Twitter suspends official EDL account

Twitter have suspended the official account of the English Defence League on the micro-blogging site.

Although the reason behind the suspension is unknown on Sunday the far-right group's leader, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (also known as Tommy Robinson) complained about Twitter's sign-in page having a picture of a mosque, suggesting the choice of image was another example of #creepingsharia.

However, instead of getting his fellow far-right sympathisers to get in on the act, the hash tag became a comedic one for many Twitter users who began tweeting Lennon examples of 'creeping sharia'.

See full story and screenshots of Tommy Robinson's Twitter rant backfiring here.

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