British young Muslim women defended against racist

Ruhi Rehman

From the Daily Mirror in Britain:

Young Muslim woman targeted by racist thug on train thanks her ‘Geordie angels’

23:01, 23 Nov 2015
Updated 23:02, 23 Nov 2015

By Craig Thompson

Ruhi Rehman, 23, was petrified when the yob told her to “get off” the train – and told other passengers she could have a bomb

A young Muslim woman who suffered racist abuse from a train thug has thanked the heroes who stepped in to help.

Ruhi Rehman, 23, was petrified when the yob told her to “get off” the train – and told other passengers she could have a bomb.

But other travellers were disgusted to see Ruhi and her sister subjected to the foul tirade and rushed to their rescue.

They demanded he leave the pair alone and forced him off Newcastle’s Metro – clapping and cheering as he left in shame.

Ruhi told the Newcastle Chronicle : “It was the true Geordie spirit that shone through.

Read more: Hero commuter defends crying young Muslim woman from thug’s ‘terrorist’ racist rant after Paris attacks

“They were my angels that day and I can’t thank them enough.”

Ruhi and her sister had been travelling between Newcastle and Whitely Bay when they were approached by the man on the busy train.

“He shouted “get up out of that seat” at me,” said Ruhi.

“I was shocked at first because I didn’t really know what was happening.

“He was then saying stuff like ‘this is my country’ and my sister told him we were born here and it was our country too.

“It was then the other passengers started getting involved, telling him to leave us alone.

“Then he said to them ‘what, do you want her to bomb this train?’.”

Disgusted by his comments, a group of men demanded the man leave the Metro at the next station, telling him he was not welcome.

Ruhi said: “There was no violence or anything, they just made it clear he had to leave.”

When the man got off the train the carriage erupted into applause.

“I’d never seen anything like it,” said Ruhi. “I have never felt more proud of being a Geordie.

“It was lovely that everyone came together to help us and I can’t thank them all enough.

“It made me feel really optimistic and hopeful.”

Ruhi has now reported the attack to police.

She added: “After what happened in Paris I have felt a bit paranoid.

“But why should we? Just because of a few extremist people.”

Katrina Barber, 41, was sitting opposite Ruhi, who was wearing a burka, on the Metro.

She said: “They were a lovely couple of girls.

“We were talking about the weather being cold before this man came up and started shouting at them for no reason.

“He was quite intimidating and was screaming in a really violent way.

“A lady and her daughter moved out of the way because they were so scared.

“But other people just jumped to her defence and, in the end, everyone came together and made it clear we would not stand for this type of behaviour.

“I was so moved by what happened, I gave the girls a hug as I got off.”

Police today said they were investigating the incident which happened last Saturday.

Ruhi’s story has also had a strong reaction on social media from people praising the actions of the passengers.

Sharon Kelly, managing director at DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates the Metro, said: “We urge anyone with information about this incident to contact the police.

Read more: Woman launches into vile racist rant on bus telling black man ‘you’re inferior’

“The safety of our passengers is paramount. I can assure customers that incidents of this nature are rare on Metro and they will not be tolerated.

“A police investigation into this matter is now underway and we will work with them to help trace those responsible.”

Metro Inspector Ian King said: “We have received a report of an alleged racist incident happening on a Metro train at around 4:45pm on Saturday, November 21.

Northumbria Police take a hard stance against any form of attack on any minority group or individual and officers will be investigating this report.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 191 23/11/15.”

See also here.

Thugs chant ‘ISIS go home’ as they beat Scottish takeaway owner hours after Paris terror attacks: here.

Australian state-funded networks provide platform for extreme right: here.

Anti-Muslim rallies in Australia: A byproduct of the “war on terror”: here.

Refugees news update

This video from Canada says about itself:

Refugees Welcome! March Through Vancouver

6 September 2015

Rally held today on Coast Salish Territories, standing up with the global movement in solidarity with refugees and demanding Canada repeal exclusionary refugee policies. Part of 18 actions across the country.

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan in Canada:

Canada: Right seeks to whip up backlash against refugees

24 November 2015

A right-wing, fear-mongering campaign has been whipped up in Canada by much of the political establishment and media in the 10 days since the Paris terrorist attacks.

