This is a guest post from Hasan Afzal of Stand for Peace.
Stand for Peace is pleased to publish a dossier on the upcoming Jihadist conference at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London.
You can download the dossier – here.
Read it and e-mail your MP and demand they step-in to convince the Grand Connaught Room to pull the conference. You can find out who your MP is here (feel free to Cc Stand for Peace: firstname.lastname@example.org).
If Tim Larkin is considered so bad that he should not be allowed into the UK, what about the foreign hate preachers scheduled to attend this conference?
The dossier is a profile of a number of speakers and their history of inciting violent Islamism, sectarian bigotry and promoting anti-semitic views.
You may be interested in reading Principal Hayley’s (the group that owns the Grand Connaught Rooms) corporate responsibility document. Principal Hayley’s community objectives include:
“to conduct business in a responsible manner with due care and attention paid to the hotels’ immediate surroundings. We will encourage our guests and colleagues to support sustainable business best practices and support positive action in the community.”
How this conference would ‘support positive action in the community’ is beyond us.
When we spoke to the Grand Connaught Rooms – they didn’t even want to read the dossier.
Urgent action is required to convince the Grand Connaught Rooms to put decency before profit and to pull the plug on the conference. You can call the venue on +44 (0) 2074 057 811 – ask for Oliver Six, the General Manager.
The owner of the venue is the Principal Hayley Group, based in North Yorkshire. The number for Principal Hayley is +44 (0) 1423 853 800 – you can ask for Tony Troy (Chief Executive Officer) or Colin Bailey (Group Operations Director).
The pressure is on, if you’ve already called the venue – please consider doing so again. Forward on the dossier to friends and family and ask them to contact their MP.