Tomorrow was supposed to be the big day in London: under the leadership of Anjem Choudary and Islam4UK, British Muslims planned to march for sharia in the UK. Marchers were to begin at 1:00 pm at the Houses of Parliament, stop by 10 Downing Street, and finish up in Trafalgar Square at 4:00 pm.
However, Islam4UK abruptly announced this evening that it had canceled the march. Needless to say, it was all the fault of violent racist extreme right-wing infidels:
On 31st October 2009, Islam4UK in conjunction with al-Muhajiroun had planned to organise a unique march in Central London which aimed to highlight the superiority of the Shari’ah over that of British democracy and man-made law.
Alhamdulillah (all praise be to Allah), in the last two weeks there has been overwhelming support from the Muslim community, in relation to the March4Shariah campaign; furthermore, articles displayed on the Islam4UK website illustrating examples of what could happen to iconic landmarks under the Shariah in Britain, proved extremely popular and moreover created a great deal of awareness about the Islamic Shari’ah.
Unfortunately, in the run up to the planned event, it had also become apparent that certain right-wing/anti-Islamic organisations had become intent on preventing the march from going ahead, using threats of physical violence, including bomb and death threats to any member of the Muslim community who happened to attend the march.
In light of this, organisers of the March4Shariah campaign, after careful consultation, have decided to cancel the march in favour of securing the safety of the hundreds of Muslims who may have attended the march to voice their support for the Deen of Haq (Truth).
Consequently, we hereby request all Muslims in the UK, to desist from attending the march, and to furthermore prevent any other member of the Muslim community, who may have planned to attend, from doing so.
Mr. Choudary is offering believers an alternative to the March:
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We would also like to announce that there will be an exciting Islamic Roadshow which will be taking place as a replacement to the March4Shariah, on 31st October 2009. This event will be at an undisclosed location, however if any member of the public would like to attend or enquire about it they are advised to contact Anjem Choudary, UK Head of Al-Muhajiroun and Principal Lecturer at the London School of Shariah on: 07956 600 569.
And Islam4UK is not giving up the good fight:
Finally, we would like to say that indeed we will never stop calling for the implementation of the Shari’ah in the UK, and that we will continue in our struggle to make the Deen of Allah (SWT) dominate all over the world.
One has to wonder what is actually going on here. Were the Legions of the Prophet really that afraid of the EDL and its associated groups? They never have been before, and — in alliance with the “anti-fascists” of the UAF — they have always significantly outnumbered any gathering of anti-jihad demonstrators.
Was the march a hoax all along, designed to divert money and energy from the EDL’s demonstration in Leeds tomorrow?
Or have the Muslims in London adjourned in order to reconvene tomorrow in Leeds and perhaps engage in a bit of bovver with the “persons of English background” who are planning to protest the Islamization of their country?
I don’t know the answers to any of these questions. But it will be interesting to monitor the events tomorrow in Leeds.
Hat tip: Gaia. Also, thanks to Henrik for the title of this post.