/ Would you accept money from the EDL
Just wonder if this is a principle too far.
The choice is theirs who they accept donations from.
At an organisational level HfH is a charity for people (soldiers) so it's aim should be towards them. They might have based their decision on whether they thought their members would be happy with it, or they could have thought that the charity's image may be negatively effected and hence donations reduced.
At an ethical level I don't know, should oil companies fund climate change projects? Should tobacco companies be allowed to donate to kids charities?If there's no publicity/benefit for the donator and no negative effect for the charity I don't see a problem with it. Consequentially it's better in the charities pockets than those donating.
It probably depends on two things, 1) whether you think charities should act with human values, and 2) whether you think on a personal level you lose integrity by accepting something from someone you fundamentally disagree with.
yea they should have accepted it and then given the money to help rebuild a mosque that has been vandalised. that would have certainly let the edl know there feelings on the issue.
Rather the other way around, I found this story rather uplifting and has lightened my mood about the whole mess we're in right now.
"A few missiles have been thrown, glass bottles and the like. The police are trying to surround them and they've been charging them as well with batons."
Why would a respectable charity take money from an organisation that spends its time rioting and peddling hate? Not so much a principle as a sensible PR decision as well as the right thing to do. Why would they tarnish their name with the EDLs attempts to seem reasonable and respectable.
> Rather the other way around, I found this story rather uplifting and has lightened my mood about the whole mess we're in right now.
Nice one, thanks for posting that.
id take it, and spend it on a f*cking sweet climbing trip to pakistan.
Yes, I'd happily accept money from the EDL. Or you. Or anybody else. Just gimme.
Nah, I'd buy a load of muslamic ray guns. That'd show'em.
> Nice one, thanks for posting that.
Quote of the year:
"Tea, biscuits, and football are a great and typically Yorkshire combination when it comes to disarming hostile and extremist views."
If only they came as standard on UKC threads ;0)
It's a tricky problem. George Bernard Shaw wrote a play about it (Major Barbara). Well worth a read.
I had a job (in conservation) sponsored by BNFL (amongst others) for a while
Ignoring the fact it's now World Domination Enterprizes or some other moniker rather than BNFL, why wouldn't you? Are they chucking lumps of plutonium through mosque windowd or something?
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