Faith hate attack on Muslim graves

The UK’s Islamic community was yesterday horrified to learn that 40 Muslim graves in a London cemetery had been desecrated in a faith hate attack thought to have been sparked by the Madrid bombings.

Headstones were smashed and pictures removed from the graves in Charlton cemetery in the south-east of the city.

Police believe the vandals struck between 4pm on Wednesday and 8am yesterday and are treating the desecration as a crime motivated by religious hatred.

Guardian, 19 March 2005