Britain First bait Muslims who were helping Grenfell Tower fire victims

'We condemn their attempts to create tension in our communities,' the East London Mosque says 

Thursday 15 June 2017 11:52 BST
Comments
Footage shows Britain First leader, Paul Golding, standing outside the East London Mosque
Footage shows Britain First leader, Paul Golding, standing outside the East London Mosque (Screengrab/East London Mosque )

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.

Mr Golding has claimed he was “abused” for “standing on a British pavement and filming” but a video posted on social media by the mosque contradicts his story.

The Britain First leader claimed he was surrounded by a “mob of Muslims and white liberals screaming abuse” and also suggested he was spat at and had things thrown at him.

Images posted by the East London Mosque however show Mr Golding holding up traffic and being intentionally provocative and show no evidence to corroborate his claims.

“This used to be our area, it will be our area once again,” Mr Golding is heard saying outside the mosque.

The footage also shows a woman coming up to Mr Golding and telling him he “is not welcome” as she is ushered away.

In a statement the East London Mosque told the Huffington Post: “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.

“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!”

The Independent has contacted Paul Golding for a comment but at the time of publication none was provided .

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in