Christine Brim - Registered Agent
Vicky Marlene Kaufer - Director
Christopher Knowles - Director
Edward S May - Director
The Centre for Vigilant Freedom has now renamed itself as the International Civil Liberties Alliance in its public works.
The funding for both of these groups comes via Christine Brim who works for the Centre for Security Policy as US Neo-Conservative / Zionist think tank with links to Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Richard Perle.
Christine Brim is Senior Vice President for Policy and Program Management at the Center for Security Policy. She is also executive director for the Victory Coalition Fund, "an incubator for new projects working against Islamism." Before joining the Center for Security Policy, Brim was a senior associate at the Lexington Institute and the Center for Vigilant Freedom. She received her MBA from George Mason University.
The website of the Center for Vigilant Freedom (which now redirects to the rebranded International Civil Liberties Alliance) was registered to Brim, who gave an email address at the Envoy Group, a private company based in Brim's town of Fairfax, Virginia. 
In a November 2007 article, Brim commented on a Haaretz article about Jewish support for Jean-Marie Le Pen. She noted that the Center for Vigilant Freedom had not invited Le Pen to the recent CounterJihad conference, because of his 'current and past positions on Israel, the Holocaust and anti-semitism.'
We suggest looking for the possible movement of Le Pen’s political party Front National towards the center-right, as they may change their platform to pro-active support to improve the situations of European Jews and Israel. The same trend is happening in Austria, and with the BNP in the UK (also not invited and did not attend the conference). If such parties specifically state pro-Israel positions, and take real actions opposing anti-semitism and disavowing previous positions - and reach out to Jewish constituents and encourage Jewish participation in party positions - these are real actions to observe, and to approve. They have not done this yet - but are starting.
The Center for Security Policy is a Washington-based organization set up by the hardline neoconservative Frank Gaffney, who worked in the defence department during the Ronald Reagan era. According to Jim Lobe, it is a "a small think tank funded mainly by U.S. defence contractors, far-right foundations, and right-wing Zionists". It operates with the tagline 'promoting peace through strength', by which they appear to mean that global US dominance is the route to peace.
The Center states its mission as follows:
To identify challenges and opportunities likely to affect American security, broadly defined, and to act promptly and creatively to ensure that they are the subject of focused national examination and effective action.
The Center has run campaigns and research on the subjects of nuclear deterrents, the war of ideas, weapons in space, Islamism and terror, among others. Indeed Frank J. Gaffney Jnr describes his Center for Security Policy as "the special forces in the war of ideas", stating that it has the advantage over a think tank of not being "slow and unwieldy" and being "able to turn around a product in a matter of hours".
During the Carter and Clinton administrations, the group who formed the basis for the Center for Security Policy, the neoconservatives, found themselves in opposition to a Democratic administration with different foreign policy aims and methodologies. Along with the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), the CSP became the main bedrock of shadow defence policy during the 1990s.
When George W. Bush, himself a hard-line neoconservative, was elected in the year 2000, members of the Center for Security Policy gained important positions in the administration. Frank Gaffney, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and John Bolton are all names that have become synonymous with the neoconservative agenda and aggressive "War on Terror" foreign policy that has been a feature of the world in the past 8 years, providing much work and profit to companies such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The events of September 11, 2001 gave the Center for Security Policy a new impetus to push both its war of ideas and its idea of “America the vulnerable”, building on its "educational video" of 1998 with the same name, and through Gaffney and the CSP’s network of members throughout the administration. Indeed, when Donald Rumsfeld addressed the ‘Keeper of the Flame’ banquet in November 2001 he said of Gaffney, "If there was any doubt about the power of your ideas, one only has to look at the number of Center associates who people this administration — and particularly the Department of Defense — to dispel them." He made this statement in front of a banner proclaiming CSP’s ominous motto of “Peace Through Strength”, suggesting that the CSP was influential in the early stages of the supposed “War on Terror”.
