This is not the first time tragedy befalling British Muslims has been treated differently from non-Muslims.
The mosque is capped with a golden dome of about 8.5m diameter.
The minaret rises to about 28.5m above ground level, and the main entrance is finished with two smaller copies of the minaret.
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The exterior is a distinctive brick pattern in two colours, with the front facing Whitechapel Road and the rear on Fieldgate Street.
As shocking as the attack was, most mainstream media has either failed to cover it or at best relegated it to a minor story.