As the Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton approaches, Muslim extremists vow to turn the celebrations into a nightmare
After the poppy-burning outrage on 11th November last year, Muslim fanatics have now vowed to overshadow the Royal wedding next week by burning effigies of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
According to police, the extremists are planning a force demonstration with thousands of protesters set to burn the Union Flag, images of the Crown and pictures of the bridal couple.
Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), infamous for abusing soldiers and burning poppies on Armistice Day, say they will demonstrate outside the Abby on 29th April, unless princes William and Harry resign from the armed forces.
In a chilling statement on the site, the group says: ‘We promise that should they refuse, the day which the nation has been dreaming of will become a nightmare.’
Counter-extremist think-tank Quilliam says the threats were deeply disappointing but entirely predictable. ‘The celebrations now risk being hijacked by a few publicity-hungry fanatics whose only aim is to divide our society and to sow suspicion and hatred.’
Police have revealed almost 5,000 Met officers will be deployed to combat the disorder next Friday. Scotland Yard has already rejected an application by Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) to stage a demonstration outside Westminster Abbey, but officers are still in discussions about the demonstration group elsewhere.
Yesterday MAC warned that if Muslim protesters were kept away from the route there could be violence, and have placed a countdown to the wedding on its website, along with a picture of a burning Union Flag and Prince Harry with a swastika emblem.
Met Assistant Commissioner Lynne Owens, however, says flag burning will not be tolerated and officers will use various stop and search powers to prevent missiles and weapons being brought to the celebrations.
‘The current threat level is obviously severe,’ she says. ‘We have to clear that we will act quickly, robustly and decisively so that it’s a happy event for everyone else.’