Sunday, June 25, 2017

UK: Scots Muslims warned not to gather outside mosques amid fears of a Finsbury Park-style attack


"The Finsbury Park attack was troubling and we have taken action to protect our members as best we can with help of Police Scotland – for example by not congregating outside the mosque after prayers and being very careful in our daily lives."

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
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By Peter Swindon | June 24, 2017

SCOTS Muslims have warned of an increasing number of Islamophobic incidents which are often unreported amid growing fears that a Finsbury Park-style terror attack by far-right extremists could occur north of the border.

Police Scotland confirmed last night that armed officers will be at mosques today as worshippers gather to celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, but underlined there is “no specific threat” and urged Muslims to “go about their business as normal”.
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Ahmed Owusu-Konadu, of Glasgow’s Ahmadiyya mosque, said a warning was issued to worshippers ahead of today’s celebrations. “We are very aware of the undercurrents of hate that exists, for example on social media. The Finsbury Park attack was troubling and we have taken action to protect our members as best we can with help of Police Scotland – for example by not congregating outside the mosque after prayers and being very careful in our daily lives.”

A recent report into extremism by anti-racism group Hope not Hate said the so-called “New Right” extremists are a growing problem across the UK, with new groups springing up in Scotland.



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