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UK Jews Express Support for Local Muslims Following Attack

Jewish groups in London offer support, solidarity after suspected arson at an Islamic community center.
By Rina Tzvi
First Publish: 6/10/2013, 2:08 PM

Jewish rabbi expresses support for Muslim community
Jewish rabbi expresses support for Muslim community
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Synagogues and Jewish groups in London have offered support and solidarity after a suspected anti-Muslim attack at an Islamic community center in a northern suburb of the capital, The Jewish Chronicle reported.

The Al-Rahma Islamic Center, which was home to the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association, was destroyed by fire, started in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

"This terrible attack on a peaceful community centre has shocked us all and the sympathies of everyone at Muswell Hill Synagogue are with our local Muslim community today,” said Rabbi David Mason of Muswell Hill Synagogue.

“We will work to ensure that the Bravanese community have all the support they need and that this disgraceful incident does not disrupt the harmony that exists between all our local communities,” he said, according to The Jewish Chronicle.

Board of Deputies president Vivian Wineman said that, “Attacks of this nature are an affront not only to the Muslim community, not only to all minority groups, but to all decent people in this country."