Muslims demonstrated outside an East London police station today against last week’s anti-terror raid by armed officers.
In a sometimes tense stand-off, about 100 protestors were heavily outnumbered by police as fundamentalists waved placards and called for the implementation of Sharia Law in Britain.
The numbers were small and the demonstration peaceful following an appeal for calm by Scotland Yard’s Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman….
Small, yes, but four times larger than the Free Muslims March Against Terrorism last year.
Anjem Choudary, former UK head of the Islamic group al-Muhajiroun, and right-hand man to Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, the so-called Cleric of Hate, told demonstrators: “We have a right to defend ourselves. We will defend ourselves as a community, our lives, our honour. Cowardice and Islam cannot be in the heart of a Muslim at the same time.”
He added: “The Muslim community today are treated as second class citizens. There is a shoot and ask questions later policy which has been facilitated by a whole raft of Draconian laws.
“The police at the end of the day are implementing policies introduced by this government.”
The noisy demonstration outside Forest Gate police station was contained within a police pen opposite. Protestors waved placards against police tactics and shouted: “Hands off Muslims. Tony Blair is a terrorist and Tony Blair, watch your back.”
In a chilling aside, a statement put out by al-Ghurabaa, followers of Alh us-Sunnah Wal Jamaa, said that the killing of Muslims was the price Britons have to pay because of the “˜real terrorists in our midst”.