Teenager launches arson attacks funding appeal

Khaleeqa Bostan

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. She told South Leeds Life:

“Like many people, I have been shaken by the recent events in which two beloved religious places of worship were targeted in an arson attack on the 5 June 2018 in Beeston.

“I desperately wanted to help and have set up a JustGiving page to raise money for both buildings in order to contribute to the recovery of both the Mosque and Sikh temple.

“This will most importantly show that community spirit is stronger than these hate crimes and that we will standby anyone no matter their race, religion or background.”

If you would like to support her fundraising effort you can donate online via her JustGiving page here.