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Finsbury Park mosque reports 'a lot of verbal attacks' after Woolwich murder

Finsbury Park mosque reports 'a lot of verbal attacks' after Woolwich murder

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Thursday May 30 2013

Trustee of Finsbury Park Mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, in an interview with local paper, Islington Gazette, speaks of a rise in verbal abuse experienced by worshippers at the mosque since the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby last week.

Kozbar told the paper: “We have been the subject of attacks. We have seen a lot of verbal attacks since Mr Rigby died where people have been accused of being terrorists and have been sworn at and the police are aware of it.”

Denouncing the attackers, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, and their actions Kozbar said:

“These people are not normal. Whoever has done this, they are sick or mentally ill. We have condemned this from the beginning.

“We don’t know these two people. They have never been within our community and we don’t want these types of people in our community.

“These types of acts are insulting and are an assault on our religion and all our community because they are saying they are doing this in our name and this is not true. This is not in our name and we condemn this.”

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