WITH the controversial extremist Al Quds March set to take place once again in London this month, Gerard Batten has spoke out against the event telling Politicalite’s what’s happening and what needs to be done.
The pro-Sharia, homophobic march takes place every year, with thousands of Muslims stomping through London often carrying antisemitic, anti-western, and pro-Hezbollah protest boards.
“There are marches that are allowed in London for pro-terrorist groups because the authorities are too cowardly to oppose them” the UKIP leader said frankly. “As Sadiq Khan said, ‘terrorism is part and parcel of living in a great city’; unless of course we decide to do something about the root causes of terrorism, i.e. literalist Islam.”
A close associate of Gerrard’s, former UKIP Chairman Cliff Dixon, is also somewhat of an expert on the issue.
‘I’ve witnessed a number of Islamist marches/demonstrations in London since 2010’ he said, ‘most notably the annual Al Quds Day parade which I have counter protested with a number of groups over the last few years, finally getting mainstream media attention in 2017.”
“I believe in free speech and the right to assembly, but not when this breaks our existing laws, which a number of these marches do. For example, in 2016 I placed a complaint with a police officer regarding the Al Quds march where the following laws were broken: The 2003 Anti-Terrorism Act (flags were on display of the proscribed terrorist organisation, Hezbollah – it is an offence to show support for a banned organisation). The Race Relations Act (posters and chants of an anti semitic nature were in evidence, as they are every year, with this year one of the speakers blaming ‘the Jews’ for the Grenfell Tower tragedy), and Section 5 of the Public Order Act (by using words and actions that cause fear or distress).”
Mr. Dixon went on to give a damning and highly credible summary: “In essence, I believe that protest marches should be allowed to take place, but that anybody breaching the law should be arrested. This does not happen at Islamist events in the capital and has allowed them to preach hatred and spread their message, often recruiting others to their cause. How many have been recruited by the likes of Anjem Choudary before his belated incarceration? The killers of Lee Rigby were both regulars at his events, with Adebolajo being a speaker at some of them. Likewise, Jordan Horner, AKA ‘The Ginger Jihadi’ and Trevor Brooks (Abu Izzadeen) were both radicalised by Choudary and are now imprisoned after being caught engaging in preparation for terror atrocities.”
“There are many more Choudarys out there peddling hate that could be dealt with under existing legislation if only the government had the will.”
“It is also interesting to note that those who protest against the radicalisation seem to be dealt with to a different standard. Paul Weston, the UK leader of the Pegida movement, was arrested under Section 5 for reading from Churchill’s book ‘The River War’ at a public event – his crime being to repeat words from a book that is critical of Islam. Contrast that to the Al Quds event where Shabbir Rizvi referred to President Obama as an ‘Uncle Tom’ and a ‘Coconut’, and Lauren Booth (Tony Blair’s sister-in-law) who openly said that “Jews should not have a safe nights sleep in their beds”. I was present when this happened at Trafalgar Square. The Police not only failed to do anything, but instead issued dispersal notices on all those who complained.”
The 2019 Al Qud’s Day March has been given the go-ahead by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who hypocritcally opposes American President Donald Trump on the grounds of alleged ‘hate speech’. The march will take place in central London on the 31st of May.