1,500 to protest against anti-Islam film
Date published: 09 October 2012
MEMBERS of Oldham’s religious communities will unite for a demonstration against a controversial film.
Members of the The Sunni Muslim Youth (TSMY) will be joined by members of the Christian, Hindu and Sikh communities, as they demonstrate peacefully against an anti-Islam film that has caused anger and violence around the world.
Shaid Shakoor, one of the founding members of the Coppice-based TSMY, explained that he set up the group after the Oldham riots to bring young communities back together.
Now he hopes they will unite again against the film which mocks the Muslim prophet.
“We understand this is a democracy with free speech. But the film is offensive to Muslims so we want to voice our concerns, peacefully,” he said.
The demonstration will take place outside the council offices sometime in the next two weeks. Between 1,000-1,500 people of all religions and backgrounds are expected to attend.
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