Due to the nature of the CSP and its position as a non-profit organisation funding is acquired through donations made by individuals and other organisations. However, it is the source in which the funding is obtained from that requires a cause for concern. Grants from certain foundations are a particular aspect which portrays the links to other right wing factions.
Since 1988 the CSP has received $6,237,624 in grants from different foundations ranging from $1,000 to $350,000. On some occasions the reason for giving the sum of money is left un-discussed suggesting a somewhat underhand tactic of funding. This is particularly true of the foundations which regularly donate to the CSP. 
The Carthage Foundation, the Sarah Scaife Foundation and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Inc. have made regular donations and state that they are funding general operations.
The Sarah Scaife Foundation and the Carthage Foundation
Richard Mellon Scaife has control over these two foundations which regularly donate to CSP. Scaife is well-known for his contributions to “conservative” causes. This may be due to the interest he has over policy regarding his main assets and interests. These are his family’s ownership over Gulf Oil Corporation, ownership of Koppers and Carborundum corporations and participation in the uranium cartel. By 1999, the Washington Post reported that the Scaife Foundations had given $340 million to conservative causes and institutions.
The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs is closely tied to the Center for Security Policy. These two institutions have been likened to the Committee on the Present Danger and their influence in the Carter Administration. A number of the members of both organisations have filtered into governmental positions through the Clinton Administration and maintained the neo-conservative agenda through active pursuit of goals such as support for national missile defense, opposition to arms control treaties, backing of wasteful weapons systems, arms aid to Turkey and American unilateralism. However, central to all these is the current Israeli situation.
Richard Perle and John Bolton are both highly influential members of JINSA and CSP. Perle is a Consultant to the Secretary of Defense and several US multinational companies and Bolton served as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations from August 1, 2005 to December 9, 2006. The mission statement of the organisation states:
JINSA works to strengthen support for the U.S. military and its ability to meet future challenges and crises. Changes in American military deployments since the end of the Cold War, new deployments in the war against terrorists and the states that harbor and support them, and changes in funding and technology for our forces, require an informed and supportive public. JINSA works to educate its 20,000 members, leading policy makers and the public at large about key policy initiatives and requirements.
War is the agenda that is pursued by JINSA and its members. Michael Ledeen, a highly influential figure in the organisation, stated that "regime change by any means necessary in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority is an urgent imperative. Anyone who dissents -- be it Colin Powell's State Department, the CIA or career military officers -- is committing heresy against articles of faith that effectively hold there is no difference between US and Israeli national security interests, and that the only way to assure continued safety and prosperity for both countries is through hegemony in the Middle East--a hegemony achieved with the traditional cold war recipe of feints, force, clientism and covert action.
JINSA's pursuit of American/Israeli interests in the Middle-East will potentially result in what Michael Ledeen calls "total war".
Project for a New American Century
"We seem to have forgotten the essential elements of the Reagan Administration's success: a military that is strong and ready to meet both present and future challenges; a foreign policy that boldly and purposefully promotes American principles abroad; and national leadership that accepts the United States' global responsibilities." 
The close-ties between the CSP and Project for a New American Century are by far the most prominent. Top officials and influential figures are members or maintain close links with both organisations. These include Frank Gaffney, the founder of CSP, Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney amd Donald Rumsfeld.
Once again it is clear that an aggressive pro-military action is clearly on the agenda of these closely-tied organisations. Reference to the Reagan administration in the statement of principles portrays a lust to return to the older ruthless regime. Combined with the continued presence of individuals such as Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney in current government activities, it is clear that the right-wing influence was embedded deep into the Bush II administration.
Due to the CSP's stance on aggressive military improvement, weapons contractors are keen to support the influential group in lobbying for further advancements to be given the green light, in particular the Star Wars operations.
The biggest beneficiary think tank of Ballistic Missile Defense is Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy, which has received over $2 million in corporate donations since its founding in 1988, mostly from major Star Wars contractors like Lockheed Martin and Boeing.
These corporate donations are then spent on lobbying for higher military spending, enabling weapons manufacturers to profit from government budgets.
