UPDATE: A flop.
As calls for Sharia increase in Britain, will the British ever stand up and defend their own culture, or will they just continue to surrender and ban people who would defend human rights against Sharia oppression and Islamic supremacism?
"UK: Muslim group 'Sharia Project' to target London revellers with anti-alcohol protest" Jihadwatch December 11, 2013
A sign of things to come in cowed, clueless, compromised Britain, unable or unwilling to stand up for its own societal principles. These Islamic supremacists are not content to obey Islamic law themselves; they have to bring everyone else under its sway as well. And with Sharia institutionalizing discrimination against women and non-Muslims, that is hardly a benign imperative.
(Rally poster thanks to Marc.)
"Muslim Anti-Alcohol Protest in Brick Lane: Hundreds to Target London Revellers," by Dominic Gover for International Business Times, December 10 (thanks to Twostellas):A planned march by Muslims against the sale and consumption of alcohol in the hip heart of east London has drawn "overwhelming support" from around the country, organisers have claimed.
Protesters intend to protest on Friday in Brick Lane, Tower Hamlets, by targeting shops selling alcohol in a street famous for its trendy bars and curry restaurants.
The demonstrators said that selling booze was un-Islamic and caused social problems.
But critics fear that the event by the Shariah Project will be yet another source of division in the borough.
In September, Tower Hamlets witnessed the anti-Muslim English Defence League trying to march against Islam.
For the mainstream media, you're "anti-Muslim" if you're against jihad terror and Sharia, which is like saying that foes of the Nazis were "anti-German."Last week, three men who were part of a bogus "Muslim patrol" were jailed for threatening and beating up people they claimed had breached strict Islamic rules on alcohol and dress.
Abu Rumaysah, spokesman for the Waltham Forest-based Shariah Project, claimed that groups of Muslims would come from as far away as the Midlands to take part in the demonstration.
He forecast a turnout of "hundreds" instead of fewer than the 50 first expected. Police would be surprised at the scale of the turnout, he predicted.
Rumaysah, 30, told IBTimes UK: "We've had an overwhelming response from people supporting us from all over the country. Lots of them say they are coming and we will have groups from Luton, Birmingham, Derby and Leicester. There's also a big Muslim community in Tower Hamlets, so there should be a good turnout."
He insisted it would be a peaceful protest and rejected accusations that it could create disharmony.
Shariah the solution
"It's not fair to say this will cause division," said Rumaysah. "The most damaging thing is the alcohol. If you go in to the hospitals you can see the damage it does. This is a rally which is happening because we see the shariah in the UK as the solution for many of the fundamental problems the community faces.
"We are not going to be fighting anybody. But it would not stop us from protesting peacefully if some people did oppose us."...