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Alleged Former Member Of Far-Right Group Britain First "Visits Mosque To Apologise"

The reported visit occurred at the Crayford mosque on Sunday.

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A Twitter user claiming to be a former member of Britain First reportedly visited a mosque in Kent at the weekend to apologise for supporting the notorious far-right group.

I'm ex Britain First I have been an unwitting twat and let my beliefs be manipulated to further a opposite agenda. The making up starts now

Matthew Lionheart@WrestlingBoy88Follow

I'm ex Britain First I have been an unwitting twat and let my beliefs be manipulated to further a opposite agenda. The making up starts now

1:28 PM - 09 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Huffington Post reported that Matthew Lester went to Crayford mosque on Sunday, and posted information and pictures from his trip on Twitter.

Spent 2 hours in the mosque with some very nice people & my apology was accepted we got on very well

Matthew Lionheart@WrestlingBoy88Follow

Spent 2 hours in the mosque with some very nice people & my apology was accepted we got on very well

4:17 PM - 09 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

One of the people I spoke to for a few hours 1 of the nicest ppl you will meet

Matthew Lionheart@WrestlingBoy88Follow

One of the people I spoke to for a few hours 1 of the nicest ppl you will meet

4:26 PM - 09 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Britain First made headlines in recent months due to its attempts to “invade” mosques and its huge popularity on Facebook.

The far-right group has over half a million followers on the social network, compared to 300,000 for the Conservative party, 200,000 for Labour, and 105,000 for the Lib Dems.
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The far-right group has over half a million followers on the social network, compared to 300,000 for the Conservative party, 200,000 for Labour, and 105,000 for the Lib Dems.

Describing the reason for his alleged visit to Crayford mosque, Lester told the Huffington Post:

I thought it [Britain First] was for the people but found out it was more about publicity. Basically it was publicity stunts more than getting anything done and tackling issues.

They're not just going after extremists, they're going after Muslims.

@GardenofGold It was wrong & needed doing, hopefully more ppl will step out& do the same

Matthew Lionheart@WrestlingBoy88Follow

@GardenofGold It was wrong & needed doing, hopefully more ppl will step out& do the same

9:35 PM - 09 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

If I do something for charity or the good of my heart I don't need pics or videos I can remember the look of joy that's me happy

Matthew Lionheart@WrestlingBoy88Follow

If I do something for charity or the good of my heart I don't need pics or videos I can remember the look of joy that's me happy

5:21 PM - 09 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The 25-year-old added: "I went in there and took my shoes and hat off and they said Allah knows what's in your heart and we can tell by the way you came down here and apologised."

According to the Huffington Post, Lester now wants to speak with Sikhs, Hindus, and Jews "to show that we're all united together".

"We're all human and we all have separate beliefs and that's fine," he added.

BuzzFeed News has attempted to contact Lester for a comment and confirmation of his visit.

The North West Kent Muslim Association has confirmed to BuzzFeed the meeting did take place at the weekend.