London, UK, June 15 – The Newham Branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, the Islamic political party, will be supporting and co-organising the Muslim Community Demonstration in Forest Gate, East London on Sunday 18th June. The recent raids in Forest Gate has brought all Muslim groups, Mosques and Community organisations together to take a united stand against the brutal raid on the house of innocent men.
Imran Waheed, a media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "The release without charge of the two brothers arrested in Forest Gate is a reminder of the many such raids that have been conducted against innocent Muslims up and down the country. The pattern of wrongful arrests and fear inducing propaganda surrounding police operations can only lead to the conclusion that the police are not being exclusively used to maintain public safety, but are rather being used as a political tool in the propaganda used to justify foreign policy and to silence dissenting voices.
"The sensational coverage of the Forest Gate raids contributes to demonisation and alienation which dividesens communities at a time when bridges of understanding need to be built. Sunday's demonstration will highlight the hidden harassment of the Muslim community as well as ways to build bridges of understanding within society."
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The peaceful protest march will assemble at Plashet Park, Plashet Grove [nearest underground: East Ham] on Sunday 18th June 2006 at 12 noon. The march will be lead by Mohammed Abdul Kahar (who was shot) and his brother Abul Koyair.