UK Muslim leaders in Manchester report rise in Islamophobic incidents

Local Muslim leaders in Manchester have expressed concern about rising Islamophobic incidents and hate crimes against Muslims following the terror attack in the British city.

A spokesman for the Manchester Islamic Center, also known as the Didsbury Mosque, said Wednesday that the terrorist attack in the city on Monday has no place in any religion.  

“The horrific atrocity that occurred in Manchester on Monday night has shocked us all,” said Fawzi Haffar.

“We encourage anyone, and I repeat we encourage anyone, who may have information about the individual involved to contact the police without any delay.”

Haffar.also criticized some media reports for manufacturing unfounded anti-Muslim stories.

An arsonist targeted a mosque in the town of Oldham in Greater Manchester on Tuesday, sparking fears of a rise in hate crimes.

CCTV footage shows a man walking to the front door and setting the Jamia Qasmia Zahidia Islamic Center on fire.

This is while Muslim…

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