MP slams "Islamic area" sign in Tower Hamlets

By Rob Virtue on May 29, 2014 7:37 PM |


A criminal investigation has been called for by Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick over a "highly divisive sign".

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The poster, found on Burdett Road in Poplar, claimed: "Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now."

Mr Fitzpatrick, who said the photo was sent to him by a constituent on Wednesday, has written to the Met Police and Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman calling for action to be taken.

He wrote: "I have no idea whether this was posted by the EDL, Islamists or another organisation or element. Regardless, this is a highly divisive sign.

"I am writing to request a criminal investigation.

In response to Mr Fitzpatrick's comments on Twitter over the incident, Tower Hamlets Police tweeted: "The material has been taken down and a crime report completed for further investigation."