ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2024-04-21  |  UPDATED: 1402/11/15 - 18:13:1 FA | AR | PS | EN
Formation of the Federalist Assembly of Afghanistan             Israel launches missile attack on outskirts of Damascus, killing Syrian civilians             íUK national scandalí: 20,000 mental health patients íraped, sexually assaultedí in NHS care             Three US troops killed, dozens injured in drone attack in Syria             Trump says NATO will not come to rescue if US attacked             Ukraine beset by $40m fraud in arms procurement amid war with Russia            US approves sale of F-16 jets to Turkey after Ankara ratifies Swedenís NATO membership             UNSC to meet to discuss ICJ ruling on Israeli genocide in Gaza             Taliban: Afghanistan Does Not Have Formal Border With Pakistan             Gazaís major health facility collapses amid Israeli attacks: MSF             Americans to redeploy nuclear weapons in UK amid fears of WW3             Biden makes history: 1st sitting US president sued for complicity in genocide             Trump walks out of courtroom during closing arguments of Carrollís attorney            US: 3 dead in shooting at Texas apartment complex            US-UK aggression against Yemen risks expansion of war: Iran            


DATE PUBLISHED: 1402/07/14 - 02:43:4
VISIT: 506
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Torching of cultural central shocks Muslim community in London


The Al-Falah Institute said police claimed they were too busy to attend after being alerted to a break-in at the center in west London. (Photo by MEE)

The Muslim community in London is in a state of shock and disbelief after an Islamic cultural center frequented mainly by women was set on fire in an apparent Islamophobic attack.

The center named Al-Falah institute in Hayes, west London was torched after perpetrators initially broke into the institute and ransacked the center in the early hours of September 26.

Upon inspection, it was found that donation boxes had been forced open and the center had also sustained some interior damage.

The institute said police were contacted about the break-in but were told that officers were too busy to respond.

Later that night, the centerís security company notified the local fire services that a fire had been set off, after the CCTV cameras had stopped working.

Staff and community members told that the blaze was started when copies of the Qurían were brought together in a room and set alight.

"Our scriptures, handled with the utmost reverence, now lie as burnt remnants," Mariam Tariq, a trustee and chairperson of the center, told London-based Middle East Eye news website.

"The visual is more than just heart-wrenching; itís an assault on our spiritual and communal essence."

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said the fire was being treated as arson.

The GoFundMe page has been set up to help rebuild the center which is estimated to cost at least $60,000.

"At this time, we cannot rule out that this was not an Islamophobic or a hate crime. Worse still, there has been no mention of what happened in the local or national news or press. That is why we are appealing directly to our community and want this campaign to go viral," a spokesman for the institute wrote on the page.

Zulikha Raja, a trustee at the institute, said that the local community was in a state of mourning following the attack. "Al-Falah wasnít just a structure, it represented our aspirations and dreams," she said.

According to UKís Home Office data, anti-Muslim attacks accounted for more than one-third of all religiously motivated hate crimes between 2022 and 2023.

As per a UK report released in 2022, 42 percent of mosques or Islamic institutions have experienced religiously motivated attacks in the year 2022, 2021 and 2020.

The most common form of attack experienced by mosques and other Islamic institutions was vandalism, followed by burglary or theft, with 83 percent being attacked at least once a year.

 

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/27501


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

íUK national scandalí: 20,000 mental health patients íraped, sexually assaultedí in NHS care


US: 3 dead in shooting at Texas apartment complex


UN agency says over half a million Palestinians face Ďcatastrophic hungerí in Gaza


Survivors of Russian charter flight crash transferred to Kabul


Pro-Israel lobby ousted ABC journalist, prompting staff to call for industrial action


UNICEF: Afghan earthquakes leave 100,000 children in urgent need of aid this winter


Thousands rage in Toronto against Israeli genocide as Gaza war marks 100 days


Thousands rally in front of White House to demand ceasefire in Gaza


Increased Taliban arrests lead to Kabul families restricting womenís movement


Taliban arrests dozens of women in Kabul for Ďimproper hijab,í says womenís group





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

Federalism in Afghanistan: Opportunities and Challenges

Formation of the Federalist Assembly of Afghanistan

Israel launches missile attack on outskirts of Damascus, killing Syrian civilians

íUK national scandalí: 20,000 mental health patients íraped, sexually assaultedí in NHS care

Three US troops killed, dozens injured in drone attack in Syria

Trump says NATO will not come to rescue if US attacked

Ukraine beset by $40m fraud in arms procurement amid war with Russia

US approves sale of F-16 jets to Turkey after Ankara ratifies Swedenís NATO membership

UNSC to meet to discuss ICJ ruling on Israeli genocide in Gaza

Taliban: Afghanistan Does Not Have Formal Border With Pakistan

Gazaís major health facility collapses amid Israeli attacks: MSF

Americans to redeploy nuclear weapons in UK amid fears of WW3

Biden makes history: 1st sitting US president sued for complicity in genocide

Trump walks out of courtroom during closing arguments of Carrollís attorney

US: 3 dead in shooting at Texas apartment complex

US-UK aggression against Yemen risks expansion of war: Iran

Yemen directly hits US warship with ballistic missile

Hamas has self-reliantly opposed the three giant intelligence agencies of the world!

President Raeisi calls for UN reform, says body unable to end Gaza genocide

Pedram: The Abduction of Hazara and Tajik Women Recalls the Crimes of Abdur Rahman

Special envoys from G7 countries discuss Afghanistan in London meeting

Turkish lawmakers open debate over Swedenís NATO membership

UN agency says over half a million Palestinians face Ďcatastrophic hungerí in Gaza

Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Al-Maghazi operation proved defeat of Israeli regime in Gaza war

European support for Israel damaging energy security on the continent, report says

Pakistan Army Kills Seven ĎTerroristsí Near Afghan Border

Israel kills at least 190 people in Khan Younis in 24 hours

UNAMA report: 49 Hazara community members killed in Afghanistan in three months

Indiaís Modi inaugurates Hindu temple on site of razed mosque ahead of elections

US 2024 election: DeSantis drops out of Republican presidential race, backs Trump

Survivors of Russian charter flight crash transferred to Kabul

Iranís anti-terror strikes Ďclear messageí to certain recipients: Foreign Ministry

Ethnic mass killings in one Sudan city last year left up to 15,000 dead: UN report

Iran says reserves right to avenge Israelís assassination of IRGC advisors

Rocket barrage targets Ain al-Asad base housing US forces in western Iraq

Lebanese media: Israeli drone kills 2 Hamas members in southern Lebanon

Five IRGC advisors assassinated in Israeli aggression on Syria

Pakistan recalls ambassador from Tehran

Iraqi PM stresses to NATO chief ending of foreign troops

UN chief reiterates call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š