointing out that “in halal slaughter nowadays many animals are stunned before having their throats cut, which is arguably more humane. However this is not the main issue for most people, who are more concerned about unknowingly eating meat that has been sacrificed to Allah”.)
Not only are the Muslims taking control of Croydon but things don’t seem to be going too well for British Freedom itself in the borough. A branch was set up at the start of the year and was promoted as one of the BFP’s success stories, having hit the ground running by setting up a website, a Facebook page and even a daily e-paper, while launching itself enthusiastically into a campaign against the expansion of local mosques. Croydon organiser Lee Cooper appeared to be a rising star in the party, joining the BF executive council in March with the post of Communications Officer.
Last week, however, the struggle against the Islamisation of Croydon suffered as serious setback when Cooper announced that he had “formally resigned from all positions previously held within the British Freedom Party, due to inconsolable differences with certain recently made decisions” – presumably a reference to English Defence League leaders Stephen Lennon and Kevin Carroll being appointed joint BF vice-chairmen – and he has taken the BF Croydon website, Facebook page and Twitter account with him.
So it looks like the elevation of Lennon and Carroll to the leadership hasn’t been an unalloyed benefit for British Freedom, doesn’t it?