Bacon left at Welsh mosque as Muslim Council of Wales warns of inter-racial tensions in wake of Woolwich murder

The Muslim Council of Wales fears inter-racial tensions are escalating in the wake of the slaying of a British serviceman after bacon was left in the entrance to a Welsh mosque.

Secretary of the Council Saleem Kidwai said the food, offensive to muslims on religious grounds, was left at the Shah Jalal mosque, in Cathays, Cardiff, on Wednesday night following the attack in Woolwich.

Mr Kidwai also pointed to an attack on a mosque in Kent and 100 English Defence League supporters gathering at the scene of the Woolwich murder as evidence of rising hostility. He said: “They left pig meat at the door – bacon and all these things.”

Mr Kidwai said the killing by two men understood to be British-born Islamic converts was “horrific” and “barbaric” and had nothing to do with the Muslim faith.

Wales Online, 23 May 2013