How many marches are taking place this Saturday exactly?


by Sunny
29th October, 2009 at 10:54 am    

So, Anjem Choudhary and his publicity hungry band of Islamists from Islam4UK are planning to march this Saturday. They love creating trouble and the media love giving them the oxygen for their own agendas.

The Daily Express, naturally, went big on the whole thing. Which meant the English Defence League followed and decided to hold a counter-demonstration. Then the crew from Secular Democracy and BMSD decided to organise their own counter-demonstration (which I posted about a couple of days ago). I support the latter one.

Now it turns out two more counter-demonstrations are being organised. There’s Muslims4UK who are:
“Demonstrating against the forces of Hate: Al-Muhajiroun, English Defence League and the Daily Express” – now on Facebook and this website. And it looks like the UAF / hard-left crew are mobilising around the: ‘Protest against March4Sharia and the EDL!‘.

The Judean Christian’s People’s Front comes to mind, obviously, but I can’t wait! I’m going to go around with a video camera and try and catch all the competing marches and organisations on camera. Should be great fun.


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  1. Carl — on 29th October, 2009 at 11:34 am  

    Sunny, I’m going there you should join me and my single-man army, we are called the Christian-atheists-against-forces-of-evil-which-would-include-those-who-take-religion-too-far-I-mean-come-on-now-it’s-only-meant-to-be-a-bit-of-a-laugh-but-then-having-said-that-the-EDL-are-shit-too-and-it-doesn’t-take-a-genius-to-work-out-why-avowed-nazis-and-BNP-fash-like-them group. We are a splinter group of Christian-atheists-and-agnostics-with-good-intentions (-cut short, ed.)

  2. douglas clark — on 29th October, 2009 at 11:42 am  

    Yup. The only sensible groupiscule is BMSD.

    Whaddaya mean! We in the Judean Peoples Front hate and despise the Peoples Front of Judea.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb_qHP7VaZE

  3. Eben — on 29th October, 2009 at 11:53 am  

    The last march mentioned is more Alliance for Workers’ Liberty than UAF.

  4. The Common Humanist — on 29th October, 2009 at 11:55 am  

    Here in Leeds we are getting the EDL on Saturday at 1pm, City Square (the Council is presently putting protective barriers round the brilliant statues and have taken down the Christmas Tree after about a day of being up (no lights as yet).

    So no doubt there will be the full range of anti fascists, right wing islamists and all sorts of onlookers. Should be good street theatre if nothing else – providing no one gets hurt. All police leave is cancelled as well.

    West Yorkshire – not so much a conurbation as a state of mind.

  5. falcao — on 29th October, 2009 at 12:04 pm  

    I don’t see this kind of thing as fun it will just generate more hatred on the streets and cause even more tension between communities.

    The objective of the organisers will have been met no doubt with the publicity and tensions that will follow.

  6. Andrew — on 29th October, 2009 at 12:12 pm  

    This isn’t from a Monty Python sketch, it is!?

  7. The Common Humanist — on 29th October, 2009 at 12:22 pm  

    “I don’t see this kind of thing as fun it will just generate more hatred on the streets”

    Similar to schools run by HuT then.

  8. zaffer — on 29th October, 2009 at 12:53 pm  

    So if it all kicks off can we assume that Islam4UK will buddy up with EDL, muslims4UK and UAF will buddy up and Secular Democracy and BMSD ( never heard of either of these) will act as referees?

  9. BenSix — on 29th October, 2009 at 1:04 pm  

    Don’t forget my fledgling groupuscule, British Democrats for Secular Muslims. We’re fighting for the age-old principles of immaturity, and giggling at the back of the class.

  10. Dan — on 29th October, 2009 at 1:22 pm  

    Does anyone know the status of the EDL march in Leeds? I assumed it would be cancelled if they’re doing a counter protest in London, but the Yorkshire Evening Post seem to think it’s still on?

  11. The Common Humanist — on 29th October, 2009 at 2:17 pm  

    Dan

    I think, unfortunately, it is still on.

    Will post here if I learn anything new.

    Cheers

    TCH

  12. Dan — on 29th October, 2009 at 2:29 pm  

    TCH – cheers. It’s a little worrying if there’s enough of these losers to stage 2 protests at once!

  13. Andrew — on 29th October, 2009 at 2:44 pm  
  14. dave bones — on 29th October, 2009 at 3:03 pm  

    yeah yeah yeah the last time the sikhs turned up, the national front turned up, the UBA (United british Alliance) turned up and the Al Muj posse switched venue at the last minute to somewhere in forest gate if I remember rightly, just in case you are dissapointed.

  15. The Common Humanist — on 29th October, 2009 at 3:27 pm  

    Regarding the Leeds demo – is there any info on a counter demonstration(s) by anyone????

  16. Andrew — on 29th October, 2009 at 4:32 pm  

    The UAF is countering the EDL in Leeds.

    Hopefully this London outing by Anjem and his goons will be the end for Al-Muhajiroon. Every Muslim organisation of whichever type of ‘politics’ seems to be against them. Like this statement I just found:

    http://isb.org.uk/pages06/pr_islam4uk_Oct2009.asp

    WE TURN OUR BACKS ON THE PREACHERS OF HATE

    “The handful of followers of Islam4UK do not preach peace or decency; they do not preach Islam. Their actions cause social unrest, anxiety and hate. We turn our backs on the preachers of hate. It is our firm belief that through this message, We are also the vast almost complete majority of British Muslims. We are the overwhelming majority of British citizens. And together, We must come together to reject the distortions, misrepresentations and hate messages of 31st October 2009.”

