Members of the group ‘Muslims against Crusades’ burn a U.S. flag during an anti-U.S. rally, held close to the memorial ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks at the Memorial Garden, adjacent to the U.S. Embassy, central London, Sunday Sept. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Islamist demonstrators protest outside the US embassy in London on September 11, 2011 during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Around 50 people brandished anti-US banners, chanted slogans and burnt a small piece of paper with a picture of the US flag on it. (AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT)
(Telegraph) — A group of Muslim protesters set fire to an American flag outside the US embassy in London during a minute’s silence to mark the moment that the first hijacked airliner hit the World Trade Center 10 years ago.
A number of radical Islamic groups including Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) gathered outside the embassy on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
The group of around 100 men shouted “USA terrorists”, brandished anti-American placards and chanted through a loudhailer.
Several members of the Muslim groups made anti-American speeches following the flag burning. One said: “You will always face suffering, you will always face humiliation, unless you withdraw your troops from Muslim lands.”
We still have a few friends left over there.
A member of the English Defense League far-right group holds a U.S. flag, close to the memorial ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks at the Memorial Garden, adjacent to the U.S. Embassy in central London, Sunday Sept. 11, 2011. Members of the EDL briefly briefly scuffled with police as they mounted a counter-demonstration to members of the group ‘Muslims against Crusades’ who gathered for an anti-U.S. rally. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)