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Local Nun Removes ‘Jihadist’ Flag in Tower Hamlets

Friday 8th August 2014

A nun has removed a controversial flag which had been flying at the gates of Will Crooks Estate in Tower Hamlets.




Tower Hamlet Council officials have confirmed news that Sister Christine Frost, a local activist and nun, has removed a flag which resembled jihadist flags flown in the Middle East.    

In a statement from the council, a spokesperson said: "The council can confirm that following reports this morning of a flag erected on the Will Crooks Estate, council officials took steps to remove it but found it had already been taken down by Sister Christine Frost, a well-known local activist and promoter of community cohesion. The flag was removed following concerns that it could cause community tension.”

The council has said it is pleased over the removal of the flag and says there is no place for hate in Tower Hamlets.

Tower Hamlets borough mayor Lutfor Rahman added: "'I will not stand for anti-semitism or any other form of hate in this borough."