Muslims protest over terror laws

Hundreds of Muslims have taken part in marches through London and Blackburn to protest anti-terror legislation.

Saturday’s protests were organised by more than 50 Islamic organisations including Stop Political Terror and the Islamic Human Rights Commission.

Dr Adnan Siddiqui, an organiser of the London march, said: “This demonstration sends a clear message against the climate of fear that has been created.”

The Blackburn protest was aimed at the local MP, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.

BBC News, 30 April 2005

See also IHRC press release, 30 April 2005 and Islam Online, 30 April 2005