The man accused of threatening a suicide bombing as he stormed an office on Tottenham Court Road was a candidate for the British National Party, Hope Not Hate have revealed. The news leave Nick Griffin with egg on his face — after the BNP leader used the incident to make jokes about Muslim extremists.
In tweets highlighted by Political Scrapbook, griffin said:
“Tottenham Court Road hostage situation. I bought my copy of the Koran there back in 2OO1.”
“If hostage taker angry coz refused HGV licence then won’t be a Muslim bomber. They don’t work!”
“Police say hostage taker is ‘mentally unstable’. No shit, Sherlock!”
To compound the irony, Soho nail bomber David Copeland had also been a card-carrying BNP member.