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Fire destroys Islamic centre in London

Police are treating blaze at building, which had the name of a far right group graffitied on it, as "suspicious".

Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 20:51
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Police are treating a fire which broke out and destroyed an Islamic centre in London as "suspicious", and are investigating the possibility of arson.

The letters EDL - which stands for English Defense League - were sprayed on the building mostly used by members of the Somali community for children's classes.

The EDL is a far right group which has led large protests in Britain in the aftermath of the killing of a soldier.

That murder in May raised fears of Islamaphobia as the main suspect claims to be a Muslim.

Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from London.

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