HATE-filled DVDs containing pornographic and Islamaphobic material have been sent to a mosque and a Muslim history and outreach group.
Interfaith outreach worker AbdulMaalik Tailor discovered the vile discs at the Annoor Mosque in Church Road, Acton and at the nearby office of the Islamic History of Britain in Eastman Road.
The wobbly, badly-edited footage shows a fake skull with a snake coming out of its eye socket and the words Prophet Mohammed scrawled across it. Cards with offensive words are held underneath before it is cut with scenes from a porn film and a BBC Newsnight report about a banned extremist muslim group.
Mr Tailor said: "It was disgusting. What if a child had picked it up instead?"
The DVD was sent about four weeks ago in the middle of Ramadan but Mr Tailor only remembered it last week after seeing a mosque in Waltham Forest comment on Facebook it had received a copy.
The sender had some knowledge of Islam as one was addressed to his Immaculate Holiness Ashraf Al Mursaleen, a title for the prophet Mohammed, while the other had His Wonderous Cleric of Islam on the envelope.
Mr Tailor said it has not made him fearful but has made him more wary.
He said: "It makes you feel like you should be more aware, to be more careful about what comes through the post.
"I know mosques in other parts of London who search people’s bags when they come for Friday prayer. I hope we don’t have to do that.
"What’s worrying is that it’s orchestrated. It’s a targeted approach at Muslim communities across London.
"I hope they get prosecuted and I hope this is not the first one, that it’s the last and only one."
The Annoor mosque has been in Acton for eight years and is far from a segregated group. Its projects within the area include working with the police to build relations between them and the Muslim community, supplying food to help feed poor people from all backgrounds and running a programme giving guidance to those who have converted to Islam, helping ensure they do not become radicalised.
Officers from the Met’s SO15 Counter Terrorism Command are investigating following a ‘number of complaints’ but declined to say how many.
There have been no arrests.