‘Marching through Wales – the Islamist Stormtroopers of the future?’

Thus the headline to a report by the British National Party. They have uploaded a video of the annual procession held by Shia Muslims in Newport to mark the Day of Ashura. According to the BNP, this is a “striking example of the steady colonisation of our country”.

All is not lost, though: “The good news is that these Muslim colonists are still massively outnumbered in Wales, and indeed through the UK as a whole. It is not too late to both stop and reverse the immigration tide. But time is running short.”

Not that short, you might think. Shia Muslims currently comprise around 0.3% of the population of the UK.