Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

"We Are One": Jacinda Ardern, Inset, Joins a Gathering in Christchurch to Remember the Victims of the Terror Attack Faith Leaders Get Advice to Guard against Attacks by Extremists

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

"We Are One": Jacinda Ardern, Inset, Joins a Gathering in Christchurch to Remember the Victims of the Terror Attack Faith Leaders Get Advice to Guard against Attacks by Extremists

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Byline: Ross Lydall City Hall Editor

ABOUT 200 London faith leaders have been given security advice on how to protect mosques from New Zealandstyle extremist attacks.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is investigating discrimination against British Muslims. It aims to build a common understanding of the causes and consequences of Islamophobia.

Met police officers and security experts addressed a City Hall conference last night amid concerns about an "urgent" need for enhanced vigilance, with six weeks until Ramadan.

The conference was organised by Mayor Sadiq Khan to provide reassurance in the wake of last Friday's attacks in Christchurch that killed 50.

Enhanced police patrols around places of worship were launched earlier this week. Mr Khan said there was a growing threat from the far-Right that was "not simply a passing trend or confined to a few deranged individuals". Mosque security specialists, Faith Associates, highlighted measures that could mitigate terror and hate attacks.

Chief Insp Nick Stanley outlined the threat, while Supt Waheed Khan and Det Insp Kamal Patel talked about hate crime. …

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