Yvonne Ridley is the political editor of the Islam Channel, the only English language Islamic focused satellite channel in Europe. She explained to Socialist Worker why the Islam Channel will be supporting the demonstration:
“We are planning to broadcast the speakers and live coverage from the demonstration. A unique attraction of the Islam Channel is that it covers rallies and events from start to finish.
“The Muslim community has found its strength and motivation and inspiration from the Stop the War movement. In particular it has given sisters a voice that they never would have had otherwise.
“So the anti-war movement has a very special place in the hearts of Muslims. It is natural that the Islam Channel would get involved with the Stop the War demonstration.
“We broadcast around the Middle East and beyond, and it will be of great interest to people around the world to see Muslims in Britain taking part in the demonstrations with the anti-war movement.”
National demonstration Manchester Saturday 23 September 1pm outside the Labour Party conference