EDL member’s anti-‘mosque’ Facebook page ‘filled with racist and anti-Muslim comments’

A community has distanced itself from a Facebook group opposing a bid for a Muslim community centre after it was filled with racist and anti-Muslim comments.

English Defence League (EDL) member Peter Lynch set up the group Residents Against Chessington Jamatkhana Community Centre (Mosque) in response to plans to convert a two-storey office by the A3 in the Chessington Industrial Estate into a resource for the Ismaili Muslim community.

Since then, other people have left comments on the group’s message wall ranging from planning questions and complaints about parking to threats of violence, swearing and anti-Muslim statements.

Kingston Guardian, 14 March 2012