A Muslim community leader has been kidnapped from his home at knifepoint and ordered to stop his religious work after a BNP hate campaign against his prayer sessions. Noor Ramjanally, 35, said he was abducted by two men, bundled into a car boot and driven to Epping Forest in Essex. The pair eventually abandoned him, however the threat remains, after Ramjanally’s home also got firebombed last month.

Since starting prayer sessions at a community centre in March, Mr Ramjanally has received hate mail threatening his family as well as the arson attack. The BNP has been accused of whipping up racial tensions in the area after it issued an inflammatory leaflet about Mr Ramjanally’s Islamic community group the first in Loughton. The BNP denies any responsibility for the crimes, but continues its Islamophobic campaign against the prayer group in Loughton.

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