Nick Griffin Hearts PM David Cameron for Mainstreaming BNP cant
It coincided with a rally organised by the anti-Islam group the English Defence League (EDL) in Luton attended by around 3,000 supporters.
“I have to disagree with him,” the Imam said. “It is comments like that, which fuel groups like the EDL.
“Ironically they had a march on the same weekend as this news about his speech was reported and they realised they could use David Cameron’s words to make it look like he is on their side whereas he is not.
“We have to understand, diversity has happened and we have to accept it, why go back now?”
British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin said Mr Cameron’s speech was “a further huge leap for our ideas into the political mainstream”.
Dr Hazel Dawe, campaigns officer for the Kent Green Party, who lives in Tonbridge, poured scorn on the Prime Minister’s comments, saying: “David Cameron makes me ashamed to be British.”
She said she had seen no overall evidence of multiculturalism failing in Kent, saying: “The excellent Melas of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells are well supported by all sections of our society and are tributes to the success of our multicultural society.
“Associating an alleged failure of multiculturalism with violent extremism or with Muslims specifically in any speech was at best uninformed. The biggest division in our culture is the one between rich and poor, something the coalition Government is making worse.”