Report: Surge in Islamophobia

A report into anti-Islamic attacks in the UK has revealed a surge in the number of incidents reported since the attack on a soldier in Woolwich. Three-quarters of all recorded incidents took place online.

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Report: Surge in Islamophobic attacks since Woolwich

A report into anti-Islamic attacks in the UK has revealed a surge in the number of incidents reported since the attack on a soldier in Woolwich.

Floral tributes left near Woolwich Barracks in south London where Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

The report, by Professor Nigel Copsey from Teesside University, found that the average number of incidents reported rose from 1.5 per day to six or seven.

The incidents were being reported to Tell MAMA, a government-funded platform for monitoring attacks of this kind.

But the research shows that under-reporting remains a major problem, which only a third of all incidents recorded between 1 April 2012 and 30 April 2013 being reported to the police.

Read the full report here

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