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Piers Morgan And Tommy Robinson Get Into Heated Debate On 'Good Morning Britain'

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Piers Morgan And Tommy Robinson Get Into Heated Debate On 'Good Morning Britain'

Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson appeared on Good Morning Britain, where he and Piers Morgan clashed during a chat about the Koran.

The right-wing activist held a copy of the religious book during the interview while Piers told him he was a 'bigoted lunatic'.

Robinson tried telling both Morgan and co-host Susanna Reid that there were over 100 verses in the Koran which incited violence and murder, claiming that there'll never be peace while it exists.

In turn, Morgan told him to "show some damn respect for people's religious beliefs."

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He added: "You're sounding like a complete lunatic. You're sounding like a bigoted lunatic.

"You're stirring up hatred. You're being a complete disgrace."

Watch the fiery debate in the video below:

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The ex-English Defence League leader refuted claims that he was insulting people and their religion, claiming that Islam was a 'bad idea' rather than a belief.

He also stated that 'Islamophobia' doesn't exist. He said: "There's no such word as Islamophobia. A phobia is an irrational fear, it's not irrational to fear these things.

"Islam is an idea - a bad idea."

The pair later took to Twitter to discuss their debate, in which the argument continued.

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When news broke that a man had mowed down worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare Centre earlier this week, Robinson was quick to tweet, claiming it was a 'revenge attack'.

The act of terrorism left 10 injured and one dead, as 47-year-old driver and dad-of-four Darren Osborne was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and terrorism offences.

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Robinson tweeted: "The mosque where the attack happened tonight has a long history of creating terrorists and radical jihadists and promoting hate and segregation."

He told members of the mosque that he has "warned for years what you will create."

Reports from the scene of the attack told how an imam at the mosque calmed crowds and protected Osborne from an angry crowd until police arrived.

Imam Mohammed Mahmoud told Sky News: "We arrived on the scene within minutes after the accident, we found the assailant on the floor being restrained by around three people.

"We found that a group of people quickly tried to collect around him and some tried to hit him, either kicks or punches.

"By God's grace we managed to surround him and protect him from any harm. We stopped all forms of attack and abuse towards him that were coming from every angle."

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

Topics: tommy robinson, Piers Morgan

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