Mark Oaten MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the rise in religious hate crimes since 7th July, said:Thanks for that Mark. Glad we cleared up that little issue, because I wasn't sure for a minute. If I didn't have your guidance, I might think that it is perfectly OK to torch the odd mosque here and there.
"These attacks are totally unacceptable in the Britain of 2005. We cannot allow this mindless violence to disrupt our communities at a time when we should be coming together to tackle extremism of all kinds."