Tiny Minority of Extremists Update: Free Muslims got less than 50 for their anti-terror rally. From the Telegraph, with thanks to Erick Stakelbeck:
A mass demonstration of 100,000 Muslims will take place in London next weekend as anger continues over publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The Muslim Action Committee, an umbrella group which claims to represent more than a million Muslims, said it would do as much as it could to prevent the ugly scenes seen last week when protesters carried placards issuing death threats and one man dressed as a suicide bomber.
But they said they needed to “channel” growing anger felt by communities across Britain that Muslims were being persecuted and made to feel like “second class citizens”.
Faiz Saddiqi, the committee convener, said: “It is a peaceful protest. We will not let it be hijacked by the fringe elements.
“It is a way of showing the depth of anger that Muslim communities feel about being continually insulted by the publication of these images.”
The march, on Feb 18, will go from Trafalgar Square to Hyde Park. Mr Saddiqi said that only banners and placards issued by the committee would be allowed.