The latest spate of Islamophobia attacks has led to the overnight attack on five mosques in the English city of Birmingham.
This is coming after the killing of 50 people by a right-wing extremist at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
West Midlands Police said detectives and counter-terrorism officers were investigating after windows were smashed at the mosques in Birmingham, NAN reports.
“What is going on in our country? We are listing into a dark place,’’ tweeted TellMAMA, a group monitoring anti-Muslim incidents.
With seven cases across Britain, the group said it had seen an increase in reports of Islamophobia since the Christchurch murders.
“Attacks on five mosques in Birmingham show, once again, that Muslims are having to bear the brunt of the absolute hatred and bigotry of others,’’ Iman Abou Atta, TellMAMA’s director, said in a statement.
The police said neighbourhood officers were “working closely with mosques’’ across the region on Thursday.
“Since the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand, officers and staff from West Midlands Police have been working closely with our faith partners across the region.
“To offer reassurance and support at mosques, churches and places of prayer,’’ West Midlands Police Chief Constable Dave Thompson said in a statement.
“At the moment we don’t know the motive for last night’s attacks,’’ Thompson added. ‘’At difficult times like this, it is incredibly important that everyone unites against those who seek to create discord, uncertainty and fear in our communities,’’ he said.