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British Muslims for Secular Democracy Organise a Demonstration Against al-Muhajiroun


I'm pasting the details of a press release from British Muslims for Secular Democracy below. I've been speaking with their vice-chair, Shaaz Mahboob, in the last few days and am hugely impressed with everything he's trying to achieve. He's already put together an impressive coalition and has produced a slick video and website to publicise his campaign. Please support it however you can. Also, please do the following - go to and register your details with them to receive the latest updates.

Shaaz also wrote a fantastic article for the Guardian's Comment is Free here.


British Muslims for Secular Democracy today announces the launch of its plans to organise a demonstration on Saturday 31st October to counter a demonstration by Al Muhajiroun, at which they will call for the abolition of democracy in Britain and the imposition of Shariah Law on all.

That demonstration has been called by Islam 4 UK - a successor organisation to Al Muhajiroun.

British Muslims for Secular Democracy are organising the counter demonstration, bringing together a number of religious and non-religious groups.

Shaaz Mahboob, vice-chair of British Muslims for Secular Democracy says:

"Our counter-demonstration is based on our belief in, and commitment to, those liberal values that define the British state, including legal and constitutional equality for all, equal rights for women and minorities, and religious freedom, including the right to be free of faith".

We have produced a video that explains why we're demonstrating


Please join us via our website, at, and via our Facebook page.

Invite your friends, send them the video, and help get the word out, and see you in Piccadilly Circus, 1 pm, Saturday 31 October.


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About Focus on Islamism

Focus on Islamism is a blog dedicated to analysing and exposing the modern ideological phenomenon known as Islamism.

Shiraz Maher is a writer and broadcaster.

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD student at King's College, London.  He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, The Daily Telegraph, Lebanon's Daily Star, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. 

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