On Wednesday, The Scotland Yard reported that they have launched a full investigation to find out who painted the anti-Islamic slogans near the mosque.
The complaint was also filed on Wednesday when an officer was called to witness the display of hate crime. The officer was called around 11 am near the North Brixton Islamic Cultural Centre on Brixton Road, following reports that “anti-Islamic slogans” had been spray-painted on a building nearby.
Authorities have reported that they are working alongside Lambeth Council to remove the “offensive remarks” from the building in Brixton as soon as possible.
The Mayor of London, a Muslim man himself, Sadiq Khan said he was “disgusted” by the graffiti, which comes just days after anti-Semitic symbols were daubed across several shop fronts and a synagogue in north London.
In a tweet he writes, “Disgusted to hear that Islamophobic slogans have been spray-painted near the North Brixton Islamic Centre. Metropolitan Police are working with Lambeth Council to have them removed. Let me be clear: all prejudice is cowardly and criminals will face the full force of the law.”