Richard Bartholomew reports that Paul Ray, the founder of the English Defence League (EDL), is now consorting with various unsavoury types:
“Paul Ray, originator of the English Defence League, has found a new friend: Nick Greger, the German former neo-Nazi who is now a close associate of the Northern Ireland Loyalist Johnny Adair. On Rayâ€™s blog, he and Greger pose together with a t-shirt glorifying Loyalist terrorist organisations as part of a gallery announcing the launch of â€œThe Ancient Order of Templar Knightsâ€. Other pictures feature Gregerâ€™s Tanzanian wife (wearing a Johnny Adair t-shirt) and an unnamed black man who represents â€œGhanaâ€ to match Rayâ€™s â€œEnglandâ€ and Gregerâ€™s â€œGermanyâ€. The two men also sport fresh matching Star of David tattoos on their wrists.”
Paul Ray seems to have left the EDL, but, according to Richard, might still control an offshoot of the main EDL. Mr. Ray’s associations, even if he is no longer the leader of the EDL, are another blow to the EDL’s attempts to portray themselves as an organisation only devoted to attacking Islamic extremism, not Muslims/non-whites in general.
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