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Four teenagers have been arrested after a fire in an Islamic boarding school in south-east London. It follows an arson attack on an Islamic Centre in the city last week. Police are stepping up their presence near places judged to be vulnerable after the targeting of Islamic sites. They are reassuring London’s Muslim population that potential targets will be protected. Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports from London.
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worshipers arriving at a mosque in East London many of the faithful have been coming here for decades but after the targeting of Islamic sites including saturday suspected arson attack at this south london boarding school and a previous fire that destroyed a Somali community center in North London police are stepping up their presence in places judged to be vulnerable they say they've seen a clear rise in anti-muslim incidents in recent weeks normal average about one incident one Islamophobia incident the day around about 35 hate crimes but when we we separate them out we're currently experiencing ran about eight incidents on average a day so there has been an increase a lot of those incidents are name-calling criminal damage and a number of them are the more serious types of crimes like the one we're talking about on saturday and the one last week at the community center when british soldier lee rigby was killed on a South London Street last month Muslim worshippers here Theatre backlash but they say they've worked with the wider community to defuse tensions and they're using volunteers to provide security the area is is pretty huge and I think even if the police were you know patrolling and had a visible presence here would take quite a quite a lot of them you know to to do that task and it certainly takes some of that load of them you know our volunteers have been vetted and they're experienced you know and they've they've dealt with issues such as the London riots and another you know highly tense situations this is one of London's best known Islamic institutions but of course there are hundreds of others community leaders except that police can't monitor all of them all of the time they're just hoping and praying there won't be more violent incidents Polica reassuring London's Muslim population that potential targets will be protected but one monitoring group says at least 11 mosques have been attacked since Lee Rigby's killing and someone police outside the capital to do more to netting bother al Jazeera London