MINAB’s response to the hate crime attacks in Birmingham
On Wednesday the 15th of August during evening prayers, two Mosques, Masjid Qamarul Islam and Al-Hijrah mosque in Small Heath Birmingham were attacked and had their windows smashed by catapults. These incidents are being treated as hate crime incidents by West Midlands Police.
MINAB strongly condemn the attacks and we would advise all Mosques to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour or hate crime to the police. MINAB representatives will be liaising with local authorities and government representatives to ensure efforts are made to support and protect mosques.
We must come together and work to ensure that attacks like these are not repeated. We would therefore like to offer their support to Mosques on how to implement security measures to tackle hate crime attacks. If you would like further information, please email: info@MINAB.org.uk.