Claiming that Syrian refugees constitute a “security threat,” the Conservatives and other right-wing forces are demanding the new Liberal government abandon its pledge to settle 25,000 Syrian refugees in the country by the end of 2015. Many have baldly declared that “Harper was right,” a reference to the former Conservative Prime Minister who callously resisted demands to take in more than a trickle of refugees and put in place mechanisms to effectively prohibit Syrian Muslims from finding refuge in Canada.

The latest attempt to whip up an anti-refugee backlash has included open Islamophobic appeals and has helped fuel a wave of attacks and threats against Canada’s Muslims.

By Martin Kreikenbaum in Germany:

Thousands of refugees stuck on the Balkan route

24 November 2015

Thousands of refugees have been stranded along the Balkan route with almost no care or accommodation after the Balkan countries Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia virtually closed their borders to refugees last week, only allowing asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq to cross.

The borders were shut under pressure from Germany and France so as to allegedly prevent Islamist terrorists from entering the European Union (EU). In fact, the measure, which represents a blatant violation of international agreements on the protection of refugees, is aimed at repulsing as many asylum seekers as possible at Europe’s borders.

At the weekend, the aid organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) counted up to 6,000 refugees who were temporarily stranded near the Greek city of Idomeni at the Macedonian border and prevented from travelling further. The temporary refugee camp had places for just 900 refugees. Thousands of refugees, including the elderly, children and pregnant women, had to sleep in the open in pouring rain and freezing conditions. There was also no provision of food. Instead, the Greek government deployed additional police officers to the border region to prevent refugees from going further.

When a few hundred refugees nonetheless managed to break through police lines, they were intercepted by the Macedonian border police and sent back. Refugees subsequently occupied the only railway connecting Greece with Macedonia. The camp at Idomeni was transformed into a protest camp.

Some refugees have gone on hunger strike and sewn their mouths shut. They have rejected calls from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to return to Athens. “We will cross or die,” they cried. On quickly improvised banners, they demanded to be allowed to continue their journey. “We are not terrorists. We are just looking for a better life. Please let us go,” one stated.

The division of refugees into national groups has produced bizarre scenes. One family was refused the right to enter Macedonia because only the husband could produce an Afghan passport, while the wife and children only had Iranian citizenship. Thirty-year-old Mohammed Mirzam told news broadcaster Al-Jazeera, “We’re trapped. … They won’t let my family across. We have no money, and we’re waiting without any idea of what is to happen.” Other Afghans were not allowed to cross because they were accused of allegedly falsifying travel documents.

The humanitarian crisis now emerging along the Balkan route began on 19 November, when the Slovenian government announced it would not allow any more economic migrants into the country. A police spokesman told Reuters, “More and more people have entered the country over recent days who we have good reason to believe are economic migrants.” Slovenia would thus only accept migrants from countries where armed conflict was taking place.

But it is the governments in Germany and France who initiated the partial border closings. They are exploiting the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13 to further seal off Europe from refugees.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called for a “significant strengthening of measures to secure European borders” at a meeting of justice and interior ministers in Brussels last Tuesday. The ministers subsequently agreed that refugees would not only be fingerprinted during registration, but also checked against databases of the European security agencies. Police officers from Europol and the border agencies will supervise the registration at the “hot spots”.

Slovenia, unlike the neighbouring EU member Croatia, is also part of the Schengen zone. In border management, it works closely with the Austrian and German governments. It is therefore likely that the idea of a partial border closing originated with German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, who has been agitating for stronger restrictions on the inflow of refugees for weeks. This is also suggested by the justification offered by the Slovenian government. It declared that only refugees from countries at war or in military conflict would gain asylum in Germany and other European countries, while all others would be rejected as “economic migrants”.

The Slovenian government’s move was part of a domino effect in Serbia, Macedonia and Croatia. According to a report by German public broadcaster ARD’s “Tagesschau”, the European Commission in Brussels pressed for the borders to be closed. “That is the intention of Juncker’s plan, that the humanitarian aspect, meaning any assistance, is limited to those affected by war.”

