Tell MAMA recorded a seven-fold rise in anti-Muslim cases between October 7 and December 13.

We recorded 1,432* cases following the deadly Hamas terror attacks on October 7, up from the 2022 figure of 195 cases (153 offline, 42 online), and represents the largest rise in reports to our service across 68 days.

Like with our previous statistical bulletins, we provide a brief geographic breakdown of where offline cases occurred:

Of the 613 offline cases, 381 occurred in London, 55 in the northwest, 15 in South Yorkshire, 31 in West Yorkshire, 23 in the East Midlands and 35 in the West Midlands. In other areas, like the Southeast, we recorded 17 and in the Southwest of England, we recorded 19 cases. The final geographic areas concern Scotland (13), Wales (4), and the Northeast (20).

In terms of categories, Tell MAMA received 387 cases of abusive behaviour, 52 threats, 49 assaults, 46 acts of vandalism, 40 cases of discrimination, 28 acts of hate speech and 11 examples of anti-Muslim literature.

Whereas, in the online world, we recorded 819 cases – ranging from racist, dehumanising memes to calls for violence towards Muslims, as noted white supremacists and far-right account holders pushed racist conspiracies of so-called “replacement” or stigmatised Muslims as criminals and terror threats.

*Like all Tell MAMA cases, the figures are subject to further revision and analysis.

Our previous bulletins are found here, here, here, here, here, here and here. The most recent bulletin appeared online last week.

We continue to liaise with various police forces nationally, including the Met Police and the British Transport Police relating to various hate crimes.

Please continue to follow our website and social media platforms for updates.

Standing together, not apart

In the current climate, we continue to urge communities to stand together and practice compassion and care for each other and for themselves, to be upstanders and intervene safely to stop racism and hate crime, and we urge those in positions of influence and public authority to consider how their language risk stereotyping communities and how it may unduly influence discussions online and offline.

Safety advice

We urge mosques and Islamic centres to download our mosque safety advice resources and to consider our updated mosque security advice service.

We have safety advice in both English and Arabic – and urge Muslim communities to remain vigilant when out and about.

Our counselling service is there for anyone in need. If you would like to access the service or find out more about it, e-mail us at

In any emergency, dial 999.