Muslim councilor of Newcastle, got “beheading” threat due to anti-Pegida vie

2015-02-17 23:45:48 | Al Muslim News
Muslim councilor of Newcastle, got “beheading” threat due to anti-Pegida vie

 

Councillor Dipu Ahad threatened with beheading for opposing the anti-Islam rally in Newcastle. Muslim councilor D. Ahad a famous Muslim personality in Newcastle's Muslim community told, he received a call late-night from an unknown number and the caller said “you watch; going to kill you, you just watch.” They also said they would chop my head off as well as a f****** Muslim ****.” Mr D. Ahad received the call in response of his action to organizing a counter-demonstration to Pegida UK's first British demo, planned to take place in Newcastle city centre at the end of this month. Many people have gone online and confirm their attendance at the rally. British anti-Muslim wing, German movement say their North East following is one of the reasons they will be coming to the city at the end of the month. In response, multi-cultural group, Newcastle Unites, chaired by Howard Dickinson, said that they will organize a counter-demo on the same day. Spokesman for the group, D. Ahad said: “We pride ourselves on the diversity of our communities and our mixed heritages. Newcastle Unites notes, however, an increase in racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Britain and the rest of Europe. In particular a virulent Islamophobia movement known as ‘Pegida’ has emerged recently in Germany where it has been strongly condemned by politicians and faith leaders. “The aim of the protest would be to send on clear message that Pegida is not welcome in UK. The people of UK stand together in unity in the face of Islamphobia, anti Semitism and all other forms of racism and fascism.”.

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