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Anti-Muslim leaflets found on cars outside Lisburn shopping mall

Anti-Muslim leaflets found on cars outside Lisburn shopping mall

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Monday November 07 2016

BBC News reports on anti-Muslim leaflets found on car windscreens outside a mall in Lisburn, County Antrim.

The leaflets, which state “No jihad here! Northern Ireland under threat” were spotted on Saturday afternoon outside the Bow Street Mall in the city of Lisburn.

The leaflet, purportedly by the far right group Ulster Awake, refers to the terrorist attacks in Madrid, London, Paris and Nice, and to Northern Ireland’s Muslim population, as well as to “bogus asylum seekers and refugees”. The leaflet claims immigration is being used as a weapon to “destroy the nation states of Europe”.

The leaflet states: “There are an estimated 60,000 Muslims in the Republic of Ireland. This is projected to increase to 125,000 by 2030. It has been well documented that Jihadists have been using the ROI as a transit base and have set up training camps in the mountains.

“Our completely open border gives them an open net to mount an attack on the UK with relative ease.”

The leaflet, which cites newspaper sources as evidence for the claims printed therein, claims the “insanity of mass immigration…must be challenged and stopped if our nations and people are to survive!”

The leaflets have been criticised by the deputy mayor of Lisburn, Stephen Martin, for “spreading outright lies intended to divide communities.”

Mr Martin said the “anonymous cowards” behind the leaflets were disseminating “propaganda [which] needs [to be] continually challenged.”


It is not clear if the leaflets have been reported to the Police Service Northern Ireland for investigation under incitement to racial/religious hatred laws.


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