Far right Britain First leader shares fake video of 'London Muslims celebrating Paris terror attack'

Sean Morrison
Paul Golding tweeted a video with the caption: 'Oh look, a crowd of ‘moderate Muslims celebrating the Paris Terror attack in London': Rex

The leader of far-right group Britain First has been slammed for posting a video that falsely claimed Muslims were celebrating the terror attack on Paris.

Paul Golding tweeted a video with the caption: “Oh look, a crowd of ‘moderate' Muslims celebrating the Paris Terror attack in London.”

But the footage was in fact shot seven years ago and actually shows Pakistani cricket fans celebrating a victory over Sri Lanka.

The tweet was met by scores of angry social media users who said the far-right leader was trying to stir up Islamophobia.

Paul Golding claimed a group of cricket fans were celebrating the Paris attack

One wrote: “Paris isn’t mention, no radicalised flags. Are you sure this isn’t a cricket celebration?

"English passers-by are even being embraced?”

And another said: “This is a disgusting tweet. Why on earth would you take this cricket celebration and twist it like this.”

Mr Golding’s tweet has since been deleted.

The same footage was widely shared on Facebook in 2015, captioned with a similar message.

This time the video was entitled “Muslims Around The World Celebrate The Islamic Victory In Paris France”.

It claimed that Muslims in the capital were celebrating after the Paris terror attacks in November 2015.

The footage was quickly debunked.

Mr Golding was recently jailed for eight weeks after for breaching a court order not to enter a mosque.

The Standard has approached Mr Golding for a comment.

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