British Parliamentarian Mike Freer was forced to hide after members of the Muslims Against Crusades group stormed into a mosque in North London during his visit.
The extremists earlier warned politicians that ‘their presence is no longer welcome in any Muslim area’ in London
The radical Islamist group recently held a protest against soldiers returning from Afghanistan. (Muslims Against Crusades)
The Daily Mail reported:
Protesters forced their way in to a north London mosque where an MP was meeting constituents after posting violent warning messages online. Tory MP Mike Freer was forced to pull out of the meeting after being targeted by the Muslims Against Crusades group who had posted messages invoking the Stephen Timms stabbing online.
Today he urged Home Secretary Theresa May to take action against the group after the attack at his North Finchley constituency surgery. In a chilling message ahead of the incident on the group’s website, they referred to Labour MP Stephen Timms -who was stabbed while holding a surgery in east London last year -warning the attack on him should serve as a ‘piercing reminder’ to politicians that ‘their presence is no longer welcome in any Muslim area’.
The disturbance at North Finchley Mosque on Friday afternoon began after internet messages posted on Facebook and the Muslims Against Crusades website urged supporters to target the Finchley and Golders Green MP, who had played a prominent role in the campaign against Palestinian activist Sheikh Raed Salah’s visit to the UK earlier this year.
Mr Freer said there was a vocal demonstration outside the mosque as he began his surgery, but then a second group of people arrived and forced their way inside. ‘One of them sat at a table where I was dealing with a constituent and was abusive,’ he said.