Joined up thinking: EDL criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher Terry Jones to UK

Perhaps our memory is playing tricks, but Scrapbook can’t recall seeing any pride flags at English Defence League events. Yesterday, however, saw EDL joint-leader Tommy Robinson (above) casting himself as an unlikely ally of the LGBT community.

Interviewed by Sky News about a prospective ban on the visit of Muslim-hating pastor Terry Jones to the UK, Robinson cited regular trips to Britain by homophobic Islamist preachers and asked “is free speech only for muslims?”

We have preachers of hate flying into thie country regularly – week in, week out – promoting homophobia, homophobic views, anti-democratic views, just promoting hatred.

One problem: you can’t criticise others for being anti-gay when the person you’ve invited to these shores is, erm, a massive homphobe:

In March, Jones’ so-called Dove World Outreach Center in Gainsville, Florida posted a YouTube video which decried the possibility of an openly-gay mayor and a lawn sign saying, “No Homo Mayor”. A month later, his congregation participated in a joint protest against homosexuality with the Westboro Baptist Church, a group known for disrupting the funerals of American soldiers.

Perhaps Pastor Jones can join the other nutters by protesting at Wootton Bassett?

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  2. RT @psbook: NEW –> EDL thugs criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher Terry Jones to UK http://bit.ly/gsr4zP

  3. PCS Proud says:

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  4. RT @psbook: NEW –> EDL thugs criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher Terry Jones to UK http://bit.ly/gsr4zP

  5. RT @psbook: NEW –> EDL thugs criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher Terry Jones to UK http://bit.ly/gsr4zP

  6. RT @psbook: NEW –> EDL thugs criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher Terry Jones to UK http://bit.ly/gsr4zP

  7. No2EDL says:

    RT @psbook: NEW –> EDL thugs criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher Terry Jones to UK http://bit.ly/gsr4zP

  8. RT @psbook: NEW –> EDL thugs criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher Terry Jones to UK http://bit.ly/gsr4zP

  9. RT @psbook: NEW –> EDL thugs criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher Terry Jones to UK http://bit.ly/gsr4zP

  10. Nazi Scum says:

    RT @psbook: NEW –> EDL thugs criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher Terry Jones to UK http://bit.ly/gsr4zP

  11. & why only cite muslim preachers? What about the Pope? Racist SOB's RT @psbook NEW –> EDL thugs criticise homophobi… http://bit.ly/gsr4zP

  12. RT @psbook: NEW –> EDL thugs criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher Terry Jones to UK http://bit.ly/gsr4zP

  13. EDL criticise homophobic Islamists while inviting anti-gay preacher to UK http://bit.ly/gsr4zP (via @psbook @smeagollum888) @NOH8Campaign

  14. UAF says:

    RT @psbook: EDL hypocrisy on Terry Jones visit http://bit.ly/icBo5v

  15. RT @uaf: RT @psbook: EDL hypocrisy on Terry Jones visit http://bit.ly/icBo5v

  16. RT @uaf: RT @psbook: EDL hypocrisy on Terry Jones visit http://bit.ly/icBo5v

  17. RT @uaf: RT @psbook: EDL hypocrisy on Terry Jones visit http://bit.ly/icBo5v

  18. RT @uaf: RT @psbook: EDL hypocrisy on Terry Jones visit http://bit.ly/icBo5v

  19. Well the left are playing the same game, proclaiming to be the upholders of gay and feminist rights while bending over any way they can for votes from muslim blocs whom also have members within their community that disrupt servicemens activities.

    So er yeah lol your fucked either way.

    But in the spirit of freedom of speech he should be allowed to come here.

  20. Noxi says:

    #homophobia RT @uaf: RT @psbook: EDL hypocrisy on Terry Jones visit http://bit.ly/icBo5v

  21. EDL braindead hypocrisy over Terry Jones visit http://bit.ly/icBo5v #hopenothate #stopthebnp #fuckfascism

  22. Kevin H says:

    I went and had a look at the forum for the EDL just to see what sort of people posted there and do you know what, there are posters on the forum who openly declare that they are gays and lesbians. There is even talk of having a gay division.

  23. bob says:

    Um, isn’t he just saying that if a muslim homophobe is allowed to speak here then their christian homophobe should be allowed in too?

    Repugnant? Yes. Inconsistent? Not really.

  24. @Bob: “Um, isn’t he just saying that if a muslim homophobe is allowed to speak here then their christian homophobe should be allowed in too?”

    No he isn’t just saying that. He’s criticising their homophobic views too. Check out the clip again.

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