LONDON: The Scotland Yard on Wednesday has said that they launched a full investigation into the anti-Islamic slogans sprayed on a building near a mosque and cultural center in south London.
Scotland Yard officers on Wednesday were called at about 11 a.m. near the North Brixton Islamic Cultural Center on Brixton Road after claims that “anti-Islamic slogans” were painted on a nearby building.
Officials said they collaborated with the Lambeth Council to remove as soon as possible the “offensive remarks” from the Brixton building, “Inquiries are underway as part of a full investigation at this time,” they said.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “disgusted” by vandalism, which comes only days after the smearing of anti-Semitic messages across several shop fronts and a synagogue in North London.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan in a tweet said, “Disgusted to hear that Islamophobic slogans have been spray-painted near the North Brixton Islamic Centre. Metropolitan police are working with Lambeth Council to have them removed, but let me be clear, all prejudice is cowardly and criminals will face the full force of the law.”
Disgusted to hear that Islamophobic slogans have been spray painted near the North Brixton Islamic Centre. @metpoliceuk are working with Lambeth Council to have them removed, but let me be clear: all prejudice is cowardly and criminals will face the full force of the law.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) January 1, 2020