A far-right LGBT group plans to hijack the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting with an anti-Muslim march, reports PinkNews.
“Gays Against Shariah – UK” are also capitalizing on the public outrage surround the torture and killings of gay men in Chechnya.
The march, called the “Gays Against Shariah/Orlando Memorial Rally”, is scheduled for June 10 in Manchester. At the time of this writing, few more than 70 people are interested in attending.
The event’s Facebook page includes “shocking images of men being hanged, racist, Islamophobic content, and a video produced by gay Trump supporter Milo Yiannopoulos.”
Despite Mr English, head of Gays Against Sharia, failing to secure necessary Public Liability insurance for the event, he still plans to go ahead with the march.
Mr English claims to have been in touch with EDL leader Tommy Robinson, who is supporting the march and says it should go ahead regardless of legality.
Noted far right figures in England are expected to attend the march.
Well-known human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been attacked online by event organizers since protesting the march.
I'm DELIGHTED that I've been targeted Fri & Sat by fascists because I defend Muslims against their hate. It shows I've rattled the far right
— Peter Tatchell (@PeterTatchell) April 15, 2017
According to a study in 2015, Islam has 1.7 billion adherents, making up over 23% of the world population.
An FBI report shows that only a small percentage of terrorist attacks carried out on U.S. soil between 1980 and 2005 were perpetrated by Muslims. GlobalResearch notes that non-Muslims carried out more than 90% of all terrorist attacks in America.
Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Database
U.S. News and World Report noted:
The far-right group has apparently overlooked multiple domestic terrorist attacks at the hands of Christian terrorist, including the November 2015 Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting, in which three were killed and nine injured. The shooting was described as “a form of terrorism” by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
The group also fails to point blame at Christian lawmakers who have persecuted LGBT American citizens for decades.