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Fire-bombing of Grimsby Mosque: A Joint Statement from Church Leaders

Joint Statement from Church Leaders in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, 28 May 2013 For immediate release: 

Responding to the fire-bombing of a Grimsby Mosque, Christian faith leaders in Greater Lincolnshire said: "We are appalled and deeply saddened by this horrific and foolish act against a peaceful worshipping community. 
"While no-one, thankfully, was physically hurt in this attack, the effect of this crime will be felt very deeply not only by the members of the Mosque, but by the wider community of Grimsby. All are entitled to worship peacefully, and to enjoy, and be enriched by, the community of their place of worship without fear. 
"After our horror at the events in Woolwich and this attack in Grimsby, we pray for, and encourage, friendship, and not violence, as the first response to a crisis.
"Our thoughts, prayers and support are with the Muslim community of Grimsby and around the country."

Dr Pete Atkins, Groundlevel Network

Lt Col Mike Caffull, Divisional Commander of the East Midlands Divisional Headquarters of

the Salvation Army

The Right Revd Dr Tim Ellis, Bishop of Grantham

The Revd Tony Haley, Regional Minister of the East Midland Baptist Association

The Right Revd Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln

The Revd Bruce Thompson, Chair of the Lincoln and Grimsby Methodist District