Row Erupts Over BNP Mosque Letter

May 2, 2007

Source: BBC News

A row has broken out in Lincoln over a letter sent by a British National Party representative to the council leader criticising a new mosque in the city.

Richard Foster, the BNP's regional representative in Lincoln, wrote claiming the mosque, on the site of a former church, could "teach terrorism".

Council leader Ric Metcalfe said the letter was being shown to the police to determine whether it broke race laws.

All other parties standing in the local election have condemned the letter.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said they had not yet seen the letter but were aware of the council's plans to involve them.