Muhammed Suleman Khan:
““There are thousand like me who are in hiding… Why is that happening in the western countries, in Britain?” he asked. “Because anyone who speaks against Islam is called a racist,” he added later. “But what are they going to call me?”
Bingo. It’s the achilles heel in the status quo, ruling elites argument against those of us in the Counter-Jihad/Defenders of Classical Liberalism (DCL), we are not against people, race or ethnicity. We couldn’t care less about the color of their ears, but what ideas are contained between them.”
PICTURES: PEGIDA UK Hold First March in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) held their fist official UK event today. Around three hundred people walked, in complete silence through the beating rain, without a single confrontation, altercation or arrest.
The march in Birmingham was part of the first Europe-wide PEGIDA event, one of 14 events happening simultaneously across the continent – in France, Germany, Hungary, and elsewhere.
“This is not against [Asian people], this is against the ideology that Islam preaches”, declared Muhammed Suleman Khan, an apostate from Islam and Christian convert who addressed the PEGIDA walkers at their final meeting point.
“Who here is far right?” he asked the crowd. No one answered. “There’s one thing I want to say to the far left: where were you when people like me needed your help? People who have turned away from Islam who are being made a target,” he said.
“There are thousand like me who are in hiding… Why is that happening in the western countries, in Britain?” he asked. “Because anyone who speaks against Islam is called a racist,” he added later. “But what are they going to call me?”
An even more unexpected face in the crowd was Trevor Philips, the equalities and diversity guru under New Labour who recently said that Muslim communities are “unlike others in Britain” and “will not integrate in the same way”.
“I didn’t say much more than ‘British Muslim tend to behave like Muslims’”, he toldBreitbart London today, when asked about the comments. When asked if New Labour’s policies of multiculturalism were part of the reason that groups like PEGIDA exist today, he said: “I’m sure that people will blame me for all sorts of problems”. Mr. Philips said he was there in a “journalistic capacity” as he was filming a documentary forChannel 4.
Tommy Robinson, an organiser of PEGIDA UK and the ex-leader of the English Defence League (EDL) spoke to Breitbart London as the walkers gathered. “I’m very confidant things will remain quiet and calm today,” he said. “There was some kiddy here from another group — National Action — but I kicked him straight out… the stewards have already ejected two people”.
Before the event, PEGIDA published flyers instructing groups such as the BNP and National Front to “stay away”, and distributed stickers for participants to put over their mouths, encouraging them to remain silent. They have also banned alcohol, face coverings and flags and banners representing other groups.
“Look, everyone is stood here with hot chocolates and coffees – that’s the calm atmosphere we want. It’s just a shame about the weather”, said Mr. Robinson.
Conditions were far from ideal. The rain was relentless throughout, and the wind picked up in violent bursts. It was also the first day of the Six Nations Rugby tournament “and every Birmingham local football club is at home today” Mr. Robinson added.
“But here’s the point; this is the first one. We’re going to continue to do this over and over this summer,” he said.