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Muslim Council speaks out on need for demo

Issue No. 2220

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is throwing its weight behind a national demonstration against racism on Saturday 6 November.

The protest has been called by groups including Unite Against Fascism. An MCB spokesperson told Socialist Worker, “Muslims have often been unfairly targeted by newspapers and depicted as alien.

“We regularly receive reports of violent attacks against individuals and Mosques. Islamophobia is not merely an affront to British Muslims but to the very values we stand for in this country. We must stamp out this hatred.”

•Leicester Unite Against Fascism sprung into action last Saturday to build for protests against the racist English Defence League (EDL).

The EDL plans a demo in the city on Saturday 9 October.

“We have been leafleting mosques, churches and football grounds—and getting a great response,” says a UAF activist.

•Liverpool Nazi Nick Griffin was confronted by hundreds of demonstrators when he tried to bring the British National Party’s message of hate to Liverpool last Saturday.

He was forced to beat a hasty retreat.

•Glasgow anti-fascists broke up a British National Party stall in the city centre last Saturday.

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Tue 21 Sep 2010, 17:36 BST
Issue No. 2220
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