Scousers say “not in my name” after two local men arrested over rants
This is the online video threatening to force every Muslim out of Knowsley which led to a 39-year-old man being arrested.
Police confirmed a Kirkby man had been detained on suspicion of inciting racial hatred and a public order offence after the video was shared on social media.
The footage shows a man making vile anti-Muslim claims and even threatening to kill. The ECHO has removed the video from this article.
It also includes racist comments about Asian people, anti-Semitic remarks and abuse aimed at people who stand up for Muslims.
But many people on Merseyside said they were ashamed to have the region associated with hate in the wake of terror attacks in London and Manchester.
Natalie Furlong wrote on Facebook: “Ashamed to share a home city with him. #notinmyname.”
Another local account tweeted: “He does not speak for Scousers or the people of Liverpool. We are an immigrant city and we welcome everyone.”
The video was also shared online by Muslims across the world to raise awareness of anti-Muslim prejudice.
Shazia Naeem Akhtar wrote: “I’m actually getting scared of having my children grow up around people who have views like this.
“We are nothing but peaceful people. Whoever is doing all of this has done it and has been killed or got caught themselves, but have left all us decent Muslim, human beings to defend ourself over something which we really do not need to, as those people are not a part of us.
“We are all British Muslims who love England equally the same as any other British people.”
A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “A 39-year-old man from Kirkby has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence following a separate video which shows a man in an Everton shirt making comments about recent terrorist attacks.
“He was also arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred and has been taken to a police station for questioning.”
It comes after another anti-Muslim video came to light, with a man holding a blade threatening to blow up mosques.
The police have also arrested a 39-year-old man from Mossley Hill over the threatening film.