HUGE crowds of Muslims chanting Allahu Akbar descended on London for the second time in a week in a series of protests to demand an Islamic caliphate in Syria.
While one protester appeared to be waving a Taliban flag, others were seen handed placards made by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, which calls for the reestablishment of a caliphate.
Then just days later another 400 British Muslims travelled to the capital from cities including Birmingham and Bradford to take part in a second march on Belgrave Square.
Around 400 protestors gathered outside the Syrian embassy
Many protestors gathered behind a huge orange banner which told “Muslim armies” to help set up a new “khalifah rashidah” – the first four Caliphs to succeed the prophet Mohammed – in greater Syria.
Others thrust decorated banners in the air and black flags adorned with Arabic writing, as they chanted Allah Akbar or ‘God is the greatest’.
The segregated crowd saw women and children forced to stand at the back
Another said: “As-Sham (Syria) betrayal of Muslim rulers.”
Saturday night’s second march was also allegedly arranged by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, with leaflets posted online just one day in advance.
Muslim armies march forward. Have no fear, victory is near
“Tens of thousands of Muslim men, women and children are at the mercy of the blood thirsty Syrian regime and its allies.
“Silence from the Muslim brothers is deafening.
“They have watched the US and Russia plot against the people of Ash-Sham, witnessing men being massacred, women being violated an children robbed of their innocence.
“Brothers and sisters, join us to raise the voice of truth, raise your voice for your brothers and sisters in Syria.”
The protest was the second in just a few days
It read: “HT considers the influence of Western thought and physical presence in Muslim-majority countries as a threat to Islam, which it wishes to “uproot”.
“Liberal values – secularism, human rights and pluralism – are rejected as “un-Islamic” because they differ from HT’s Islamist doctrine.
It also claimed “all Western states are considered “enemies” of Islam” and accused the group of encouraging members to carry out jihadist attacks.
The demonstration on Saturday came as thousands marched on Downing Street to urge the international community to do more for Aleppo.