Muslim travelers: “Who are the real pedestrians?”

A group created to inspire Muslims to get outdoors is going strong despite offensive comments on social media.

At their latest event, the Muslim Hikers walking group saw more than 120 people walking together at Stanage Edge in the Peak District, Derbyshire.

After the group shared photos from last year’s walk on Facebook, some users left offensive comments, one of which wrote: “Leave this place alone for real walkers.”

Negative comments were met with an “outpouring of love and support” from others, and the group of Muslim tourists continues to grow.

Founder Harun Mota said there was “a huge level of underrepresentation” and the organized events were designed to build member confidence.

“We are here for everyone and outdoor activities are for everyone too, so I think we should all go outside and have more fun,” he added.

Videojournalist: Alex Thorpe

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