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Tell MAMA, the national anti-Muslim hate monitoring group, said there was a rise in reported attacks in the months after May 2013 .

There were 21 the following year, followed by 24 in 2015 and 12 up until September this year.

The three main categories of anti-Muslim incident involved criminal damage to mosques, vandalism and actions involving violent extremism.

The attacks were mostly clustered in areas where there are high concentrations of Muslims and mosques in the...

British police confirmed on Wednesday they had launched an investigation after suspected PKK sympathizers vandalized a Turkish mosque in London.

The London Diyanet Mosque in Hornsey, north London, came under attack on Tuesday night. Attackers -- who were recorded on CCTV -- threw stones, broke windows and wrote terrorist slogans on the building’s walls.

The initials “PKK” and anti-Turkish slogans were daubed on the property.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed to Anadolu...

A religious education teacher who posted Islamophobic comments on social media and attended a march organised by the far-right group Britain First has been struck off.

Nicholas Hall, who taught at a comprehensive school in Leicester, admitted he had attended a march on one or more occasions, and also admitted posting a number of intolerant messages.

Hall admitted a series of other matters, including allowing 12- and 13-year-old pupils to watch an 18-certificate film, accessing...

A Polish woman was floored by a punch during a race row on a late-night Tube train, police said.

The alleged victim was travelling on a westbound District line train shortly after midnight when a man became aggressive and began to argue with her.

Officers investigating the attack said he made reference to the fact she was Polish before punching her in the face.

The force of the punch knocked the woman to the floor of the train.

Her attacker is said to have left...

Double Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith has been suspended for two months by British Gymnastics over a leaked video in which he and fellow gymnast Luke Carson appeared to mock Islam.

Carson, who retired from gymnastics last year due to injury, was issued with a reprimand.

"Louis Smith admitted his behaviour was a breach of the Standards of Conduct," British Gymnastics said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Sun newspaper last month published a clip from the video, taken...

A poster mocking child refugees has been displayed on the wall of a communal kitchen in Parliament.

Labour MP, Chi Onwurah, tweeted the picture that shows an elderly man wearing a keffiyeh.

The text reads: “Just £3 from you could clothe and feed his 12yr old Syrian child for a week.”

Ms Onwurah tweeted: "Upset someone in Parliament thought it funny to display this in the communal kitchen over the weekend."

Onwurah told The Huffington Post UK: “It was spotted...

Institutional racism in Britain’s universities is harming the performance of minority ethnic students, the UK’s first professor of black studies has said.

Kehinde Andrews, an associate professor at Birmingham City University (BCU), told a conference last week marking Black History Month that universities are “no less institutionally racist than the police”, and criticised the curriculum for being overly “white”.

“Universities produce racism,” Andrews told the Guardian. “It’s...

Children will "just disappear" into the hands of smugglers and people-traffickers as French authorities clear the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp, a leading MP has warned.

Yvette Cooper said that despite efforts to bring unaccompanied children to the UK from the immigrant camp, there are still hundreds there as bulldozers are poised to move in.

Ms Cooper, who chairs the influential Home Affairs Committee, said the British and French authorities had not acted quickly enough or gone far...

The age of child refugees being brought to the United Kingdom from the Calais Jungle camp in northern France, has got considerable attention from the British media suggesting that those arriving in Britain on Monday may not be under 18. An anti-humanitarian reaction has come from a Conservative deputy, David Davis calling for child refugees to have teeth checked in order to verify their ages, the Independent reported on Wednesday.

In response to Davis's demand, the British Dental...

In what has been described as a "hate crime" by police, the woman was approached by a man who repeatedly told her to remove her head scarf as she walked alone on Oxford Street, London.

When she refused the man became more aggressive and attempted to snatch the hijab, which is a religious covering of the head with the face visible, from her head.

The attacker managed to remove the pin of the headscarf, but did not succeed in fully removing it.

The woman, in her 40s,...

Fourteen “teenagers” on Monday arrived in the UK from Calais as a fast-track system was launched to transfer youngsters from the "Jungle" camp before it is demolished.
The Home Office insisted it had “verified” the ages of all the refugees and that all of those who were brought to the UK were aged between 14 and 17.
However, Conservative MPs warned that photographs of the refugees suggested that many of the group were older than 17.
David Davies , the Conservative MP for...

RT UK’s bank accounts have been blocked, RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan reported. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova reacted, saying it seems that in leaving the EU, London also left any freedom of speech obligations behind there.
“Our accounts in Britain have been blocked. All of them. ‘Decision not to be discussed’. Hail to freedom of speech!” RT's editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said on her Twitter account.
The National Westminster Bank has informed RT...

A Muslim woman had her hijab pulled down on a busy north London street in racially-motivated assault and police is asking for help to find the attackers.

London police are asking for help finding two men who pulled off the headscarf of the woman in her 20s, who was shocked and distressed after the Sept. 28 attack. Police says she was not physically hurt.

Detective Ben Cousin said police will not tolerate "racially and religiously motivated crimes" and asked for help locating...

Controversial plans for the military to opt out from the European convention on human rights (ECHR) during future conflicts will be introduced by ministers, to see off what the prime minister described as an “industry of vexatious claims” against soldiers.

The long-mooted idea will be announced on Tuesday at the Conservative party conference by Theresa May and the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, although it was immediately criticised by human rights groups who said it was based on...

Two men, described as wearing dark coloured uniforms, allegedly entered the Al Rahman Mosque and Community Centre in Crowndale Road on Sunday night and began placing pieces of pork – which is considered “haram” or forbidden in the Islamic faith – inside shoes left on a rack near the entrance.

When confronted, the two men, who were both described as white, with short hair and beards, threw pieces of meat towards worshippers.

Helal Ahmed, who was praying at the mosque when the...