11 July 2011 — Hope Not Hate Campaign
On Saturday 3 September the English Defence League plan to march through the streets of Tower Hamlets. They want peddle their racism and hatred through the heart of one of Britain’s biggest Muslim communities. I am asking for your help to stop them.
The EDL want to whip up racism and terrorise the local Muslim community. There can be no other explanation for their provocative march. They are coming to East London looking for a confrontation and they are trying to provoke a violent reaction. This is the last thing the people of Tower Hamlets want or need.
But with your help we can stop them. Will you join us in calling for the EDL march to be banned?
There can be no excuse for this march of hate. It is not right for one or two thousand racists to bring fear and trouble into somebody else’s community. We have to stop the EDL from marching.
We are calling on the police and council to ask the Home Secretary to ban the march. In doing so we are standing up for all the people of Tower Hamlets, whatever their religious or racial background.
We have shown before that we can force the authorities to act. We stopped the EDL from marching through a predominantly Muslim neighbourhood of Bradford last year. And more recently our pressure forced the Home Secretary to ban the controversial anti-Muslim preacher Pastor Jones from entering Britain.
Now we need to stop the EDL from marching in Tower Hamlets in September. Will you add your name to the call to ban the march?
Tower Hamlets has a long and proud history of immigration and resistance to racism and fascism, so we must stand up against the EDL now. We’ve made a difference before and I know we can be successful again. Please sign our petition.
For more on our campaign to stop the EDL in Tower Hamlets visit our website www.hopenothate.org.uk
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