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Legal action is reportedly being considered by Newcastle United Football Club over the far-right English Defence League’s use of the club badge.

Given the strong attempts to exploit football networks across the country, including in Scotland, I hope other clubs will consider this action if viable.

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GCM flatsMosques in Glasgow and Kilmarnock have been identified by the far right Scottish Defence League and their English counterpart as possible scenes of protest.

In Glasgow, we understand that they have discussed George Square, Pollokshields and the Sheriff Court as possible locations. The latter seems like a strange place to hold a demonstration till it is understood that it is across the street from Glasgow Central Mosque.

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Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Police have said that permission would not be granted to the Scottish Defence League to protest.

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A common opinion expressed since news that the self-styled English and Scottish Defence Leagues were planning a protest in Glasgow has been that we ignore them. By mobilising against them, the argument goes, we give them the oxygen of publicity.

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