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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.

    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

    zefart/zefart

    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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