BBC 2nd Jan 2009:
An Islamic group said to have links to an extremist movement is planning to march through the Wiltshire town of Wootton Bassett. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/8437658.stm )
Islam4UK, a platform for the global front Al-Muhajiroun, would like to announce the launch of a momentous march that is scheduled to take place in the following weeks, details of which will be released shortly inshaa’allah (God willing).
This realy does beggar belief…
The desire by any group, irrespective of race or religion, to actually show contempt for other peoples dead relatives is fundamentally sick. It is also evidence of the total intolerance (by some) to the beliefs and emotions of others! To be respected one has to earn that respect.
No doubt the dilemma know will be; do the local authorities allow the demonstration to go ahead? Freedom of speech and PC pundits will shout very loud if any restrictions are actually placed upon Islam4UK from having their say no doubt. It is interesting how these types of freedom are not usually afforded to non muslims in any islamic countries?
It is also unfair to aim complaint and/or hatred at grieving relatives. A former British soldier wrote a comment on the Islam4UK website in reply to the protest march announcement, the latter part of it read;
I sympathize with your view of the other side, but in saying that very comment you can as a human-being understand that a soldier is just a person, just a man/boy/woman or girl who has a mum dad and family who will miss them, please for there sakes aim your march at the government in London and NOT at the mourning families of Wooten Bassett.
May your God go with you!
(Whoever he/she may be)