Thank you but feminism doesn’t need that kind of help.
A self-styled battalion of the far-right group Britain First has “invaded” a mosque in south London.
The stated aim of the altercation on Sunday was to “demand the removal of sexist signs” outside the Crayford Mosque.
The signs designate separate entrances for men and women, so they can enter for segregated worship as is the custom in most mosques, as well as Orthodox Jewish synagogues and Sikh gurdwaras.
A film of the encounter was posted on Facebook, set to dramatic drumming music and ending with the slogan: “Britain First Defence Force. No fear. No retreat. No surrender.”
All sporting matching black flatcaps, the group of five “activists” marched into the mosque and asked to speak to the imam, before quickly giving up and speaking to the first person they came across.
No no no no no, really. We’ve got this. Go away. Go all the way away, and when you’re there, cast about for a better hobby.
The leader, Paul Golding, announced: “We’re Britain First, yeah? We object to your signs that are outside, the signs for men and women… in this country we have equality.”
The man politely asked them to remove their shoes in a place of worship but the Britain First members ignored him.
“When you respect women we’ll respect your mosques and you’ve got signs out there that segregate men and women,” Mr Golding told him.
A female member of the group accused Muslims of taking equality back “a hundred years” and told him to take the signs down.
No. Just no. Go back to Kent; go inside; sit down and take some deep breaths. Keep doing that for 20 or 30 years.