Details of transport from Leeds
Join the ‘We are Bradford’ multicultural celebration on August 28 to show that the overwhelming majority of people reject the divisive and racist EDL.
Bradford Unite Against Fascism is working with local communities, trade unionists, faith communities and others to build a peaceful ‘We are Bradford’ celebration of multicultural Bradford on 28 August, in opposition to the attempt of the English Defence League (EDL) to use Islamophobia to divide the city.
It will show that the city’s diverse cultures, faiths and communities are united in saying “The EDL is not welcome in Bradford.”
The EDL claims to be against ‘extreme Islam’, but in reality it is a racist organisation inciting hatred against all Muslims. This is shown by its protests outside Mosques, such as outside Harrow mosque on 11 September 2009 to coincide with Friday prayers. It has called for the closure of East London mosque and recently planned to go into the heart of Tower Hamlets to threaten people attending a Muslim conference.
The EDL is an embryonic pogrom movement. Its claim to be a peaceful pressure group is exposed by the fact that it bases itself on violent, racist football‘crews’, notorious over the years for being riddled with fascists, including the most violent elements such as ‘Combat 18’.
Islamophobia — hatred and fear of Muslims — is as unacceptable as any other form of racism. If we allow one section of our community to be attacked and scapegoated, who will be next? It is time for all people of good will, young and old, of all faiths and none, whatever our heritage,whatever our sexual orientation, to unite and speak with one voice.
For details of the coach from Leeds to Bradford please call 0788 6387361.