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.