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Mo Ansar on Tommy Robinson and EDL documentary

An unlikely pairing saw the English Defence League (EDL) founder and former leader with prominent British Muslim Mo Ansar, who wants the group banned, in a BBC One documentary on Monday.

Mr Ansar told Jo Coburn that Tommy Robinson was a "complex character", and also that there were "soft sides to Tommy, although his rhetoric has been disturbing".

She also asked him about equality - women's rights and and gay rights - slavery and cutting the hands off thieves.

And Labour MP Jack Straw joined in to talk about women wearing the veil and the grooming of white girls for sex by Muslim men.

The BBC documentary Quitting the English Defence League: When Tommy Met Mo ended with Mr Robinson's decision to leave the EDL. He will be a guest on Wednesday's Daily Politics

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