Figures from the Metropolitan Police show a substantial rise in the targeting of Muslim and Jewish communities in London.
The force confirmed they recorded 58 anti-Muslim incidents and 54 anti-Muslim offences in London between September 29 and October 12 – an 87 per cent rise in incidents and a 58.8 per cent rise in offences when compared to the same period last year.
In that same timeframe, officers logged 105 reports of antisemitic incidents (up 650 per cent from the previous year) and 75 antisemitic offences (up 525 per cent) – a substantial rise from the figures of 14 incidents and 12 offences during the same period last year.
News of the alarming rise comes a day after we revealed a trebling of cases to our service in six days.
Between October 7 and October 12, Tell MAMA received 37 offline cases – that included three assaults, seven threatening behaviour and 27 cases of abusive behaviour, which happened also in London, but in other areas like Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Derby, and Birmingham. We also received 61 online cases, as we stated, “a majority of which contained dehumanising anti-Muslim language and tropes, equating communities with terrorism and violence.”
Over the same period in 2022, Tell MAMA recorded 30 cases and 10 cases last week (between October 1 to October 6, seven of which occurred offline).
The Community Security Trust (CST) recorded a 494 per cent rise in cases across the UK following Hamas’s deadly terror attacks with 190 incidents recorded in six days.
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