The Muslim association of Britain condemns the abhorrent Islamophobic attack on the Nasfat Islamic Centre, in Manchester.

The fire took place on Sunday night, causing serious damage throughout the mosque. This incident is the third attack on the mosque in the past three years.

Muslims communities throughout the country, over the course of the past months, have bared the brunt of heightened Islamophobia attacks. The attack on the Nafsat Islamic Centre is emblematic of growing Islamophobia that has been plaguing the country.

We expect authorities to take constructive and effective action to tackle the growing concern that Muslim have been calling out for many years.

We also call on politicians to condemn this act of terror for what it is. Failure to condemn xenophobic attacks and rhetoric further legitimises Islamophobia.