Muslim Council of Britain Voices Dismay at Another Attack on a British Mosque

27th August 2013

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 laurels.”

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Notes to Editors: 

1. The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over
500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques,
charities and schools.

2.    Related MCB links

  1.     Suggested organisations to approach to report Islamophobic hate crimes

For further information please contact:
The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 57330
London
E1 2WJ
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079
media@mcb.org.uk

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