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Police out in force at London gay pride parade after foiled car bomb attack

Associated Press

LONDON - Police were mounting a heavy presence Saturday around London's annual gay pride parade, a day after two car bombs were found in the city center.

Security for the event, which draws tens of thousands of revelers, was reviewed after the discovery Friday of the explosives-packed Mercedes parked just meters (yards) from the parade's finishing point at Trafalgar Square. The event and the bombs — which did not detonate — are not thought to be linked.

Jason Pollock, chief executive of Pride London, said organizers had met with police, "and it was decided that the parade would start as planned at Baker Street" and follow the planned route to Trafalgar Square for a rally and concert.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone said people would be "completely safe to walk about the streets of London" and urged Londoners to carry on with their lives.

"I have promised my family all week that we are all going on the gay pride march. We will all be there," Livingstone told British Broadcasting Corp. radio.

For a second year, members of the Royal Navy were being permitted to join the pride parade in uniform. Army soldiers and members of the Royal Air Force also taking part, but were banned from wearing their uniforms.

The British government lifted a ban on gay people serving in the armed forces in 2000 after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the restriction was a violation of human rights.


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STOP KUFFARPHOBIA Demo in London, Friday 10/26/07!

I think we all must start calling the Islamofascists 'racists'. We should scream that they are hateful towards the Christian race, and the Jewish race, and the Hindu race, and the Atheist Race, that they are Christianityphobiasts. They will scream that Christianity is not a race, and we'll say:

"See, Islam is NOT a race either.
And by the way, the Bible doesn't say to convert, conquer or kill non-Christians; like the Koran says to do to non-Muslims. So there YOU RACIST hater of non-Muslims! You're a Kuffarphobic!"

Be careful all you in London Friday 10/26!

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't call a spade a spade

Islamist terrorism
not related to Islam

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
many Taliban planets

stonings and beheadings
billions killed daily

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
be very afraid...

of saying the wrong things
TRUTH is especially BAD


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