Press

‘Significant spike’ in Islamophobia after Boris Johnson’s letterbox comments

Sep 2nd, 2019

There was a “significant spike” in Islamophobic incidents in the wake of Boris Johnson’s comparison between women in burkas and letterboxes, according to an anti-racism organisation.

Boris Johnson linked to biggest spike in UK Islamophobia in 2018

Sep 2nd, 2019

UK prime minister Boris Johnson was behind the largest spike in anti-Muslim hate crime in 2018 after he compared women wearing the veil to “bank robbers”, according to new figures released on Monday.

‘Significant spike’ in Islamophobia after Boris Johnson’s letterbox remarks

Sep 2nd, 2019

Boris Johnson’s comparison of women in burkas to letterboxes led to a ‘significant spike’ in Islamophobic incidents, an anti-racism organisation has claimed.

Islamophobic attacks in UK rose ‘significantly’ after Boris Johnson’s controversial comments comparing veiled Muslim women to letterboxes, watchdog reveals

Sep 2nd, 2019

Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) said there was a 375 per cent increase in the week after Mr Johnson compared women wearing niqab face veils to ‘bank robbers’ and ‘letter boxes’.

Boris Johnson’s burqa comments ‘led to surge in anti-Muslim attacks’

Sep 2nd, 2019

Boris Johnson’s comments on women wearing the veil led to a surge in anti-Muslim attacks and incidents of abuse, the monitoring group Tell Mama has said.

Taff Rahman opens up on Islamophobia and racist abuse suffered as a player

Sep 1st, 2019

Former Arsenal and QPR youngster Taff Rahman has opened up on the Islamophobia he received as a youngster trying to make his way in the game.

BBC apologizes after documentary host Stacey Dooley describes Muslim gesture as ‘Daesh salute’

Aug 6th, 2019

British broadcaster the BBC has apologized after a documentary hosted by popular presenter Stacey Dooley referred to a Muslim gesture as a Daesh salute.

In the clip, which has already been removed from the final version of the episode of the current affairs …

BBC apologises over Stacey Dooley Panorama scene in which she referred to Muslim prayer gesture as ‘IS salute’

Aug 6th, 2019

The BBC has apologised and amended a scene from Stacey Dooley’s Panorama documentary in which she referred to a Muslim prayer gesture as an “IS salute”.

Parents should be stopped from withdrawing children from religious education over Islam lessons, headteachers say

Jun 28th, 2019

Parents should not be allowed to selectively remove their children from religious education (RE) lessons, headteachers say, as study reveals many withdrawal requests are over the teaching of Islam.

More than 10,000 race hate crimes recorded against children last year

May 30th, 2019

Babies under the age of one were among victims who have had racist abuse shouted at them, with some bullied youngsters saying they had worn make up to try to change the colour of their skin.

Press Enquiries Form

Submit this form for press enquiries