British Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, has said that he will use the Public Order Act to ban the Islam4UK protest in Wooton Bassett planned by Anjem Choudary. He said “The idea that anyone would stage this kind of demonstration in Wootton Bassett fills me with revulsion”.
Well yes, I’m sure it fills most people with revulsion but there’s this quaint concept in England called freedom of speech and even people like Anjem Choudary are entitled to it.
Let Choudary turn up with his mates and exercise their right to protest at our soldiers, just as long as everyone else who wants to stage a “counter protest” is allowed to exercise their right to protest at Choudary and his Islam4UK mates. I’m sure the BNP and EDL will be there, not to mention the families of soldiers and ordinary members of the public who will want to turn up and support our troops. The British government lets the violent fascists from Unite Against Fascism start riots at EDL protests so it’s only fair.
Choudary wants 500 muslim protesters carrying empty coffins in Wooton Bassett so the police won’t even have to bring their own body bags.