Residents living in or near the Grenfell tower block in Kensington, which suffered a large fire that has so far claimed at least six lives, have said that local Muslims helped save multiple lives as they returned from morning prayers.

A number of accounts have corroborated that Muslims returning in the morning were among the first to notice the fire and helped wake people up to evacuate the building, as well as providing food and clothes to the victims.

While firefighters were still putting out the blaze and victims were still being comforted, Britain First, the far-right group, were shooting a video outside an East London Mosque.

The controversial group has been banned from entering any mosque in the country following an injunction from the High Court.

In a piece-to-camera, the leader of the nationalist party Paul Golding spoke about the East London Muslim community, arguing that since terrorist attacks had taken place in Manchester and London recently, that the area outside the Mosque in Tower Hamlets was a "no-go area".

He tells the camera:

We have to take our country back, or the whole country is going to end up like East London.

He said that if one were to carry a British flag down the street one would be attacked, and alleged that he and his filming crew already had been that day.

The footage shows people of all ethnicities approaching him and his associates to tell him he and his crew are not welcome in the area, because he is spreading a divisive and ignorant ideology.

(Of course he's worried about the whole country ending up like East London, the community stood together against his rhetoric when they witnessed it.)

After a few minutes of arguments, he then gets into his car with his crew and leaves.

Muslim leaders around the country condemned the attacks in Manchester and London, including the mosques the attackers attended, stating clearly:

May the perpetrators face the full weight of justice both in this life and the next.

I urge all those in the region and around the country to pool together to support those affected.

After the London Bridge attack, Qari Asim, a spokesperson for the British Muslim Forum (BMF) and imam of the Leeds Makkah mosque, said:

If you follow this path you are stepping away from Islam to a dark and godless place. 

Your views are not welcome in our mosques or in our communities.

This is not a path to heaven.

Muslims consistently demonstrate their value to local communities.

Can Britain First tell us how they helped anyone at all today?

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