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'We have to pray, sadly, behind locked doors': Islanders speak out about religious hate crime

Jersey Police has launched a new ad campaign to increase awareness and encourage more victims to come forward. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Islanders in Jersey have been speaking out about religious hate crime.

Jersey Police has launched a new ad campaign, to increase awareness and encourage more victims to come forward.

Hate crime can be defined as acts of violence and hostility directed at a group or individual because of who they are, or who someone thinks they are, based on their race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

In this piece, Dr Sarfraz Jamali and Stephen Regal explain that racial or religious hatred is rare, but when it happens it can leave deep scars.

  • WATCH two islanders address religious hate crime:

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The message to anyone who has experienced hate crime is 'To Stop It, Report It', by calling the police on 01534 612612 or Stop Hate Crime UK on 0800 138 1625.

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