I really really really don't like the English Defence League. Probably the first thing you should know really. They are a bunch of crazy, extremist, pseudo-political bullies who need to learn to live in a decent society. In short it means that I always enjoy a god laugh at their expense when one comes along, and oh blimey did that happen today!
The founder of the EDL, Tommy Robinson, tweeted this amazing piece of vomit when faced with a picture of the Taj Mahal as the Twitter background:
welcome to twitter homepage has a picture of a mosque. what a joke #creepingsharia
By this he is insinuating that Twitter is being taken over by those evil Muslim people because the Taj Mahal is a Mosque. As anyone with even half a brain (or google?) would know the Taj Mahal has nothing to do with Islam and is in fact a Mausoleum from, if anything, Hinduism.
This made me laugh for a bit until I started seeing the reaction on Twitter. Thousands upon thousands of jokes immediately started all with the hashtag #creepingsharia. These ranged from:
Muslamic bloke walked past on tiptoes #creepingsharia
to the brilliant:
You can't say EDL without saying "Eid" #creepingsharia
I find this brilliant and it restored my faith that the majority of people still find the EDL a figure of fun and, considering the apparent intellect of it's founder, there is a lot to make fun of.
However, on a more serious point, we have to be watchful of all extremist beliefs, just in case. Look at Breivik in Norway! An extreme case but one with a warning to us all...
Source for info and quotes: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/9207657/Creeping-Sharia-trend-shows-what-Twitter-thinks-of-the-EDL.html