Gays take the lead in fighting muslim intolerance...
Peter Tatchell is one of the leading gay activists...here he is fighting muslim intolerance...
Clare Short was today urged to cancel a Westminster meeting she organised tonight to allow MPs to hear Hizb ut-Tahrir argue why they should not be banned under forthcoming terror legislation.You wouldn't see this happen in Canada.
The extremist Muslim group, which has previously put out literature calling for Jews to be killed, is already prohibited in Germany and the Netherlands, and is expected to be added to a list of proscribed organisations when the government's current terror bill comes into law.
Ms Short, a former cabinet minister and MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook, has invited Hizb ut-Tahrir to the Commons tonight to put their case to MPs.
But today the homosexual human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said the group was "no more fit to be hosted in the House of Commons than the BNP".
Saying he had received death threats from the group in the 90s for being gay, he accused the organisation of hiding its true nature since the threat of the ban.
In an open letter to Ms Short, Mr Tatchell wrote: "you are hosting a meeting of the misogynistic, homophobic and anti-semitic Muslim fundamentalist group, Hizb ut-Tahrir, at the House of Commons on Wednesday 1 March."
"Perhaps you are not aware of the true nature of this group, and its anti-democratic and anti-humanitarian goals?"