May 27, 2013
Fears were growing in Britain Monday of a surge in Islamophobia in the wake of the knifing death of a British soldier last week that his suspected attackers claimed was revenge for the deaths of Muslims worldwide.
Officers arrested two men in the town of Grimsby on England’s east coast on suspicion of arson after a mosque was set on fire, according to Humberside county police. No one was injured in the blaze.
The anti-Muslim English Defence League demonstrated in the town’s center the morning before the fire. It will launch another march Monday near the office of Prime Minister David Cameron.