Note that nobody says anything about taking steps to combat jihadist activity. It is just assumed, apparently, that no such activity is taking place. Probably to ask for evidence of that would be a sign of “Islamophobia.” From This Is Lincolnshire:
The massive growth in Lincoln’s Muslim community is forcing its members to look for a bigger mosque.
And a new campaign is being launched to stamp out religious intolerance in the city.
The Muslim population of Lincoln and the surrounding area is now thought to stand at 1,500 – with 2,000 Muslims in the county as a whole.
Three years ago there were between 600 and 700 Muslims in Lincolnshire, with just 400 to 500 in Lincoln….
Dr Qureshi said that although there was an arson attack on the mosque in 1995 and BNP stickers put on the door around two years ago there were few headline grabbing incidents of prejudice. But there were underlying tensions.
“We have thankfully not had anything major but there may well be incidents that are not reported,” he said.
“With everything that is going on at the moment we are in the process of trying to put forward what Islam stands for – which is peace. It is not a religion which advocates terror.”
Lincolnshire Police is now teaming up with the Muslim Safety Forum to distribute information packs to mosques, other Muslim community venues and police stations to help tackle Islamophobia. It is one of the first forces in the country to begin the national scheme.
Officers also meet representatives of the Lincoln mosque every week to discuss ways of promoting Islam in the city.