Grimsby mosque targeted with petrol bombs
The chairman of a mosque targeted by multiple petrol bombs, has described the attack as attempted murder. The incident in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, the most serious attack on Muslims since the killing of drummer Lee Rigby, comes at a time of increased activity by far-right groups such as the English Defence League.
A young family with two children were among a number of worshippers inside the building praying on Sunday night when three petrol bombs were understood to have been thrown through the entrance and fire exit.
Two men, aged 33 and 37, were arrested by police patrolling near the Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre. Security around the mosque had been stepped up after a brick was thrown at it on Thursday.
The mosque's chairman, Diler Gharib, told the Grimsby Telegraph: "We had just finished our prayers and were discussing how to thank our neighbours for the support they have shown us over the past few days when we heard a bang and saw fire coming under the door.
"I grabbed a fire extinguisher and put it out and then two more petrol bombs hit the fire escape and the bin so I had to put those out too."
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