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Islamic conference scrapped by East End venue

PUBLISHED: 13:07 10 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:08 05 October 2010

A controversial Islamic conference due to take place on June 20 has been cancelled by the Troxy. The Commercial Road venue was set to host 'The Book that Shook the World' but has changed its position after signing a council pledge.

A controversial Islamic conference due to take place on June 20 has been scrapped by the Troxy.

The Commercial Road venue was set to host 'The Book that Shook the World' but has changed its position after signing a council pledge.

A spokesman for the Troxy said: "We recently signed up to the council's No Place for Hate campaign and feel that some of the speakers have the potential to clash with the terms of the pledge."

Although none of the speakers due to attend the conference are on the government's banned list, a number of complaints were received.

Sources say a march by a far-right group, the English Defence League, protesting the conference may also be cancelled.


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