Muslim Graves Desecrated in Birmingham

November 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

On November 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "Dozens of Muslim grave stones have been smashed and pushed over in a cemetery in Handsworth in Birmingham. The desecration was discovered on Friday by relatives visiting the Muslim part of the cemetery.

Leaflets were scattered, with insults against Muslims which were attributable to 'Black Nation'.

Last month, riots involving Asian and black youths took place in nearby Lozells, sparked by a claim that a 14-year-old black girl had been raped.

West Midlands Police have been at the scene collecting the leaflets and taking statements from those who found them."