POLICE today launched an investigation into comments by a Norwich religious leader branding Islam “an evil religion”.
The Rev Dr Alan Clifford, pastor of Norwich Reformed Church, yesterday told the Evening News he backed the views of BNP leader Nick Griffin, who was shown in a TV documentary telling party members Islam was a “vicious, wicked faith.”
His comments sparked outrage among fellow religious leaders and anti-racist groups.
The Evening News was today contacted by the Race Crime Unit of Norfolk police to provide further information about Dr Clifford’s comments, after saying they were concerned his remarks could damage “community cohesiveness”.
Abraham Eshetu, diversity officer at Norfolk police, said: “We will be investigating the comments made by Mr Clifford.”
Diversity officer? Race crime? Can someone please remind me: what race are Muslims again?