UK Muslims vigilant after Norway

Extra security will be put up at mosques around the UK in the wake of the deadly attacks in Norway, British Muslim leaders said.

Updated: Jul 24, 2011, 23:53 PM IST

London: Extra security will be put up at
mosques around the UK in the wake of the deadly attacks in
Norway, British Muslim leaders said today.

Mohammed Shafiq, the leader of Ramadhan Foundation,
one of Britain`s largest Muslim groups, says mosques are being
extra vigilant as it emerges that the suspect blamed for the
Norway attacks opposed Muslim immigration to Europe.

Shafiq told a news agency he was talking to other
European Muslim leaders about the need to increase security
and to British police about extra protection.

"People are afraid that we will be the next target,"
Safiq said in a telephone interview during a large gathering
of Sunni scholars and leaders in northern city of Birmingham.
"As a result, we`ve told people to be extra vigilant and there
will be added security placed at mosques."

A pig`s head was recently left at a mosque outside of
Oxford, he added.

Norwegian police have not confirmed that an online
manifesto ranting against Muslim immigration to Europe was
written by the 32-year-old Norwegian suspect, Anders Behring
Breivik, but his lawyer referred to it and said Breivik had
been working on it for years.

On Friday, seven people died in a bombing outside
government headquarters. Hours later, 86 more died in a
shooting spree on a nearby island.

PTI