Tuesday, September 8, 2015

UK Hate Crimes against Muslims Soar in a Yr.; 60% of Victims Were Women Wearing a Hijab

Hate crimes against Muslims in London have risen by nearly three quarters in the past year, the Christian Today website reports today (September 8, 2015).

Metropolitan Police figures show 816 Islamophobic offenses recorded across the UK capital from August 2014 to July 2015 compared to 478 for the previous 12 months.

About 60 percent of the victims were women who wore a headscarf or hijab, according to Fiyaz Mughal from Tell MAMA, an organization that monitors Islamophobic incidents.

Attacks rose by 70 percent overall, the Metropolitan Police said, but some boroughs reported twice as many as last year.

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