Friday, May 29, 2009

Moderate Muslims vs. Extremists

Back in March in the UK, Muslim extremists protested a parade by British soldiers returned from Iraq. But today twelve of them who preach from a stall in Luton, England were confronted by an angry mob of a couple hundred fellow Muslims who want them to leave town.
Farasat Latif, of the Islamic Centre in Luton, which was firebombed after the protest against the soldiers, said moderate members of his community took action because police had failed to move the group on.
According to the article, the Muslim community there is fed up with the extremist fringe. The radicals have attracted retaliation from anti-Muslim groups, and ordinary Muslim residents are caught in the middle.  Latif said,
'I don't know if they will be back. We have been the victims twice over - from the stupidity of Muslim extremists who metaphorically pour petrol and fan the flames of the right wing extremists.

'This was a peaceful demonstration and we hope they get the message that the law-abiding community is sick and tired of them.'

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