NWK Crayford mosque 'sexist and offensive signs' spark protest

News Shopper: Former BNP councillor for Swanley, Paul Golding, is spearheading the protest Former BNP councillor for Swanley, Paul Golding, is spearheading the protest

A PROTEST is being staged by a new right wing nationalist organisation over what it describes as "sexist and offensive signs" at a Crayford mosque.

Members of the England National Resistance (ENR) are angry the North West Kent Muslim Association’s mosque in Crayford High Street has separate entrances for men and women.

Paul Golding, former BNP councillor for Swanley, is organising for a group of 50 to 100 people to march through Crayford town centre on a date to be decided in May.

It comes following complaints on Facebook about the "sexist signs" and muslims praying in the street outside the mosque.

He said: "The ENR is opposed to the treatment by muslims of women as second class citizens and objects strongly to the NWK mosque in Crayford insisting on a form of apartheid, or segregation, of women in line with Islamic principles that view women as inferior to men.

"To find that fundamental medieval attitude on the streets of Crayford in an ex-Christian church, we were appalled.”

The ENR was launched in January and describes itself as "patriotic activists against any attack on our English culture, rights and heritage".

The group’s national organiser, Mr Golding, said he and another ENR member asked the mosque’s imam to remove the "sexist signs" and cover the Christian cross on the front of the building on March 19.

He claims the imam agreed to cover the cross but refused to remove the sign.

However, the mosque’s imam, Hafiz Rahman, told News Shopper: "I have no idea about this group - they never came to us about the issue.

"If they have any problems, the doors are open and I’m available to talk."

Mr Rahman says he has not received any complaints from the female members of the mosque’s congregation, which can reach up to 200 a day.

The 41-year-old added: "We’re not breaking the law.

"If there’s any concern they should got through the courts. They can’t remove the sign because it’s private property."

Met Police have been informed about the demonstration to "fight Islamic bigotry against women".

The protest was initially planned to take place on Saturday, April 6, with ENR members due to meet at 1pm at Crayford Rail Station.

However, it has now been postponed due to the lack of notice and it clashing with a march in Brighton.

Mr Golding told News Shopper the Crayford protest is now expected to take place sometime in mid-May.

ENR has still vowed to organise a "sustained campaign of protest against the mosque" unless it takes down the signs, halt any further segregation of women and to cover the up the Christian Cross on front of the building by April 17.

The NWK Muslim Association moved from its home of more than 10 years in Highfield Road, Dartford, to Crayford High Street five years ago.

Former BNP member Paul Golding is never far from the media spotlight

February 2009 - Paul Golding is elected a Sevenoaks District councillor for the Swanley St Mary’s ward.

August 2009 - He attends a BNP family festival where an undercover News of the World reporter records a 12-year-old burning a gollywog. Mr Golding condemned these actions.

August 2009 - He made a video "proving" a woman convicted of intimidating an Asian mother was not a BNP member. Later investigations confirm Helen Forster was a member.

September 2009 - St Mary’s constituents accuse Mr Golding of "doing nothing" for them.

October 2009 - He spearheads a BNP campaign which threatens to boycott businesses who advertise with News Shopper. He refers to the paper as "a particularly venomous anti-British left-wing propaganda outlet".

March 2011 - He resigns as councillor saying he is not "morally justified" to claim an allowance after moving out of the area.

June 2011 - Mr Golding helps launch a new nationalist movement called Britain First.

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12:39pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Golding is what he is, nothing more than the village idiot. Don't forget his fellow Aryan warrior Paul Prodromou giving it the large around Crayford.

The BNP once again got its arse kicked in local council elections last week.
Golding is what he is, nothing more than the village idiot. Don't forget his fellow Aryan warrior Paul Prodromou giving it the large around Crayford. The BNP once again got its arse kicked in local council elections last week. Gypo.Joe

1:12pm Mon 25 Mar 13

goldenbroomboy says...

The North West Kent Muslim Association, by basing itself in Crayford, is protecting local identity and culture far more than those who try to impose Sarf Ees Lundarn on us.

Salaam to the Iman, and to his congregation.
The North West Kent Muslim Association, by basing itself in Crayford, is protecting local identity and culture far more than those who try to impose Sarf Ees Lundarn on us. Salaam to the Iman, and to his congregation. goldenbroomboy

1:44pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Wispy Wonder says...

Once they have had their demo there, perhaps they can go up the road to protest outside any christian church - they're no fairer to women. They're also pretty iffy with kids.
Once they have had their demo there, perhaps they can go up the road to protest outside any christian church - they're no fairer to women. They're also pretty iffy with kids. Wispy Wonder

7:11pm Mon 25 Mar 13

pamela8 says...

Fed up with 'men; and their stupid controlling rules....this door ,that door, this way ,that way...SHUT UP AND GET A GRIP !!!!
Fed up with 'men; and their stupid controlling rules....this door ,that door, this way ,that way...SHUT UP AND GET A GRIP !!!! pamela8

12:13pm Tue 26 Mar 13

the wall says...

ENR = Egyptian National Railways. They really haven't thought about this.

More lorry loads of fail from inbred knuckle draggers.

When was the last time he went to church?

Also what are his feelings on women Bishops?
ENR = Egyptian National Railways. They really haven't thought about this. More lorry loads of fail from inbred knuckle draggers. When was the last time he went to church? Also what are his feelings on women Bishops? the wall

2:01pm Tue 26 Mar 13

MsChevious says...

Good times. I assume they're also protesting over different toilets for men and women and the discrimination of having men's & women's clothing departments in Sainsbury's?

I live very near the mosque and have never seen any problems associated with it. I assume the 200 people a day refers to Fridays when it is very busy with early evening prayers, and the rest of the time it seems to serve as a good community building.

Racists and xenophobes are the ones we should protest against. I'll keep an eye out for the date of this march and will be out waving a banner in support of NWKMA,
Good times. I assume they're also protesting over different toilets for men and women and the discrimination of having men's & women's clothing departments in Sainsbury's? I live very near the mosque and have never seen any problems associated with it. I assume the 200 people a day refers to Fridays when it is very busy with early evening prayers, and the rest of the time it seems to serve as a good community building. Racists and xenophobes are the ones we should protest against. I'll keep an eye out for the date of this march and will be out waving a banner in support of NWKMA, MsChevious

8:02am Thu 4 Apr 13

boatwrsa says...

I can't help but to be offended by Islam for its violent, misogynistic, racist, bigoted and supremacist ideology which I believe has no place on this Island.
I can't help but to be offended by Islam for its violent, misogynistic, racist, bigoted and supremacist ideology which I believe has no place on this Island. boatwrsa

7:36pm Sun 7 Apr 13

RS2OOO says...

My issue with the mosque is the additional traffic it brings to Crayford, in particular the number of illegally parked cars which on one occasion blocked fire engine access to one of the local streets.

For some reason it appears mosque users seem to have less willingness to pay to park legally than the majority of the rest of us who do.
My issue with the mosque is the additional traffic it brings to Crayford, in particular the number of illegally parked cars which on one occasion blocked fire engine access to one of the local streets. For some reason it appears mosque users seem to have less willingness to pay to park legally than the majority of the rest of us who do. RS2OOO

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