A customer at a local Wetherspoon's pub was horrified to find an anti-Muslim poster displayed on the notice board telling Muslims to "get the f*** out of our countries." The offensive A4 sized poster featured an image of Lord Kitchener, synonymous with the British Army recruitment poster from the First World War. It claims to be the work of The Infidel Brotherhood.
It read: "MUSLIMS. Are you unhappy with our countries? Are you offended by our culture? Would you prefer to live under sharia law? Then we have a simple solution for you. Get the f**k out of our countries and go back to the monstrous s**tholes you came from. You can live under Muslim rule there and enjoy it as much as you like.!
A regular patron to The Moon on the Square in Feltham, Middlesex, who asked to remain anonymous, visited the pub on August 20 at 1pm and immediately noticed the racist poster. He said he was "disgusted".
The 28-year-old said: "I was absolutely disturbed to see this vile poster on display in my local pub, let alone in the biggest pub chain in the UK. I only popped in for lunch which a friend from work who happened to be a Muslim, but we were so upset by it we were forced to leave.
"Just as we sat down inside the pub, I noticed the sign a few tables away from us. My friend, who is a Muslim, didn't say anything but I could see he was highly uncomfortable. We only had thirty minutes for lunch, but were both so angry that we got up and left before having our sandwiches," he explained.
"It is disgraceful that J.D. Wetherspoon pubs are allowing this anti-Muslim propaganda to be displayed - I'd hate for any Muslim to think all British people are racists because of this." The customer added: 'I'll never go back to one of their pubs ever again. They should have employees making sure racist propaganda like this will not be tolerated in this country.'
According the Mail Online a spokesperson for the pub chain apologised for the poster, claiming that its was displayed without the knowledge of staff and was quickly removed. In a statement they said: "A poster was displayed on the notice board at The Moon on the Square, by a customer at the pub, without the knowledge of the pub staff. As soon as this came to light, staff immediately removed the discriminatory material.
"The customer notice board, which is regularly checked and monitored by staff, has now been completely cleared of all material, whatever the content. The Moon on the Square is a community pub, proud of its diverse customer base, and has always been fully committed to operating in a non-discriminatory way."
Many innocent Muslims have reported being the target of reprisals in the wake of terrorist attacks by militant group Islamic State. Several Muslim religious sites were attacked across France after the murderous siege of the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. This week, 81-year-old Muslim grandfather Mushin Ahmed died after being savagely beaten on his way to pray at a mosque.