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Anti-Muslim hate crimes soar in 2013 after Rigby murder

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared this year, new figures have shown. Hundreds of anti-Muslim offences have been carried out across the country in 2013.

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Over 250 more cases of anti-Muslim hate crime in 2013

Tell Mama, a group which monitors anti-Muslim incidents, has said it had dealt with some 840 cases of hate crimes since April - with the number expected to rise to more than 1,000 by the end of March.

This compared with 582 anti-Muslim cases it dealt with from March 2012 to March 2013.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) has previously said 71 incidents were reported to its national community tension team (NCTT) over five days after Fusilier Rigby was murdered on May 22.

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