Monday, 7 September 2009

Harrow Mosque update

Those of you following the local press will know that a motley collection of rightwing groups intend to march on the Harrow Mosque this coming Friday, September 11th. They are campaigning against 'Muslim Extremism' and have chosen the anniversary of 9/11, Ramadan and a Friday (prayer day) to give maximum provocation.

There will be a vigil in solidarity with the Harrow Central Mosque, 36-38 Station Road, HA1 2SQ from 1.30 pm, but the vital time for people to assemble is after work from 4.00 pm onwards. The fascists say they are planning to demonstrate from 5.00 - 8.00 pm. We need enough people assembled before our rally at 6.00 pm to make it absolutely clear to them that they are not welcome in Harrow. We need a diverse and united demonstration that reflects Harrow's diverse and united community. We are calling for a dignified but determined demonstration which will deter the racists, fascists and Islamophobics not by violence but by strength of numbers.

In an associated campaign we now have a wide range of signatories for a solidarity letter to be published in the Harrow Times. Signatories include Gareth Thomas MP Harrow West ; Tony McNulty MP Harrow East; Barry Gardiner MP Brent North and Dawn Butler MP Brent South plus many trade unionists and other activists.

There is a planning meeting tomorrow evening in Harrow. Please e-mail me if you wish to have the details:

We are black, white, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh and Jew
And there are many, many more of us than you.

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