The far-right English Defence League (EDL) is planning a rally in Cambridge on July 9th, for which they expect around 400 protesters. Ahead of the event, the Cambridge Muslim Council has issued a statement calling on Muslims not to participate in counter-protests organised by “Unite Against Facism” and the Trades Union Council. Furthermore, the Council urges Muslims to stay away from the march, not to resort to violence, and to ignore any insults and taunts from the protesters. At the same time, the Council says that insults against Islam will not be acceptable. While any routine affairs at the mosques in the city will be suspended for the day of the rally, the Council is concerned about the safety and security of the members of their community and their religious sites.

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