Ray has in turn made some significant allegations about the role of one Chris Knowles of the Civil Liberties Alliance in establishing the EDL:
The very first meeting in London when Steven Yaxley-Lennon aka “Tommy” assumed the leadership role of the English Defence League with Chris Knowles (CLA) and others present whose names I have, Jeff Marsh aka Joe Cardiff from Wales was due to attend the meeting but Chris Renton EDL alias John Sheridan prevented him from attending by arranging to meet him about buying hooligan books on the same day.
The Civil Liberties Alliance is a project of the Centre for Vigilant Freedom (CVF), a US-based organisation which has organised a series of counterjihad conferences involving far-right parties from across Europe. Virginia corporate records show that Christopher Knowles has been a director of the Centre since 2007. The list of directors also include two other significant figures:
•Edward S. May, who as "Baron Bodissey" runs the Gates of Vienna blog, a clearing-house for Islamophobic material from across Europe, from his home in rural Virginia.
•Christine Brim, a key player in stoking the Park 51 controversy and the Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Security Policy, one of the central think tanks in the US Islamophobia network.
Fear Inc notes of the Center for Security Policy:
In 2009, CSP’s annual revenue was nearly $4 million, and Frank Gaffney’s annual salary was nearly $300,000 as president of the organization. Over the past decade, the Scaife foundations gave CSP nearly $3 million, the Bradley Foundation more than $800,000, the Becker foundations about $375,000, and the Anchorage and William Rosenwald funds about $437,000, with the Fairbrook Foundation contributing smaller amounts. All told, CSP received about $20 million in revenue between 2002 and 2009.
Gaffney and CSP use this money to promote an increasingly paranoid misrepresentation of the threats posed by Islam in America. The baseless accusations peddled by Gaffney and his think tank echo the tactics of Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s, who claimed that communists had thoroughly infiltrated the federal government of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. But Gaffney’s tactics take a page from the radical religious right as well, conflating all of the followers of a non-Christian religion as enemies of the state and society and then providing talking points that marry the two nonexistent threats. Anders Breivik, the confessed Norway terrorist, cited Gaffney and CSP seven times in his manifesto.
In the same month, Aeneas left a comment on the Lionheart blog, inviting Paul Ray to become involved in the network.
A German YouTube interview with Aeneas appears to show the same individual who Ray claims is Chris Knowles. This individual also appears in a video of a meeting between the EDL leadership and an Australian TV crew.
In June 2010, Aeneas reported on the Counterjihad Zurich conference:
The EDL presentation to the conference, entitled ‘The Anatomy of an EDL Demo’ used the recent demonstration at Newcastle as a case study of street level activism. The presentation included organisational dynamics, deployment, logistics and transportation, the importance of having productive working relations with the police, the stewarding system, divisional structure, inclusivity of all those who have a stake in or interest in opposing sharia to create a diverse, varied and effective organisation, the networking and social possibilities that are created by demonstrations, opposition tactics, and the issue of merchandising and its relationship to the creation of group identity and organisational presence.
The account of the meeting by Gates of Vienna suggests that the EDL presentation was actually delivered by Aeneas himself.
A number of circumstantial details suggest Chris Knowles and the blogger Aeneas Lavinium are indeed the same person. Both are CVF organisers, both have represented the CVF in Europe and both have the first name Chris.
Paul Ray confirms Chris Knowles is Aeneas Lavinium here ;
We can see that the EDL is not just an English protest group opposing Islam, it is a neo-conservative zionist project run and funded by Americans and US organisations linked to the Bush government, American department of defense and US billionaires who want to ensure Islamism is contained globally to defend the United States.
Chris Knowles who works for the Cebtre for Vigiliant Freedom as a director is a true Zionist and friend of America.
The EDL are not just interested in stopping Islam in England, they are part of a global Zionist network run via the Centre for Security Policy.
The Centre for Security Policy sets up organisations like the Centre for Vigiliant Freedom via Christine Brim and then they hire people like Chris Knowles in Britain to help set up groups like the EDL and run them in line with US foreign policy requirements.
