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.

Our website carries only a small selection of edited stories from tonight’s print and eChron editions
Follow us on Twitter @oldhamchronicle

While you are here...

...we have a small favour to ask; would you support Oldham Chronicle and join other residents making a contribution, from just £3 per month?

Oldham Chronicle offers completely independent local journalism with free access. If you enjoy the independent news and other free services we offer, please consider supporting us financially and help Oldham Chronicle to continue to provide local engaging content for years to come. Thank you.

Support Oldham Chronicle