Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Ban the English Defence League (EDL).
The EDL encourage bigotry and religious hatred toward all Muslims and not just 'Extremist Islam' as they claim. There is sufficient evidence that violence, drug abuse, racial hatred and other criminal acts are commonplace among their ranks during rallies across the UK. There is also evidence of members encouraging acts of arson and assault to Muslim people and property. Lastly, the EDL was referenced by the perpetrator of the recent terror attacks in Norway.
Under the Terrorism Act 2000 - a group can be banned if it "commits or participates in acts of terrorism, prepares for, promotes or encourages terrorism or is otherwise concerned in terrorism".
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