Sunday, May 26, 2013

Attacks on Muslims in England Increase

The map above shows the locations of mosque attacks in England since the murder of an off- duty soldier in London last week. Faith Matters, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing extremism and interfaith and intra-faith tensions, said they had received 162 calls since last week about incidents and reported at least 8 mosque attacks. The New York Times reports that other organizations and the British government are calling for calm --"Many of Britain’s political and religious leaders have appealed for a renewed commitment to tolerance." My thanks to my colleague, Jeff Feinstein, for the link to this story.

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