A spokesman for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) gave this response to a report that has found a recent surge in Islamophobic attacks:
This Government is committed to tackling all forms of hate crime and will challenge and marginalise extremists who seek to divide our communities and has set up the first ever cross-Government working group on anti-Muslim hatred to prevent and tackle this problem.
In addition the Department supports a wide range of projects tackling intolerance and building communities resilience to extremists including Tell MAMA which is studying anti-Muslim incidents and offering support to victims.
The message from this Government is unequivocal: there is no place for anti-Muslim hatred or any kind of hatred in Britain, and we are committed to tackling this unacceptable scourge.
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