Green Lane Mosque, winner of the Best Run Mosque at the 2019 Beacon Mosque Awards, have produced an opinion poll with its worshippers and attendees about security issues and the concerns they have.
The places of worship (POW) protective security funding scheme is a government commitment in the 2016-2020 hate crime action plan. The aim of the scheme is to identify and provide security strengthening measures for places of worship and associated faith community centres at risk of criminal damage and physical attacks as a result of hate crime.
As part of the application, GLMCC were advised by a regulatory body supporting the applications to conduct an opinion poll amongst its members to assess their feelings of vulnerability to hate crime.
The poll was constructed independently by the regulatory body on behalf of the mosque and received 154 responses. The following report includes graphs and an overall breakdown of the responses. The findings provide an interesting insight into the thoughts of the community.
Keys figures include:
The report provides further evidence for government funding to support faith centres in implementing the necessary security measures for the protection of their communities.
Mohammed Saeed, Chair of Trustees commented on the findings:
“It’s important for us to listen to what the community is saying here. It clearly highlights the significant number of hate crimes being directed towards the Muslim community.”