On Saturday I had the pleasure to attend the launch of The British Legions 2015 poppy appeal.
For those that don’t know the poppy appeal helps raise money for veterans. Unfortunately in recent years the poppy appeal has been hijacked for the use of racist propaganda. Far right groups such as Britain First and the BNP are making claims that Muslims are offended by the poppy.
This is Crap. Muslims are not offended by the poppy as thousands fought with the British Empire in both world war one and two and Britain along with America, Israel and Saudi Arabia funded the Muslim freedom fighters in Afghanistan against the soviet union.
Muslims make up a valuable part of Britain and I am really starting to get sick and tired of racism that isn’t even factually accurate. The majority of Muslims I know wear a poppy with pride.