12:42 09 October 2013
Tommy Robinson, the English Defence League leader, has dramatically quit the party he founded over “dangers of far-right extremism” and made an announcement that he intend to set up a new anti-Islamist movement.
The 30-year-old, who is known to lead anti-Muslim protests around the country, said that street protests were “no longer effective” and that he “acknowledged the danger of far-right extremism.”
He made the announcement through Quilliam Foundation, which is an anti-extremist organisation. Robinson said in a press conference that he wanted to try new tactics instead of protesting on the streets.
EDL co-founder Kevin Carroll who also quit the party, said: “We are making a leap of faith. If we fail then we are handing down the mess. And it is a catastrophic mess. I would ask people to give this a chance.”
Meanwhile, the EDL founder told BBC Radio 5 Live: “When some moron lifts up his top and he’s got the picture of a mosque saying ‘boom’ and it’s all over the national newspapers, it’s me.
“It’s when I pick up my kids from school the parents are looking at me, judging me on that. And that’s not what I’ve stood for and my decision to do this is to be true to what I stand for. And whilst I want to lead a revolution against Islamist ideology, I don’t want to lead a revolution against Muslims.”
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