Naveed Uz Zafar, whose uncle served in the RAF, was verbally attacked outside London’s Euston Station last week.
He said: “This man loudly accused us of betraying Muslims.”
Dr Ijaz Rehman – a leader of the Ahmadiyya sect, which raised £100,000 last year – said: “We have all heard the calls of infidel and the suggestion that poppies are somehow racist. But it’s rubbish.
“We have all heard the calls of infidel and the suggestion that poppies are somehow racist. But it’s rubbish”
Dr Ijaz Rehman
“Our motto is: ‘Love for all, hatred for none.’ As we live in this country, are protected by this country, then we are loyal to this country, as many of our ancestors were.”
Many young people said last week they would not wear a poppy because they believe it glorifies war.
A survey found 11% of Brits will boycott the Royal British Legion’s appeal, which raises £43million for ex-service personnel every year.