Here is a press release on Op Cast Lead, when Israel responded to thousands of rocket attacks
Notice that the foundation leaders brag that they have cut the head off of the EDL. This doesn’t sound so much like a ‘fight against extremism’, (itself a pile of rhetorical nonsense as extremism is whatever you define it to be) more, it sounds like a tactical victory.
“Last night with an unfortunate choice of words, Mr Nawaz boasted of ‘decapitating’ the EDL.
He said: ‘What is commonly perceived as the UK’s largest anti-Muslim street movement – the EDL – is being decapitated.’”
(The title is referencing this excellent song by The Band)
Some video of Tommy on this: