By Bassel Barakat
Yellow vest group organisers planned to protest for Belfast denying it’s anti-Muslim responding to condemnation of comments on their social media page.
Some organisers of the Yellow vest Movement of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, says they are “at war with Islam not Muslims.”
The protest will be held at Belfast City Hall on January 19, the Belfast Telegraph reported.
“I dare the Office of National Statistics or any government agency to prove that Muslims are not the biggest danger to white British children,” one post on their page stated.
Moreover, an image was posted on the page shows Santa in front of a union flag holding a sign saying: “F*** off Abdul! It’s our land and we’ll celebrate Christmas how we like you got that!”
“Right stop being racist, please stop being a bigot, xenophobia and Islamophobia just stop full stop.
“This page is in the media spotlight as apparently we are far right and what I said up above.
“Look once again I will say we aren’t against any Muslim or race simple as that, what we are against is Islam two different things.
“As I keep saying we are at war with Islam not Muslims,” the Yellow vest wrote on its Facebook page.
As a response, the Belfast Islamic Center said they expected the protest by the Yellow Vest Movement of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to be minimal.
“The usual propaganda spread by these small groups indicates a confused understanding of our faith and our daily lives,” it said.
“Thankfully, the wider Northern Ireland population has continued to support the small but diverse Muslim population.
“Muslims in Northern Ireland currently comprise of at least 48 different national backgrounds and have contributed to society in a variety of ways over the decades.”