Auckland’s Muslim community found six mosques vandalised and walls tagged in graffiti with the message “Londoners RIP” following the terrorist bombings in London that killed more than 50 people. In what appeared to be a co-ordinated series of attacks in central, south and west Auckland, vandals smashed glass windows and doors and left variations of the same message in black paint on walls facing the street. Muslim leaders and government ministers condemned the attacks. New Zealand Federation of Islamic Associations president Javed Khan said it was the first time an attack on this scale had occurred against the country’s 40,000 Muslims, about 25,000 of whom live in Auckland.


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