Muslims clash with police after burning poppy in anti-Armistice Day protest
I'm a little confused. Do they not think stopping Hitler was just?
About 35 Islamic protesters, dressed in dark clothes and with many masking their faces, carried banners and chanted slogans such as "British soldiers: terrorists".
The group confronted police officers and briefly fought with them, leaving one officer with a head injury requiring hospital treatment, and three arrests were made.
Around 50 counter demonstrators from the far-right English Defence League gathered nearby but officers kept the two sides apart.
The protesters said they were from a group called Muslims Against Crusades.
They gathered near Hyde Park in London before burning a model of a poppy on the stroke of 11am then marching along Exhibition Road and along an underpass, past the Victoria and Albert and Natural History Museums.
Asad Ullah, 23, a spokesman for the group who would only say he was from London, said: "The British soldiers you remember on this day are soldiers who have taken innocent lives in illegal occupations and unjust wars.
"Our aim is not violence but if people come to us with violence, Muslims will defend themselves."
He added: "We will do this again. Until the British people condemn the British Government for these illegal wars, we will not stop protesting."
- The Telegraph
||11-11-2010 12:37 PM
sam harris is looking more and more right with each passing day.
||11-11-2010 06:33 PM
The article should read "Idiots clash with police after burning poppy in anti-Armistice Day Protest"
They said their goal was to get the British public to denounce the war in Iraq...So they protest and burn a symbol that is held dearly to many British Citizens?
Many British citizens have denounced the war on Iraq already. These idiots are the same as any other racist or bigot who chooses to make their views public. Idiots really.
||11-11-2010 06:37 PM
Am I the only one who read "puppy" instead of poppy? :confused2:
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