Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council responds to arson attack on Didsbury Mosque.
Deputy Leader of Manchester City Councillor Luthfur Rahman OBE said: "This is a despicable act designed to create fear and hatred. It is only by luck that no serious damage was caused.
"Manchester has consistently shown that we are a city which stands together and will not allow extremists to divide us.
"I commend the neighbours who raised the alarm - they, not the cowards responsible for this arson, are the true spirit of this city.
"I'd urge anyone who has information which can help the police catch the pepetrators to come forwards."