Hate Crimes Increase

The Guardian reports, ‘The number of hate crimes against Muslims in London has risen by almost three quarters in a year, according to police figures, with women who wear veils particularly vulnerable. There were 816 Islamophobic offences recorded across the city in the 12 months up to July this year, compared with 478 for the previous 12 months. The overall rise was just over 70%, the Met said, but some boroughs reported figures more than double those of last year. In Merton, the figure rose by 262%, from eight to 29, while in Richmond-upon-Thames nine crimes were reported, compared with just one for the previous year.’ click here.

For a dossier on Islamophobic incidents, click here.