10 Jan 2010
Islam4UK pull out of Wootton Bassett, good!
Islam4UK have pulled out of the Wotton Basset protest http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8451014.stm
Which is good.
While I am against war, many parents of dead servicemen and women have been at fore front of protest against wars, solidiers don't make the decision to go into these wars and it is inappropriate to insult the dead.
Islam4UK also damage the reputation of British Muslims and even the threat of their march has been music to ears of the BNP.
Salafist Islam as is dominant in Saudi Arabia is very bad news but this is still the minority strain in global Islam, Islam is a religion of tolerance and culture, I have been particularly happy to work with politically active Sufi muslims in the Green Party and wider environmental movement.
And of course I continue to be impressed by Salma Yaqoob.