Muslims face ‘worsening environment of hate’ in UK ~ Simon Hooper, AL JAZEERA, 18 Nov 2015.
Report reveals that abuse, discrimination and the threat of violent assault have become a ‘normal experience’.
London, United Kingdom – British government policies are fuelling a worsening “environment of hate” in which abuse, discrimination, and even the threat of violent assault have become the “normal experience and expectation” for Muslims living in the UK, according to the conclusions of a new report.
The study into the day-to-day experiences of British Muslims, carried out by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), found a sharp rise in the number of people reporting verbal abuse and an increase in the number of physical attacks since the survey was last undertaken in 2010.
Two-thirds of the 1,800 people polled said they had been subjected to verbal abuse, up from 40 percent in 2010, while 82 percent said…
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