The closed road on Artillery Place near the scene in Woolwich
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Interfaith group reports rise in attacks on Muslims

The organisation Faith Matters says there has been a dramatic escalation in anti-Muslim incidents since the soldier, Lee Rigby, was killed on Wednesday.

The group said that even though Muslim bodies had condemned the killing, it had recorded more than 160 cases of anti-Muslim prejudice in two days.

They range from the firebombing of a mosque to Muslims being verbally abused.

Fiyaz Mughal, director of Faith Matters, which records Islamophobic crimes, said the sense of fear being experienced by Muslims was bad for community relations in Britain.

  • 25 May 2013
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