Islamaphobic crimes increase 200 per cent
Eastern Eye Staff
THERE has been an “explosion” in Islamaphobic crime with a 200 per cent rise in incidents in 2015, a new report has found. The investigation carried out by Tell MAMA, which monitors attacks, stated the “statistics paint a profoundly bleak picture of anti-Muslim hate online and on our streets with visible Muslim women being disproportionately targeted by cowardly hatemongers”. In total, there were 1,128 reports from January 1 to December 31 2015, of which 800 were verified. Of these, Muslim women usually wearing Islamic clothing, such as a hijab or niqab, were disproportionately targeted predominantly by white men. Attacks rose…
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