With former EDL leader Tommy Robinson currently banged up for mortgage fraud, connoisseurs of goonish far-right behaviour are having to sate themselves with the antics of Robinson’s EDL sidekick Kevin Carroll.
Carroll sat alongside Robinson (and Quilliam Foundation executive director Maajid Nawaz) at the press conference heralding their exit from the EDL — and their rejection of violence and extremism.
“I acknowledge the dangers of far-right extremism and the ongoing need to counter Islamist ideology not with violence but with better, democratic ideas.”
So, errr, why is Carroll now tweeting racist propaganda featuring guns?
pic.twitter.com/RXNKWSQ8vZ self preservation against insanity is crucial to our survival,it is every citizens duty to stand up against tyranny.
— Kevin Carroll (@KevC57) January 25, 2014
As Islamophobia Watch observes, the image of a boy monk with a gun is superimposed with the words of Ashin Wirathu, a skilled propagandist credited with inciting a wave of anti-Muslim violence across his native Burma. Hundreds of people have been killed.
Wirathu has compared his nationalist movement to … the English Defence League.