When looking for Internet nonsense, we’re always guaranteed a goldmine when we head over to the fanatic, fact-ignorant corner of the Internet that is Britain First’s social media pages.
Today hasn’t disappointed.
On Thursday April 20th 2017, a police officer in Paris was tragically gunned down by a religious fanatic who seriously wounded two other officers.
The day after, Britain First leader Paul Golding posted a video (screenshot below) of – according to Golding’s caption – a large crowd of Muslim men in London celebrating the incident.
Only the video didn’t show that at all. Despite Golding’s claim, the video actually showed a group of Pakistani men in 2009 celebrating their country’s 20/20 cricket victory. The video, taken in Tooting, London next to the King Edward VII statue shows a number of men shouting their country’s name and even talking and embracing fellow Londoners including a white woman.
The video has been available on YouTube since the date it was taken in 2009 and can be seen here.
Extremists on either side of the ally can rarely be trusted to paint an accurate picture of the truth. And this is certainly the case here.
At the time of writing, Paul Golding has neither responded to comment or deleted the offending tweet.