UK police probing reported extremist threat
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Last Updated: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 22:37
London: British police say they are investigating a report that a group of men tried to force a non-Muslim London woman to wear body-concealing robes.

The Sunday Times quotes an unidentified Bangladeshi woman as saying she was threatened with death by men who told her to cover up because she works in an east London district with a predominantly Muslim population.

The woman said she is an atheist.

Police say they have interviewed the woman and are working with religious leaders in the community.

They said today they are also investigating separate incidents in which posters of women in the same London district were vandalised.

In February police charged three men with committing religiously aggravated criminal damage in the area.


First Published: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 22:37

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