By Paul Borg, Newham Contact.
Dagenham British National Party activists were quick off the mark when they heard of a disused shop being used as a make-shift Mosque.
After gathering information as to its whereabouts and usage a leaflet was composed and a dedicated team then distributed them in the area last Saturday (22nd Sept).
But it was much to their surprise to learn that many people actually knew nothing about the Mosque.
As Havering activist Mick Braun said “I spoke to several people who knew absolutely nothing about its existence and I know that some of our other activists out on the streets today reported that they were also told the same thing”
The team were well received in the area showing that we are still welcome in Dagenham despite being told to “get out and stay out” and as local organiser Paul Sturdy said “we will continue to let the people know we are there to represent them when no one else will.
It is despicable of the council to allow Muslims to use empty premises as Mosques without first consulting local people”
More than 600 leaflets were delivered before the team retired to a nearby café for a well-earned cup of tea.
There will be more sessions in Dagenham opposing the Mosque and anyone interested in helping out should contact the London Region first.
In the picture (l to r) activists John Phillips, Paul Borg and Paul Sturdy outside the makeshift Mosque