“This [Mohammed] is a man that we SHOULD criticize. This is a man we have the RIGHT to criticize.”
The English Defence League organized a demonstration in Birmingham this past Saturday. For once the EDL supporters outnumbered the police — there were several thousand demonstrators hemmed in by about a thousand police. Check out this video to get a feeling for the size of the crowd.
When Tommy Robinson addressed the gathering, he took the opportunity to explain some of the important elements of Islamic theology and legal doctrine. Tommy told the audience that he had read the entire Sira [biography of Mohammed] by Ibn Ishaq while he was in solitary confinement last winter, and he quoted from it to help his listeners gain a better understanding of the Koran, the Doctrine of Abrogation, and the life of Mohammed:
It’s an impressive talk, one of the most substantive and inspiring that I’ve ever heard him give.
Kevin Carroll’s speech is also well with listening to, and may be heard here.
Other speeches from the demonstration are available at the EDL website.