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Racial Attack on Hanley Mosque.

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A Very Public Sociologist has a terribly disturbing post, Shelton Mosque Attack and Racist Violence:

“At work this afternoon I heard there had been an attempt to blow up the new Shelton Mosque near Hanley in Stoke-on-Trent. According to the mosque committee, the police, and the local paper, the perpetrators tapped a gas main and fed a pipe into the mosque before attempting to ignite it. Needless to say the damage done to the building as well as nearby residences could have been catastrophic. Understandably the police are treating the attempted attack as a racist incident.”

Update 1: Highland Host a local blog also has a post on it.

Written by modernityblog

04/12/2010 at 03:41

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  1. I happen to be the pastor of a Church in Hanley, Stoke on Trent. Let me just say that, as a Christian minister, I utterly abhor all violence against any religion and its buildings, and I utterly condemn as contrary to all Christian teaching this attack.

    Highland Host

    04/12/2010 at 13:02

  2. Thank you for that.

    I would be grateful if you could investigate somewhat and provide any new facts on the matter, it is still a bit opaque and not clear, who did it, etc


    04/12/2010 at 13:56

  3. […] Modernity has disturbing news about an attack on City Central mosque in Stoke-on-Trent. Police were called early on Friday morning when a gas pipe was discovered to have been diverted into the mosque and lit. They have arrested four teenagers and are treating the incident as a racist attack on a religious building. […]

  4. […] racial attack on the Hanley Road Mosque took place in December 2010 but it is only now that we’ve heard of an arrest or two, this is […]

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