Photo: Coffins containing the bodies of military personnel killed in Afghanistan are driven through Wooton Bassett (Rchard Pohle, Times online)
Did anyone else find this laugh out loud funny? "Muslims [they say] have been 'murdered in the name of democracy and freedom'"
Hey fellas, it's the only thing worth fighting for, worth dying for.
Also, this remark from one of the townsfolk is remarkably............. naive, "'If this man [Choudary] has any decency about him he will not hold a march through Wootton Bassett.'"
Their very existence is defined by their indecency.
Outrage as Islamic extremists vow to march through streets of Wootton Bassett Daily Mail hat tip PC
A town famous for honouring dead British soldiers returning from Afghanistan reacted defiantly today to news that a controversial Islamic group is to march through its streets.
Islam4UK - which calls itself a 'platform' for extremist movement al-Muhajiroun - plans to parade through Wootton Bassett, in Wiltshire, in the coming weeks.
The group's website says the event is being held 'not in memory of the occupying and merciless British military' but of the Muslims its says have been 'murdered in the name of democracy and freedom'.
Proud tribute: The town of Wootton Bassett has become a solemn symbol of the heroism of British troops killed in Afghanistan
Leader Anjem Choudary said today the protest, involving 500 people, would be peaceful one, with 'symbolic coffins' being carried to honour Muslim victims of the conflict.
But the walk will not coincide with the return of a dead soldier's body, added Mr Choudary, 42, a former lawyer from East London.
Hundreds of people line the market town's High Street every week to watch servicemen's bodies being driven through from RAF Lyneham.
Family and friends of the fallen, shopkeepers, and British Legion members wait in all weathers to pay silent tribute to a cortege of Union flag-draped coffins.
Radical: Anjem Choudary is planning to hold a march through the streets of Wootton Bassett
Ex-mayor and councillor Chris Wannell said today: 'We don't do what we do at Wootton Bassett for any political reason at all, but to pay our respects to those who have given their lives for our freedom.
'We are a Christian country and a traditional old English market town who honour very much our Queen and country. We obey the law and pay respects to our servicemen who protect our freedom.
Not for long, bruthuh.
'If this man has any decency about him he will not hold a march through Wootton Bassett.'
'The people of Wootton Bassett are decent, quiet, pragmatic people and they'll stay at home instead (of reacting to the march).'
Oh yes, stay at home. That's the ticket! That will really discourage the enemy as they take over your streets, your cities, your country.
Here is the Muslim announcement:
COMING SOON :: WOOTTON BASSETT MARCH
Islam4UK, a platform for the global front Al-Muhajiroun, would like to announce the launch of a momentous march that is scheduled to take place in the following weeks, details of which will be released shortly inshaa'allah (God willing).
The destination of this very special event is the small market town of Wootton Bassett, located 6 miles Southwest of Swindon, in northern Wiltshire; Wootton Bassett, is currently famous for its public mourning processions held in memory of British soldiers killed whilst on military service in Afghanistan; coffins containing the dismembered bodies of these soldiers are usually draped in union jack flags and driven through the town centre from RAF Lyneham, as a tribute to their ‘sacrifice'.
The proposed march by members of Islam4UK is however of a very different venture, held not in memory of the occupying and merciless British military, but rather the real war dead who have been shunned by the Western media and general public as they were and continue to be horrifically murdered in the name of Democracy and Freedom - the innocent Muslim men, women and children.
It is quite extraordinary, that with well over 100,000 Muslims killed in Afghanistan in the last 8 years that those military serviceman who have directly or indirectly contributed to their death are paraded as war heroes and moreover honoured for what is ultimately genocide.
We at Islam4UK find this totally unacceptable and as a result have decided to launch the ‘Wootton Bassett March' to highlight the real casualties of this brutal Crusade.