What is wrong with these people?

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What is the point of this?

Muslim radicals plan royal wedding demo

MAC said on its website its aim was to disrupt the April 29 wedding.

"We find that one of the biggest advocates of British imperialism, Flight Lieutenant Prince William, wishes to enjoy an extravagant wedding ceremony, ironically at the expense of the tax-payer," the website says.

"We promise that should they refuse, then the day which the nation has been dreaming of for so long will become a nightmare."

Last month, Emdadur Choudhury, 26, a member of MAC, was fined 50 pounds for burning a poppy on Armistice Day and shouting "British soldiers burn in hell" during rival protests by MAC and the EDL outside London's Royal Albert Hall.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_britain_wedding_police [Broken]
 
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Personally I blame Peter O'Toole for even thinking he was better looking than Omar Sharif
or a better horseman. (Didn't O'Toole ride side saddle?)
Anyway, now that there has been an anouncement of pending doom. I think not a single flower peddle will be out of place and every big mouth will have a personal guard on them. What do you think?
 
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sounds like he's trying to be ominous without making an actual threat. so a nightmare of busy work for security folk.
 
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Well Evo, the first two words of the article you're quoting are: "Muslim radicals" - I think THAT might be what's wrong with them! :smile:
 
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It sounds very Westboro-Baptist-Church-ish to me.

Maybe they use the same PR company :rolleyes:.
 
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... during rival protests by MAC and the EDL outside London's Royal Albert Hall.
Actually, letting a bunch of suicide bombers take out the EDL could solve two problems at the same time.

As for the IRA, one word: NORAID.
 
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It sounds very Westboro-Baptist-Church-ish to me.

Maybe they use the same PR company :rolleyes:.
:rofl:

I find this quite comical.
 
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"We find that one of the biggest advocates of British imperialism, Flight Lieutenant Prince William, wishes to enjoy an extravagant wedding ceremony, ironically at the expense of the tax-payer," the website says.

LOL .. what's wrong with these people is, amongst other things, their boundless hypocracy and chauvinism.

I was witness to an Islamic wedding ceremony years ago, of a minor Kuwaiti royal, at the Ramses Hilton in Cairo.

The extravagance was breathtaking. The manner in which they treated the poor locals (cordoning off the whole block, beating boggle eyed destitute onlookers with sticks) and even the staff at the hotel, was appalling.

Later, I got talking to a couple of, ummm, wedding guest sheiks. They were boasting how the entire profligate affair was paid by the royal family, and how the cost was, well, didn't matter.
 
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It sounds very Westboro-Baptist-Church-ish to me.

Maybe they use the same PR company :rolleyes:.
Funny that you say that, considering this:

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Something tells me the British people won't like these Americans telling them that God hates them and their queen.
 
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Something tells me the British people won't like these Americans telling them that God hates them and their queen.
Hardly; the Queen is the head of the Anglican church, so I don't see how God can hate her. Oh, unless of course they're talking about a different God...
 
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Hardly; the Queen is the head of the Anglican church, so I don't see how God can hate her. Oh, unless of course they're talking about a different God...
Nah, they're talking about the Baptist God, not the Anglican God. I'm not sure on the differences, though. It's confusing having so many Gods around.
 
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Funny that you say that, considering this:

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Something tells me the British people won't like these Americans telling them that God hates them and their queen.
Maybe the UK won't be as afraid as the US to take action against these hate mongerers?
 
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Maybe the UK won't be as afraid as the US to take action against these hate mongerers?
Well I'm surprised they're being let in given the circumstances. They blocked that preacher who wanted to burn the quran.

They won't last two minutes if the EDL are there (English Defence League) - racist bunch of lager louts who will start a fight between members if there's no one else to kick off with. Finally a use for them.
 
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Why is it that all the religious nuts want to go back to the 12th century?
 
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Why is it that all the religious nuts want to go back to the 12th century?
That's the only era they get to rule things.
 
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The British Royal family has devolved into little more than a tourist attraction. Even so, in my opinion it is a dangerous one. After all, disdain for kings and aristocracy is not surprising in an American. As for the wacko organizations horning in on the publicity, so what? Who isn't.
 
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The British Royal family has devolved into little more than a tourist attraction. Even so, in my opinion it is a dangerous one. After all, disdain for kings and aristocracy is not surprising in an American. As for the wacko organizations horning in on the publicity, so what? Who isn't.
I'm against the Royal Family, but as long as they bring the money in (and they have no power anyway) I let it go.

If they start costing more than we get out of them, it's time to give them the boot.
 
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Why is it that all the religious nuts want to go back to the 12th century?
The Crusades?
 
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Just read that the members of the WBC are banned from entering Britain. Anyone else seen this?

EDIT: I know it's a while back, but apparently it still stands.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/7898972.stm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church#Banned_from_entering_the_UK

Plus they need a permit to protest.

A quote I liked from another forum:
Even if they got into the country ... even if they got a permit to protest ... do they really think the 1.2 million people who are expected to be there to watch the procession, wouldn't stop them the minute they tried to hold up a picket sign? Deluded, they are.
 
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Maybe the UK won't be as afraid as the US to take action against these hate mongerers?
We don't have a written constitution. Sometimes, being able to make up the rules as you go along is a big advantage.

Technically, any public demonstration that could be interpreted as causing offence to somebody is illegal in the UK, though mostly the powers that be use some common sense, and if the protesters disagree about the level of common sense that was applied, they can have their day in court later.

Somehow I don't think anybody trying to wave that WB placard would be around for more than a couple of minutes. The police would probably have to arrest them for their own protection, to stop the royalists who are already camping out on the streets to get the best view tearing them apart (literally).
 
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I also vaguely recall students who attacked the royal car are banned from the wedding place.
 
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Well there are reports that the police are taking a very hard stance on protestors.

It is guaranteed that they won't allow these people within the region of the wedding.

Those aside, the public won't stand for it. They're getting quite feisty lately and given it's the WBC it definitely won't go down well.
 
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If they had invited President Obama - the US would have greatly enhanced security.
 
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If they had invited President Obama - the US would have greatly enhanced security.
Really?

Bear in mind the army will be there as well anyway.

Would his bodyguards be allowed to carry weapons?

Aside from that, I can't see them doing much more.
 

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