Tuesday, 22 January 2013
If this “gang” want a bunch of EDL thugs turning up harrassing their parents and beating the crap out of them they’re going the right way about it. • Muslim area? Not in the UK. They can jog on back home if they think that ANY part of the UK is a Muslim area. • Get them out of the country to some primitive, Islamic state such as Saudi Arabia or Iran. • This is a country of supposed tolerance and this intolerance is unacceptable and needs to be stamped out. • I wish these morons would go back to whatever hell hole they came from. They do not believe in Western civilized values and are intolerant of anyone who does not believe as they do. • Thugs need to be put in jail and sent back to the desert. • These anti gay groups who carry out hate crimes, need to be deported back to their own country. • This is no place for anti gay attacks and if they cant respect progressive values and human rights then they should go home! • Deport the filth at once. • I’m afraid we are going to get more of this sort of behaviour from religious nutters what with the influx of more muslim extremists and catholics from Eastern Europe. • I don’t want to sound like a UKIP troll but I am now fully convinved that masses of people who come from countries in which breaking 7th century laws (or advocating for their change) makes you and your life worthless (and often lands you in very hot water) is not the best idea if you want to keep Britain a liberal, secular place. • This was happening in east london 10 years ago when I lived there. I moved out of east london because of muslims. • Re the EDL, you have it wrong. They are not “thugs.” They have their own LGBT division.
https://www.facebook.com/EDL.LGBT.Division You should all join and help them protect you and everyone else.
Pink News Readers' Comments - posted after a news story about a video posted on YouTube which appears to show a group of young men in east London harassing a man for looking gay "in a Muslim area".
It looks like it's real; two men have now been arrested in connection with this and another video.
Some Muslims are homophobic, and some agressively so - I understand there are also some white Christians in this country who are also aggressively homophobic.
Some are stupid hate-filled bigots, but, as you can see from the above, so are some gay men.
And young men of all faiths and none, particularly when they're in groups, often act like bullying macho arseholes.
What's just as depressing is that the above comments read like they could have come from a BNP, EDL or Ukip message board - and that it's literally being used as part of an EDL recruitment campaign (I think some even worse ones have been deleted *).
Readers' comments aren't a reliable or representative guide to a website's readership or their beliefs - and whether on the Guardian or Daily Mail sites they tend to attract a disproportionate amount of scary nutters - but Pink News might want to think about if how it reports stories about Islam, Muslims and Arab and/or Muslim countries attracts people like this.
* Comments are moderated and may be deleted after complaints about abuse - PN.