Serbia’s labour and social minister Aleksandr Vulin said his government had no other option but to follow the example of Slovenia and Croatia. “We need to protect our country, and that is why we have brought in reciprocal measures toward those for whom Croatia and Slovenia have no room. We will not allow into Serbia anyone who cannot continue their journey.”

Since the change in course by Slovenia and Croatia was so obviously agreed with the European Union and Germany, Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski also announced the closure of the border. At the same time, he warned the EU against exploiting his country as a buffer zone against “economic migrants.”

Gruevski recently was informed at a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban about the Hungarian approach of sealing its borders. Macedonia subsequently also began the construction of a barbed wire fence made available by the Hungarian government.

The sealing of the borders for refugees not from Afghanistan, Syria or Iraq represents a serious violation of human rights, since everyone is entitled to an individual review of an asylum application. For refugees who cannot produce any papers, which is hardly unusual after several weeks of travel, face checks are used to determine who will be allowed to travel further.

“What is taking place here is racial profiling instead of the individual reviewing of each case in accordance with the law,” stated Hagen Kopp from Project Moving Europe. It remains completely unclear why refugees from Eritrea or Somalia are being turned away at the borders, even though they are among those whose need for protection is high within the EU.

The spokeswoman for the UNHCR in Athens, Ketty Kehayioylou, in the Guardian criticised the claim that the rejection of refugees was a necessary measure to prevent terrorists from entering Europe. “This business of placing restrictions and erecting fences to keep terrorists out when terrorists are already in their countries makes no sense whatsoever. Profiling by nationality defies every convention”, she said.

In addition, human rights activists are contending that the conditions facing refugees worsen considerably when borders are closed and they are left in a legal no man’s land. “We fear that precisely at the onset of winter, people will be stranded without accommodation, food or assistance,” a spokesman from MSF said in Serbia.

Thousands of refugees already live homeless on the streets and squares of Athens. … Instead of accepting the refugees who are in need of protection, the EU is using batons and barbed wire against them, leaving them to their fate as winter begins.

Britain: TENS of thousands of refugees and migrants will lose English language lessons as a result of the government’s adult education cuts, it was revealed yesterday: here.

German arsonist burns refugees’ home

This video says about itself:

Germany remembers Turks who died in 1993 arson which raised fears over neo-nazi threat

30 May 2013

Twenty years after two women and three children of Turkish origin were killed in an arson attack in western Germany by right-wing extremists, survivors and German officials have remembered those who died. Relatives of the victims of the 1993 attack spoke at a remembrance service of the need to “live in friendship, respect and tolerance”, while the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister spoke out against racism.

Translated from DPA news agency in Germany:

Arson in refugees’ home

11.24.2015, 08:49

An unknown person has set on fire in northern Germany a multi-family house, in which ten refugees were also housed. A 76-year-old and a 14-year-old girl had to go to a hospital with suspected smoke inhalation poisoning.

According to police the fire had been set on Monday night in the basement of the house. As the smoke went into the stairwell, for a total of 35 residents their escape route was cut off. The firefighters had to rescue people with a ladder.

The house in Woldegk in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is uninhabitable for the time being. The residents had to be housed in temporary shelters.

Wales against neo-nazi rally

This video about Wales says about itself:

Leanne Wood: The leader of Plaid Cymru – in 60 seconds

1 April 2015

Leanne Wood (born 13 December 1971) became the first female leader of Plaid Cymru on 15 March 2012.

Born in the Rhondda, Wales, Ms Wood has represented the South Wales Central region as a Member of the National Assembly for Wales since 2003.

By Meic Birtwistle in Llangefni in Wales:

Anglesey town stands up to fascists

Monday 23rd November 2015

A FAR-RIGHT rally in north Wales was outnumbered 10 to one by anti-fascist counterdemonstrators at the weekend.

Fewer than 50 racists from the so-called Infidels of North Wales brandished Combat 18 banners, together with Infidels and white power flags, in the Anglesey town of Llangefni.

Their hate-fuelled gathering was overshadowed by a rival event that had been organised by local anti-racist activists to celebrate diversity on the island after they heard that the Infidels planned to protest against immigration.

In an inspiring expression of unity, Ynys Mon Labour MP Albert Owen shared a platform with Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood in the square at Llangefni, surrounded by their supporters.

