Britain First founder resigns following mosque invasions

PUBLISHED: 16:40 29 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:40 29 July 2014

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Picture: Paul Faith/PA Wire

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James Dowson, founder of Britain First, has resigned after “unacceptable and unChristian” mosque invasions.

He announced his departure on Sunday.

Britain First posted videos of the invasions on its website and Facebook page, including an incident where members of the “Defence Force” went into a Crayford mosque and demanded the removal of “sexist” signs and refused to remove their shoes.

Mr Dowson told The Mirror: “Most of the Muslims in this country are fine.

“They are worried about extremists the same as us. So going into their mosques and stirring them up and provoking them is political madness and a bit rude.”

A statement posted on the North West Kent Muslim Association’s website said: “We have been overwhelmed with messages and phone calls of support against Britain First.”

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