Stop The War Coalition today convened a peoples assembly in Central London to help tackle the new racism in the United Kingdom which targets the Muslim community. The aim of the assembly is to bring people together to discuss the relationship between Islamophobia and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and to organise a campaign in response to war and racism.
Opening the assembly, the Chairman of Stop The War Coalition Andres Murray, described Islamophobia as the last resort of the warmongers to make up for their failure. “George Bush said he was getting ready for one last push. We too are ready for one last push to get the get the troops out of Iraq”. Stop The War Coalition widened its aims to opposition to the racist backlash against Muslims and the defense of civil liberties.
See also Stop the War Coalition website.