Posted by Rafiq A. Tschannen
The Stop the War Coalition said the protest will be held at London Muslim Center to raise awareness about the “ugly phenomena” of anti-Muslim hatred.
“Islamophobia or anti-Muslim hatred is reaching worrying heights in Britain and across Europe. This ugly phenomena gained currency in part due to the popular thesis … about an impending clash of civilization between Islam and the West,” the group said.
The Stop the War Coalition also said the protest will mark the beginning of an Islamophobia Awareness Month that will try to expose the “prevalent” anti-Muslim hatred in all aspects of British society.
“Today racists and fascist groups like the English Defense League (EDL) are pushing this thesis of hatred, creating a climate of fear and suspicion against Muslims,” the campaign group said.
“Islamophobia prejudice is prevalent in the mainstream; on display in political life, in the media and in the attitudes of the police and the courts,” it added.
The Stop the War Coalition further stressed their campaign is meant to “deconstruct” and challenge some of those stereotypes.