Mosque attack anger and fear

Asian community leaders say they are in doubt that an arson attack on Chester’s only mosque was racially motivated. The firebugs struck at the Shahjalal mosque in Clifton Drive, Blacon, on Monday just after 1am when they poured petrol near to the doorway of the building and set it alight. More than 20 people were in the mosque at the time for a special service, as it is about 12 days to Ramadan.

Monitoring Group, 20 September 2005