British Muslims tell of growing hostility in new report

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"Environment of Hate: The New Normal for Muslims in the UK," by Saied Reza Ameli and Arzu Merali. Photo courtesy of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)

"Environment of Hate: The New Normal for Muslims in the UK," by Saied Reza Ameli and Arzu Merali. Photo courtesy of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The report cites rampant job discrimination and says that more than half of Britain’s Muslims have witnessed Islamophobic attacks between 2010 and 2014.

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  • Dominic

    For all obvious reasons, why should the polls not show a general hatred for Muslims….in Britain or anywhere else? Why this subtle hint that the non-Muslim world is becoming more bigoted and racist? Why would it not? Is there not just cause to be fed up with over 30 years of Muslim terrorism, wars, threats, and murder of their own people?
    With no single person or nation to attack, we are all surrounded by an invisible enemy, threatened daily with destruction, and all of it spins around the religion of Islam. Why is it crazy to suspect all of them?
    The world can only cope with a noble toleration of “equality” for so long. Why are the mass of emigrants not resettled in Arabia or Kuwait? Why the mass exodus to the hated West?
    Don’t portray civilized peoples as racists when there is every reason for them to evolve into that mindset.

  • Robert2011GB

    Of course, Muslims have to change their behaviour!

    Islam must be reformed!

    Islam must abandon supremicism, jihad and sharia and must become a purely spiritual religion.

  • Jack

    It’s wrong to hate all Muslims, because most Muslims are just as law-abiding as we are. And hate crimes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    But Muslims in Britain and other western nations aren’t helping themselves by doing the equivalent of “lawyering up” every time there’s a terrorist attack.

    What they should be doing is giving law enforcement and intel the information needed to defeat radicalization in their midst. Instead of selfishly whining about civil rights violations, they should behave like patriots and open their mouths about co-religionists who they know to be trouble.

  • Larry
  • Dominic

    No one is going to search for articles about good Muslims, they want headlines, not an editorial on page 95 of the newspaper.
    The King of Jordan at least has the intelligence to call on his own religion to route out the murderers within.

  • John W

    Meanwhile back on earth…

    There is no rise of the far-right here in the UK (though there is a distinct rise in the numbers of ordinary people whose views are being classified as far-right).

    If there is any “whipping up of hate by media & politicians” then I’ve certainly missed it. Both groups have been falling over themselves to distinguish Islam from the Paris attacks.

    All meaningful data points to the hostiltiy problem here being directed towards Jews not Muslims. If it were otherwise BBC coverage would be saturated with concrete verifiable stories of “Islamophobia” & it is not.