Windows smashed at Norwich mosque
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Monday February 09 2015
The Norwich Advertiser reports on a possible incident of anti-Muslim hate crime after an attack on the Ihsan mosque in the city.
Police have appealed for witnesses after the incident which occurred around 6.30am on Saturday 7 February, at the time of the early morning prayer. Three windows at the mosque were smashed causing “hundreds” of pounds of estimated criminal damage.
There were Muslims inside the mosque at the time of the attack. One of them, Rashid, told the local paper that the attack may have been caused by the current climate of anti-Muslim hostility. He said, “When I heard the glass being smashed I thought we were under attack. It is not nice to feel scared in a place of peace.”
He added, “With what has been going on in the world lately I would not be surprised if it was a deliberate attack against us.”
The local paper notes that police have appealed for anyone with information to contact Sgt Dan Cocks at Bethel Street Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.