Wednesday, 1 January 2014

UK Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Soars, Police Figures Show


“Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in the UK this year, figures show.Hundreds of anti-Muslim offences were carried out across the country in 2013, with Britain’s biggest force, the Metropolitan police, recording 500 Islamophobic crimes.” the Guardian reports.
According to the Newspaper; Many forces reported a surge in the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes after the murder of soldier Lee Rigby by two Islamic extremists in Woolwich, south-east London, in May.But the figures could be much higher as nearly half of the 43 forces in England and Wales did not reveal how many hate crimes had targeted Muslims. Some forces admitted they did not always record the faith of a religious hate-crime victim.

Muslim protest in UK against anti-Muslim offences in Sri Lanka
Muslim protest in UK against anti-Muslim offences in Sri Lanka