As stated above, " Paul Ray has in turn made some significant allegations about the role of one Chris Knowles of the Civil Liberties Alliance in establishing the EDL:
The very first meeting in London when Steven Yaxley-Lennon aka “Tommy” assumed the leadership role of the English Defence League with Chris Knowles (CLA) and others present whose names I have, Jeff Marsh aka Joe Cardiff from Wales was due to attend the meeting but Chris Renton EDL alias John Sheridan prevented him from attending by arranging to meet him about buying hooligan books on the same day. "
It was Chris Knowles who set up the EDL with Alan Lake at that meeting and put Tommy Robinson in charge.
Christine Brim via her job at the Centre for Security Policy where she runs the Victory Coalition Fund which sets up and sponsors groups like the EDL ensures that anti-Islam movements are established around the world.
Alan Lake is a true Zionist and defender of Israel.
He turned the EDL from a bunch of thugs to the most powerful street army for the defence of Israel in British history.
Paul Ray lies when he says that Alan Lake and a cabal of Zionists is using two Irish men, Tommy Robinson and Kev Carroll, to get English patriots to start a war with Muslims in Britain to benefit Israel and Zionism.
The Searchlight magazine when it was run by Nick Lowles wrote fake stories about Alan Lake and the EDL.
Nick Lowles was an anti-Zionist socialist and so attacked the EDL in Searchlight.
Now Nick Lowles has been sacked from Searchlight and Gerry Gable has taken it back over.
We in the Zionist Network hear that he was sacked from Searchlight due to his attacks on the EDL, Alan Lake and him being anti-Zionist.
The Zionist financial backers of the magazine demanded he be sacked we heard.
Gerry Gable is a trusted Zionist whose son served in the IDF and who is a supporter of Israel.
Now we can hope that the lies that Nick Lowles printed about the EDL and Alan Lake, Britains truest Zionist, in Searchlight will stop.
The leadership of the English Defence League has distanced itself from the group's Jewish Division, because of its partnership with the far-right American group Jewish Task Force.
The head of the EDL's Jewish division, Roberta Moore, previously announced that the group was working with the JTF, whose leader Victor Vancier has been imprisoned for terrorism offences.
This week the EDL's leadership issued a statement saying that if the Jewish Division continued relations with the JTF, they would sever ties with her.
It said: "A member of the Jewish Division this week decided to link herself with terrorist organisation JTF. This was the decision and wishes of one single individual within the EDL, and does not mean that the EDL is linked with this movement.
"If they [the Jewish EDL] continue with their plans to forge links with the terrorist JTF, the EDL will have no option but to sever its links with the Jewish division as we cannot support terrorist sympathisers."
But Ms Moore said she was determined to continue the affiliation. She said the EDL leadership who had released the statement were "complete idiots," adding: "I have put my foot down; I am the one in contact with the JTF. If some people don't like it, then screw them. There are lots of Jewish people very upset that the EDL put out that statement - and I haven't received any personal messages telling me to cut off contact with Victor."
However, the EDL made it clear that they and Ms Moore were at odds on the matter. A spokesman said: "The EDL never has and never will have any affiliations with the Jewish Task Force. Unfortunately Ms Moore has caused a great deal of trouble and unrest within the EDL because of her gung-ho attitude."
The EDL spokesman above lied about the EDL not being connected with the Jewish Task Force. Here is a picture of the Jewish Task Force leader at the EDL Amsterdam Demonstration on 31st October 2010
EDL boss Tommy Robinson says he has 24-hour guard, claiming that Muslim extremists have threatened to "behead" his family. Yeah? (I added the emphasis)
A couple of paragraphs into the piece, the Star boasted of having "sparked a huge nationwide debate" in which "critics" had rubbished the EDL as racist thugs while "supporters" were claiming the EDL "are raising legitimate concerns among British people."
It is followed by a long series of quotes from Robinson. Here's the conclusion:
"Labour have destroyed this country and we want our rights back for British people. We have done all this in just two years without any funding or marketing.
