EDL to protest outside Luton Islamic Centre conference

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The English Defence League is set to demonstrate against an Islamic conference this week.

Luton Islamic Centre is staging ‘Return of Khilafah and Jihad- the correct understanding’ from today until Friday at Venue Central in Leagrave Road, with a series of speakers from the Middle East booked to appear.

Topics will include ISIS, the future of Islam and the ‘true’ meaning of jihad.

The EDL has signalled its intention to demonstrate, though a location for the protest is not yet known.

The far-right group has said that it wants speakers to instead debate forced genital mutilation, child sex exploitation and gender inequality.

It added: “We won’t let them overlook these assaults on our culture.”