Britain First, the far-right hate group, has threatened to sabotage the building of a mosque near Birmingham by burying a pig on the site. Council officials approved the plan to build the mosque on Monday, despite protests from several organisations.
Following the meeting, Paul Golding, the leader of the Britain First, who was not allowed into the public gallery, threatened to inter swine on the construction site hoping to render it unusable for Islamic function.
In a video posted to the Britain First Facebook page, Golding can be seen addressing Muslim men as they leave Dudley Town Hall having secured planning permission for the large building.
“Are you happy, lads?” puffed Golding, before making his porcine promise. "Would the mosque go ahead if we buried a pig there? It wouldn’t would it? If we buried a pig there you wouldn’t put it there would you. You’ve got your mosques. You don’t need anymore."
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Golding’s factotum, Jayda Fransen, also appeared in the video, telling the Muslim group, “It’s not up yet, it hasn’t been built yet so watch this space." When asked why she opposed the mosque, Fransen replied: "We’ve seen the damage these places [mosques] do to the UK and we don’t want another one. You’ve got plenty of mosques…”
Later Fransen shouts: “You guys won’t get your mega-mosque if we bury a pig in the ground on it… you’re going to stand on swine infested ground and worship your false prophet are you?”
Speaking to the International Business Times, Conservative Councilor Les Jones, who also opposes the mosque, distanced himself from the protesters. "They're clearly not very intelligent people,” he told the newspaper.
In June, Britain First's Facebook page was removed from the social media site for hate speech – only to be restored again an hour later. In July, members of the pretend militia "invaded" a mosque in south east London in protest at the building’s separate entrances.