An organisation calling itself ‘Unite Against Fascism’ (UAF), which is believed to be a front group for the far-left extremist Socialist Workers Party are planning to counter demonstrate and disrupt rallies in memory of Lee Rigby, who was recently murdered in a savage attack in Woolwich.
An article in The Telegraph
described UAF as a “meal-ticket for the leadership of the Socialist Workers’ Party”.
UAF linked to Muslim extremists including, Woolwich murder ‘suspect’ Michael Adebolajo
by Digital Journal, the far-left, anti-British group has previously had speakers at its rallies including the Woolwich murder ‘suspect’, the crazed and warped jihadist, Michael Adebolajo, who whipped up those attending a UAF demonstration outside Harrow mosque on the eighth anniversary of 9/11 into a frenzy before they violently attacked the British police.
The police caved in and cancelled a peaceful demonstration by SIOE in case the UAF savages killed a police officer.
Who is behind the UAF?
On its website
the UAF informs that its honorary presidents are Ken Livingstone and Doreen Lawrence and its elected officers for 2013 are:
Chair – Steve Hart, political officer, Unite
Vice chair – Christine Blower, general secretary, NUT
Vice chair – Hugh Lanning, deputy general secretary, PCS
Vice chair – Azad Ali
Vice chair – Jennifer Moses, national official for equality and training, NASUWT
Treasurer – Jane Loftus, deputy general secretary, CWU
Joint secretary – Weyman Bennett
Joint secretary – Sabby Dhalu
Assistant secretary – Brian Richardson
Assistant secretary – Jude Woodward
Parliamentary Officer – Peter Hain MP
European officer – Claude Moraes MEP
European officer – Glyn Ford
Vice-chair Azad Ali
Vice-chair Azad Ali is the community affairs co-ordinator of the extremist Islamic Forum of Europe and was described by The Telegraph
as being a “fascist”. The Telegraph also reports that Azad has written on his IFE blog of his “love” for Anwar al-Awlaki, the al-Qaeda cleric. He used to attend talks by Al-Qaeda’s main representative in the UK, Abu Qatada. He has described al-Qaeda as a "myth" and said that the Mumbai terrorist attacks were not terrorism.
At a rally in London where signs with ‘Islamic Forum Europe’ were held, police can be seen being violently attacked as the foreign Islamists shout “Allahu Akbar” and “kafir”.
Joint secretary – Weyman Bennett
Weyman Bennett is part of the leadership ‘Central Committee’ of the far-left, Marxist, Socialist Workers Party (SWP).
reported that Mr Bennett was arrested at an EDL demonstration in Bolton on 20 March 2010, “on suspicion of conspiracy to commit violent disorder, police said.” He had been the protest organiser for a UAF counter-demonstration.
The Manchester Evening News
reported, “Weyman Bennett, Rhetta Moran and Paul Jenkins from Unite Against Fascism were among 74 people arrested during the March demonstration.” It goes on to say “The trio were interviewed by police on two separate occasions but the Crown Prosecution Service has advised that no further action should be taken.”
reported that police blamed the anti-fascist protesters for provoking the violence. It said that of the 74 people arrested, at least 55 were thought to be from the anti-fascist group and nine from the EDL.
It reports that Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said “We have seen groups of people, predominantly associated with the UAF, engaging in violent confrontation,” and goes on to say “It is clear to me that a large number have attended with the sole intention of committing disorder and their actions have been wholly unacceptable. They acted with, at times, extreme violence and their actions led to injuries to police officers, protesters and members of the public.”
Former UAF Assistant Secretary - Martin Smith
Martin Smith, known as ‘comrade Delta’ was also formerly within the leadership ‘Central Committee’ of the far-left, Marxist, Socialist Workers’ Party (SWP) before allegations of rape
surfaced. The Daily Mail
reported that a kangaroo court was set up by the SWP to deal with the issue.
reported that Martin Smith was also arrested at the Bolton demonstration in March 2010.
Only five months earlier
he had been found guilty of assaulting a police officer at a demonstration outside the BBC on 22 October 2009. He was sentenced to 80 hours community service and was fined £450 (£100 payment to the police officer and £350 costs).
Some members of the public speak about the anti-British, far-left UAF