Thursday 6 March 2014

Arson attack carried out on Stevenage Central Mosque

At Stevenage Central Mosque, Vardon Road, sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, on February 26th 2014, an extractor fan in the mosques toilet’s was smashed and flammable liquid was poured in and set alight.
Salman Lone, executive committee member for the mosque, said: “This is a major incident. It’s the worst thing that has ever happened to the mosque since it was set up 14 years ago.
“Fortunately the fire was unable to spread but there’s still a lot smoke damage to the building which we’re doing everything we can to clean up.
“People are concerned, confused and cross about the whole thing because a lot of them cannot understand why this has happened.
“We want to show solidarity with everyone in the community and demonstrate that this sort of thing is wrong.”
In April 2013 as in 2011 a mosque  in the former school building at Tureluurshof, Enkhuizen, Netherlands, was also the target of arson.

In May 2013 police also had already to condemn a cowardly and disgraceful petrol bomb attack on an Islamic centre in Bletchley.
On the 24th of May 2013 Bletchley mosque ad a bottle of petrol thrown onto the roof of the Zainabia Islamic Centre, commonly known as the Granby Mosque, on Peverel Drive.

In June 2013 petrol was also poured around the door of the Masjid-E-Noor mosque on Ryecroft Street in Gloucester and set on fire in an attack.

> Possible arson attack on Stevenage Mosque

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