The crowd of some 400 ignored snow showers as they listened to the speakers and an ad-hoc salsa band.

“The weather won’t dampen our spirits. Wherever there is fascism, we will stand up against it,” Mr Owen vowed.

Ms Wood told the crowd: “Wales is a country based on immigration. Our communities are built on it and we are the richer for it.”

Plaid and Labour placards and Unite and Unison flags, as well as a wide range of individual banners, were carried at the event.

As soon as the small but vocal far-right rally entered the square, it was hemmed in behind police lines.

The neonazis attempted to goad the anti-facists with racist speeches, nazi salutes, the violent shaking of crash barriers and a large picture of Enoch Powell.

There are believed to be barely half a dozen far-right activists in the economically depressed town, with the vast majority of those who attended Saturday’s rally having come from north-west England.

Wars help, don’t stop terrorism

This video about the USA says about itself:

UNINTENDED Consequences’: OBAMA traces Origin Of ISIS to Bush era IRAQ INVASION

17 March 2015

President Barack Obama traced the origins of Islamic State militants back to the presidency of George W. Bush and the invasion of Iraq back in 2003, arguing that its growth was an “unintended consequence” of the war.

In an interview with Vice News, President Obama said the rise of Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) can be directly linked to America’s excursion into Iraq under Bush.

“Two things: One is, ISIL is a direct outgrowth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion,” Obama said in an interview with VICE News. “Which is an example of unintended consequences. Which is why we should generally aim before we shoot.”

Obama stated that he is “confident” a coalition consisting of 60 nations “will slowly push back ISIL out of Iraq,” but added that the challenge of stopping extremism won’t stop unless there is a political solution to the internal strife affecting so many countries in the Middle East.

“What I’m worried about” he said, “is even if ISIL is defeated, the underlying problem of disaffected Sunnis around the world – but particularly in some of these areas including Libya, including Yemen – where a young man who’s growing up has no education, has no prospects for the future, is looking around and the one way he can get validation, power, respect, is if he’s a fighter.”

“That’s a problem we’re going to have, generally. And we can’t keep on thinking about counterterrorism and security as entirely separate from diplomacy, development, education.”

The president dismissed concerns that the US spends too much on foreign aid, noting that just over one percent of the federal budget goes to other nations. He argued that “we should be thinking about making investments” overseas that will prevent America from sending troops to engage in military operations.

Obama’s comments regarding ISIS mark the first time he has framed the extremist group’s existence as a consequence of American foreign policy decisions. The president’s opponents have often argued that his withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in 2011 left space for groups like ISIS to grow. At the same time, the Shia-dominated central government of Iraq failed to effectively bring the country’s Sunni minority into the governing process, leaving ISIS with a disaffected ethnic group more willing to join its cause.

When reports of Al-Qaeda-linked militants causing violence in Iraq first burst onto the scene, Obama also characterized the group as a “JV team,” or a small-time operation.

“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama told the New Yorker in early 2014. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”

Here is a translation of parts of the open letter by Dutch philosopher Joke Johannetta Hermsen to King Willem-Alexander, which she published in weekly De Groene Amsterdammer today:

Amsterdam, November 19, 2015

Dear Your Majesty, dear Willem-Alexander,

While it certainly is not my habit as a true republican to turn in moments of despair to the royal family, I see just now no other way out: God is these days quite deaf, the homeland and the politicians are in serious confusion; so then, in the name of peace, a letter to the king. In previous centuries, this was a thriving tradition, including in your kingdom by writers such as Belle van Zuylen and Multatuli. It’s time to do a follow-up now. Last week in our flat country, the emotions ran so high that our prime minister the day after the attacks in Paris perplexedly and looking pale around his nose declared that “we are at war.” A letter in the name of peace therefore seems to be appropriate.

