The British Oppression demo, which I mentioned earlier, is definitely taking place today. I’m surprised it was allowed to go ahead. As many on the earlier post and on blogs have pointed out, it is very likely to be Al-Mujjies and Al-Gubbies who are behind this rather than Hizb ut-Tahrir. Which begs the question: why would the police give a bunch of people most-likely-to-become-terrorists permission to demonstrate in front of Downing Street?
Update: I managed to talk to Riazat Butt from Islamophonic who went to the event and any suspicion that this was stage-managed by the police to give Muslims a bad name can be dispelled. She told me this.
There were around 200 Muslims, 200 NF/BNP supporters and around 300 police at the event. Most men wore masks around their faces and all the women, who were in a separate bit from men, wore veils (including a 6-8 year old girl). There were around 4 speakers and each was heavily shielded by supporters so no one could actually see who it was. Clearly the demonstrators were aware that the police was trying to identify them.
Riazat went into the crowd of Muslim supporters to record the speeches but was told off by some men for not wearing a veil and said she shouldn’t be standing with the men because that was un-islamic. She said she was quite intimidated and felt treated like a second-class citizen. Anjem Choudhary was their spokesperson of course. In his interview he condemned organisations like the MCB but was much nicer to Hizb ut-Tahrir. Well, ain’t that sweet…
Oh, and apparently the placards were completely non-inflammatory. The Al-Mujjies do have brains then. Choudhary was nevertheless calling for Shariah law to be established in Britain. Well there’s a surprise.
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