Islamophobia has surged in Britain since the religiously motivated knifing death of a British soldier last week, and late Sunday, while inciting messages circulated on social media, flames erupted at a mosque, police said.
Officers arrested two men in the town of Grimsby on England's east coast on suspicion of arson, according to Humberside county police. No one was injured in the blaze.
The anti-Muslim English Defence League demonstrated in the town's center the morning before the fire. It will launch another march Monday near the office of Prime Minister David Cameron.