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The Real Consequences Of Anti-Muslim Bigotry.

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From the English Defence League staging provocative events in northern cities, attacks on restaurants to scare stories in the media, the real consequence of anti-Muslim bigotry is violence against Muslims, and that should not be forgotten.

This is just one reported incident, Waltham Forest Guardian reports:

“RACIST abuse was shouted at worshippers at a busy mosque.

Police were called to Eastern Avenue in Gants Hill after reports of a group of men causing damage to parked vehicles in the road.

Six men were seen heading in the direction Redbridge roundabout towards Redbridge Islamic Centre, also in Eastern Avenue.

As they reached the mosque they shouted racial abuse and threw bricks at the building, which broke glass in the front doors.

The incident occurred at around 7.45pm on Thursday (March 24), near the start of evening prayers.

A number of worshippers had already entered the mosque but there were still some people outside the building when the attack occurred.

One man suffered a minor head injury but did not need any medical treatment.

Six men were arrested by police and remain in custody at Ilford Police Station.”

(H/T: Lancaster Unity)

Written by modernityblog

27/03/2011 at 15:29

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  1. That is my manor – I had heard about it. Thanks for posting on this Mod.

    Mira Vogel

    28/03/2011 at 00:06

  2. Most welcome, if I hear more I will post it.


    28/03/2011 at 00:14

  3. And I’m from near Hanley (though don’t live there now) so thanks also for the update on that attack on its mosque.

    Sarah AB

    28/03/2011 at 07:36

  4. […] a comment » Hugh Muir in the Guardian has more on the recent racial attack on the Redbridge Islamic Centre: “The first thing Abdul Wahab heard, he says, was the […]

  5. Mira, do you have any sense for who the attackers are? They are due in court today, but there are no names or group affiliation, ages, etc. Any ideas?


    20/04/2011 at 15:33

  6. […] I will be agreeing with the StWC for a long time to come, but there must be action taken against anti-Muslim bigotry in the […]

  7. Thanks for posting this, there has to be an urgent discussion on the politics of hate and division, and there needs to be a clear understanding that jihadi isalmist groups do not represent or speak on behalf of ordinary muslims,the majority of whom just want to get on with their own lives in the best way any of us can, the hateful politics of division of groups like the edl,and some sections of the media merely stir and pepetuate this hate, and aim it at entire muslim communities,causing tension and fear. the politics of radical islamist groups also needs to be fought, for their politics are also the politics of hate,divivion and racisim, not only toward muslims themselves, but also to jews christians, athiests,democracy, lgbt communities and women…their ideology needs ‘to be militantly opposed and criticized by all of us,and to do so is certainly not anti-muslim. the bigotry of anti muslim feeling needs to be most strongly opposed and criticised, we need to bring communities together,not set them apart in hate and division.


    17/05/2011 at 09:16

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