Christian Voice and Far-Right Group Protest Muslim Procession

UK news from Earlswood, Surrey, via This is Surrey Today:

Cultures clashed on Easter Sunday when Muslims marched in the streets to celebrate the birth of their prophet Muhammad…Shouting “Allah is great” and “Long live the Prophet” while waving Islamic flags, worshippers from across the country joined Surrey’s first Mawlid procession.

But in Brighton Road, the 450-strong crowd were confronted by Union flags and banners held by two opposing packs of protesters.

The “opposing packs” were Christian Voice and the British People’s Party; to describe either of these outfits as representing “culture” is a bit of a poor joke:

Holding placards reading “Onward Christian Soldiers” and “Our Lord’s Day”, four members of the right-wing British People’s Party stood watching the parade pass.

“Right-wing” an understatement; the BPP is in fact is an extremely fringe far-right group that venerates the late neo-Nazi John Tyndall and rails against “ZOG” as well as Muslims.

As for Christian Voice, Stephen Green (for it is he) “bellowed Bible verses from a megaphone” and complained that

“Jesus is our living saviour and for them to be marching on this holy day of the Christian year is disrespectful to say the least.

“I think it’s intimidating.”

I happened to be in Walthamstow in east London a few years ago when one of these processions took place; I recall smiling crowds and being offered a free bottle of Coca Cola.

This is not the first time that Green has found himself protesting alongside (albeit against his wishes) a far-right group; a couple of years ago the BNP front organisation the Christian Council of Britain tried to hijack his protests against Jerry Springer: The Opera – I blogged on that here.

And here’s a picture of the pious Christians of the BPP, defending white Christian culture:

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