Young thugs attack Southend mosque

Essex Jamme Masjid vandalismA Muslim leader fears for the safety of his family, after attacks on a mosque and his flat next door.

The gang of teenagers have repeatedly targeted the Essex Jamme Masjid mosque, in Chelmsford Avenue, Southend, which was converted from a church earlier this year.

Imam Mahmudul Hasan said he had been left shocked and scared after teenagers also smashed the front door windows at his home.

Essex Echo, 17 December 2008