We have really struck a chord with the working classes that the three main parties have failed to do."
And the article also showed a 1% increase in support for the EDl among its readers. "We asked in yesterday's voteline if you would back the EDL and 99% of you said you would."
After publishing quotes from three MPs from each of the main parties, in which they poured scorn on the EDL, it ran a vox pop with people for and against the group.
The Star's coverage is manna from heaven for the EDL. Burrell's article quotes a supporter, Stephen Martin, who wrote on Facebook: "TODAY i sat there with my daily star with PRIDE, the pictures and banners were fair, the write up was fair, the Star comment was fair and 98 per cent back us... We have a voice now, 25p a day, if they have 74,000 new readers, we have a BIGGER voice."
I also noted the way in which the EDL made capital out of Robinson being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman on BBC2's Newsnight last week. "That is how far the EDL has come," it reported on its website.
It allowed Tommy to get "his vitally important message across," it said. "And from this new position of the public awareness of the EDL, and what it stands for, we can only move forward again. No surrender!"
Well, I saw that interview and what was striking about it was the way in which Paxman - without hectoring - managed to show that Robinson had no evidence for his central claim that sharia law was being imposed within Britain.
His ignorance and intolerance were exposed by Paxman's questioning, and I'm sure that most Newsnight viewers saw through his blustering bigotry.
The EDL coalesced out of small groups connected to Luton’s football gangs, and Lennon’s peculiar statement seemed highly incongruous. The ignorant football thugs amongst the EDL’s rank and file had quite likely never given Israel a second thought – defending England from “Muslamic” terrorists was their primary concern. Why was a foreign flag being flown alongside St. George’s cross at rallies?
Since when had defending England meant championing diversity and multiculturalism? The EDL website hosted images of a multiracial organisation, its leaders made a point of stressing the movement’s diversity and support for minorities who were not Muslim, and the group has at various times operated a Pakistani Christian Division, Jewish Division, Sikh Division, Disabled Division, and even a LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Division . This image of a liberal, open-minded EDL jarred with reality, as many of its members were actually hostile towards ethnic minorities.
It seemed almost as if the EDL had an astute public relations department, working hard to make the movement seem less offensive in the eyes of the public.
Alan Lake, Wealthy Mastermind Behind The EDL
Alan Lake EDLThe man responsible for the direction of the EDL was “Alan Lake” – real name, Alan Ayling. Ayling, a wealthy businessman and rabid anti-Muslim with close links to SION’s Geller and Spencer, formed the EDL with the express intention of using them as a puppet army, to physically confront Muslims on the streets.
Ayling spelt out his agenda during a speech at a seminar on Islamisation in Malmö, Sweden, on September 6th 2009, where he openly admitted to using “the physical groups”, the football lads, to bulk up – in terms of both size and muscle – anti-Muslim protests .
He made his intentions equally clear in a Guardian article that same month:
“We are catching a baby at the start of gestation…We have a problem with numbers. We have an army of bloggers [in the far-right] but that’s not going to get things done…Football fans…are a hoi polloi that gets off their backsides and travels to a city and they are available before and after matches.”
The founding meeting of the EDL even took place in Ayling’s expensive London flat; he is accurately described when called the group’s financier and strategist.
Words Of Violence, And Defence Of Terror
The EDL claim to support peaceful opposition to Islam, yet Ayling’s language has been anything but peaceful. Writing on his 4Freedoms website in May 2010, he casually talked about the torture and execution of alleged pro-Muslim British political and religious leaders, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, David Cameron, and Nick Clegg. Referring to the Islamic enclaves that he believes will exist in Britain in 20 or 30 years time, Ayling wrote that by :
“forcing these liberal twits into those enclaves, we will be sending them to their death at worst, and at best they and their families will be subjected to all the depredations, persecution and abuse that non-Muslims worldwide currently ‘enjoy’ in countries like Pakistan… It will be great to see them executed or tortured to death.”
