London: A mosque was burned down on Wednesday in Britain in a suspected arson attack, intensifying fears of a backlash against Muslims after a British soldier was killed on a London street last month.
Police said they were treating the mosque fire as suspicious and that the letters "EDL" had been found scrawled on the side of the building. EDL is the acronym of the English Defence League (EDL), a far-right group that has held several protests in London and elsewhere since the murder.
The EDL denied any involvement.
"Exactly when and where that graffiti was placed is a focal point of the inquiry," Chief Superintendent Adrian Usher said in televised remarks....more
04:46 AM, Jun 06, 2013