Muslim community leaders react to arson attack on mosque in Harlow

Crime / Wed 9th Aug 2023 at 05:05pm

MUSLIM leaders and elders are determined to continue using their Northbrooks Mosque despite it being targeted by arsonists.

YH went down to the mosque to speak to community leader Jamal Uddin about what had happened and the response from across the community in Harlow.

Jamal came to Harlow in 1974 and is determined to bind the whole community together despite this attack.

Two people have been arrested as part of a police investigation into an incident in Harberts Road, Harlow.

Emergency services were called to reports of a fire at Northbrooks Mosque shortly after 9.30pm last night, Tuesday 9 August 2023.

Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries and the actions of firefighters meant damage was contained.

At this stage, the incident is being treated as racially aggravated arson and is being investigated by Harlow CID. 

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson and will be questioned throughout today.

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5 Comments for Muslim community leaders react to arson attack on mosque in Harlow:

Graham Renfield
2023-08-09 21:14:49

Out of curiosity, why is this being treated as "racially motivated" when being Muslim is not a race, but a religion?

Harlow parent
2023-08-10 08:04:40

Graham, is an attack on a synagogue racist? Read page 10 - https://mcb.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FULL-SPREAD-IslamophobiaReport_020321_compressed.pdf

Woke again
2023-08-10 08:36:13

A synagogue is not a mosque, get it right

The Shame of the UK
2023-08-10 08:52:31

Harlow shaming itself again... Is it just full of racists, bigots, sexists, homophobes and Nazis... very much seems like it!! Do better Harlow!

Graham Renfield
2023-08-10 21:06:36

Harlow Parent - I am a Muslim. Please, explain to me how an attack on a MOSQUE is racist.

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