27 February 2014

Legoland Cancels Family Day Out Organised By Muslim Group After Far-Right Threats

Legoland has announced it has cancelled a day trip arranged by Muslim families after staff and children were threatened by far-right extremists.

More than one thousand Muslim families were expected to visit the theme park after the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) hired it out exclusively.

Far-right groups including the English Defence League (EDL) and Casuals United had threatened to protest at the event due to the MRDF’s association with controversial preacher Haitham al-Haddad, the chairman of the foundation.

He is said to be among the top 25 hate preachers in Britain.

[A COMMENT] Muslim and fun would seem to be mutually exclusive concepts.

[ANOTHER COMMENT] Can you imagine the outcry from the PC brigade if there was a Christian family day. About time they stood up to these religions. Why could it not just be a fun day for kids? And leave religion out of it. Religion causes trouble full stop. [The Huffington Post UK] Read more