EDL threaten Muslim conference in NottinghamTagged as: anti-racism edl islamophobia
Nottingham EDL are trying to shut down a Family Retreat conference at the University of Nottingham for the sole reason that it is being held by Muslims. Calling the organisers "Jihadis" and the event a "hate speech conference" they are encouraging supporters to contact the East Midlands Conference Centre to get the event cancelled and are threatening to hold a demonstration if it goes ahead. In fact, the family event is a very apolitical one, focused mainly on doctrinal issues within Islam. But then the speakers do have beards...
It seems that the EDL only have issues with the event because it is organised by and for Muslims. Of course, if a Muslim group were to protest and try to shut down a Christian event, the EDL would be baying for blood. Apparently, it's alright when it's the other way round though. It seems they are only in favour of their own freedom of speech but want to silence others.
The conference is scheduled to take place from Fri 29 March - Mon 01 April at the East Midlands Conference Centre on Nottingham University's main campus.