Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday (5th January), Michael Fabricant condemned the march planned by Islam4UK in Wootton Bassett to protest against the Afghan War and British foreign policy.
Addressing the Minister of Justice, Michael Wills MP, Michael Fabricant asked: Does the Minister agree with me that democracy needs to be exercised with responsibility? Will he therefore join me in condemning the crass and dreadful plans of Islam4UK to demonstrate in Wootton Bassett against the Afghan war, which would give so much grief and despair to the relatives of the fallen?
Answering, the Minister of Justice agreed saying: I agree with the honourable Gentleman. Anyone who has attended those repatriation ceremonies, as I have done, will have been humbled by the dignity and respect shown by the people of that town to those who have given their lives in the service of this country. Anything that displays anything other than the utmost sensitivity in such circumstances will, I think, be treated with repugnance by every decent person in this country- including, I should say, all those Muslims who serve so gallantly in our armed services.
Michael Fabricant now says: "I hope that Islam4UK will take on board what has been said in Parliament. If they do go ahead with this protest, it will not only upset relatives of fallen soldiers, marines, and airmen, it will do much to harm to the British Islamic community as a whole who will inevitably, but wrongly, all be tarred with the same brush. It will damage the cohesion of our society as a whole."