Politicians, kin express outrage over abuse of returning UK soldiers

March 12th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 12 (ANI): Political leaders and relatives of dead and surviving soldiers, have expressed their outrage over the insults hurled at soldiers returning from Iraq, and have urged the British Government to crack down on the banned outfit al Muhajiroun.
British soldiers recently faced a barrage of abuses from Muslim fundamentalists at a home-coming parade in Luton.
The horrific incident, in which the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment was denounced as “Criminals, Murderers, Terrorists” and “Baby Killers”, has sparked fury across the political and religious spectrum.
A small group of demonstrators in Luton are believed to have links with the al-Muhajiroun, a Muslim extremist organization.
The Telegraph quoted Patrick Mercer, former Tory Homeland Security spokesman and MP as saying that the law must be “upheld” to ensure that banned groups are targeted.
“If an organisation is proscribed then the government must stop it from operating publicly particularly in such an inflammatory and dangerous way,” he said.
Al-Muhajiroun is a defunct Muslim organisation whose two offshoots, the Saviour Sect and Al-Ghurabaa are banned under the British Terrorism Act 2006, for the ”glorification” of terrorism”.
Several members of al-Muhajiroun have been jailed for criminal offences including the plot to blow up the Bluewater shopping centre and Ministry of Sound and for incitement to murder after the Danish Embassy protests over the Mohammed cartoons. (ANI)

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