Monday, October 23, 2006

Invisible Thousands

Yesterday, The Independent reported that a protest had been organised by the Stop the War Coalition and the Muslim Association of Britain to take place in Glasgow yesterday. The report claimed, "Thousands of people are expected to join to rally in Glasgow today protesting against anti-Muslim rhetoric among politicians and in the media."

Yet, despite this hype there is no report anywhere that this protest took place. Searching on google news, yahoo news, the blogs reveals nothing, even the BBC Glasgow news page has no mention of it.

UPDATE: Yesterday was the annual Al Quds Day March organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission. Despite boasting on their site that the event had unprecedented support it seems to have been a damp squib. Searching through the news media and the blogs reveals absolutely nothing. It too seems to have not taken place.

If you can find any evidence of these events having taken place, please let us know.