Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fascists regain ground in Britain, target Muslims

Middle East Online, Sep 12, 2009

Mussolini and Hitler would have been proud

Communities Secretary compares those behind anti-Muslim protest to 1930s British Union of Fascists.

LONDON – Britain needs new policies to tackle issues that racists exploit, the communities secretary said Saturday, following ugly scenes outside a London mosque.

Riot police arrested 10 people Friday as they intervened to quell clashes outside the mosque in Harrow, northwest London.

About 1,000 Muslim and anti-fascist protestors were involved in running scuffles following a demonstration by an anti-Muslim group.

Communities Secretary John Denham told The Guardian newspaper that there was a need for a broader strategy from government to “undercut issues that racists try to exploit”.

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