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In August 2016, six teenage boys were arrested in Harlow, Essex, after Polish immigrant Arkadiusz Jóźwik died following a brutal street attack which his brother said began after he was heard speaking Polish on the street. The decision to leave the EU in some cases emboldened people to express their feelings of hate and "legitimised" the prejudice that they had by empowering them to express and verbalise those feelings.

As part of hate crime awareness week, I was in Parliament this...

A former soldier who posted hate speech on Facebook about hanging Muslims and slaughtering refugees was today spared jail. Donna Bowdler avoided prison last September after making vile remarks on the social network about the death of Muslims and destruction of mosques.

But while on bail over those offences, dating from October to December 2015, she made yet more offensive posts, between January and August 2016. She wrote about slaughtering refugees and later said: “Come and have a go...

Nearly one in three Oxford colleges failed to admit a single black British A-level student in 2015, with the university accused of “social apartheid” over its admissions policies by the former education minister David Lammy.
The data shows that 10 out of 32 Oxford colleges did not award a place to a black British pupil with A-levels in 2015, the first time the university has released such figures since 2010. Oriel College only offered one place to a black British A-level student in six...

A synagogue in Leeds has been daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti. A Swastika and the word "kikes" were painted or sprayed on to the sign outside the Etz Chaim synagogue on Harrogate Road overnight. Police said they were treating it as a hate crime and that patrols in the area had been stepped up.

Jewish MP Fabian Hamilton, whose constituency covers the synagogue, said it was an "attack on an entire community". "Make no mistake, there is no place for this hate in Leeds North East - a...

Hate crimes targeting mosques and other Muslim places of worship across the U.K. more than doubled in the past year, a report said Monday. U.K. police have recorded 110 hate crimes against Muslim places of worship between March and July 2017. The number is more than twice as much as last year, with 47 incidents recorded in the same period. Racist abuse, acts of vandalism at mosques and bomb threats were among the most popular forms of crimes, the Press Association reported, adding that...

A pig’s head was hurled through the window of an Asian family’s home in what is being treated as a hate crime by police. The culprit first smashed the front window of the terraced house in Chapel Road, Hollinwood , Oldham , with a brick. The animal’s head, wrapped in plastic, was then thrown into the lounge. Ajaz Mahmood’s wife, Ghazala Kauser and their four children were in the property at the time. Mr Mahmood’s son, Hammas, aged 14, and daughter, Zeina, 6, were in the front room when the...

Neo-Nazi terrorist groups are continuing attempts to radicalise and recruit followers online despite being banned by the Government, The Independent can reveal. The Home Office outlawed Scottish Dawn and NS131 (National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action) as aliases of National Action, which is the first far-right group ever proscribed in the UK. The ban came weeks after The Independent warned that both Scottish Dawn and NS131 were front groups being used by National Action members to evade...

A man faces charges of attempted murder of a Muslim teenager who was stabbed outside a mosque in Birmingham early Saturday. The teenager was put in an induced come after being stabbed repeatedly in the face and neck by 29-year-old Dominic Palmer outside the Maarif-e-Islam Hussainia Mosque. British police said the attack was not terror-related yet the motive was still unclear. West Midlands said they are keeping an "open mind as to whether it was religiously or racially motivated."

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A man who went on a racist rampage and abused nearly a dozen young school children as they walked home from school in Margate has been jailed. Kevin Friend, 30, previously of Ingoldsby Road in Folkestone, started his racist rampage by assaulting a security guard at a shop in Margate High Street on Tuesday, June 2017. As seen in this video, he then continued on his rampage, shouting and swearing racial abuse at a number of Hartsdown Academy pupils in All Saints Avenue the same day. A 14-year-...

A Muslim surgeon who treated Manchester Arena victims said he has forgiven a man who stabbed him in the neck outside a mosque in a hate crime attack. Consultant Nasser Kurdy, who operated on those injured in the outrage in May, was stabbed from behind with a knife as he walked into Altrincham Islamic Centre in Hale, Cheshire just before 6pm yesterday. The 58-year-old victim suffered a three centimetre wound to the back of his neck and was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital for treatment, where he...

A police officer has walked free from court despite admitting child sex offences committed over the course of six years. Jonathan Fulcher, 34, pleaded guilty to making indecent images of a child between June 2010 and October 2016 - and has now lost his job as a serving officer. He also pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition without a firearm certificate. But Fulcher walked free from Exeter Crown Court where he was handed an eight months prison sentence, suspended for two years. He was...

Barely 3% of Britain’s most powerful and influential people are from black and minority ethnic groups, according to a broad new analysis that highlights startling inequality despite decades of legislation to address discrimination. From a list of just over 1,000 of the UK’s top political, financial, judicial, cultural and security figures drawn up by the Guardian in partnership with Operation Black Vote and in consultation with academics, only 36 (3.4%) were from ethnic minorities (BAME)....

Race hate crime against police officers in London rose by more than 50% in two years, new figures have revealed. A total of 667 police officers were victims of racist or religious hate crimes in 2016/17, up from 428 in 2014/15, a BBC Freedom of Information request has shown. The Metropolitan Police Federation said the 56% increase was "abhorrent".

The Met Police said it was committed to prosecuting those that abuse its officers in this manner. A total of 4,215 officers employed by the...

U.K. police launched a hate crime investigation after anonymous letters threatening acid attacks were sent to Muslim homes in Bradford. The threatening messages contained images of a sword and St. George's flag, and read: "Kill scum Muslim." The letter questioned why Muslim women wore burkas, then vowed to "do acid attacks on anyone who wears the funny black masks around your square & Bradford & other places." The letter also said that three supposedly Muslim men, who it called "...

Muslims in the U.K. are "less likely to succeed in the labor market than any other faith group", a report published by a government commission said Thursday. Research released by the Social Mobility Commission said: "Young Muslims living in the U.K. face an enormous social mobility challenge and are being held back from reaching their full potential at every stage of their lives."

The report uncovers some "significant barriers to improved social mobility from school through university...