Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Mosque Hit With Firebomb

Police in Edinburgh treating a firebomb attack on Edinburgh central mosque as a racist hate crime.

The incident happened around 2.10 am today at the Central Mosque in the city’s Potterrow.

Police said an object was thrown at the building, which caused ‘fire damage to the door and a small bush within the garden area.’

Officers also released a description of a suspect as they appealed to the public for information.

The individual is described as a white male believed to be in his early thirties with very short hair, a short-sleeved black top with a white emblem on the front and dark trousers.

A police spokesperson said: “Prior to the offence, it is believed the male spoke with a group of females in George Square, near to the junction with the Meadows and these witnesses are urged to come forward and assist officers with their investigation.

Chief Inspector Mark Rennie, local area commander for South East Edinburgh said: “This was a despicable and reckless act, which we are treating as a hate crime.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/firebomb-attack-edinburgh-central-mosque-8861213

Thanks to https://aryanstreet.com for bringing this to my attention.

 

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