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Derbyshire Pride postponed after flooding

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  1. Disappointing that it had to be cancelled – but even the best organisation committee can not plan sufficiently for the extreme amount of rain that has happened recently!

    The one benefit – the extremist Islamists who intended to incite homophobic hatred had no event to target!

    Hopefully, the Derbyshire authorities will be keeping a watch still, though.

  2. Not quiet a washout then!

  3. Omar Kuddus 9 Jul 2012, 4:09pm

    It is amazing that the bigoted Muslim action force that were planning a rally in protest have put out a statement, implying that the Pride rally was cancelled due to their protest.
    “We would like to thank all the Muslims for the support they have shown in the planned counter demonstration. I know that many of you will be disappointed that they will not be able to confront the evil, but Alhamdulillah Allah knows our intention and will reward us accordingly”

    Not in this Muslims name for my religion does not preach hate or bigotry, but love and understanding and compassion.
    God [Allah] will not reward any form of hatred and they are delusional that they think that he will. If anything they [at the day of judgement] will have to justify their stance and actions, and be PUNISHED for it NOT REWARDED.,
    In regards to their claim that our “message to the LGBT group: you may have avoided the Muslims on this occasion”. This No doubt you will try to spread your hate again, and face like you did p

    1. Hopefully, in response tot his the Derby Pride organisers will organise a high profile event fairly soon to counteract the rhetoric and lies that these extremists have told.

    2. Hopefully the Derby Pride team will organise a high profile event in the very near future that will show the rhetoric of the extremists are lies and deception.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 9 Jul 2012, 6:07pm

    Unfortunately, the inordinate amount of rainfall is serving only to stereotype that the UK has arguably one of the worst climates of any western country. I shudder to think what will happen when the Olympics start. I just hope we get a break with many days of sunshine and blue skies instead of the constant barrage of dreary, overcast skies.

    If a Pride march has to be cancelled because of inclement weather, surely in this day and age of Doppler radar technology to predict forecasts at least ten days ahead of time would enable planners to re-schedule an event such as this? London could have done the same. It doesn’t always have to be in June or July.

    That muslim extremists equate the cancellation as a result of their intended protest really speaks to the lunacy of those people who are on the fringes of civilised society. Does anyone really take them that seriously?

  5. Shame you didnt drown in the process, Aiden – such are your “sins”

  6. Omar Kuddus 10 Jul 2012, 3:16pm

    If God kept sending rain to cleanse sin, it would never stop raining ,what with people lying, cheating committing adultery, having sex outside of marriage etc. etc.
    But I guess you mean the only sin in your eyes, which is homosexuality, causes it to rain.
    Best you could come up with or does your book not give you any more ammunition!!!

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