The far-right anti-Islam group Britain First has apparently compared itself to Winston Churchill as it marches in Burton-Upon-Trent in Staffordshire to protest against the building of a new mosque.
Police estimate up to 300 people will attend the march today by the extreme group which wants to “ban all trace of Islam from the UK” according to a BBC documentary.
The pseudo-political party quoted Churchill in its plans to protest against the extension of an existing mosque in the town to create the ‘biggest and best mosque in Europe’.
A counter demonstration is being staged at the same time and local church leaders have criticised the protest by the so-called ‘Christian’ group and said they are “disturbed” by its intentions.
The new mosque would be an enlarged version of The Central Jamia Mosque, which already serves 700 worshippers at a time. Under the plans, it would increase its capacity to 1,500.