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”.