The Muslim Council of Britain
today condemned the attack on a Harlow mosque that took place over the weekend.
Worshippers discovered a blaze, apparently ignited deliberately, on the early hours
of Monday morning, 26th August.
Farooq Murad, Secretary General
of the Muslim Council of Britain said: "Thankfully nobody was hurt in this
attack. It was only on Friday when I visited the same centre in Harlow, and I
hope this incident does not deter the Muslims of the community in Essex in carrying out
their good works."
He added: "Last month, I
wrote to both the Home Secretary and the Communities' Secretary about the
dramatic escalation of Islamophobic and anti-Muslim violence since May,
highlighting the need for a national response to these activities. This latest
attack underscores that need. This is not the time to rest on our