Far-right extremists target UK mosques

Britain First is believed to be an extremely conservative Protestant Christian group with roots tracing back to Northern Ireland and Scotland, where sectarian tensions between Protestants and Catholics are strife.

Far-right extremists target UK mosques

World Bulletin / News Desk

Britain First, a far-right group, has been provoking British Muslims outside of mosques in the city of Bradford, where they gather to distribute Bibles and anti-Muslim leaflets.

The group has so far protested outside 10 mosques in the city, confronting Muslim youths and at times tried to raid the mosques.

Local councillor Nazam Azam told the Independent, “they have come to Bradford to cause residents to fear for their safety. As far as I understand they have tried to access mosques. They tried to hand out leaflets but I don’t know anyone who took anything.”

“It is concerning and disturbing. We have a lot of good work going on in Bradford in terms of community cohesion and for people trying to disturb that the people of Bradford won’t fall for it,” he added.

In a message on their official Facebook page, Britain First shared photos of their protests and said “This is the first of many such operations that are due to be launched across Yorkshire against Islam. The Yorkshire brigade is finally here and has "blooded" itself in the most heavily Muslim town in Yorkshire.”

Britain First is believed to be an extremely conservative Protestant Christian group with roots tracing back to Northern Ireland and Scotland, where sectarian tensions between Protestants and Catholics are strife.

It also has links with the far-right British Nationalist Party, which under current leader Nick Griffin has watered down some of its views on non-whites to make it more appealing to the mainstream society.

However, this watering down process caused certain members who refused to back down from their extreme nationalistic and racist views to form breakaway groups. Britain First was established in 2010.

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