The English Defence League is at a demonstration in Denmark with what is believed to be hundreds of people in attendance.
The demonstration is taking place with supporters from several different anti-Islamic groups from across Europe. The EDL are hoping that this event will receive more attendance than a previous rally that took place in October 2010 in Amsterdam, where Ajax football fans and anti-fascists attacked the 60 supporters.
Nick Lowles from Hope Not Hate told the UK’s Guardian newspaper that he did not expect a huge turnout.
“The march in Denmark will bring together many of the leaders of the so-called ‘counter-jihad movement’ and it’s another sign of the growing international anti-Muslim networks,” he said.
EDL spokespersons have told the paper that the rally in Demark would involve discussion on whether to set up a European Defence League that would involve representatives from Finland, Sweden and Norway, amongst others.
A report from the Demos Think Tank found that far right, anti-Islamic groups were increasing throughout Europe.
The inquiry also found that the UK seemed to be the exception, with its British National Party (BNP) failing to gain ground at elections.
There is also expected to be a large attendance at the rally from those against the EDL, Projekt Antifa, a Danish collection of anti-fascist groups, has booked coaches to ferry their supporters to the demostration.
EDL leader Tommy has stated about Anders Behring Breivik that, "
"We share some of his opinions, and his fear, but not what he did in Norway 22 July. I do not think he is insane. I think that his approach was insane.”
“Breivik dared to come forward with his opinions, and was tough, in some regards. People need to understand that Breivik is not alone in these feelings."
Norwegian police questioned EDL blogger Paul Ray last year in connection with Breivik's manifesto and the perpetrator's acts of terror. Ray, whose real name is Paul Sonato, denied any contact with Breivik.
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