Racist vandals target Barking mosque

Ignorant vandals have daubed racist graffiti on the wall of Barking’s mosque in a shock insult to the Muslim community. The highly offensive slur was painted in one foot-high, silver letters, and it stretched over two metres of the wall.

Police were informed about the graffiti, outside the Al Madina Mosque, in Victoria Road, Barking, over the weekend. They contacted the council who sent out an emergency team to clean it off early on Sunday morning to remove the obscenities.

The people responsible aimed to insult the Muslims who worship at the mosque by using an offensive ethnic term, and what is widely-considered one of the crudest words in the English vocabulary.

Barking & Dagenham Post, 1 August 2007