As the English Defence League and British National Party tragically seek to exploit the hideous murder of Lee Rigby last week by congregating in many different locations across the country today, I am proud to have been one of the 33,000-plus people to have signed a Hope Not Hate organised open letter that was published in the Daily Mirror today.
Under the banner of “We Are the Many”, the letter states:
“The EDL and Islamic extremists are more similar to each other than to us. They share a violent, hate-fuelled desire for conflict and war, and we will not let either group tear our country apart.”
As it goes on:
“We know that the EDL does not speak for all Britain, just as we know that Muslim extremists do not speak for all Muslims. We, the British people, shun the EDL’s message of hate today because they do not speak for us. We are confident that HOPE will prevail.
It will prevail because they are the few, and we are – and always will be – the many.”
Makes me proud to be British…!!!