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Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Watch: 'Proud and Prejudiced'
Proud and Prejudiced is the story of two of the most controversial men in Britain.
Tommy Robinson, a tanning salon manager, is the leader of the English Defence League, the biggest far-right street protest movement for a generation.
Sayful Islam, a former tax inspector, heads a small group of Muslim extremists, who have become notorious for abusing British soldiers and burning poppies on Remembrance Day.
Both men enjoy a cult-like status with loyal followers, both are specialists in making highly inflammatory speeches and defying the authorities, and both are from the same town: Luton.
Caught in the middle is Sarah Allen, the leader of Luton Borough Council's 'Luton in Harmony' initiative, the official fight back against the town's reputation as a hotbed of extremism.
Filmed over the course of a year, this is an intimate portrait of the two men and how a dangerous local feud has become an alarming national drama.