Cowards and criminals who stuck pig’s head on NLCM should be ashamed of themselves

Half a decade on since the days of Abu Hamza, a lot has changed in Finsbury Park. North London Central Mosque is now a beacon in the north Islington community. The management and congregation are doing sterling work in the area, not just for local Muslims but with their non-Muslim neighbours too. What was once a place of hatred and division is now one of pride and progress.

The cowards and criminals who stuck a pig’s head on the mosque’s railings in the dead of night last week should be ashamed of themselves. There is no place for such bigotry and sacrilege in our ward, which is home to people of every culture and creed, and is brighter and better for it.

Councillor Andy Hull, Labour Party member for Highbury West, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, N1

Letter in Islington Gazette, 11 August 2010