  17. Reza — on 29th October, 2009 at 5:58 pm  

    Wouldn’t it be great if BMSD supporters spoke to EDL supporters to see if they really are what they say they are?

    I mean, if the EDL are just a front for racists and their official anti-racist, ant-extremist line is a convenient lie then any intelligent person would be able to see through it.

    Let’s hope that the organisers of BMSD talk to the organisers of the EDL.

    As for the UAF / hard-left crew, this statement says everything we need to know:-

    “…a working-class, anti-capitalist, anti-racist presence that can make a positive case for secularism, workers’ unity and common struggle against the far-right communalist reaction of both Islam4UK and the EDL.”

    F*ckwits.

  18. Anon — on 29th October, 2009 at 6:56 pm  

    As for the UAF / hard-left crew, this statement says everything we need to know:- “…a working-class, anti-capitalist, anti-racist presence that can make a positive case for secularism, workers’ unity and common struggle against the far-right communalist reaction of both Islam4UK and the EDL.”

    It’s got nothing to do with UAF. The statement is signed by the Worker-Communist Party of Iran (Hekmatist), the Worker-Communism Unity Party of Iran and the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty.

    Before you start calling people fuckwits wouldn’t it be a good idea if you (and Sunny for that matter) acquired the ability to read?

  19. Reza — on 29th October, 2009 at 7:03 pm  

    Anon

    I apologise for my error. However, if the protest has anything to do with my ancestral compatriot Maryam Namazie, then “fuckwits” is a very apt description.

    Communists are fuckwits, as are any supporters of fascism and totalitarianism.

  20. AsifB — on 30th October, 2009 at 1:53 am  

    Do you think if nobody had counter demonstrated, then Anjem Choudhary and the EDL mob would have just been ignored and looked like Halloween/early Bonfire night freaks to anyone passing by ?

  21. Andy Gilmour — on 30th October, 2009 at 1:55 am  

    Are all these marches part of the government’s plans to fight obesity?

    Seems like a great idea, getting folk out in the fresh (well, ok, what almost-passes-for-’fresh’ in London) air.

    And a chance to meet up with so many of their fellow walking-enthusiasts, too.

    Splendid!

    :-)

  22. Auntie Vera — on 30th October, 2009 at 6:17 am  

    -2-9- BMSD must not be confused with BDSM*.

    We sadists and masochists disdain to exhibit ourselves in public in so vulgar a manner!

    We have nothing to lose but our chains!

    * Bondage, Discipline and Sado-Masochism if you absolutely Must know!

  23. marvin — on 30th October, 2009 at 8:54 am  

    Hahah, I wonder how the Muslims4UK group would respond to a BDSM group? Religious groups and sexual deviant groups aren’t normally the best bedfellows! LOL. I wonder if they’d be in agreement with Al-Maj on the issue… Then how would they respons to Al-Maj

  24. Sofi — on 30th October, 2009 at 10:03 am  

    it would have been far more entertaining if the BDSM crew had organised a counter demo to Anjem’s.

  25. Anon — on 30th October, 2009 at 12:15 pm  

    “if the protest has anything to do with my ancestral compatriot Maryam Namazie, then ‘fuckwits’ is a very apt description”

    I would agree with your description of Namazie, though for different reasons.

    However, the Worker-Communist Party of Iran (Hekmatist) is in fact a split from Namazie’s WPI.

    In future, before Sunny or anyone else throws around accusations against UAF, it would be a good idea to check the details.

  26. fugstar — on 30th October, 2009 at 1:19 pm  

    Muslims4UK is for those who wouldn’t want to be seen within a mile of bmsd. seems to have most community legitimacy from the muslim quarters, much more so than bmsd.

    bit of a joke though. only the press wins.

  27. Refresh — on 30th October, 2009 at 1:31 pm  

    Looks more like a ‘I’ll see you behind the bike-shed’ V. ‘You got to catch me first’ event

    Pathetic.

    Didn’t Michael Heseltine, in his day, try to set-up counter demos to the big CND marches using hired hands so he could bring in the Cruise Missiles?

    What we actually need is a counter demo by their respective parents.

  28. Tze Ming — on 30th October, 2009 at 3:26 pm  

    At least it looks like the two actually relevant muslim counterdemos, BDSM, I mean, ah, whatever, and Muslims4UK are joining forces – if you look, you will notice that their demos are both at the same time, same place, Picadilly Circus 1pm, i.e. they are manifestly the same demo. I have a feeling that while all the actual Muslim communities will turn up to support secular democracy at that demo, the press will ignore them while chasing the beardies and the skins and the anti-fash white kids around the streets, while the right wing press demands “why aren’t Muslim communities taking a stand against extremism?” Sigh. I’ve seen this shit before.

  29. Naadir Jeewa — on 30th October, 2009 at 3:47 pm  

    I’m with BenSix. Please can the BDSM do some geek placards.

    I could only think of the following:
    “End the secular decline” with a graph of the jobless economic recovery.

    Down with elevated BNP. Reduce ProBNP precursors!

    Any other ideas?

  30. fugstar — on 30th October, 2009 at 4:02 pm  

    Or some brotherly Slap’N'Hug treatment.

  31. Kismet Hardy — on 30th October, 2009 at 4:10 pm  

    BDSM. Ha ha ha.

  32. Naadir Jeewa — on 30th October, 2009 at 4:11 pm  
  33. The Common Humanist — on 30th October, 2009 at 4:45 pm  

    Sofia

    LoL! That would be quite a sight to see.

    TCH

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