Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Moazzam Begg speaks in Croydon

On July 10th, a couple of members of the local party went along to hear Moazzam Begg speaking at the Alkhair Educational and Cultural Centre. The event was organised by Croydon Amnesty Group. Mr Begg spoke about what Guantanamo Bay was like from the inside. He was one of nine British citizens held by the USA without charge. Prompted by his observation that there very few Muslims attending, I asked Mr Begg why this was the case? He replied that fear was a key reason.

No doubt, recent events in Forest Gate have left Muslims feeling more vulnerable. By attending such meetings, followers of Islam probably feel that their status changes from moderate to radical.

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