But the lead convener of the Campaign Against Monica Ali’s Film Brick Lane, officially launched yesterday, vowed to continue with the protest irrespective of where the movie is filmed. Abdus Salique threatened to burn Ali’s book at a rally on Sunday which is expected to be attended by hundreds of protesters.
He said the rally would be peaceful, adding that he was trying to deter fringe elements – “who could become violent” – from attending. But he added: “[If] she has the right to freedom of speech, we have the right to burn books. We will do it to show our anger. We don’t like Monica Ali. We are protecting our community’s dignity and respect.”
Um, no, moron, you’ve actually forfeited your dignity and respect with your threats and crybaby antics. Bravo. The world thinks you’re a bunch of uneducated philistines. There are better ways to handle these things than yelling into a camera, dingbat.