Research report on Hostility Towards Muslims finds “Anti-Muslim hate is normal”
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Organisation Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) commission a report which found that events such as the murder of Lee Rigby, the attacks in Paris and Tunisia and the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal have served as ‘trigger’ points that have “fuelled the growth of anti-Muslim hostility on social media as well as on the streets of Britain”.
The report, put together by Imran Awan, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology, and Dr Irene Zempi, a criminology lecturer at Nottingham Trent University carried out the research which also reports on personal experiences of some victims suffering attacks and hate from members of the general public.
The report underlines what is already known about the rise of anti-Muslim hate and attacks that many have suffered over the years and should help inform policy and policing to tackle this area of growing concern.
The report can be read on the Tell MAMA website [PDF].