Kafa/Enough launch meeting

Kafa*/Enough Launch Meeting

Defend the Muslim community
Friday 26 June 6.30pm
Bishopsgate Institute, Bishopsgate, London EC1
(Opposite Liverpool St tube)

*Kafa is Arabic for enough

Speakers include:

George Galloway MP, Daud Abdullah, Diane Abbott MP, Anas al Tikriti, Ismael Patel, Lindsey German

Stop attacks on the Muslim community

Muslims in Britain are facing attacks on many fronts. These include:

  • The high-profile arrests under terror legislation of Muslims who are subsequently released without charge, creating a climate of fear and harassment;
  • An increase in violent attacks on Muslims in the streets and on Muslim places of worship;
  • The targetting of Muslims by the far-right British National Party;
  • Aggressive policing of Muslims on demonstrations, apparently designed to deter them from participating in peaceful protests;
  • The racist misrepresentation of Muslim views and practices in the mass media;
  • The political harassment of Muslim leaders by government ministers.

These and other developments threaten to create a climate of hostility towards Muslims in Britain in contradiction to traditional tolerance and damaging to community cohesion.

We believe that all people should come together in support of Muslims in Britain, and not leave them to confront these challenges alone.

We call for a broad-based campaign to confront the growth of racist attitudes towards Muslims and rising governmental and state harassment of Muslim citizens.


Daud Abdullah Muslim Council of Britain, Annas Al-TikritiBritish Muslim Initiative, Amir Amirani filmmaker, Lord AhmedMohammed Ali Islam Channel, Moazzam Begg ex-Guantanamo prisoner, Tony BennLauren Booth journalistLouise Christian human rights lawyerJeremy Corbyn MPProfessor Terry EagletonDavid Edgar playwright, George Galloway MPLindsey German Convenor StWC, Father Alan Green Chair of Tower Hamlets Inter-Faith ForumShamiul Joarder Friends of Al-AqsaA.L.Kennedy writer, Bruce KentKen Loach filmakerLowkey rapper, Alice MahonDrew McConnell Babyshambles, John McClure Reverend and the Makers, Councillor Abjol MiahSeumas Milne journalist,Andrew Murray Chair StWC, Peter Oborne journalist, Gareth Pierce human rights lawyerMurad Qureshi AM GLAMohammed Sawalha BMI, Mark Serwotka General Secretary PCS, Phil Shinerhuman rights lawyerClare Short MP,Jonathan Steele journalist, Baroness Jenny Tonge, Walter Wolfgang, Councillor Salma Yaqoob

Stop the War Coalition, 16 June 2009