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Against Fascism, Against Islamism - 15/06/07 - Downing Street, London

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rasputin
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Jun 11 2007 14:11
Against Fascism, Against Islamism - 15/06/07 - Downing Street, London

(if you've got any comments/criticisms/additions/open hatred please post 'em)

Counter-demonstration: Against Fascism, Against Islamism
Date: 15th June 2007
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Location: Downing Street

This Friday, 15th June, will see two factions take part in demonstrations outside Downing Street. The first, organised on the theme of "British Oppression", is a call for Muslims around the UK to demonstrate against attacks by the British State on the Muslim community. The second, organised through the Stormfront White Nationalist forum in opposition, calls for the British people to stand up against the supposed Islamist threat walking our streets.

In reality, the two factions represent two sides of the same coin. The first, organised by a supporter of Omar Bakri Mohammed (founder of the now-disbanded al-Muhajiroun, spokesperson for Osama bin Laden and supporter of al-Qaeda), calls for the Muslim community to be separated from the rest of British society. In their view, it is the obligation of every Muslim to be opposed to the "ways of the infidel" (identified as secularism, democracy, and free expression), and to fight for the establishment of Sharia law.

Similarly, the fascists of Stormfront and similar groups have as their ultimate goal the complete eradication of all non-"whites" from the UK, based on this very same notion - that those of different races, different religions, different cultures are inescapably distinct from and different to one another, leaving the only options as "peaceful" separation or racial war.

Both sides ultimately hold the same goal and work from the same basis. For both, social problems are identified as exclusive to their particular group and a result of the actions of the other. Police raids and media misrepresentation are exclusive to "the Muslims" and are the fault of "the British" as a collective whole. Similarly, unemployment and lack of housing are solely problems of "the white majority" as a result of mass migration on the part of the ever-changing "other". As such, they reinforce one another's agendas, both ideologically by pursuing the same separatist goals, and through propaganda by providing a concrete example to point to as evidence of the impossibility of co-existence.

That the British state and mainstream media are currently targetting Muslims is transparently true. However, when we divide ourselves into closed-off communities of race, of religion, of nationality, pitting ourselves against one another, we only reinforce the work of the authorities by ensuring that the majority of our society remains divided. The state which has reduced Iraq to rubble is the same state which has decimated our health service, leaving all - black, white or Asian, Muslim, Christian or atheist - to suffer. The media which identifies every person of Muslim descent as a potential terrorist does not hesitate to stereotype and attack the white working class as innately violent, thuggish, uneducated and brutal.

It is in unity that we find our greatest strength. As such, it is important for us - of whatever heritage - to reject those who would spread division. On 15th June, two such groups converge, offering a false ultimatum of support for one or the other. We stand together to show that both sides have nothing to offer in the fight for a free society.

For further information:
- "Muslims Rise Against British Oppression": http://www.britishoppression.com
- " Counter Presence at the Muslim London Demo": http://www.stormfront. org/forum/showthread.php/counter-presence-muslim-london-demo-388436.html (note: link is to a fascist forum, use an anonymizer if you don't want the scum getting your IP)
- "British Oppression Downing Street protest - the usual suspects strike again": https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/05/371658.html

ftony
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Jun 11 2007 17:11

what's a gay bomb? a flying picket in leather chaps and cowboy hats?

[disclaimer, i know not all gay men dress like cowboys. which is a shame.]

rasputin
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Jun 11 2007 17:51

Gay bomb:

The US military investigated building a "gay bomb", which would make enemy soldiers "sexually irresistible" to each other, government papers say.

...

The plan for a so-called "love bomb" envisaged an aphrodisiac chemical that would provoke widespread homosexual behaviour among troops, causing what the military called a "distasteful but completely non-lethal" blow to morale.

grin

ftony
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Jun 12 2007 09:57

grin

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Jun 13 2007 14:31

Thread title corrected, please include date and location info in thread title.

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Jun 13 2007 14:45

thing is tho, its got to be even more specific than downing street; did anyone actually notice the government really mean this exclusion zopne thing? don't expect to rock up to downing street and be allowed to wander about. At best, kettled and let go one at a time, at worst everyone nicked for illegal protest.

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Jun 13 2007 14:53

i'd be more enthusiastic about it but fuck all people here are gonna go anyway grin

ftony
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Jun 13 2007 15:49

*THIS DEMO HAS BEEN CANCELLED* can someone remove the thread in case some poor soul actually turns up and gets beaten senseless by any one of the three far right groups that will be present!

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Jun 13 2007 16:54
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*THIS DEMO HAS BEEN CANCELLED* can someone remove the thread in case some poor soul actually turns up and gets beaten senseless by any one of the three far right groups that will be present!

It has? News to me...do you have a source for that?

ftony
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Jun 13 2007 18:09

vortex social centre email list. i thought it was ex-vortex people who had called it, since i heard about it first on that list. soz if i've got the wrong end of the stick here.

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Jun 13 2007 21:55

no vortex people were involved AFAIK (could be wrong). and to my knowledge it's still going ahead. some people have been proposing going along and seeing what happens but not having a formal "block" per se, which may be the source.

ftony
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Jun 14 2007 14:49

okay, sorry for the confusion! smile

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Jun 16 2007 15:58

So what happened with this? Any reports online yet?