Poppy-burning Muslim protesters mar Armistice Day commemorations as millions fall silent to remember war dead
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:35 PM on 11th November 2010
Islamic protesters sparked fury today after they burned a model of a poppy and deliberately broke the silence at Armistice Day commemorations in central London.
As millions of Britons fell silent to remember those who have died in war, members of a group called Muslims Against Crusades clashed with police during an 'emergency demonstration' in Kensington, west London.
As the clock struck 11am, the Islamic protesters burned a model of a poppy and chanted 'British soldiers burn in hell'.
Enflaming Tensions: The Muslim protestors set fire to a poppy near Hyde Park today
They held banners which read 'Islam will dominate' and 'Our dead are in paradise, your dead are in hell'.
The Muslims Against Crusades website includes graphic images of children wounded in warfare and the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib.
The protest, in Exhibition Road, near Hyde Park, involved about 50 people while about another 50 counter-demonstrators had to be kept apart from the group by a line of police.
Three men were arrested at the scene - two for public order offences and one for assaulting a police officer.
Shameful: Muslim protesters break the Armistice Day silence in central London today
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