A Group monitoring anti-Muslim incidents, TellMAMA tweeted, “What is going on in our country? We are listing into a dark place,’’, emphasizing said it had seen an increase in reports of Islamophobia since the Christchurch murders, citing seven other incidents across Britain.
Penpushing further reports that, the Group Director, Iman Abou Atta in a statement said, “attacks on five mosques in Birmingham show, once again, that Muslims are having to bear the brunt of the absolute hatred and bigotry of others,’’ .
The Director emphasized, “people cannot stand by now and say that it does not affect them. It affects our society, our communities and our country, and we must stand up against it.’’
Penpushing also reports that, the police said neighbourhood officers were “working closely with mosques’’ across the region on Thursday, adding that, “since the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand, officers and staff from West Midlands Police have been working closely with our faith partners across the region’.
The West Midlands Police Chief Constable Dave Thompson said in a statement,“at the moment we don’t know the motive for last night’s attacks. At difficult times like this, it is incredibly important that everyone unites against those who seek to create discord, uncertainty and fear in our communities’.
Penpushing further reports that, a member of Parliament for Birmingham, Shabana Mahmood, said the reported attacks were “truly terrible. I would urge all residents to remain calm and call the police with any info you may have,’’.
The Head of the Muslim Council of Britain, Harun Khan while reacting after the Christchurch attacks urged the government to “redouble its efforts to ensure mosques are protected’, and also urged “fellow Muslims to resist the temptation to roll up the banners in fear, as this attack was designed to do.’’