Anders Breivik EDLAnders Behring Breivik, the nationalist terrorist who murdered 77 in Norway on July 22nd 2011, was a keen follower of the anti-Jihadist bloggers featured on Ayling’s website. Breivik praised the EDL in his manifesto and posted on forums linked to the group . Following the Norwegian terror attack Ayling was actually questioned by police, keen to establish whether he might be the English mentor “Richard The Lionhearted” – of whom Breivik speaks admiringly in his sprawling manifesto.
Whilst Ayling was released without charge by police, some continue to allege that he is indeed “Richard The Lionhearted”. Most prominent amongst them is Paul Ray, a disgruntled former EDL member who had been present at the group’s founding meeting in Ayling’s flat. Ray had the misfortune to blog using the name “Lionheart”, and so naturally became a person of interest to the authorities in the aftermath of Oslo and Utoya. He flew voluntarily to Norway from his home on Malta to be interviewed by police, and continues to claim that he was set up by Alan Ayling, who he believes to be the real “Richard” – though his evidence seems entirely circumstantial.
Ayling made sure to publically condemn Breivik’s attack but also described it as “chickens come home to roost” . He wasn’t the only member of the EDL to exploit the Norwegian’s murderous attack.
Roberta Moore edlAyling’s friend Roberta Moore headed the EDL’s Jewish Division, until she became a little too outspoken about her extremist anti-Muslim, pro-Zionist beliefs. A Brazilian-born Jew, Moore is believed to have been responsible for Stephen Lennon’s appearance at a September 2011 EDL demonstration, from which he’d been banned by police but which he managed to sneak into by absurdly disguising himself as a Rabbi.
Moore’s comments during Breivik’s trial were highly disturbing. In April 2012 she wrote an article published on the Jewish Defence League UK’s blog, in which she described Breivik’s trial as a “kangaroo court” and defended him against charges of child murder by repeating his defence that the victims had actually been young adults attending an “indoctrination camp”, who were “not innocent”. She then stated:
“I hold the same amount of sympathy for…those on Utoya as I would if somebody committed this act on a Hitler Youth camp in the 1940’s, or were they just ‘children’ as well?”
The EDL did not distance themselves from Moore’s outrageous comments, and for some time she continued to run their official Jewish Division Facebook page to spread anti-Muslim hate speech.
Lennon himself appeared on BBC2’s Newsnight to discuss Breivik’s attack, and at the end of the interview Jeremy Paxman did a startled double take when Lennon appeared to make a veiled threat about a similar future attack “on British soil” .
Rabbi Nachum Shifren
Rabbi Nachum ShifrenRabbi Nachum Shifren is another Zionist with connections to the EDL. Shifren has attended and given speeches at EDL demonstrations , once served in the Israeli Defence forces, fitness trained Israeli paratroopers, and was reportedly Rabbi Meir Kahane’s driver . Kahane was the founder of the extremist US-based Jewish Defence League, and he was once described as preaching “a radical form of Jewish nationalism which reflected racism, violence and political extremism” – ironically by the notorious pro-Jewish pressure group the Anti-Defamation League!
The EDL’s Puppetmasters And The Neocon Agenda
Whilst this article can only scratch the surface of the EDL’s story, it should by now be apparent that the movement is not what it claims to be. Powerful and wealthy strategists, working to realise the goals of Zionist extremists in the US, were fundamental in the development of the organisation.
The rowdy working class men on the streets were brought together, funded and organised to add a physical street-level presence to a war that had previously only been fought by non-working class Zionist keyboard warriors in the anti-Muslim bloggersphere.
It was never an organic, grassroots movement – and it does not represent the best interests of the English or British people.
No doubt many who joined the EDL believed that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” – but the people pulling the strings of the EDL are anything but friends of the British people. Ayling, Geller, Spencer and co. are responsible for enabling an utterly ruthless, immoral and destructive agenda for global domination – a Neocon plan to “secure the realm”, and the world’s resources, at the expense of whoever might be unfortunate enough to get in their way.