(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The British anti-racism and anti-fascism groups have mobilized their members and resources across the UK to isolate far-right groups such as the English Defense League (EDL).
The Unite Against Fascism (UFA) group announced 25 February as the date of its 2012 conference to be held in central London and said that the conference is considered as a chance for anti-fascists and anti-racists to organize their campaign for the coming year.
The UFA has successfully campaigned to boot the fascist British National Party (BNP) and the EDL out of Stoke-on-Trent and other key areas at the local elections, it said.
However, the threat of the EDL - now turning its violence against trade unionists and the left as well as Muslims - has not gone away.
The English Defense League (EDL), a group of viciously Islamophobic ideologues in Britain, is supported by far-right racist and fascist groups from across Europe.
The network of shadowy strategists behind the EDL is now under the spotlight as the identities of its leading figures are revealed.
Earlier, 'Alan Lake', the mastermind behind the strategy to unite football hooligan firms into the EDL's army of anti-Muslim racist thugs, was exposed as wealthy investment fund director Alan Ayling by the Sunday Times.
The paper also named the influential figure known as 'Gaia' and 'Dominque Devaux' as Ann Marchini, who runs a buy-to-let property empire from her £1.6m mansion in Highgate, north London.
The anti-Muslim racist network also includes Chris Knowles, known by the alias 'Aeneas', who has run the EDL's media operation and is central to its links with European and US far-right groups.
It was at Ayling's £500,000 Barbican flat that the EDL was established in 2009, according to disaffected founder member Paul Ray.
The founding meetings brought together Lake and the counter jihadists together with Ray, Stephen Yaxley Lennon - AKA 'Tommy Robinson', the former BNP member who now leads the EDL leader - and his cousin Kevin Carroll.
Marchini coordinated the European wing of a well funded US organisation, the Center for Vigilant Freedom, now folded into the International Civil Liberties Alliance, which exists to promote Islamophobic organization.
It backs the EDL and organizes its links with far-right and fascist groups across Europe and the US.
Racists and fascists in Britain and internationally are seeking the best way to capitalize on the economic crisis a rising tide of Islamophobia that has been encouraged by mainstream politicians, such as David Cameron of the UK and France's Nicolas Sarkozy.