British Muslims are afraid to leave their own homes because they are fearful for their lives, say leaders at a mosque in Birmingham.
Many feel that they will be 'eyeballed', shouted or spat at, and even punched and kicked according to Imam Ali Akhbar Sadiqi al-Preacherman at the Oroightmayt Temple in Alum Rock.
Eight suspected terrorist doctors have been arrested in the last few days in connection with the several failed carbombing attempts in London and Glasgow. Now, say Muslims, members of the racist white community are acting suspiciously towards anyone looking remotely Islamic.
"Our members are scared", said the Imam, adding "white people want to lynch us."
Another man, Mahmood Khan Gowout, who is a doctor in Wolverhampton, told reporters:
"My patients won't come to my surgery. They think I'll blow them up!"
Although anti-Muslim feeling is running high in the area, police have issued a statement saying that only a tiny minority of 'lunatics' are involved in terrorist activities, and people should not suspect every Muslim they see in the street.
West Midlands Police Chief Jasper Dongle said:
"Let's not get carried away. There are bound to be a few that are all right."