Brussels Mayor Bans 9-11 Rally– Fears Muslim Backlash
BRUSSELS MAYOR GAGS FREE SPEECH BECAUSE MUSLIMS MIGHT BE OFFENDED
A demonstration planned for 11th September in Brussels and entitled “Stop Islamisation Of Europe” has been banned by the Brussels Mayor Freddy Thielemans.
The demonstration was intended to commemorate the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks against the USA with a minute’s silence, on the 6th anniversary of those attacks.
SIOE considers that conspiracy theories blaming American and Israeli authorities for the atrocities actually dishonour the victims and their families.
The demonstration was also to protest against the growing Islamisation of Europe whereby Islamic practices and sensitivities are increasingly placed above those of non-Muslims.
In a meeting on 7th August with the Brussels police SIOE organisers, Anders Gravers, Stephen Gash and Udo Ulfkotte were informed that policing the demonstration would be no more difficult than for any other similar event.
However, on 9th August Mayor Thielemans (pictured- SIOE) declared he banned the demonstration because he could not guarantee public safety.
The mayor’s spokesman Nicolas Dassonville said: “The danger to public order is too high, to allow the Brussels protest to go ahead. The sizeable foreign community living in the area could react to the action.”
A Coptic Christian responds to Mayor Thielemans over his decision to ban free speech.
The 9-11 rally organizers are planning to protest against the mayor’s decision in front of the Belgian Embassy in Denmark on Friday August the 17th.