Today Stop the Islamisation of Europe (SIOE) was supposed have to an 911 anti-Islam rally outside the North London Harrow Central Mosque. They had planned a peaceful protest, but of course earlier in the day 100's Muslims had showed up and as usual started trouble.
Instead of laying down the law and showing the Muslim protesters who called the shots, the police forced SIOE to cancel the rally. A senior sergeant said "he does not want any of his men killed." The cowardly police even arrested SIOE leader Stephen Gash, to "prevent a breach of peace".The UK police have given up without a fight.
Hat tip to Atlas Shrugs.
Ten people have been arrested during a demonstration outside a mosque in north-west London where an anti-Islamic protest was planned.
At least 1,000 people gathered outside Harrow Central Mosque as activists from Stop Islamification of Europe planned to demonstrate outside the mosque.
Unite Against Fascism were also present to "defend the mosque", they said.
Bricks, bottles and firecrackers were thrown at police officers who were present in riot gear at the scene.
Just after 2000 BST, police said there were a small number of people in the area. Mobile patrols were continuing in a bid to reassure residents.
Earlier, hundreds of youths, some covering their faces with scarves, were in the area and there were skirmishes with police as some demonstrators broke a police cordon.
Supt Julia Pendry said police had to "intervene" to stop things from "escalating".
She said: "Officers came under attack from bricks and bottles and we had to deploy our staff in protective equipment a number of times.
"Police had to take fast-time action to stop events from getting even worse this afternoon, by intervening to prevent an imminent breach of the peace.
"What played out on the streets of Harrow today is completely unacceptable to everyone," she added.
'Saddened and dismayed'
Stop Islamification of Europe (SIOE) said they planned a "peaceful protest" against the building of a five-storey mosque next to the Harrow Central Mosque.
But in a message on their website SIOE said the protest had been called off and organiser Stephen Gash had been arrested.
The posting read: "If you are on your way to the demo, don't go, it's being called off right now.
"The police can't handle the Muslim counter-demonstrators. The senior sergeant said that he doesn't want any of his policemen killed."
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