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Barrister tells of racial abuse on bus amid warnings pandemic is fuelling hatred

Mar 3rd, 2021

Tell MAMA, the anti-racism campaign group, said the pandemic has led to a ‘significant’ rise in race hate online

People from Muslim backgrounds have become targets during the pandemic due to the “rabbit holes” of online conspiracies, campaigners have said as a barrister spoke out about a hate crime.

Shocking rise in hate crimes on London buses since lockdown

Jan 18th, 2021

New data has revealed a shocking rise in recorded hate crimes on London buses following the first lockdown last year.

Despite the number of bus journeys remaining relatively low following the easing of restrictions, the number of recorded hate crimes on London buses jumped from 43 in May to 115 in June.

From mute to menacing: why TV’s portrayal of Muslims still falls short

Oct 15th, 2020

Though representation has increased, Islam on TV is still largely centred around terrorists and oppressed women. What we need is more complexity – and fewer dangerous cliches

Pure Gym social media post sparks outrage after comparing workout to slavery during Black History Month

Oct 7th, 2020

A branch of a nationwide health club chain has sparked outrage after comparing a workout to slavery on its social media platforms.

Muslims Falsely Blamed for COVID-19 Spread as Hate Crimes Increase

Aug 7th, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, conspiracy theorists have advanced a number of falsehoods to explain the virus and what’s causing its spread, from 5G towers being responsible to claiming it was planned by Bill Gates.

Islamophobia surges amid lockdown warn civic leaders in north of England

Aug 6th, 2020

Zulfi Karim likes to claim there is no prouder Yorkshireman than him. As deputy lieutenant of West Yorkshire, he is the Queen’s representative in God’s Own County.

Tory MP slammed for blaming Muslims and BAME people for coronavirus surge

Aug 3rd, 2020

A Conservative MP has been condemned for saying the ‘vast majority’ of those breaking lockdown rules are from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, without offering any evidence.

Katie Hopkins’ Twitter account permanently suspended

Jun 22nd, 2020

Far-right British commentator and former newspaper columnist Katie Hopkins has been permanently suspended from Twitter, the social media giant has said.

Anger as right-wing UK voices suggest Ramadan virus spread

Apr 15th, 2020

Scapegoating narratives may pose additional dangers to public health, warn experts.

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