EDL recycles antisemitic propaganda
by Bob Pitt
For those who question the links between the English Defence League and fascism, or indeed the clear parallels between Islamophobia and antisemitism, this is a cartoon recently posted on the EDL London Division’s Facebook page.
It is used to illustrate the conspiracy theory that graffiti featuring the letters EDL, which has proliferated on mosques and Islamic centres since the murder of Lee Rigby, is not the work of EDL supporters themselves but of Muslims intent on smearing the EDL.
As Exposing the English Defence League points out, the cartoon is in fact a clumsy adaptation of a cartoon popular in neo-Nazi and white supremacist circles, which portrays fascist graffiti on synagogues as part of a Jewish conspiracy to frame the far right.
Originally published on Islamophobia Watch
SEE ALSO: Islamophobia & Anti-Semitism: Everything Old Is New Again http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/comparison-propaganda (with TAM article collection)