Recently someone tried to set fire to two local places of worship – the mosque in Hardy Street and the Sikh Gurdwara in Lady Pit Lane. In both cases the doors suffered damage but thankfully the fires did not spread. I spoke to the Mosque and the Gurdwara to offer
The very sad news of arson attacks on two places of worship within our community has shocked us and moved us to action. Like many others, I struggled to know what the best next steps were when the news broke on that Tuesday morning as a combination of sadness and
The arson attacks on two places of worship in Beeston this week were profoundly shocking. I’ve seen too many racist incidents down the years, but in the 34 years I’ve lived in Beeston, I’ve never seen places of worship attacked. It is deeply offensive and very frightening to people who
One young woman in Beeston has reacted to the dreadful arson attacks on two local places of worship by launching an online funding page to raise money for repairs. Seventeen year old Khaleeqa Bostan, who learned to read the Qur’an at Hardy Street Mosque was keen to do something practical.
Leaders from the Beeston community met with Police officers at Elland Road Police Station this afternoon (5 June 2018) to discuss the two arson attacks which occurred in the early hours of this morning at Hardy Street Mosque and Lady Pit Lane Gudwara (Sikh temple) in Beeston. Showing how seriously