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Originally published March 6, 2014 at 11:08 AM | Page modified March 6, 2014 at 11:09 AM

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Legoland theme park closes UK hotel after threats

Resort was hosting “Muslim fun day” but far-right threats force cancellation of event, temporary closure of hotel


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LONDON — The Legoland theme park west of London has temporarily closed its hotel after threats from far-right groups forced it to cancel a “Muslim fun day.”

The resort had been booked by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation for about 1,000 families. The decision to cancel Sunday’s event and close the hotel was made after the popular attraction received threats via phone calls, emails and social media postings.

“We are appalled at what has occurred, and at the fact that the real losers in this are the many families and children who were looking forward to an enjoyable day out at Legoland,” the company statement said.

It said a small group had distributed misinformation about the event.

Legoland reopens for the season next week, but the hotel is open year-round.



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