Ten attacks on UK mosques reported since British soldier's murder

London, May 28 (ANI): The number of Islamophobic attacks in the UK has risen with ten attacks on mosques reported since a British soldier was murder by suspected terrorists on a busy London street.

The attacks come amid warnings from Muslim community leaders that the backlash which has seen attempted fire bombings of mosques is being fuelled by far right groups.

According to the Independent, Faith Matters, a group that monitors anti-Muslim hatred, said the number of incidents in the past six days had risen to 193, including ten assaults on mosques.

The figure compares to a total of 642 incidents in the previous 12 months, meaning the last week has seen a 15-fold increase on last year's average of 12 attacks per week, the report said.

The spike in attacks on Muslims comes as Scotland Yard said it had made a tenth arrest in the investigation into the murder of soldier Lee Rigby on Wednesday.

A 50-year-old man was detained on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. Earlier, three men arrested on Saturday were released on police bail.

The most serious attack that has taken place occurred on Sunday night with the attempted firebombing of a Grimsby mosque.

Community elders said the incident, during which three petrol bombs were thrown at the Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre while people were inside, amounted to attempted murder, the report added. (ANI)


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