This is interesting. Police are probing a fire at a Luton mosque…
Here is an interesting story about that same mosque!
There has been a vote of no confidence passed in the mosque management committee at the Bury Park Mosque in Luton. This followed a petition signed by 500 local people. A temporary management committee was elected to run the mosque for eight weeks until a new committee can be formally elected with the help of outside observers. The protesters objected to the way in which the former imam, Mufti Abdul Hannan, had been dismissed and they wanted to know why the mosque was in debt and why extension work had not been carried out. The mosque is reported to be £26,000 in debt with a further £150,000 needed to complete the extension work. There were further disturbances in the mosque on Friday 24th June when police were called. There were unconfirmed rumours of a stabbing in the mosque but police found no evidence of this. The road was sealed off and police were stationed outside the mosque for some time. It is reported that a police radio was stolen during the incident. [BMMS June 1994 Vol. II, No. 6, p. 16/17]
As I say, probably unrelated. But interesting.