Christian support of EDL and other extremist groups

Often I get sad and angry at things like this:-

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/5421.htm

Today, more than ever people in the UK are afraid of extremist fundamentalist Islam, and there are groups supposedly campaigning for indigenous people of Britain, often these are closely linked to racist organisations.

I often see on social networks people promoting groups like the the EDL and BNP, often unaware they are supporting a different type of extremist group which threaten and harass Arab or Asian people.   This troubles me as it seems folk quote web sites and news stories without applying some careful research and discernment, as some of these groups appear to be Christian or Jewish and that some are in support of Israel.

During Jesus’s trial before his crucifixion, Herod and Pontius Pilot became friends who were previously enemies as per Luke 23 : 12 (full context here) probably through agreeing Jesus should be sentenced to death.

There’s an old saying (I don’t know it origins) that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, and alliances may be formed with someone who shares a common dislike.

I do worry about the rise of extremist Islam in the UK, and apathy in our government to challenge it, but at the same time I think we should use great care and discernment in being sure that sources we quote are from not from dubious organisations that may simply preach a different style of hate and intolerance, such as the BNP or EDL.

Advertisements

3 comments on “Christian support of EDL and other extremist groups

  1. There is a planned march by the EDL in Portsmouth tomorrow. Worrying.
    I agree that those offering support to such groups should first fully research their ideologies.

  2. Cheers Jon!

    how did it go? where their any confrontations at all? Did the rain make the EDL stay away? Scary that they are operating in Portsmouth

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s