Water thrown at Muslim women in UK
Water was thrown over two women standing outside a mosque in an apparent fake acid attack police are treating as racially aggravated assault.
The women, who were wearing traditional head coverings, were attacked as they waited outside the Bashir Ahmed Masjid in Southampton on Tuesday. CCTV footage shows a black car slowing down next to them before speeding away. The pair react in horror before realising they are unhurt. The mosque, in Portswood, has been forced to issue a safety warning to worshippers. Police described the women as "understandably shaken" while on Facebook the mosque shared their fears that a subsequent attack could involve acid. It follows a string of acid attacks, including five committed inside 90 minutes in London last week. A message the mosque said came from one of the women read: "Sisters just to warn you to be careful when u are out and about, you all know about the recent acid attacks in London.
"Today my friend and I were standing outside Bashir Masjid in Portswood, waiting to be picked up when a group of men in a black car drove past us and threw water at us.
"We are both OK because it was only water, but if they get away with doing stuff like this then it could embolden them to next time use bleach or acid." AGENCIES