York mosque counters EDL protest with tea, biscuits and football
A York mosque dealt with a potentially volatile situation after reports that it was going to be the focus of a demonstration organised by a far-right street protest movement – by inviting those taking part in the protest in for tea and biscuits.
Around half a dozen people arrived for the protest, promoted online by supporters of the EDL. A St George’s flag was nailed to the wooden fence in front of the mosque.
However, after members of the group accepted an invitation into the mosque, tensions were rapidly defused over tea and plates of custard creams, followed by an impromptu game of football.
Sounds like a nice Mosque.
There is a Proverb which reads, ”An answer, when mild, turns away rage.”
Perhaps these Muslims (who are supposed to accept the Hebrew Scriptures as true) had heard of that verse by the Psalmist.
Communities are strengthened when divers cullers open their doors and become a part of the community, rather than being insular. The York mosque may have found the secret to lessening the schism that separates our individual cultures.