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Two people treated for smoke inhalation after fire at Darul Uloom school, amid ongoing fears of reprisals for Woolwich murder.
US Islamic group says British centres at greater risk than in other western country since the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.
A 31-year-old man allegedly went on a racist rampage through Aylesbury’s Alfred Rose Park, attacking an elderly woman and smashing the doors and windows of a house.It is the latest in a worrying line of racist attacks against the town’s Muslim population since Drummer Lee Rigby was killed in a terrorist outrage in Woolwich last month.
Police confirm EDL graffiti found at site of blaze in Muswell Hil, London, as fears increase of reprisals after Woolwich murder. Guardian story
Regular readers of IW will need no introduction to Andrew Gilligan. The fact that we have 75 entries related to his writing on the site speaks for itself. Following the murder in Woolwich of Lee Rigby there has been a wave of Islamophobic hate crime including vandalism and assaults, documented on this site and, more comprehensively, by the Tell Mama project. In response to the documentation of such attacks Gilligan had a piece in the Telegraph attempting to discredit Tell Mama and deny that there had been any real increase in anti Muslim hate crime. Tell Mama have a piece comprehensively taking apart Gilligan's hatchet job here.
"Tony Blair today makes his most powerful political intervention since leaving Downing Street by launching an outspoken attack on ‘the problem within Islam’. The former Prime Minister addresses the shocking killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich by going further than he – or any front-rank British politician – has gone before over the issue of Muslim radicalism."
Police are investigating after graffiti was painted on to the wall of a Muslim prayer hall at a cemetery in Lancashire.