Saturday, March 18, 2006

March For Free Expression



Good news for those elements on the left who oppose next week’s March For Free Expression - the Muslim Action Committee (MAC) is organising a series of counter-demonstrations in towns across the country for those who are against free speech or only support it in a limited way on their own terms.

MAC is an umbrella body representing many British mosques and political organisations (including the widely-banned Hizb uh-Tahrir). It was behind the “moderate” February 18th cartoon demo in London where placards such as these conveyed an underlying message of threat:



MAC has a website and blog devoted to opposing next week’s march.

Millions of people have died to protect the freedoms we enjoy today. Don’t take those freedoms for granted. Please be at Trafalgar Square next Saturday.



Update Sunday. Similar sentiments from Nick Cohen in today's Observer.

4 Comments:

Blogger Alison said...

We intend to be. With a gaggle of dastardly europeans and the odd tax paying fully legal Brazilian. See you there.

9:57 pm  
Blogger Grumpy Troll said...

I can be there if there is someone generous enough to get me a plane ticket for a weekend break to London … Pretty please?

7:00 am  
Blogger DFH said...

See you there Alison. Or maybe not - hopefully there'll be just too many people!

Wish I could help you out Grumpy, but I can't. I'm making a 500 mile round-trip myself next Saturday.

8:24 am  
Blogger Grumpy Troll said...

Drat! Is there no one on the internet generous enough to send a few hundred pounds to a stranger?

More seriously, good on you for standing up to the curbing of your freedoms.

9:18 am  

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