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A Muslim woman was the subject of a deliberate hit and run attack in London.

A driver identified as Paul Moore drove into a Somali woman named Zaynab Hussein, shortly before he tried to drive at a 12-year-old Somali girl.

Hussein was wearing a headscarf when the incident happened and was hit twice by the same driver.

The 12-year-old Somali girl was also hit by the same driver as she was heading to school, but he only clipped her side,

Hussein told the court that...

Staff at a branch of the sandwich chain Subway in west London told a Muslim woman to just ‘ignore’ the racial abuse directed at her by a fellow customer.

The incident which occurred on February 14, began when the woman, who wears the hijab, was paying for her food when a man approached the counter and muttered ‘no Muslims’ at her several times. He then said: “Get out of this country, get out of this shop,” and told her not to ‘look’ at him.

No staff member attempted to stop the...

A Muslim woman was the subject of a deliberate hit and run attack in London, reports said Wednesday.

A driver identified as Paul Moore drove into a Somali woman named Zaynab Hussein, shortly before he tried to drive at a 12-year-old Somali girl, BBC reported.

The incident reportedly took place on Sept. 20, a few days after the bomb attack in London, according to Nottingham Crown Court records.

Hussein was wearing a headscarf when the incident happened and was hit twice...

The number of children believed to have been sexually exploited in Rotherhamhas been raised to 1,510, in the first official increase in the figure since the scandal erupted four years ago.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said its analysis suggested the number of victims was higher than the figure of 1,400 identified by Professor Alexis Jay’s report in 2014.

Detectives revealed the updated figure on Tuesday in a briefing on Operation Stovewood, the major investigation into child...

The former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of multiple sexual offences against boys from the youth systems of Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra.

The jury heard he had used his position in the sport to disguise the fact that he was a “child molester on an industrial scale”.

Bennell, 64, was convicted of 36 charges at Liverpool crown court relating to 10 boys and the jury will return on Wednesday for a fifth day of deliberations about seven charges that are...

Oxfam officials will try to convince the government it should keep its government funding - despite claims of sexual misconduct by its aid workers.

The charity has been accused of concealing the findings of an inquiry into claims staff used prostitutes while delivering aid in Haiti in 2011.

Oxfam denies a cover-up and officials will meet International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt later.

The Charity Commission said it should be "frank" about what it revealed....

Britain appointed a "minister for loneliness" on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as "the sad reality of modern life" affecting millions of people.

Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil society, will take on the role as part of a broader strategy to combat loneliness in Britain.

"For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life," May said.

"I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us...

Princess Michael of Kent has caused controversy by wearing a "racist" brooch to the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, that was also attended by Prince Harry's mixed-race fiancee Meghan Markle. The princess, who is married to the Queen's cousin, was pictured wearing a prominent piece of "blackamoor" jewellery pinned to her coat as she arrived at the annual royal family gathering. She is thought to have been introduced to Ms Markle, who was attending her first such lunch after her...

​Theresa May’s most important ally in Government has been asked to leave his Cabinet job after a probe found he made “misleading” statements about pornography found on his Commons computer. Damian Green was forced out after an investigation exposed he had known for years that the explicit material had been discovered by police, something at odds with his public comments. The probe carried out by a senior Whitehall official also found claims from Conservative activist Kate Maltby that Mr...

The Saudi-led coalition is pushing Yemen towards an "apocalyptic situation", aid agencies warned on Wednesday, the 1,000th day since the beginning of a military intervention by Riyadh which has rained bombs on the country and starved its people amid conditions akin to a "medieval siege". Millions of Yemenis continue to be deprived of food, fuel, and medicine as Saudi Arabia maintains its blockade on the northern ports of Yemen. The blockade has further compounded the precarious situation...

A disabled Iranian refugee murdered in the U.K. by a neighbor who believed he was a pedophile was a victim of institutional racism, a report stated on Monday. The independent review said police and Bristol City Council had wrongly categorized Bijan Ebrahimi as a troublemaker, rather than a victim, and sided with his abusers. Findings claimed police and the council in south-west England displayed a "distinct lack of understanding" of Ebrahimi's plight and thus "unwitting prejudice against him...

McDonald’s has apologised after a Muslim woman complained she was told to remove her headscarf or leave one of the fast-food chain’s restaurants, saying she was told it was a security threat. The 19-year-old student, who asked not to be named, said she was stopped in a north London McDonald’s by a security guard who repeatedly told her to remove her hijab on Thursday evening. When she refused, she said the guard appeared shocked but continued to ask, so she decided to film the incident on...

A British man who tried to find and kill Muslims with a 10-inch knife has been put behind bars for two years and three months, a police statement said Wednesday. The 24-year old Mickey Sage pleaded guilty to a single count of threatening a person with a knife in a public place and accepted that the incident was religiously aggravated.

Sage stopped and asked people with the large knife in his hand if they were Muslim in the early hours of June 7, days before a terror attack killed a...

British aid workers in Syria are being stripped of their citizenship by the UK government, Middle East Eye has learnt. At least two aid workers based in northern Syria have been deprived of British citizenship on the grounds that they “present a risk to the national security of the United Kingdom”, according to recent letters sent to their families by Home Secretary Amber Rudd. In another case, a volunteer who has delivered aid into Syria and worked on charity-funded projects there was “...

Britain's primary school inspectors will question girls who wear the Muslim headscarf at school, the head of the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) announced over the weekend. Amanda Spielman explained the move was to tackle situations in which wearing a headscarf "could be interpreted as sexualization" of school children. Spielman's announcement, which came as a recommendation not yet added to the inspectors' official handbook, advises schools to record pupils' responses to...