Protestors Disrupt Meeting of Muslim Umbrella Group

April 19, 2005

Source: BBC News

On April 19, 2005 BBC News reported, "A dozen chanting men have stormed a London mosque to denounce Britain's principal umbrella group for Muslims. The protesters at Regent's Park mosque said voting was against Islam and that Tony Blair 'should go to hell.' Leaders of the Muslim Council of Britain tried to restore order but were drowned out by the demonstrators. The group, believed to include former members of radical group Al Muhajiroun, said Muslims who voted would commit a crime against their own faith. The council had been attempting to launch its manifesto for the general election."