“Freedom of expression has been in the news in recent weeks and attempts by both the State and extremist Islamicists to stifle freedom of expression have come under the spotlight in the wake of the Nick Griffin and Mark Collett trial in January and the recent furore over the publication of satirical cartoons featuring Mohammed.
On Saturday in central London a wide range of political, religious and lobby groups will be taking part in a protest rally to affirm the importance of free expression in frank and honest debate, including the freedom to criticise and mock religions and faiths. The BNP, the only political party which champions free speech backs the protest and we have also been made aware that Civil Liberty supporters will be present to demonstrate against the encroaching intolerance of Marxism and militant Islamicists.”
posted on the BNP website today…
the void now wondors whether this rally should actually be scrapped, as the comments made on the website since the organisers have made their request for people not to bring copies of the danish cartoons on the march have revealed the true opinions of many who supported this event.
The far right has a long history of co-opting and taking over movements, and that seems to be what’s happening here. It seems likely that the far right are set to attempt to dominate this event, and frankly once you let organisations like the Freedom Association in on the act what do you expect.
It looks increasingly like this event is going to turn into an almighty scrap, which whilst fun to watch is certainly not something I would wish to be a part of.
Good luck to voltaire and the rest, but it’s starting to look like you’ve lost this misguided affair to the far right.
I feel I should clarify my position…
Free expressionists climb down
Tatchell to call for end of the C of E this Saturday!
more comedy from the free expressionists
Right to public racism march shames the left this Saturday