The declaration of war by the Prime Minister a few months ago would have caused many people to frown, if only because of the damage which the war on terror declared by George W Bush has done the past 15 years. But now there was a lot of political support, in spite of protests by terror experts and by well-known sociologist Willem Schinkel. Additionally David Van Reybrouck wrote on Facebook a fiery indictment of the war rhetoric of the French president, for “he who talks war, should wage war’. It was read by millions, translated and shared, but apparently not by the French or the Dutch parliament. Reybrouck’s fear came true. …

Moreover, if we are already at war, we have already been so since Bush and Blair began bombing Iraq under false pretexts. Out of the chaos that they inflicted, ISIS arose, so we can hardly close our eyes to the fact that the attacks are a response or hide our heads in the sand for the knowledge that new bombings are very likely to lead to further attacks.

What we saw in Paris was a handful of hatred and anger blinded young people putting on bomb belts or taking a kalashsnikov into a car, to shoot in the street at random innocent people. That’s not a war, but an expression of despair and a burst of madness. So you’ll have to learn about the roots of madness, to acknowledge them and then fight them. Then you can not keep retaliating with bombs, as Jewish writer Amos Oz recently said in TV show Buitenhof. Instead, you’ll need to examine the nature of the injuries. A new war on terror will only add fuel to the fire. The question is, as Reybrouck also writes, whether we want to destroy ISIS, with the result that elsewhere new terror cells will arise, or that we want to prevent new attacks.

The experts and history tell us again and again: only in 7% of cases, terrorist groups are successfully defeated by violence. That is not a very hopeful percentage. Instead of military intervention a political process must be properly set in motion in the hotbeds of Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and elsewhere. And the same should, and that is why I address this letter especially to you, happen in our own country. We will have to focus on dialogue, prevention, tolerance and resilience in our homes, such as terrorist expert Beatrice de Graaf repeatedly said. Precisely here, in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, so in those countries that have apparently produced most of the perpetrators of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

We will have to learn that violence at the macro level is fueled by abuses at the micro level, even within the borders of our own country. The violence of attacks is not only capricious and unpredictable, it is also too big for us: we can only feel powerless or frightened by it. We will have to look at smaller, more local connections, contexts and situations have to be able to something. You have in our country an important symbolic function and can therefore help. This letter is intended to help persuade you get to do a few simple symbolic gestures in these dark days before the Saint Nicolas holiday instead of violence, encouraging a different, more sensible course. About the chaos in Syria nor the government nor any opinion makers of the Netherlands can change much in the short term. The key question is therefore what we can do and indeed to combat racism in our own country as well as radicalization.

Because, if you will allow me here just to mention a few risk factors, there certainly slumbers revolt within the ranks of your own kingdom. So there is refugee accommodation which needs extra protection because some citizens already can not wait to personally do their contribution to ‘the war’. There are Dutch employers who still stubbornly refuse to give trainees or job seekers signing their applications with Fatima and Abdelkader a fair chance, excluding them of possibilities to build a life of their own. Still other compatriots are not even doing any no more efforts to disguise their racist feelings. They shout abuse on camera or on Facebook against their black countrymen like when these in Meppel protest against the hurtful inability of the Saint Nicholas holiday committees to organize parades in 2015 with no more blackface ‘Zwarte Pieten’, but with helpers of Saint Nicholas in all colours of the rainbow. How hard should that be?

This 18 November 2015 video from the Netherlands is called Kick Out Zwarte Piet hosts first Meppel freedom ride against racial discrimination.

Apparently these committees feel empowered by the government, which on the one hand claims that the Zwarte Piet debate is not a political issue, but on the other hand it wants to abolish the subsidy for commemorating slavery. It is probably also encouraged by some provincial governments who have stopped funding anti-discrimination hotlines after January 2017, while the number of reported cases of discrimination continues to rise unabated. Last year was the number of reports nationwide even doubled, thanks to Wilders’ call for “less, less, less” Moroccans. …

So, what do you think, would not it be wiser instead of some quasi heroic “war” to try at home to prevent the possible causes of radicalization, by doing what we can really do, ie, stopping needless injuries, unfair humiliations and unequal opportunities on the labor market? We can then work in a joint dialogue on mutual trust and solidarity. Would it not be nice, dear king, if you would take the lead in this. ….

