Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Labour councillors back UAF Statement on EDL

 Cllr Ann John, leader of Brent Council, has written to Brent and Harrow UAF in support of the statement below which is being circulated throughout the borough:

I am writing on behalf of all of Brent Council’s 40 Labour councillors to support the statement you have made in opposition to the English Defence League’s planned demonstration in Brent.

Brent is Britain’s most diverse multi-cultural and multi-faith borough and our diversity is our strength. The planned demonstration is a deliberate provocation aimed at creating fear amongst the Muslim community and undermining community relations.

The EDL is not welcome here.


●No to Racism
●No to Islamophobia
●EDL not welcome here
The English Defence League is threatening to demonstrate in Wembley on Saturday June 26th against a Peace Conference, organised by a Muslim charitable foundation and aimed at building understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims. The EDL is an organisation of violent, bigoted thugs with proven links to the Nazi BNP. They should be condemned everywhere, but will be particularly unwelcome if they come to Wembley, part of this country’s most diverse borough. We are proud of our diversity. In the London Borough of Brent, people live and work together, children study, play and grow up together in peace and mutual respect, regardless of faith or skin colour. As residents and workers in the borough, we will not tolerate attempts to divide us or stir up hatred. We stood united to show that there was no place for racism and Islamophobia in the neighbouring borough of Harrow. We stand prepared to do the same in Brent.
This statement was initiated by UAF Brent & Harrow and national Unite Against Fascism. For further information or to add your name to the statement, contact: uafbrentandharrow@gmail.com

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