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Suspected Anthrax Attack at London Mosque

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ENGAGE highlights a disturbing story reported by The Islington Gazette about a suspected anthrax attack at Finsbury Park Mosque. The lack of attention this episode has received from the mainstream media is equally as disturbing.

“A package containing a suspicious white powder, an anti-Islamic message and offensive pictures of Muslim women was posted to the Imam of the mosque, in St Thomas’s Road, Finsbury Park, on Thursday.

Staff called the police, who closed Rock Street and the mosque, leaving 150 people who turned up for prayers out on the street. After testing the substance, police found it to be harmless.

Mohammed Kozbar, manager of the mosque, said: “The letter was addressed to Imam Ahmad Saad, who opened it. He was very scared because he saw the white powder, like anyone would be in that situation.

“Police closed the mosque for about four hours, and kept all the staff inside to test them for Anthrax.

“We are all very disturbed by this because it comes so close to our fourth annual open day on June 26.”

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Dr Mehzabeen b. Ibrahim joined MuslimMatters as a blogger in late 2007 under the handle 'iMuslim', whilst still a struggling grad student. Since then, she has attained a PhD in Molecular Biology and a subsequent Masters in Bioinformatics, and now works as a specialist in this field for a well-known British, medical charity, masha'Allah. Somewhere in between she found the time to get married, alhamdulillah. She likes to dabble in photo and videography, a sample of which can be found on her personal blog: iMuslim.tv.

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  1. ummabdulRahman

    June 22, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    They will never extinguish the noor of ALLAH Talaa even though they try!

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