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A Teesside University report has found that three-quarters of anti-Muslim hate crimes are happening online.
On Wednesday speakers at a conference in Newcastle warned that more people are being recruited to anti-Muslim criminal gangs as Dan Ashby reports.
Teesside University academic Dr Matthew Feldman talks about a report which has found that most anti-Muslim hate crimes are happening online, and more muslims are being targeted after the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.
A conference in Newcastle has been highlighting the issue.
A Teesside University Professor has warned that the far-right is now using the internet 'far more effectively' to insult and abuse muslims.
Muslim leaders told a meeting last night that Islamophobia is on the rise after the Woolwich murder, and could peak over the summer.
Their warning coincided with a report released by Teesside University, showing that there has been an increase in internet abuse targeted at muslims.