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Many Muslim women suggested joining the march in their hijabs and burqas to voice their outrage at comments made by Senator Bronwyn Bishop and Prime Minister John Howard about the way they dress. "We're really asking people not to bother coming to the mosque," Mr Zreika said.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Police protection from the bikini clad women has been requested. (sorry, but that really made me giggle! Big ol' muslim men calling in police protection from women in bikini's.)
A white supremacist website has promoted the march. Members of Sydney's Muslim community began raising their concerns last week, with hundreds joining an internet discussion to find a "peaceful avenue" to protect their mosque.
SABRA LANE: You're not worried that your event is going to be infiltrated by white supremacists? They've already sabotaged part of your website.
CHRISTINE HAWKINS: I realise that, yes, I realise that. Of course, we want that to happen, but we're hoping that by asking everybody else to come, okay? By saying, "listen, don't let the white supremacists be the only ones that turn up, everybody come."
And that way they will be very much a minority, and we're going to be working very closely with the police. And let me tell you that we will be working so closely with the police, if there's any trouble from anyone, we'll be handing them over.
SABRA LANE: December 9 is the first anniversary of the Cronulla race riots in Sydney.
White supremacists have already hacked the protest's website, there are also reports that police are concerned the event will be infiltrated by extremists.
Originally posted by Umbrax
I'm sure they are more concerned about the white supremacist groups that are supporting and promoting the march.