STOP THE CRIMINALIZATION OF MUSLIMS!
In a blaze of hysterical publicity, armed police swooped on 12 Pakistani students in Manchester and Liverpool on April 8th. The Prime Minister boasted of a major terror plot being foiled. Inspite of no evidence of any terror plot being found, 11 of the 12 are still being held in custody, awaiting deportation. Instead of an apology, the police promised more such raids. We must unite to stop the deportation of the Pakistani students and break the wall of fear that is being built around Muslim communities.
In February, nine Muslim men were arrested on the M65 motorway near Blackburn on their way to join the Viva Palestina aid convoy for Gaza. They were released without charge. Five years ago, again in a blaze of publicity, ten North Africans and Kurds were arrested in Manchester, falsely implicated in terror. The government must stop this shameful harassment and criminalisation of Muslim communities and the media must stop the demonisation of Muslims.
STOP THE TERROR RAIDS!
Speakers: family, representatives and campaigners
Saturday 9 May 2009, 2.00pm
Pakistani Community Centre, Stockport Road, Longsight.
Tuesday 12 May 2009, 7.30pm
Saffron Restaurant, Cheetham Hill Road, Cheetham Hill.
SUPPORTED BY BRITISH LIBYAN SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN, THE RESPECT PARTY, MANCHESTER NO BORDERS