London, UK, January 17 2007 – Over a thousand Muslims from across the UK will demonstrate in London this Saturday (January 20th) against the militant "surge" of US troops to Iraq and the recent US air strikes and intervention in Somalia. The demonstration is organised by the Islamic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain.
Despite the damning indictment of the US mid-term elections on US foreign policy, Bush is sending thousands of more soldiers to kill and be killed in order to perpetuate the illegal occupation, bolster the loyal and subservient client regime and fatten the profits of corporations. The surge in troops will only result in further anarchy in Iraq and the further deaths of innocent civilians.
Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "This demonstration will send a strong message that Muslims in Britain will not remain silent at the colonialist aggression of Western governments, whether in Iraq or Somalia. We will be calling for an immediate end to colonialist intervention in the Muslim world and the return of the Islamic Caliphate which will stand up to this rampant imperialism and end the unstable era of Western supported dictators and tyrants in the Muslim world."
"Bush and his allies created sectarian conflict in Iraq when there was none and have a perennial record of mass murder, stealing resources and denying people their own political authority. In Somalia, in the name of the 'war on terror', Bush has been supporting brutal warlords and unleashing vicious air strikes on civilian populations. The continued military intervention in the Muslim world, whether Iraq or Somalia, is a desperate effort to control the Muslim world and prevent the emergence of the Islamic Caliphate."
The demonstration will begin at 11.00 a.m. at Paddington Green, London [nearest tube: Edgware Road] on Saturday 20th January 2007 and will move on to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square [ETA 12.15 p.m.] via Edgware Road and Marble Arch.