The English Defence League, or in short EDL, is a street protest group in the United Kingdom which is against Sharia law and Islamism.  The group was founded in 2009 in Luton by Tommy Robinson. Groups including Unite Against Fascism (UAF) and Anonymous are against the EDL. 
A supporter of the English Defence League was later convicted for his involvement in the attack, and admitted causing criminal damage worth £1500.  Copsey noted that "it is hard to escape the conclusion that, on the ground, the EDL is a violent organisation."
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Sep 11, 2009 · Over the summer the English Defence League has staged about half a dozen demonstrations around England. In Birmingham, about 200 pretty fired-up young men came to the city to protest against "Islamic extremism and terrorism". It looks like the bad old days of pitched battles between skinheads and the Anti Nazi League.
The Ideology of the English Defence League comprises the beliefs of the English Defence League, a far-right, Islamophobic organisation in the United Kingdom. Political scientists identified the EDL as existing on the far-right of the left–right political spectrum.  Some academics used the terms "right-wing extremism",  and "extreme ...
Jun 27, 2009 · The English Defence League (EDL) is an English nationalist organization and Anti-Islamist street protest movement. The group describes itself as an anti-racist and human rights organisation. The ideology in forming the EDL was the belief that the religion of Islam "challenges an English, Christian way of life".
Jun 24, 2010 · Ben Gildey: Who Are the English Defence League? Ben Gidley June 24, 2010. In the last thirteen months, a totally new political phenomenon has taken to the political stage in the UK. The English Defence League (EDL), along with its offshoots in Wales and Scotland (the Welsh and Scottish Defence Leagues) appeared in the spring of 2009.