BRITISH Muslim leaders called for government action against Islamophobic extremists yesterday after a Manchester mosque was badly damaged in an arson attack.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Britain’s biggest Muslim umbrella body, made the demand after the Nasfat mosque suffered its third arson attack in three years on July 16.
Detectives are investigating the fire as a hate crime.
Other Islamophobic incidents have included pigs’ heads being thrown into the building.
MCB secretary general Harun Khan said: “With Islamophobic hatred like this Manchester arson attack, the mowing down of worshippers in north London or incitement of hatred against East London Mosque in the last six weeks to name but a few, we urge the UK government and all parts of British civil society to adopt a co-ordinated and strategic approach to tackling this form of extremism.”