The strange case of football, EDL & Mosque

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 They came to protest that Mosque in York
A tiny digit of the enormous majority
Staven and Miah quarrelling the same case
Over the loss of the Drummer Lee Rigby

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The English Defence League came calling
Met a hostile wall opposing extreme
Worshippers advanced with a piping cup of tea
“Here Maa’m! Please have a custard cream”

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Children came forward with common views
The assembly engaged in zonal marking
Holes appeared in the EDL rearguard
To much friendly holler and harking

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Off the cuff game of footy breaks out
Love and respect foil the verbal combat
Voices united and wanting to be heard
Please let’s all shout Ameen to that

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Number7
© Emdad Rahman



Well done York Mosque – A fantastic example of engagement as its very best. Wish you all the best with your fundraising and hope this is the beginning of something very special for our communities.

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