Britain First founder quits over mosque invasions which attract ”racists and extremists”

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 Former church minister and British National Party member Jim Dowson told the Mirror the raids are “provocative and counterproductive”

Masked guard: Britain First members at meeting

The founder of ultra-right Britain First has quit the group over its “unchristian” paramilitary-style “mosque invasions”.

Former church minister and British National Party member Jim Dowson told the Mirror the raids are “provocative and counterproductive”.

He added that they were attracting “racists and extremists” to the organisation, which has taken over from the British National Party and the English Defence League as the biggest far-right threat in the UK.

Mr Dowson, 49, from Belfast, left the BNP in 2010 to form a “Christian” group opposing the rise of radical Islam.

Formed from other former BNP and EDL members, Britain First made headlines this year by invading mosques in England and Scotland and threatening imams.

Men in the group’s paramilitary-style uniforms this month pushed their…

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