Worshippers left ‘frightened’ after Birmingham mosques attacked
Two mosques in Birmingham were targeted with heavy-duty catapults and ball bearings overnight, police said today. Armed police officers have been deployed outside the mosques, they said. West Midlands Police were called to Masjid Qamarul Islam in Small Heath area of the city at around 10pm (local time) and then to Al-Hijrah mosque nearby around 20 minutes later. Police said they had recovered some ball bearings which appeared to have been fired from catapults, which smashed windows during evening prayers. “Firearms officers were deployed as a precaution, but the bearings recovered are thought to be from a heavy-duty catapult,” West…
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