Published On: Fri, Jun 26th, 2015 on 12:38 pm

Teen, 14, arrested after mosque wall daubed with offensive graffiti

A 14-year-old from Bradford was arrested earlier this week after a mosque belonging to the Shia community was daubed with offensive graffiti.

Shia Mosque Vandals Bradford

The graffiti.

The young male was arrested on suspicion of religiously aggravated criminal damage after the Hussania Islamic Mission in the Little Horton area was daubed with the words “Shia Kafir” on 21 June.

“Kafir” or “Kaafir” is an Arabic term that often translates to “disbeliever”.

Shia Mosque Vandals Bradford

The graffiti was removed.

Following the incident, a statement from the Muslim Council of Britain said: “We must not let sectarianism take root in this country. In this month of Ramadan, I hope Muslims of all traditions will come together in unity and solidarity.”

The teen has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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