To start off, we need to start somewhere, shouldn’t we paint over the panel depicting slavery on your nineteenth century Dutch royal golden carriage? The vehicle is still under restoration for several years, so there is a chance that you can grab immediately. What king can still ride comfortably as all the inhabitants of the kingdom watch in that? You must then send a royal messenger with the chocolate letter S of Solidarity to all those politicians who only want to think of bombs and to all provincial and municipal governments that right now want to inflict spending cuts on the prevention of discrimination, on anti-racism projects at schools, on community centers and on classes.

In this 2014 video, in Dutch with English subtitles, Dr Barryl Biekman, chairwoman of the slavery commemoration platform in the Netherlands, speaks about ‘The [Dutch Royal] Carriage in the context of Afrophobia’.

British Daily Mail compares Muslim refugees to rats, like nazis did with Jews

This video says about itself:

14 January 2014

This is a clip from The Eternal Jew which was released in 1941 by the Nazi government of Germany. All German citizens were required to watch this film which was an apology by Nazis served up to the German people to excuse/make acceptable the wanton murder of over 6 million Jews (about 90% of the total Jewish population of Western Europe.) The voice in the background is the original narrator. …

Thus, the Jews were vilified in so many ways by the Nazis [to make] the people of Western Europe … object [less] to the Holocaust. Clearly, this is a very simplistic analysis of the Holocaust, but it is real. Think about how the white Christians of the American south believed in slavery, Jim Crow, and the idea that black people were inferior in almost every way to white people. You might want to find and watch some of the news footage of Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement.

In this clip from this nazi anti-Semitic propaganda film, at 3:30 the nazi comparison of Jews to rats starts.

Unfortunately, similar vile hate propaganda still exists today.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

MP calls for Mail apology over refugee rats cartoon

Friday 20th November 2015

LABOUR’S Richard Burgon called on the Daily Mail to apologise yesterday for publishing a cartoon likening Muslim immigrants to rats.

In a letter to editor Paul Dacre, the shadow Treasury minister said the cartoon fuelled Islamophobia at a time when British Muslims “feel under particular threat of demonisation” in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

In addition to a public apology, he called on Mr Dacre to make a “substantial” donation to anti-Islamophobia or anti-racism charity and reassess policy.

He added: “More widely, myself and hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of others would respectfully ask that the Daily Mail considers its general approach to the portrayal of immigrants and ethnic minorities and considers the consequences for our society of its portrayal.

“It is my belief that, all too often, the Daily Mail lets down its readers and the general public.”

Seven-year-old Texas boy donates piggy bank to vandalised mosque

Seven-year-old Jack Swanson donated $20 to the mosque

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Seven-year-old boy empties piggy bank and donates money to vandalised mosque

‘It’s 20 bucks, but coming from Jack collecting his pennies it’s worth 20 million bucks to me and to our community’

Serina Sandhu

A seven-year-old boy has donated his entire piggy-bank savings to a mosque in Texas that was vandalised in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

A member of the Islamic Center of Pflugerville (ICP), in Travis County, arrived on Monday morning to find that faeces had been left in front of the building.

Pages torn from the Koran were also left at the scene.

But after discussing the incident with his mother, schoolboy Jack Swanson decided he would empty his piggy bank and make a donation of $20 to the mosque, news site reported.

His mother, Laura, said the pair had spoken about how the act of vandalism was a “really awful thing to do”.

“We had a good conversation [about] what churches are for and how everybody’s churches are important.”

Faisal Naeem, a board member at the mosque, said the donation gave him hope.

“It’s 20 bucks, but coming from Jack collecting his pennies it’s worth 20 million bucks to me and to our community. This gives me hope because this means it’s not one versus the other.”

Jack’s act of kindness has been praised on social media.

Speaking about the vandalism, Mr Naeem said it was “very unexpected and quite honestly shocking”.

Pflugerville Police said it was being investigated as a hate crime, according to

Since the Paris terror attacks on Friday in which 129 people were killed, reportedly deliberate attacks have taken place on mosques in different countries.

Mr Naeem told ABC News: “It’s become so commonplace where something goes wrong somewhere and people want to blame all Muslims. If anything, it’s a pointing indictment of the logical fallacy in our society’s way of thinking.”

On Tuesday, Police Scotland said they were treating a fire at the Bishopbriggs Cultural Centre in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, which is used as a mosque, as “wilful fire-raising”.