Muslims Shout Abuse at Christians Queueing for Christmas Services

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: December 24, 2012

Muslims protested in front of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, on Christmas Eve 2012 while Christians were lining up to enter the Cathedral for services. One person reported to the Observatory: “We have been adversely affected, distressed, and inconvenienced because of the nature, loudness, and closeness of this verbal outpour of hatred and abuse abuse. None of the Christians who were peacefully waiting in line to attend a Christmas celebration provoked the verbal abuse that we were forced to endure. At one point a Muslim male was loudly shouting abuse at us from a distance of about four meters.”

Christians complaint to the Metropolitan Police for neither having prevented this protest nor having stepped in when the abuse went out of hand.

Source known to Observatory.