A British planning lawyer and self-styled 'mosque buster' claims he is fighting to stop the 'tide of Islam' by successfully blocking plans for the building of mosques across the UK.

Gavin Boby, once linked to the far-right English Defence League (EDL), said he had already blocked plans for 16 out of the 17 mosques being built. Under the banner of the Law and Freedom Foundation, he calls for people to come to him for free professional legal help in opposing mosque proposals and claims that Islam encourages paedophilia, sexual abuse and pimping.

He claims to help followers resist planning applications for mosque developments by raising opposition with councils. The 48-year-old said in a video posted online, "If anyone out there knows of an application for a new mosque, a cultural centre for some phoney community centre or some multi-faith or inter-faith harmony institute then let me know". Boby, from Bristol, runs a planning consultancy but also provides legal assistant for those who oppose mosque developments, according to the Sunday Times.

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