Tuesday, 28 May 2013

There's Nothing Like a Beheading to Bring On Islamophobia

Woolwich murder: 200 Islamophobic incidences since Lee Rigby's killing

Sharp rise in reported cases, including attacks on 10 mosques, raises fears of sustained targeting of Muslim communities
English Defence League protesting
English Defence League supporters protesting outside Dowing Street at the weekend. Photograph: Guy Corbishley/Guy Corbishley/Demotix/Corbis
Fears that Muslim communities across the country are facing a sustained wave of attacks and intimidation have intensified after it emerged that almost 200 Islamophobic incidents had been reported since the murder of British soldier Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south London, last week.
That number includes attacks on 10 mosques and follows a weekend of protests by far-right groups, the largest of which saw hundreds of English Defence League supporters stage a protest outside Downing Street that ended with bottles being thrown and 13 arrests. More Here ... Guardian

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