Et somalisk velferdssenter brant ned til grunnen i Muswell Hill, London, natt til igår. Politiet tror brannen kan være påsatt.
Bokstavene EDL ble funnet sprayet på bygningen. EDL-sympatisører uttrykte tilfredshet med brannen på sosiale medier. Men om dette betyr at EDL står bak er noe annet.
Politiet sier imidlertid at den eller de som eventuelt antente brannen kan ha blitt skadet og ber lokale sykehus og legevakter være obs. Det kan ha vært blod på stedet.
Brannen utviklet seg med en slik hastighet at politiet tror det må være tilført brannfarlig væske.
Stemningen har vært høy etter det bestialske drapet på Lee Rigby. Men EDL-leder Tommy Robinson sier det vil være dumt av EDL å angripe muslimer.
Appealing for calm, community leaders said the centre was not a mosque and had no links to the Woolwich murder suspects.
But they revealed it was targeted by vandals after the July 7 London bombings in 2005, and again two years ago, and said they believed the arson was a racist attack.
Young Muslims accused the far Right of ‘trying to start a war’ and warned of possible retaliatory attacks.
The EDL denied responsibility. Leader Tommy Robinson said he would report any member found to be responsible.
For annen gang er et minnesmerke over 55.000 falne RAF-folk griset til at slagord.
Meanwhile the Bomber Command memorial in Green Park has been defaced with graffiti for the second time in weeks.
In the aftermath of the Woolwich murder the word ‘Islam’ was sprayed on it, and yesterday workers were attempting to remove the slogan ‘Lee Rigby killers shud [sic] hang’.
Jim Dooley, who led the fundraising effort for the monument, said veterans would be ‘disgusted’ by the vandalism.
He said: ‘The freedom that the heroes of Bomber Command secured included freedom of speech. It is terrible that this monument is being defaced in a warped mutation of that.
‘The memorial is nothing to do with the current tensions but whoever is vandalising it is too mindless to realise that.’
Politiet dekker til minnesmerket for at publikum ikke skal se tilsviningen. Kanskje fordi de de er redd for publikums reaksjoner?
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Although the words written on the two memorials were covered up quickly after police made the discovery at around 5am, it is thought ‘Islam’ was written on each of them.