Sunday, 4 April 2010
‘One Dudley, Many Cultures’
Well done to the organisers of yesterday's peaceful festival celebrating Dudley's multicultural identity. The festival send out a strong message of community unity in response to the English Defence League's message of hate and intolerance. The EDL want confrontation on the streets that can be presented in the media as evidence of Muslim and non-Muslim communities at war with each other. They failed yesterday and resorted instead to venting their violence on each other and the Police. In the process they exposed themselves for the group of racist hooligans that they really are. Well done too to the Police, council officers and local political, religious and community figures for working together in such a positive and cooperative manner.