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English Defence League members jailed over mosque attack
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Two men who set fire to a Gloucester mosque were former members of the EDL, a court heard. Clive Michael Ceronne, 37, from Gloucester, and Ashley Henry Juggins, 21, from Cheltenham, had both been on the controversial group’s marches prior to starting the blaze at the Masjid-E-Noor in the city’s Ryecroft Street.




Police release CCTV of man wanted in connection with attempted arson attack on Al-Hira Centre
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by Bob Pitt

Footage of a man wanted in connection with an attempted arson attack at a mosque has been released by the police.




Bristol Muslims ‘facing job discrimination’
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BBC News

Two undercover white reporters, one a Muslim in traditional dress, traveled across the city to inquire about 40 jobs being advertised in shop windows.




Horrific Attack on 55-year-old Muslim Woman
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In the early hours of Monday morning, as a 55-year-old woman returned home after Suhur (closing fast) at a friends, she was brutally attacked in London’s exclusive Mayfair area in the UK. A man grabbed her from behind and repeatedly punched her in the back of the head.




Kirkcaldy muslim centre targeted in hate crime
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(FifeToday)

EXTRA police patrols are being sent out around a Muslim family centre in Kirkcaldy after it was targeted in a sickening hate crime.




The Sun Runs Disgraceful Cover on Muslim Prayer Call Story
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“Observing the adhan on Channel 4 will act as a nationwide tannoy system, a deliberate ‘provocation’ to all our viewers in the very real sense of the word.” Lee said that the “vast majority of people in Britain” would not be aware of the “mass act of personal sacrifice and worship” about to commence.




Half of Britain’s Mosques Have Been Attacked Since 9/11
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Around half of mosques and Muslim centres in Britain have been subjected to Islamophobic attacks since 9/11, academics have warned as the far-right English Defence League prepares to march to the south-London scene of Drummer Lee Rigby’s murder.




Man arrested after Gloucester mosque arson attack
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Gloucestershire Police said lit petrol was poured around the door of the Masjid-E-Noor mosque on Ryecroft Street about 01:00 BST. A spokesman said a man left the scene at speed at about 01:00 BST in a dark-coloured car being driven by an accomplice.




British Muslims Save Jewish Synagogue
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BRADFORD – Extending their hands to their Jewish neighbors to save their worship place, Muslims in the northern British city of Bradford are rallying efforts to raise funds for preserving the last remaining synagogue in the city.




The Liverpool View: Islamophobia in contemporary Britain
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“In January 2011, Baroness Warsi claimed that Islamophobia had ‘passed the dinner-table test’, meaning that prejudice against Muslims was commonplace in British society. This unique intolerance of Muslims can involve stereotyping, discrimination and even harassment of the significant number of Muslims that now live in Britain.