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How attack on Syrian schoolboy exposes ‘toxic environment’ faced by refugees in UK

Nov 29th, 2018

Physical and verbal attacks are increasingly becoming part of the refugee experience in Britain today, fuelled by a “toxic environment” that has been worsened by the country’s debate around Brexit, MPs and support groups have warned.

Muslim mum and daughter called ‘suicide bombers’ in racist abuse on bus

Nov 29th, 2018

A Muslim mum and daughter were called ‘suicide bombers’ and the N-word by two men who followed them on a bus, a new report shows.

The incident was just one of the 638 reports of Islamic hate crime recorded by Tell MAMA from January to June 2018, and reviewed in a new report.

Attacks against UK Muslims increase in violence

Nov 29th, 2018

Monitoring groups sees spike in attacks around ‘Punish a Muslim Day’.

Muslims in the UK faced a spike in violent threats in the run-up to a day dubbed “Punish a Muslim Day” by a British racist in an anonymous letter-writing campaign.

Sadiq Khan will support memorial statue of Stephen Lawrence in London

Nov 21st, 2018

Islamophobia monitoring group Tell Mama launched an online petition asking the mayor for a memorial in Trafalgar Square, which has been signed by over 76,000 people.

Police say sorry to Uber driver over hate crime caution

Nov 16th, 2018

Mohammed Shafaq, from Lidget Green, Bradford, was driving through the city on August 25 when he came to a stop at traffic lights outside the Punch Bowl pub, in Lowther Street, and was confronted by a man who was smoking outside.

Tommy Robinson supporter spat at girl, 4, because her mother was wearing a hijab

Nov 13th, 2018

The man also chanted the English Defence League founder’s name in the child’s face and made an obscene gesture at the pair when they saw each other again on the street

KKK incident at Islamic centre is hate crime, say Belfast police

Oct 29th, 2018

At least eight people posed in Ku Klux Klan outfits outside an Islamic prayer centre near Belfast at the weekend, in an incident that is being investigated as a hate crime.

Rod Liddle lambasted for calling on Islamic terrorists to ‘blow themselves up’ in Tower Hamlets

Oct 24th, 2018

Muslim campaigners and Tower Hamlets council have come out in force against against “sickening” and “Islamophobic” comments made by Rod Liddle in this week’s Sunday Times in which he said he hoped British Islamists committed terrorism in the borough.

Rod Liddle condemned over Sunday Times column encouraging British Islamists to ‘blow themselves up’ in London

Oct 24th, 2018

The independent press regulator has received more than 10 complaints about Rod Liddle’s article in The Sunday Times, which suggested British Islamists should “blow themselves up” in east London.

Forget Boris’s bluster, the real story coming out of Birmingham is how spooked the Tories are by Labour

Oct 3rd, 2018

This was my second visit to a Conservative Party conference and I felt like an explorer in a faraway land, discovering a new species. It was a very different crowd to the Labour gathering at Liverpool last week.

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