LONDON – A far-right leader protested on Thursday, June 15, about Islam outside a London mosque, as Muslim community and volunteers from Islamic aid groups gathered inside to help the victims of the Grenfell fire.
Footage has emerged showing Britain First leader Paul Golding baiting Muslims who were helping victims of the Grenfell Tower fire at the East London Mosque.
“The far-right Britain First group turned up again outside the East London Mosque today, as the congregation prepared for midday prayers and collected donations for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire,” a statement the East London Mosque told the Huffington Post.
“Far-right extremist Paul Golding and his cronies have targeted the local Muslim community in the past. We condemn their attempts to create tension in our communities.
“Once again, they showed flagrant disregard for British traffic laws, parking on a zig-zag next to a busy pedestrian crossing and blocking entirely the cycle lane!”
— East London Mosque (@elondonmosque) June 14, 2017
Leader, Paul Golding, recorded a five minute diatribe from a car as they left the scene, claiming if they had stayed any longer they would have been “physically attacked”.
“We had things thrown at us, we had people spit at us and this was for the heinous crime of standing on a British pavement and filming.
“That’s all we did… Whose country is this?”
Footage shared by East London mosque told a different story.