Monday, 13 December 2010

Faiths unite after attack on Stoke mosque

Faith leaders across Stoke-on-Trent have come together in a show of solidarity after an attempt to blow up a mosque.

Members of North Staffs Forum of Faith were among those that met at the Muslim Welfare and Community Association at Hanley's Equality House yesterday. They then walked across to the mosque in Regent Road, which was the target of an arson attack last Friday.

Arsonists connected a hose pipe to the gas supply of a nearby empty house before feeding it through a window at the Hanley mosque which is still under construction. Rubbish was then set alight on the ground floor, seemingly in an attempt to trigger an explosion. Read more here.