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A UKIP Activist Thought Westminster Cathedral Was A Mosque And People Can’t Stop Making Jokes

You can't stop the Twitter joke machine.

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So, earlier this week BBC reporter Giles Dilnot asked people if they thought UKIP leader Nigel Farage had what it takes to be prime minister.

Has @Nigel_Farage got what it takes to be PM? See how the balls fall in @reporterboy film on Tue #bbcdp after 1200

DailySunday Politics@daily_politicsFollow

Has @Nigel_Farage got what it takes to be PM?

See how the balls fall in @reporterboy film on Tue #bbcdp after 1200

11:03 AM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Which upset whoever was running the Twitter account for UKIP South Thanet, the constituency where Farage is hoping to become a MP in next year's general election.

Twitter: @ukip_sththanet

The account sent the BBC and Dilnot a message, now deleted, that criticised the reporter's choice of filming location. It declared: "Perfect place to hold vote in front of a mosque in London. The BBC's random means selective."

Which was seriously awkward.

@ukip_sththanet @daily_politics @Nigel_Farage You are SO wrong you might be embarrassed by that

Giles Dilnot@reporterboyFollow

@ukip_sththanet @daily_politics @Nigel_Farage You are SO wrong you might be embarrassed by that

2:04 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Because...

Accused of bias by a Kipper for doing my moodbox in front of "a mosque" ...it was Westminster Catholic cathedral

Giles Dilnot@reporterboyFollow

Accused of bias by a Kipper for doing my moodbox in front of "a mosque" ...it was Westminster Catholic cathedral

2:05 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That's Westminster Cathedral, guys, not a mosque.

@ukip_sththanet @daily_politics certainly it was here....http://t.co/JJ5sEcYIah not sure you'll find a mosque in there though

Giles Dilnot@reporterboyFollow

@ukip_sththanet @daily_politics certainly it was here....http://t.co/JJ5sEcYIah not sure you'll find a mosque in there though

2:16 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Anyway, whoever was running the UKIP account was quick to say sorry for their mistake.

@reporterboy I have got it wrong about the building as was wrongly advised and apologise. The random vote remark still stands

Ukip South Thanet@ukip_sththanetFollow

@reporterboy I have got it wrong about the building as was wrongly advised and apologise. The random vote remark still stands

2:28 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And Dilnot accepted their apology.

Mosque update: The account has in all fairness to them apologised and accepted it wasn't one

Giles Dilnot@reporterboyFollow

Mosque update: The account has in all fairness to them apologised and accepted it wasn't one

2:38 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BUT... Twitter doesn't like missing out on a golden opportunity for LOLs and the following day the #ThingsThatAreNotMosques hashtag took off.

This is not a Mosque, but those gentlemen look decidedly 'Foreign' don't they?#ThingsThatAreNotMosques

Steven Moore@MrStevenMooreFollow

This is not a Mosque, but those gentlemen look decidedly 'Foreign' don't they?#ThingsThatAreNotMosques

10:50 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Guardian blogger Alex Andreou led the way on Wednesday night.

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques @Nigel_Farage

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques @Nigel_Farage

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques @Nigel_Farage

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques @Nigel_Farage

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques @Nigel_Farage

And when he was done, the rest of Twitter took over.

Having made #OsborneMustBeUrineTested trend earlier, if I can get #ThingsThatAreNotMosques going, I can basically retire from twitter.

Alex Andreou@sturdyAlexFollow

Having made #OsborneMustBeUrineTested trend earlier, if I can get #ThingsThatAreNotMosques going, I can basically retire from twitter.

10:29 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques But it's got a dome, it must be a mosque?!

Edward James@edwardajamesFollow

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques But it's got a dome, it must be a mosque?!

10:36 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques : Mocks (Mock Exams)...

Claire @NovemberviviFollow

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques :
Mocks (Mock Exams)...

10:44 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques I checked! Its a squash.

feminist human@LaughingNoamFollow

#ThingsThatAreNotMosques I checked! Its a squash.

6:55 AM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The mosq... I mean hospital where two of my kids were born. #ThingsThatAreNotMosques

Imraan Siddiqi@imraansiddiqiFollow

The mosq... I mean hospital where two of my kids were born. #ThingsThatAreNotMosques

4:15 AM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hey @UKIP this isn't a mosque (any StarWars fans oot there?) #ThingsThatAreNotMosques @Exposing_UKIP

Zombie Murphy@ZombieMurphFollow

Hey @UKIP this isn't a mosque (any StarWars fans oot there?) #ThingsThatAreNotMosques @Exposing_UKIP

8:24 AM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Moss-que (no, they can get a lot worse) #ThingsThatAreNotMosques @Nigel_Farage

Adrian Clark@adrianclarkFollow

Moss-que (no, they can get a lot worse) #ThingsThatAreNotMosques @Nigel_Farage

10:47 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hello #UKIP this is a Muscovy Duck, not a mosque #ThingsThatAreNotMosques

Karl Frampton@Karl_FramptonFollow

Hello #UKIP this is a Muscovy Duck, not a mosque #ThingsThatAreNotMosques

6:47 AM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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