Bishop of Leicester calls for faith groups to unite against EDL

The Bishop of Leicester has led a call for faith groups to stand together in “solidarity” ahead of a protest by the English Defence League. Bishop Tim Stevens is a founder member of the Leicester Faith Leaders Forum, which yesterday issued a declaration condemning the English Defence League (EDL) in “the strongest terms”.

Bishop Tim said: “Over the years, the faith groups have said an attack on one is to be regarded an attack on us all. The EDL’s tactic is to single out the Muslim community and we are clear that will not be allowed to happen in Leicester because we are all standing together in solidarity.”

Leicester Mercury, 29 September 2010

See also “Why we need a peaceful city centre protest to oppose the EDL on the 9th October”, Leicester UAF, 28 September 2010