An audio statement posted on YouTube accused the EDL of using the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby to stir up hatred and disorder.They vowed to undertake a “systematic and comprehensive decimation [sic]” of the group, reports The Guardian.
Twitter users also re-published details of hundreds of names and addresses linked to the EDL which were leaked in 2010.
An EDL rally was held near Downing Street on Sunday, where leaders blamed Islam for the killing of Rigby, and the group has promised to step up its activities over the coming weeks.
Anonymous UK’s statement said: “We have been patiently observing your organisation as you have [indoctrinated] our young with your criminal mindset.Your constant belligerence, like a pack of raving ignoramuses, furthers only bigotry and segregation. You have angered us considerably and summoned our wrath irrevocably. Last week, an innocent drummer, Lee Rigby, lost his life at the hands of two vile and demented human beings in the most horrific and heinous manner ever witnessed on the streets of Britain.
“This villainous public display has thrown the United Kingdom into mourning; every community and every congregation extending their deepest condolences.
“You, however, have used this as another excuse to further spread your campaign of hate, bigotry, and misinformation. Under the guise of national pride you have instigated crimes against the innocent and incited the subjugation of Muslims.
“We will not allow your injustices, your lies, and your stupidity, to further radicalise our youth into fearing and despising their fellow man. We will begin the systematic and comprehensive decimation [sic] of your cult. You will fall, we can say this with complete confidence. We are everywhere, you cannot hide, you cannot win.”
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