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13 Nov, 2014

Former UK extremist denounces right-wing group as ‘disgusting’ – The Independent

A former member of extreme right-wing group Britain First who had a change of heart and left has branded the organisation’s latest actions “disgusting” – and visited two mosques to apologise.

Matthew Lester, 26, who joined Britain First six months ago, spoke out to The Independent and condemned Paul Golding’s actions yesterday when he threatened to bury a pig in the ground designated for a mosque in Birmingham.

“It wasn’t the sort of thing I joined to be a part of – I joined because I wanted to attack Islamic extremists and corrupt politicians – not so that I could go up somewhere like Bricklane and incite hatred.”

Read the rest: Former Britain First member denounces group as ‘disgusting’ as leader Paul Golding attacks construction of Birmingham mosque – UK – News – The Independent.