EDL Leader Inadvertently Starts Comedy Twitter Hash Tag

EDL Leader Stephen Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson didn’t recognize the Taj Mahal, thought it was an example of “Creeping Sharia”

EDL aren’t the smartest bunch of lads, but c’mon, you can’t tell one of the greatest wonders of the world?

EDL Epic fail #6453109521:

EDL Leader Inadvertently Starts Comedy Twitter Hash Tag

An attempt to whip up anti-Islamic sentiment by the leader of the English Defence League has spectacularly backfired on Twitter on Monday.

On Sunday night, EDL leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson, tweeted a complaint about a picture of a “mosque” on the Twitter front page (it was actually the Taj Mahal), highlighting the image as another example of #creepingsharia.

However, rather than stoke far-right feeling, the Luton-based activist unintentionally started a comedy twitter trend.

Amid traffic about the start of Anders Breivik’s trial in Oslo, the Twitterati hijacked the tag, with #creepingsharia being blamed for everything from “algebra on the curriculum” to “no ham left in the fridge”.

Here is the original tweet from Robinson,

welcome to twitter homepage has a picture of a mosque. what a joke #creepingsharia

However, rather than stoke far-right feeling, the Luton-based activist unintentionally started a comedy twitter trend.

Amid traffic about the start of Anders Breivik’s trial in Oslo, the Twitterati hijacked the tag, with #creepingsharia being blamed for everything from “algebra on the curriculum” to “no ham left in the fridge”.

The trend was encouraged by stand-up comedian Richard Coughlan, who posted a video on YouTube encouraging users to “f*ck with the EDL” by turning the hash tag to a comedy bent.

You can watch Coughlan’s video here (WARNING: Strong language throughout).

Here are some of the best tweets:

Adam Bowman @knownasbowman
Adam Bowman

Muslamic bloke walked past on tiptoes #creepingsharia
Francesca Kay @CesKay
Francesca Kay

I take my shoes off when I go into my house. Been doing it for years. Didn’t even make the connection. #creepingsharia

 

Akkas Al-Ali @akkasistan
Akkas Al-Ali

I just got my head stuck in a jumper I was trying to put on. For a full five minutes, I was wearing a burka. @EDLTrobinson #creepingsharia
For more see Huffington Post article

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