The outcome of the English Defence League demonstration on 21 July was a defeat for free speech, freedom of peaceful assembly, Police trust and the democratic process.
It was a victory for mob violence, intimidation of the police by the mob, the Sharia-pushers, and an encouragement to Muslim thugs who believe (rightly?) that all they need do in order to prevent the exercise of our rights is just show up, block our path with their bodies, and push back threatenly against the police and us.
But we do not tire in our efforts to speak our mind. We oppose the building of a new Mosque in Worcester. We oppose the anti-democratic forces that want to turn this country over to mob rule led by the Left-wing fringes of the Labour Party and/or the Sharia-pushers. As we said in our previous article directed to the Clergy who support the new Mosque:
The purpose of a mosque is to spread the religion and power of Islam. The Islamic ideology is in direct competition to other belief systems, religious and secular, and it hopes one day to crush them, violently if need be, and put those church leaders out of a job and convert their churches into Mosques. There cannot be any harmony, in the long term, with such a belief system.
We oppose the push to make this beautiful country resemble the likes of Pakistan, Egypt, Somalia or Sudan. Wherever the Sharia rules or influences public policy, there too will our traditional freedoms be diminished or evaporate all together.
Our Demo on 21 July was a small regional demonstration. The Demo on 1 September is a national one and promises to draw many more like-minded protestors who are patriots and wish to express their downright opposition to the horrors that are unfolding before our eyes.
We are a non-violent, law abiding group and always have been. We negotiate in good faith with the police before every demonstration. Those who oppose us often do not as in this demonstration. We have met several times with the Police and as of 10 days before the demonstration the opposition (the Left and Muslim radicals) refuse to meet with and negotiate with the Police. One of the slogans of the Left is ‘They shall not Pass’. This slogan is a clear intention to break the law and our rights to peacefully assemble. Will the Police face down this challenge?
One of the accusations we constantly face is the charge that we are ‘racist’. This lie needs yet again to be corrected. Islam is not a race. It is an ideology. Muslims are of many races because anyone can believe in Islam and become a Muslim. To criticise or critique an ideology has nothing to do with the racial characteristics of the followers of that ideology. Islam requires its adherents to follow the example of Mohammed who used all means, including violence and terrorism, to achieve his political power. It is no more racist to criticise Islam than it is to draw attention to the evils inflicted in the name of Communism.
Mohammed clearly stated his intentions and societal goals: “I have been commanded to fight against people, till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe in me (that) I am the messenger (from the Lord)…”
These words (and there are many more like them) from Islam’s sacred texts are ever present in the hearts and minds of his followers here in the UK, including in Worcester.
We will challenge these dangerous forces on 1 September. We trust the Police will reach deep into their best history and muster their moral and physical forces to show the good people of Worcester that democracy still lives. And unlike 21 July we ask again: Will the Police keep their promises to us and enforce our right to peacefully assemble, walk to the Cornmarket to give our speeches (as agreed with them), and then leave town?
On 1 September we will also show that the English Defence League is continuing its street protests against the Islamisation of our country.