Campaigning for environmental and social justice in Brent and beyond
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Vigil tonight following attack on Islamic Community Centre
Against Fascism has called a vigil after the letters ‘EDL’ – the
initials of the English Defence League – were allegedly found graffitied
on the Bravanese Centre in Coppetts Road, Muswell Hill, North London.
The Islamic community centre was destroyed in a suspicious fire in the
early hours of yesterday
officers with the Metropolitan Police are treating the fire as
suspicious and investigating whether the attack was started deliberately
in a racist attack.
this stage it is not clear if the fire is linked to the murder of
Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich two weeks ago but there has been a
significant increase in reports of attacks against Muslims since his
Unite Against Fascism says:
are deeply concerned about the fire of the Bravanese Centre and the
reported EDL graffiti. Our thoughts are with the Somali, Muslim and
indeed all the communities in the area that have been affected by this
incident. We ask people to join us at the vigil.
launched the Don’t let the racists divide us campaign in response to
the stepped up activities of the English Defence League (EDL), the
British National Party (BNP) and other racist and far right groups in
the aftermath of the murder, which have cynically attempted to exploit
the murder of Lee Rigby to pursue their own agenda directed against
Black, Asian and especially Muslim communities.
has already led to a spike in Islamophobic attacks and a wave of
assaults on Mosques. Muslim communities are experiencing verbal abuse,
women’s headscarves have been torn off as well as more serious threats
and violent attacks. Racists are simply stepping up their campaign. So
too must the anti-racist and anti-fascist movement in response to this
DON’T LET THE RACISTS DIVIDE US VIGIL THURDAY 6 JUNE, 6-7PM BRAVANESE CENTRE 116 COPPETTS ROAD, MUSWELL HILL N10 1JS