Good, they weren't wanted, though obviously had the right to march, which if they managed to get power they'd no doubt deny to the rest of us. It would have been interesting seeing how the EDL and the anti-Shari'a Muslims got on though. I suspect that security concerns weren't at the heart of Choudhary's withdrawal though, I believe (and it's only a belief) that the numbers he believed would turn up were far more than were actually expected. In other words it would have looked a trifle silly and people like Choudhary can't abide being made to look silly. He expected thousands, but more likely would have got a hundred or less and that to a man like Choudhary would have been humiliating.
Scotland Yard said it would now be contacting organisers of a wave of counter-protests in central London and Leeds, West Yorkshire, to inform them of the decision.
Anjem Choudary, leader of the radical Islamic sect Al Muhajiroun, said organisers Islam4UK had been forced to cancel the planned march from the House of Commons to Trafalgar Square because of security concerns.
But he added a meeting of supporters of sharia law would still take place at an undisclosed location later today.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) has been informed that today's planned march in central London has now been cancelled.
"Officers are now contacting organisers of planned counter protests to inform them."
Still, at least it's put a smile on my face.